TWIGEB 03/27/17-04/01/17

Hello GEB,
Below you will find the details for this week (03/27-04/01). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.
Evening of Jazz Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction Recap

Thank you to all who all who volunteered, donated, attended and performed at the Evening of Jazz event – it was amazing on all accounts!

Winterguard Recap

The RHS Winterguard completed their season and finished in 4th place at the NTCA Championships this past Saturday. Outstanding job!

Spring Trip MEAL Sign-ups

Students – on Monday after school, you will find spring trip meal sign-up sheets located at the front of the band hall. These sheets are available to you so that you have the option of choosing meals for both Chilli’s and U&I. With that said, please see below for sign-up instructions:

Only sign-up for items if you are going on the spring trip. If you are unsure, come see Mr. Marquez ASAP.
All sign-ups must be completed by 5:00PM on Thursday, March 30th.
You will have 4 options for each meal:
-Grilled Chicken Salad
-Oldtimer with Cheese
-Grilled Chicken Sandwich
-Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta (Vegetarian)

-Chicken Fried Steak
-Chicken Tenders
-Catfish Fillet
-Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta (Vegetarian)

Pastas and salads will not come with a side. All other meals will have a side of French fries. Your options for drinks will be Water, Tea, Sprite, Dr. Pepper or Coke and whatever you decide will be same for both restaurants.

Band Fees

This is your friendly reminder that if you have any outstanding band fees, please make payment ASAP. Students with outstanding balances (Registration, All-Region, Chamber Music Festival, Spring Trip, etc) will not be able to attend the spring trip or receive graduation tickets just to name a few. Parents/students please email our treasurer at the for any questions regarding outstanding balances.

Dress Rehearsals

There are dress rehearsals for SW, SB and CB in preparation for our upcoming Pre-UIL Concert. Please see schedule below:

Monday, March 27th – Symphonic Band (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Band Hall)
Tuesday, March 28th – Symphonic Winds (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Band Hall)
Tuesday, March 28th – Concert Band (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Orchestra Room)

Marching Percussion Clinic 03/29/17

This Wednesday, March 29th, will be the second Marching Percussion Audition Clinic. Percussion and interested double reed students will meet in the band hall promptly at 5:30PM. The event will conclude at 8:30PM.  Please contact Mr. Schmuck ( for more details.

Pre-UIL Concert 03/30/17

All family and friends are invited to our Pre-UIL Concert on Thursday, March 30th. We will be starting off the concert with the Concert Band at 7:00 PM! Ensemble directors will communicate call-times for each band.

This concert is designed to imitate that of the UIL performance and will be different from our other concerts. There will NOT be announcements made for upcoming events, recognition of awards/soloists or descriptions of the music being performed. The announcer will only introduce the band, director and titles/composers of the pieces being played. Programs handed at the door will also be very brief in detail.

Please understand that we have HIRED three guest judges to attend and provide feedback to our students. These judges will be sitting in the balcony of the auditorium and will be making comments (into digital recorders) during the ENTIRE performance. Please DO NOT be alarmed. Anyone attending the concert must sit in the lower floor.

Our guests judges are:

John Alstrin – Director of Bands @ Prosper High School
Todd Dixon – Director of Bands @ Wylie High School
Joseph Nuñez – Director of Bands @ McKinney Boyd High School

IKEA Jazz Performance 03/31/17

On Friday, March 31st, the RHS Jazz Band will be performing at IKEA from 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM! Please contact Mr. Schmuck ( for more details.

7171 Ikea Dr.
Frisco, TX 75034

Beginner Drive #1 04/01/17

On Saturday, April 1st, we will be having our first Beginner Drive of the year. 5th graders from the RHS cluster will come and try out instruments/sign-up for band.

We will be needing about 20 students to help with the event from 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM. There will be a sign-up sheet in the front of the band hall for all volunteers. Service hours will be provided for your time!

RHS 5K Performance 04/01/17

On Saturday, April 1st, the GEB will be performing at the annual RHS 5K. This performance is required for all leadership and drumline members. If you are unable to attend, you are expected to find a substitute for this event. Any potential leadership candidates are highly encouraged to join us, and everyone else is invited to participate as well! Students will receive service hours for your time!

We will meet at 8:15 AM in the band hall with your instrument, flip folder, lyre, and any other materials you will need for a “marching band” type performance. We will do a brief warm-up and tuning sequence before heading out to our performance zone. Our portion of this event should conclude no later than 9:15 AM. Attire for this event is normal pep rally attire – band t-shirt and jeans.

Upcoming Events

04/04 – Wind Symphony Clinic with Mr. Floyd
04/04 – Spring Trip Meeting
04/05 – Volleyball Court Building Fundraiser
04/06 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal
04/06 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal
04/08 – Beginner Drive #2
04/10 – Board Meeting
04/10-04/14 – Spirit Days @ Chilli’s Fundraiser
04/11 – Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsal
04/13 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal
04/13 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal

Parents and students – please note that our required spring trip meeting will held on Tuesday, April 4th from 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM in the RHS Band Hall. We will be talking about trip information, expectations and itinerary.

On Wednesday, April 5th, we will be doing our required annual volleyball court floor building fundraiser. This event will be held at the Dallas Convention Center from 5:00 PM – 10:30 PM. We will meet after school in the RHS Band Hall, eat pizza and then head Downtown. While this is a very labor extensive fundraiser, we raise $10,000+ in less than 6 hours. This is one of the ways we are able to keep our band fees the lowest in the region and more importantly, we ALL get to bond. This is not optional an event and we need absolutely everyone!

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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