TWIGEB (04/29/19-05/04/19)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details regarding next week (04/29/19-05/04/19). Remember to always check richardsonband.org for the most updated schedule.

Spring Trip Recap

We just arrived! Everyone had a blast and we are all back home safely. Thank you to our eleven wonderful chaperones who went above and beyond to help these past few days – the directors really appreciate you! Special thanks to our head chaperone, Krista Schaefer, for leading the way!

From a performance perspective, the GEB competed at the highest level at the Bluebonnet Classic Festival!

Concert/Symphonic Band received EXCELLENT RATINGS
Symphonic Winds received SUPERIOR RATINGS and OUTSTANDING IN CLASS.
Wind Symphony received SUPERIOR RATINGS and OUTSTANDING IN CLASS

Thank you students for a great trip – I hope that you all enjoyed it! Wind Symphony will start at 9:0o AM tomorrow – we are playing!

Leadership Help Session #1 05/01/19

Our first leadership clinic will be this Wednesday, May 1st from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

RABC Board Meeting 05/01/19

Parents – our next board meeting is on Wednesday, May1st at 6:30 PM in the RHS band hall.

Color Guard Meeting 05/02/19

There will be a mandatory meeting on Thursday, May 2nd (7:00 PM – 7:30 PM) in the RHS Band Hall for all students auditioning for color guard. Please contact Ms. Maldonado (guard@richardsonband.org) if you have any questions.

Contests Host 05/03/19 -05/04/19

We will be hosting our first Director’s Choice Festival this Friday, May 3rd (8:45 AM – 8:30 PM) and our first Texas Premier Performance on Saturday, May 4th (10:00 AM-5:15 PM). Sign-up times will be in the front of the room.

Financial Aid

The window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid is now open. You must click on the “submit” button at the end of the application for it to go through. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received and processed. A limited amount of financial aid is available to assist students who would otherwise be unable to participate in the Golden Eagle Band due to financial constraints.  Aid will be limited to assistance with either band operations fees OR private lessons fees. 

All applications must be submitted online by end of day Sunday, May 5. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

Key Points To Remember When Applying:

  1. Parents/guardians and students have sections to complete in the application.
  2. Students are required to write an essay describing their goals as a member of the RHS Golden Eagle Band and why they are deserving of the RABC’s investment in them with financial aid.
  3. Parents are required to state why they are seeking financial aid and how it will assist their child.

Link to Financial Aid Application:
https://forms.gle/8AR3ptTdcLfLzPfm7

If you have any questions, please contact GEB Financial Aid at gebfinancialaid@gmail.com.

Once again, all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Sunday, May 5.

Band Banquet

The “Circus” band banquet is quickly approaching. To RSVP, visit http://richardsonband.org/bandbanquet/ All parents and band students are encouraged to attend to celebrate our many successful moments throughout the year! (We request siblings wait until their turn to attend the banquet as a band member so it will be special to them).

Seniors – this is it! We want to make sure you are represented but you must complete the information needed.  You will need to RSVP or you will not have a meal, and your account needs to be at a zero balance to receive your free ticket. (Senior tickets are non-transferrable). Please fill out your senior information on the link below:

Senior Reminders

Please submit 2-3 pictures (baby, child, current) to Mr. Reyna (ryan.reyna@risd.org) for the band banquet slide show. Deadline to submit is May 10th.
Start working on your senior skit/senior speech. Deadline is May 17th to submit for approval.
Band fees must be paid in full by May 23rd. Graduation tickets will not be released unless fees are paid.

Questions regarding banquet may be directed to Fronda Wiseman at hospitality@richardsonband.org

IMPORTANT NOTE: Contact our Treasurer, Sharon Nagele, at richardsonbandtreasurer@gmail.com if you would like to pay with a Credit Card for you Banquet Tickets.

Banquet Details

Friday May 24th at Hyatt Regency Richardson – 7pm to 11pm.

Early Bird Tickets are $33 per person until midnight on May 15th. Payments can be made via Check or Money Order made out to RABC and placed in the band safe.

After May 15th, tickets will be $40 per person (credit card only). Final ticket sales is May 21st at 6:00 PM. Tickets will not be sold at the door so get your tickets for this event now.

Dress is semi-formal. Free photo opportunity at 6:30 PM for all. Seniors will enter the dining area at 6:45pm for seating. The doors will open at 7:00pm for general seating. Please make sure to sit in your student’s grade section.

Music – music your way!  Please click the link(s) below:

Appetizer: House Salad
Choice of entrée:
Chicken main course OR Vegetarian main course
Desert: TBD

Again, to RSVP,visit http://richardsonband.org/bandbanquet/

Physicals Required for 2019-2020 Marching Season

Parents/students – per UIL rules, students will now be REQUIRED to do a physical for the 2019-2020 school year. All students must have a physical complete before our July Camp, but it would be preferred if it was completed before our June Camp. You can go through your primary care doctor; insurance should cover the physical OR RHS will be offering an opportunity to complete a physical for $15 on Tuesday, May 21st in the RHS Freshman Gym from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM. All students should have received a flyer at the GEB Orientation. If you did not, make sure to pick it on Monday.

Upcoming Events

05/06 – Flute/Oboe Auditions
05/07 – Clarinet Auditions
05/08 – Sax/Bassoon/Bass Clarinet Auditions
05/09 – Marching Percussion Clinic
05/10 – Host DC Festival #2
05/10 – Leadership Help Session #2
05/11 – Leadership Interviews
05/13 – Leadership Auditions
05/14 – Trumpet Auditions
05/15 – French Horn/Euphonium Auditions
05/15 – Percussion Concert
05/16 – Trombone/Tuba Auditions
05/16 – Football Spring Game
05/17 – Jazz Band Auditions
05/18 – Westwood Pep Band Performance
05/18 – Marching Percussion Auditions
05/20 – Westwood/West Spring Concert
05/21 – Legacy Jazz Concert
05/22 – Spring Concert
05/23 – RISD Marching Band Meeting (Jeff Bradford)
05/24 – Band Banquet
05/27 – Memorial Day Parade
05/30 – Leadership Training
05/31 – Leadership Training
06/02 – Graduation
06/03 – 06/08 – June Camp

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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