TWIGEB 10/31/16-11/05/16

Hello GEB,
Below you will find the details for this week (10/31-11/05):

Marching Band Season Recap

What an amazing performance by the Golden Eagle Band at the Area C Marching Contest – it was definitely the best run of the season! Thank you students for making this show one of the best we’ve had at RHS! This year the marching band received the following recognitions:

Dave Campbell’s Texas Football/Mr. Gatti’s Most Spirited Band
99.5 The Wolf! Best Band in the Land
Desoto Marching Classic – 3rd place (out of 11)
Region 3 Marching Contest – straight superior ratings (advanced to Area)
Area C Marching Contest – tied for 15th place (out of 29) in the toughest area in entire the state

To celebrate our success, all parents and students are invited to the after party at Spin Pizza following this week’s football game! All food will be covered by the RABC; transportation will be on your own after the game. Thank you parents for all of your help and support this season. Hope to see everyone there!

Spin Pizza
348 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas 75080

Concert Season Information

Now that we have completed our competitive season, we will transition into concert season! Here’s what that looks like:

? This week we will have a marching rehearsal just on Friday morning (7:00 AM- 8:30 AM) to get ready for our last game.
? If you are in Wind Symphony, we will have 8:20am rehearsals.
? For all winds, we will begin sectionals starting this week as mentioned in your classes. Sectionals occur once a week either before or after school at a schedule agreed upon between the section and the director. This is to help prepare us for the upcoming Winter Concert and All-Region Band auditions.

Communication will primarily be sent out by the ensemble director. All questions and concerns should be addressed there first.

RHS vs Rowlett @ Poteet (VOLLEYBALL – AWAY)
We have been invited to perform at the next volleyball game as they head into play-offs on Tuesday, November 1st! This event is not required but it is HIGHLY recommended. It opened to the first 80 people interested. You will receive Which Wich for dinner and service hours. More importantly, it gives exposure to the GEB in a different setting and it is just plain FUN!
Call Time: 4:30 PM in band hall
Attire: Purple Dri-fit, jeans, instrument, flip folder, lyre

Cookie Dough / Magazine Fundraiser 11/03/16

Cookie Dough/Magazine Fundraiser kick off is on Thursday, November 3rd. We are kicking off this fundraiser in the same fashion we did last year. Students will conduct outreach calls to family and friends during their band class period to obtain a commitment of purchase for the cookie dough/magazine purchase(s).

Friday Morning Rehearsal 11/04/16

Remember that on game days we rehearse with the Eaglettes. Bring your flip folders stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (which happens to be Disco Inferno). 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 Coppell (HOME) 11/04/16
The second to last game of the year is coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at

Game Details

Drill Team Tune: Disco Inferno
Dinner Served: 4:10pm (Eagles Nest) for students who are sign up for Meal Plan
Inspection: 5:45pm
Tailgate: 6:30pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm
After Party: 10:30pm-1:00am (Spin Pizza) come and go as you please!

Full 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

Senior Night Information

The time is almost here! Each year, we gather together on the final home game of the season to pay tribute and express our appreciation to the Senior Class. This year’s senior night will be held on Friday, Nov. 4th at the RHS vs Coppell game. There will be three portions to the Senior Night recognitions: Pre-Game, Halftime and Post Game. Please see the information below for details about each.

Please note: Any senior participating must be academically eligible to do so as this event occurs at a UIL football game.


The first step to is to fill out a senior form and bring it to Mr. Marquez. Most of you filled out the form during inspection on Friday.


As is tradition, there will be a Senior Parent portion of the Pep-Rally on Nov. 4th where you will have the opportunity to “perform” proudly before the RHS Community. Information regarding this event has sent out in a separate email by our Senior Rep. Unlike the Pre-Game ceremony, the Pep-Rally portion is completely optional but due to the comedy it brings us all, highly encouraged.


As we have done the last several years, all organizations will recognize its Seniors in the same manner at the Pre-Game ceremony.

Each Senior band member, accompanied by parents (or guardians) will be recognized at Pre-Game. Seniors and parents will line up at the south end zone at 6:55pm. The presentation will start at 7:00pm. All Band Seniors and parents will line up in alphabetical order (by last name) and prepare to be escorted down the field. Parents and Seniors will walk down the field together, stop at the 50 and then walk between the Eaglettes and Cheerleaders before lining up on the track. After everyone from all of the organizations have been recognized, Seniors will be dismissed to join the band in the stands.

Band parents – please wear a Band T-Shirt, polo or some other kind of GEB gear.

Before the start of the show, seniors will come to the front of the field to meet the drum majors for the Senior Salute.

The announcement of the Band Beau and Sweetheart will occur at halftime as well.

Post Game

After the game, we will play the fight song and Alma Mater and do the full dismissal, after which you will be released to the field to participate in the Senior Walk. The Senior Walk takes place roughly 5-10 minutes after the completion of the game and you will no problem getting to the field from the stands in time.

We’re all looking forward to another great Senior Night!

RISD Spirit Run 11/05/16

Details for this event will be sent out later this week. The event is required for section leaders and drumline and highly recommended for anyone who needs service hours.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 12: 9th Grade All-Region (more details to come)

9th Grade All-Region Auditions will be held at North Mesquite High School on November 12th and transportation IS provided. ALL 9th graders in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band are required to audition while Concert Band members are highly encouraged to participate. The director(s) reserve the right to prevent a student from attending the audition based on the preparation of the music. All students personally registered this past week in their classes. The region audition fee is $13. Please submit payment by 5:00 pm on November 11th to the band safe. You can pay with cash, money order or check (made out to RABC).

Spring Trip (Corpus Christi) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/09/16
The 2017 spring trip information has been sent out in prior TWIGEBs; 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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