TWIGEB 10/04 – 10/10

Practice Movement III and IV

As a friendly reminder, Movement III needs to be memorized by THIS Wednesday and Movement IV by THIS Friday.

Flute Pizza Party

The flute pizza party will be tomorrow, Oct. 6th, from 4:15 – 4:45 pm. Thank you for your participating in Spirit Week during summer band.

Friday Morning Rehearsal / Pep Rally

The third pep rally of the year is this Friday and we will all be in the stadium once again! Please see details below:
7:00 am – 8:30 am: Marching Rehearsal on the Grid
8:30 am – 9:15 am: Head to stadium to rehearse with the drill team. This will be quite tricky as all of the pep-rally items will be set-up. Front Ensemble – put instruments away
9:15 am – 9:30 am: Break
9:45 am – 10:45 am: Pep Rally
10:45 am – Return to class (we will NOT have rehearsal after the pep rally). Please head to 2nd period. You are only blocked for 0 hour and 1st period.
As mentioned, we will rehearse with the Eaglettes BEFORE the pep rally. This is especially important to note because ALL woodwinds, brass and drumline students must remember to bring their flip folders stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (which happens to be Spania). Anyone who forgets his/her flip folder, drill team tune, or attire at this rehearsal will automatically fail inspection for this week, so make sure you remember!
You can always find the “drill team tune” for the week by going to the Official Band Calendar at
Attire for Friday morning rehearsals is:
Black Athletic Shorts or GEB Athletic Shorts
Purple Dri-fit Shirt
Tennis Shoes

Homecoming Parade
The Golden Eagle Band will proudly march down Belt Line to perform in one of Richardson High School’s grandest traditions, the Homecoming Parade. This event occurs at the end of the school day on Homecoming Friday. Students will wear “Summer Uniform” (which is what you wore in the morning rehearsal – GEB Athletic Shorts, Purple Dri-fit Shirt and Tennis Shoes).
All RHS students are released early on Friday to attend the Homecoming Parade. Band members will report to the Band Hall directly after school is released. We will quickly change into summer uniform and bus down to Heights Elementary in shifts. The parade begins at 4:00pm and runs down Belt Line Rd. from Heights Elementary back to RHS.
Directly following the parade, we’ll head to the Eagles Nest for dinner. Note that the turn around for this week’s game is REALLY quick due to the fact that we’re performing at Pre-Game so if you don’t have a Football Meal Plan, you’ll probably want to bring your food to school that morning as you likely won’t have time to go out and get something.
Lastly, the way that the organizers handle the “entry fee” for the Homecoming Parade is fantastic! Rather than collecting money for the entry fee, each band member is expected to donate one pack of underwear, which will be collected and donated to the Clothes Closet, a local charity serving the needs of the area.
There is a collection area in the front of the band hall for each student to turn in his/her package of underwear. The package should be marked with the student’s name so that we can account for who has already turned in their contribution. This is a great charity and I expect the band to be the single greatest contributor!
You MAY wear your mum/garter during the parade.
Spiritwear can sell items in front of the school during the parade as long as we are not blocking the view.

UT Longhorn Marching Band
The University of Texas Longhorn Marching Band will be making their annual pilgrimage to Richardson High School to hold their pre-Red River Showdown rehearsal at Eagle Stadium this Friday afternoon from 3-5pm. The rehearsal is open to the public and any/all are welcome and encouraged to come see/hear this AMAZING MARCHING SPECTACLE! Look…. I’m a TCU guy and am about as far as it gets from someone who owns a burnt orange ANYTHING, but I love watching this rehearsal each year because these kids are awesome!
*Selected section leaders/seniors who are very interested in attending UT will be helping with this event. Once you are released for the homecoming parade, please head down to the band hall. You will not be marching the parade, but rather helping fill/take water jugs to the stadium. The UT band will be arriving at 2:30 pm. Once their rehearsal is over at 5:00 pm, please head to Eagle’s Nest for dinner (if applicable).
RHS vs Lake Highlands (Home)
Homecoming is this Friday night as the Eagles take on Lake Highlands HS here at Eagle Stadium. As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at
After we return from the Homecoming parade, dinner will be served in the Eagles Nest for those who signed up for the meal plan. Please note that this is only for those who signed up for the Football Game meal plan.
Important detail this week – WE ARE PERFORMING OUR SHOW AT PRE-GAME.
Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Spania?Dinner Served: after parade (Eagle’s Nest)?Inspection: 6:00pm
(EQ)librium Performance: 7:05pm?Kickoff: 7:30pm

For halftime, we will be participating in the Homecoming festivities (they’re unforgettable…).
Full Contest Uniform: marching shoes, black socks (mid calf length or higher), bibbers (uniform pants), GEB underarmor, jacket, baldric (sash), shako (hat). You will be wearing/taking all of these items on the bus.
Guard Uniform: Contest costume
*failure to have the items mentioned above as well as not having your instrument, flip folder, lyre and GEB silver water bottle FILLED WITH WATER will result in failing inspection. As a reminder we do not talk during inspection lines.
Since it is homecoming and we have the dance tomorrow night, there is no after party this week. Therefore, the band hall will close 30 minutes after the students are dismissed from the stands. We’ll send out a tweet announcing the time that the band hall will close.
Other reminders include:
No nail polish
No jewelry (earrings, necklaces, rings, etc.)
No unnatural hair colors (blue, green, etc.)
Boys – clean shaven or trimmed facial hair
Girls – show hair

Friendly Heads Up
Don’t forget – there is no school on October 12th, but we DO have Stadium Rehearsal that night from 5:00p-8:30p. Trying to make sure that no one is caught off guard by this 🙂
Spirit Night – Afrah

Band Spirit/Fundraising Night at Afrah!!!
Tuesday, October 13th
Come by anytime from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Experience the greatness of Mediterranean Cuisine, located at 314 E. Main St. Richardson, TX 75081. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the band, so tell everyone you know to come eat at Afrah, and be sure to mention that you are with the Golden Eagle Band!

This is a wonderful, no brainer way to raise money for the band program… you gotta eat!

Disney/Universal Studios Spring Trip Commitment Form

Trip Commitment Forms are due to the band safe by October 15th along with your first non-refundable payment of $100.00. Forms were provided at our meeting on 09/15 and emailed on 09/16. Please let me know if you need another copy.

Upcoming Contests
Wednesday, October 21: Region 3 UIL Marching Contest
Saturday, October 24: Duncanville Marching Invitational (Prelims/Finals)

Thank you,
Mr. Marquez

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