TWIGEB 08/22/16-08/26/16

Regular Rehearsals Begin

Now that school has started, we will begin the regular rehearsal schedule of 7:00am-8:30am Monday through Friday. Please note a couple of important exceptions below:

Monday, Sept 5: No rehearsal – Labor Day

Friday, Sept 9: No rehearsal – Thursday game

Remember to always have your dot book and pencil at every rehearsal! All students should have received a drill card for movement #2 TODAY. Please have your dot book filled out for tomorrow’s (Tuesday) rehearsal.

During the marching season, ALL tutoring is to occur during lunch or after school. Private lessons are also to be scheduled during band classes, lunch or after school.

Remember to always fill out an absence report if you must miss a scheduled event. Excused absences dictated by the RISD policy (with no grade penalty) include:

medical emergency or illness
death in the family
religious holiday
family emergency
medical or dental appointment (doctors not must be provided)
*form is to be submitted by a parent/legal guardian only.


Wind players will be passing off movement I next week for the directors. Please practice music and all visuals with the click track that was mailed out.

Family Picnic Details

The GEB will be performing at the 4th Annual RHS Family Picnic this Wednesday, August 24th. This will be a low key event that should have you on your way home by roughly 8:30pm. Details are below:
5:00pm: Inspection/Warm-up in Band Hall?5:15pm: Set-up in the stands (leave instruments)?5:45pm: Eat hot dogs (free)?6:45pm: Sit in the stands (play some tunes)
7:18pm: Fight Song?7:33pm: Confidence/Aint Nothing Wrong?7:58pm: Alma Mater ?8:30pm: Approximate Dismissal
Uniform: 2016 “For Whom the Bell Tolls” t-shirt and khaki shorts/jeans. Note that we are NOT wearing the the summer uniform.
Required Materials: Instrument, flip folder, lyre
After our performance, you’ll be released to put away your instruments and join the festivities. All students should be ready for pickup by 8:30pm. The band hall will be locked at 8:45pm.

Drill Team Rehearsal

Each week on Fridays, we rehearse with the Eaglettes. 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 Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That this week). Anyone who forget’s his/her flip folder and drill team tune 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

RHS vs Naaman Forest (home)

The first HOME football game of the year is coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at Since it’s the first week, we’ll also detail them here via email.
When the bell rings to release school, 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.
With this being a home football game, we have a little more time this week. We will be wearing the Summer Uniform again this week.

Home Games: Freshman students/parents, you might be asking yourself…what’s different with home games vs. away games? Well two main things: tailgate and after parties
Tailgate occurs at 6:30pm in the parking lot just outside the band hall and is a mini pep-rally involving the band, cheer leaders and Eaglettes. Directly following the Tailgate, the band marches into the stadium and enters the stands. Any and all Eagle fans are invited!
After Parties are hosted by the various classes of the band (Seniors, Juniors, etc) and take place in the Eagles Nest after home games. These are events for the entire band family to celebrate our hard work and outstanding performance. They last for 1 hour after the band is released from the stands after which, the band hall is closed and all students must be picked up. We’ll send out a Twitter message letting everyone know what time the Band Hall will close for the evening which can be viewed via the Twitter feed or at

Game Details

Drill Team Tune: Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With That
Dinner Served: 4:10pm (cafeteria)
Inspection: 5:45pm
Tailgate: 6:30pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm
Summer Uniform: GEB Dri-fit shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, black ANKLE socks, marching shoes.
*if you have ordered any marching uniform items, we will be passing them out in class this week. Failure to have the items mentioned above as well as not having your instrument, flip folder, lyre and FILLED water bottle with water will result in failing inspection. As a reminder we do not talk during inspection lines.
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

Guard, see Ms. Maldonado for details regarding what you’ll be wearing this Friday.

Thank you,
Mr. Marquez

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