TWIGEB 01/30/17-02/04/17

Hello GEB,
Below you will find the details for this week (01/30-02/04). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.
Last Week Events Recap
THANK YOU to all students and parents who participated/volunteered for our Mattress Palooza, Wind Symphony 8th Grade Tour, Inside RISD (Fine Arts) and Musical (Hello Dolly). The students had amazing performances AND we were able to fundraise for our program. We should know the amount earned very soon!
Marching Band Meeting Recap

Students – if you were unable to attend our marching band informational meeting last Monday, please see TWIGEB email for Spring/Summer Calendar attachment. We are excited about the 2017 marching show! A couple of things to mention regarding next year:

NEW marching uniforms have been ordered
NEW mixer, microphones, speakers have been ordered
Jeremy Spicer, SASI Leadership, will be the guest clinician to train our leadership team.
In the attachment, please notice that there is a required camp that will occur the week following the end of the school year (06/05-06/09) in addition to our regular summer band camp.
Monday morning rehearsals have been changed to Monday afternoon (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM). This will allow for the program to practice the UIL allowed 8 hours, provide students with an option for a morning tutoring time and do a group homework time from 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM to help ALL students pass their classes. Also, doctor appointments (if possible) will be able to be made on this morning so that students do not have to miss rehearsals. All athletics programs will be releasing students early to attend band rehearsals and there will be a plan for all Boy Scouts as well.

The marching show is currently being written as we speak. The show and uniforms will be unveiled at the Golden Eagle Band Orientation on April 29th!

Solo and Ensemble Accompanist Rehearsals Start THIS Week

Please see sent email from Mr. McKinney regarding all RISD Chamber Music Festival details. All rehearsal times have posted in the front of the band hall; please arrive on time and be prepared on your music. DO NOT make your accompanist wait on you. The fee of $50 will be paid DIRECTLY to the accompanist (not the band safe) at your first rehearsal.

6th Grade Masterclasses 01/31-02/02

6th grade band students will be at RHS this week for masterclasses. We will needing 2-4 volunteers from each section to help. Duties include setting-up/tearing down room, demonstrating on your instrument and monitoring student progress. This is a great experience for (but not limited to) future music educators. 2 service hours will be awarded as well as pizza/drinks. Dates and times are below:

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

• Tuesday – January, 31st – trumpets, flutes, oboes
• Wednesday – February 1st – trombones, bassoons, saxophones
• Thursday – February 2nd – french horns, clarinets, euphoniums

Spring Trip Chaperone Information

The 2017 Corpus Christi Spring Trip is right around the corner. We are needing you to volunteer to be a chaperone. Please keep in mind that you would be working during the trip and responsible for helping maintain the health/well-being of the band students.

Please click on the link below to fill out our chaperone application. Form is due by February 3rd to be considered.

Once notified that you are selected to be a chaperone, the full payment of $385 for this trip must be made by March 9th.

If you have any questions please contact Loni Walker, our head chaperone, at

Upcoming Events

02/04/17: Winter Guard Contest #2
02/07/17: Wind Symphony Side-by-side Concert
02/08/17 – 02/11/17: TMEA Convention
02/09/17: Spring Trip Payment #4 Due
02/18/17: RISD Chamber Music Festival

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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