BONUS TWIGEBs 11/29/15-12/19/15

Happy Monday,

There is much happening the next three weeks; I wanted to send a bonus TWIGEB with all of the upcoming events until the winter break!

Symphony Orchestra

This is your friendly reminder that if you are involved in the Symphony Orchestra, rehearsals are as follows:

Dec. 1 – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Band Hall
Dec. 2 – 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Band Hall
Dec. 3 – 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM: RHS/JJP PTA Concert (details to come @ rehearsals). You will be blocked for these periods.

Holiday Parade

‘Tis the season. And with that season brings the RISD Holiday Parade. Here are the details regarding the event:

Date: Saturday, December 5th
Band Hall opens to change into uniform – 7:00 AM (all dressing happens by the uniform rooms/dressing rooms). No garment bags in the band hall or locker rooms.
Inspection: 7:30 AM
Rehearsal: 7:45 AM
Line up: 8:30 AM
Parade Ends: 10:00 AM (est)

Location: Parade will begin at Richardson HS and end at J.J. Pearce HS

What to wear: Band Uniform (gauntlets, gloves, black socks) plus your own favorite holiday head wear. i.e. Santa hat.Music in flip folders is a must!

You will need to make arrangements to either be picked up at J.J. Pearce HS at the conclusion of the parade or plan your rides strategically. There will be a truck to bring large instruments back to RHS after the parade.

Color guard – please see Ms. Maldonado for attire.

This event will include members from all the high schools in the district. All students are REQUIRED to participate except for:

High School All-Region Participants
SAT/ACT Takers

Being that we are the host school, ALL members of the drumline as well as drum majors are also REQUIRED to attend.

Some of you have already received the music. Others will receive it today. This should be a fun way to kick off the holiday season and to commune with your fellow musicians from the other schools in the district.

This is part of every participating member’s grade. Please be on time, fully prepared, and represent RHS with class and pride. Mr. Marquez will be running the RISD bands portion of the parade. Mr. McKinney will be taking attendance.

High School All-Region Auditions

Date: Saturday, December 5th
Location: Berkner High School
Transportation: on your own
Auditions start @ 1:00 PM

Students participating in this event were registered during their band classes. A more detailed email will be sent out later this week with sign-in times, room assignments, warm-up area etc. once I receive that information from our region chair. Students must turn in a $13 entry fee by Friday December 4th to the band safe. Checks can be made out to RABC.

Phase 2 will be held on Monday, December 7th also at Berkner High School for advancing students. Again, further details will be sent at a later time.

*if you are participating in the optional AP Cal BC, AP Cal AB or AP Statistics review session, you must leave early in order to attend your mandatory audition.

Spirit Night

Come support the Golden Eagle Band on Tuesday, December 8th at Palio’s. The spirit event will run from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Please note – you will need to mention that you are with the GEB at the time of purchase. We will receive 20% of the proceeds.

Dress Rehearsals, Sectionals, and Winter Concert Call Times

Please check the GEB calendar and/or emails from your ensemble director which clearly layout times and dates. These rehearsals are crucial in our preparation for the winter concert. Remember that you receive a grade(s) for each one of these events.

Winter Concert

Our first concert of the year will be on the December 9th in the auditorium starting at 7:30 PM with the Jazz Band!

Students will receive two grades:

Participation – correct concert attire, music, instruments, on-time check-in, ACTIVE listening during other’s performances (no cell phones), tear down, sign-out. If a student does not sign-out at the end of the concert, the highest grade earned is a 50.
Performance – play to your best ability

ALL students are required to perform and stay for the entire concert, regardless of eligibility.

Parents – this is a great opportunity to volunteer! We need help with set-up and ushering.

Fitness Gram

It is a state requirement that any student receiving PE credit (marching band), must complete a fitness gram. On Dec. 10th and Dec. 11th students will be taking a fitness gram during their band classes, which we do every year. Students, please wear athletic clothing on these two days. We will be going outside for one of the days.

Honor Papers/Concert Critiques

All enrolled in honors credit band is to turn in their research papers/projects and concert critiques with programs by Dec. 11th to Mr. Marquez. Failure to turn in assignments will result in deduction of grade.

Semester Exam

Exams begin the week of the 14th. Students will be taking a written semester exam which will be composed of 50% percent of their grade during their band class. In order to receive the other 50% students must show proof of their solo (original, receipt, email confirmation). Most students have been recommended a solo by their lesson teacher or their ensemble director. Please place orders ASAP!

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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