TWIGEB 09/26/16-10/01/16

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (09/26-10/01):

Wing Bucket Follow-up

Thanks to all who came out for some GEB fellowship last week at Wing Bucket. The place was PACKED with GEB spirit!

March-a-thon Follow-up

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who worked so hard to put the March-a-thon together – an event of this scope could not be pulled off without the entire band family coming together. I especially want to thank our MAT Committee who did a truly fantastic job in both the planning and execution of a seamless event! Next up, particular thanks and appreciation go out to MAT Chairperson Laura Dodgen who masterfully navigated these treacherous waters of logistical challenges…. totally nailed it! A final HUGE THANK YOU to the students who went out and got the job done! So far we have earned over $21,000 and pledges are still coming in!
The best part about that figure isn’t the total though – we continue to have a higher percentage of band members participating each year, and WAY MORE of you met your goal this year. Special mention goes to the Percussion section for having the highest total amount earned. They will get to pick a new stand tune! To ALL those who went out and raised funds to invest in the future of YOUR Golden Eagle Band…. THANK YOU!

Mr. Gatti’s Showdown Results

The Richardson High School Golden Eagle Band received the Dave Campbell’s Texas Football/Mr. Gatti’s MOST SPIRITED BAND AWARD!

Morning Rehearsals (7:00am – 8:30am)

The regular marching rehearsal schedule is 7:00am-8:30am Monday through Friday. Please note one important exception below:

Friday, October 7th: 8:00am – 11:00am. There is no school on this day but there is rehearsal in the morning and a game that evening. We will also be hosting the UT Longhorn Band from 3:00pm-5:00pm (optional for students).

Our first marching competition (Desoto Marching Classic) is on Saturday, October 8th (ALL DAY EVENT)!

Always have your dot book, pencil and instrument at every scheduled morning rehearsal!
School Grades

The eligibility report comes out THIS Friday, September 23. You MUST be passing ALL of your non-exempt classes to be able to participate in band activities!

Jazz All-Region Auditions 09/28/16 (if applicable)

Jazz All-Region auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 28th @ North Mesquite High School starting at 7:00 pm. Please remember to turn in your entry fee to the band safe by Friday, October 7th.

Pep Rally this Friday 09/30/16

The first pep rally of the year is this Friday and freshmen – boy (and girl) are you in for an experience! Just be sure to wear your Purple Dri-fit and have your flip folder and lyre. Jeans are fine to wear. This isn’t the full summer uniform.

RHS vs Jesuit (HOME – JH NIGHT) 09/30/16

The 5th football game of the year is coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at
This week is JH Night! The 8th graders from Westwood and West will be joining us at the game! When the bell rings to release school, dinner will be served in the Eagles Nest for EVERY person in band.

Game Details

Drill Team Tune: Shut Up and Dance
Dinner Served: 4:10pm (cafeteria)
Inspection: 5:45pm
Tailgate: 6:30pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm

Full Contest Uniform: marching shoes, black socks (mid calf length or higher), bibbers (uniform pants), GEB underarmor, jacket, baldric (sash), shako (hat).
Guard – Contest Uniform

*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/make-up
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

Spring Trip (Corpus Christi) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/09/16
Please see attachment sent last week regarding the 2017 spring trip; packet includes brief information of the trip, payment schedule, TEA excused classes, trip commitment form and cancellation form. The Trip Commitment Form is due to the band safe by November 9th along with your first non-refundable payment of $100. Student must be eligible after the 3rd 9 weeks to be able to attend the trip based on state guidelines. Failure to pass non-exempt classes, will result in not attending trip and money being unable to be refunded.
Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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