TWIGEB (11/18/19-11/23/19)

Hello GEB,

Below you will find all of the details for this week (11/18/19-11/23/19). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Thank you to our Jazz Band for performing at the Fall of Fame Breakfast!

TMEA 9th Grade All-Region Results

It was a great day for the GEB at the 9th Grade All-Region auditions! Thank you to ALL of the freshmen who represented RHS and performed this past Saturday.

Furthermore, congratulations to the following students:

Lindsey Rodriguez – 2nd chair (Flute)
Andrea Ruiz – 3rd chair (Flute)
Karla Florez – 6th chair (Flute)
Arlette Acuna – 13th chair (Flute)
Mia Simmons – 1st chair (Clarinet)
Caroline Fallin – 20th chair (Clarinet)
Rachel Chapman – 3rd chair (Oboe)
Jasmine Gonzalez – 4th chair (Oboe)
Jake Johnson – 5th chair (Trumpet)
Simon Jeffus – 8th chair (French Horn)
Alex Smith – 6th chair (Tenor Trombone)
Seth Lucas – 2nd chair (Euphonium)
Joshua Forssell – 3rd chair (Tuba)
Drew Menifee – 5th chair (Percussion)


Amber Leblanc – 1st alternate (Bassoon)
Alena Bannister – 3rd alternate (Bass Clarinet)
Jackson Nagele – 3rd alternate (French Horn)
Sydney Kirchem – 8th alternate (French Horn)
Connor Irwin- 7th alternate (Tenor Trombone)
David Goodson – 5th alternate (Percussion)

RHS had the 2nd most placed students in the entire region, which consists of 20 high schools! The Region Band Clinic and Concert will be on January 23 and 24 at Forney HS/North Forney HS (details to come in the spring semester)

Cookie Dough Fundraiser 11/18/19

The Cookie Dough Fundraiser kick off starts on Monday, November 18th! Please see attachment for details.

All-Region Masterclasses 11/18/19, 11/20/19 and 11/21/19
The third round of all-region masterclasses continue this week. These classes will meet after school from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM and are to aide students in their all-region music. They are require for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds and auditioning students in Symphonic Band/Concert. Please see below for dates:

11/18 – All Region Masterclass – Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Euphonium/Tuba
11/20 – All Region Masterclass – French Horn
11/21 – All Region Masterclass – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone/Bass Trombone

Musical Rehearsals Resume

Monday, November 18 – 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19 – 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

RISD Chamber Music Festival Solos/Ensembles Due 11/20/19

Original solo/accompaniment and ensemble are due on November 20th. Proof of purchase (receipt) will also be allowed. Please see email sent from Mr. McKinney for further details regarding the RISD Chamber Music Festival.

Upcoming Events

12/02 – All Region Masterclass – Trombone/Bass Trombone
12/03 – PTA Full Orchestra Rehearsal
12/03 – CB Dress Rehearsal
12/05 – PTA Full Orchestra Performance
12/05 – SW, SB Dress Rehearsal
12/07 – RISD Parade/Phase I High School All-Region Auditions
12/09 – Phase II High School All-Region Auditions
12/10 – SW, SB, CB Dress Rehearsal
12/11 – Winter Concert
12/12 – Fitness Gram
12/13 – Fitness Gram
12/13 – Honors Level Band Papers Due
12/13 and 12/14 – All Region Orchestra Clinic and Concert (if applicable)
12/16 – 12/20 – Finals Week

Honors Level Reminder (if applicable)

Honors Level Band papers (for those who signed-up) are due by Dec. 13th. Students must attend two professional performances or other performances approved in advance by the director each semester in the student’s respective Honors area.  Documentation of these performances will include a program and a minimum two page critique of each performance.  The paper must be typed 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced and must reflect the writing quality, content, and construction expected of an Honors student. Students must also complete a research paper each semester on a topic approved by the director. The paper must be a minimum of six pages typed 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced, and include a work-cited page.  A minimum of three sources is required.  The paper must reflect the writing quality, content, and construction expected of an Honors student.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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