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TWIGEB (04/06/20-04/11/20)

Happy Monday GEB!  Below you will find all of the details for this week (04/06/20-04/11/20). Going into week 3, you all have two very easy assignments! First, you are to practice your major scales and get them performance-ready (even tempo, vibrato, if applicable, etc). You will then select 2-4 of those major scales and post them on the GEB Flipgrid provided – flipgrid.com/richardsonband. Make sure to use your g.risd email. As always be professional, wear proper school attire and support one another. We, the directors, love this assignment because you will be able to see all of your friends perform […]

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TWIGEB (03/30/20-04/04/20) Audition Music and Leadership Training Opportunity!

Happy Monday GEB! Below you will find all of the details for this week (03/30/20-04/04/20). At this time, you all should have received your assignment for the week from your primary band director; make sure to submit those as instructed. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email and/or Google Classroom: Wind Symphony and AP Music Theory – jesus.marquez@risd.org Symphonic Winds, Percussion, Jazz – david.schmuck@risd.org Symphonic Band – ryan.reyna@risd.org Concert Band – mark.mckinney@risd.org Guard – melissa.ashley0530@yahoo.com In addition, please click the link below for audition music and information! We will discuss how the actual audition […]

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GEB At Home Learning (03/25/20)

Hello GEB, We are looking forward to connecting with you all in the coming days as we transition into at home learning. I wanted to let you know that the directors will be contacting their specific ensemble and providing some information regarding what the next couple of weeks may look like. The main platforms we will be using are Zoom, Google Classroom and/or email. As a reminder, make sure you are reaching out to your private lesson teachers, if you have not already done so. We will be sending out audition music next week! If you have any questions, please […]

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Important Band Information 03/20/20 (PLEASE READ)

Hello GEB, As you are all well aware, RISD has closed indefinitely. Below is the most recent information I have received: On Monday and Tuesday, Richardson High School will be opened for pick up of essential items. Essential items include: Chromebooks, instruments/music and medicine (if applicable). The band hall will be opened from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. My goal would be that we do any instrument/music pick up on Monday only, if possible. If you absolutely need to come on Tuesday, that is okay. Please fill out the google form below for your […]

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Important Updates Regarding Band Events – PLEASE READ

Hello GEB, The district is canceling all after school campus assemblies/events and field trips for the rest of the week. How does this affect band? No sectionals/dress rehearsals on Thursday and Friday. Evening of Jazz Concert cancelled on Friday. We will attempt to re-schedule based on availability. Wind Symphony will start at 9:00 AM on Friday. Winter Guard Championships on March 28th have also been cancelled. Just in case – EVERYONE take your Chromebook, music, mutes, and instrument home after school on Friday. Spring Trip Information: I wanted to address valid concerns surrounding our upcoming spring trip to Orlando. I […]

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TWIGEB (03/08/20-03/14/20)

Hello GEB, Congratulations to our winter guard as they attended their third contest of the season at Byron Nelson High School. They earned 1st place and have been promoted yet again to a higher classification! Up Tempo Fundraiser update – In less than 48 hours, we have raised over $10,000! This fundraiser will continue for one month. Students – if you were unable to make it to the meeting after school on Wednesday, please see TWIGEB email and follow the directions. Below you will find all of the details for this week (03/08/20-03/14/20). Remember to always check richardsonband.org for the […]

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