TWIGEB 09/05/16-09/09/16

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (09/05-09/09):

Morning Rehearsals (7:00am – 8:30am)

There will not be morning rehearsals on the following two dates this week:

Monday, Sept 5: No rehearsal – Labor Day

Friday Sept 9: No rehearsal – Thursday game

Always have your dot book, pencil and instrument at every scheduled morning rehearsal!
Remember that ALL tutoring is to occur during lunch or after school during the marching season. Private lessons are also to be scheduled during band classes, lunch or after school. Speaking of private lessons, here is the link to our wonderful lesson staff. RISD provides some of the lowest cost rates in comparison to districts in the area ($18/30 minute lesson). Schedule your time today!

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 note must be provided)
*form is to be submitted by a parent/legal guardian only.

School Grades
Students and parents – as we enter into the 3rd week of school, make sure you are checking grades on FOCUS. RISD policy states that teachers are to put grades into the grade book 3 days after assignments have been turned in for minor grades and 5 for major. While the district is on a 9-week cycle (report card released), eligibility for marching band is still on a 6-week cycle. Please turn in all your assignments. Remember NO zeros!

Wind players will be passing off movement II soon! Please practice the music and all visuals.

THURSDAY Morning Rehearsal
Remember that on game days (which happens to be on a Thursday this week) we rehearse with the Eaglettes. Bring your flip folders stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (which happens to be Bang Bang). 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!

RHS vs Nimitz (away)
The first AWAY football game of the year is coming up this THURSDAY night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at
This will be a fast turn around week! The schedule for the night is below. Please note that we’ll be wearing the Summer Uniform again this week.

Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Bang Bang
Dinner Served: 4:10pm (cafeteria)
Inspection: 5:00pm
Depart for Irving Schools Stadium: 5:15pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm

Summer Uniform: GEB Dri-fit shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, black ANKLE socks, marching shoes.
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
Sunblock/mosquito repellant

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

TMEA All-Region Music Free Clinic Opportunities (September 17th)
The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) will be doing FREE 90 minute clinics for all instruments on the All-Region music (area/state) on Saturday, September 17th. Please see link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register.

The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) will also be doing a FREE clinic from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM for all instruments on the All-Region JAZZ music (area/state) on Saturday, September 17th. Please see link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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