TWIGEB (09/11/17-09/16/17)

Hello GEB,

Thank you for a great 2nd game! Also, thank you to all of our leadership for distributing March-a-thon flyers this morning. Please see below for details this week (09/11/17-09/16/17).

Regular Rehearsals Continue
We will continue to learn drill for Movement II on Monday! Remember to bring your dot book, pencil and have all of the music memorized. ( )
Parents/students – Please log in to FOCUS. If there are any classes you are currently failing or are close to failing, you MUST turn in any missing assignments and go to tutoring during lunch/after school this week.
Remember that you must be passing ALL of your classes by Friday, September 29th to be eligible to participate in any band activity.
Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information
As a reminder on game days, we will rehearse in the STADIUM. ALL woodwinds, brass and drumline students must bring their flip folder stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (Any Way You Want It). Anyone who forgets his/her flip folder and drill team tune at this rehearsal will automatically fail inspection for the week, so make sure you remember!
RHS vs Nimitz (HOME) 09/15/17
The first HOME football game of the year is coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at Since it’s the first home game, we’ll also detail them here via email.
When the bell rings to release school, dinner will be served in the Eagles Nest for those who signed up for the meal plan. Please note that this is only for those who signed up for the Football Game meal plan. We will be wearing the Summer Uniform again this week.
Home Games: Freshman students/parents, you might be asking yourself…what’s different with home games vs. away games? Well two main things: tailgate and after parties.
Tailgate occurs at 6:30pm in the parking lot just outside the band hall and is a mini pep-rally involving the band, cheer leaders, and Eaglettes. Directly following the tailgate, the band marches into the stadium and enters the stands. Any and all Eagle fans are invited!
After Parties are hosted by the various classes of the band (Seniors, Juniors, etc) and take place in the Eagles Nest after home games. These are events for the entire band family to celebrate our hard work and outstanding performance. They last for 1 hour after the band is released from the stands after which, the band hall is closed and all students must be picked up. We’ll send out a Twitter message letting everyone know what time the Band Hall will close for the evening which can be viewed via the Twitter feed or at
Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Any Way You Want It
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Eagles Nest – Olive Burger)
Inspection: 5:30 PM
Tailgate: 6:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Eagle/Mustang Stadium
1250 W. Belt Line Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Summer Uniform: GEB Dri-fit shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, purple sunglasses, black ANKLE socks, and marching shoes.
Guard – Tank and Black Leggings

A student will fail inspection if he/she:

shows up late
wears the wrong attire
is missing uniform items
is missing instrument (and parts of instrument)
has a unclean and not fully functioning working instrument
is missing a lyre/flip folder
is lacking a filled water bottle (water only)
wears make-up/nail polish
wears jewelry (religious affiliation allowed)
has an unnatural hair color (blue, green, etc.)
has the incorrect “show hair”
is not clean-shaven (boys)

After the game, everyone will turn in their shoes and place them on shoe hangers in the uniform room.

Parents – we will need MANY volunteers for the football game. Mrs. Forssell will be sending out information so be on the look out and sign-up!

March-a-thon Donations DUE – 09/13/17

We are currently at $17,000! However, we must get $6,000 to match last year’s donations. Cash and check donations are due this week –  September 13th!

Sponsor t-shirts – each sponsor will receive a t-shirt that includes their logo.  Please try to get a t-shirt size from your sponsor(s) and email that information to Mrs. Hartigan (  We will order adult size large as the default, if we don’t get their size info. If you pre-ordered a March-A-Thon t-shirt at the Fall Premiere but did not pay, please send in your cash or check in a labeled envelope and place in the band safe.

Donation details: The band accepts cash and checks made payable to the Richardson Area Band Club (RABC). Please place money in the band safe. Remember to label the envelope with your name.

March-a-thon 09/16/17
Details for the day:
You will arrive dressed in the March-a-thon T-Shirt (which will be distributed in classes this week), GEB black athletic shorts, black ANKLE socks, and tennis shoes. You will NOT wear your marching shoes as they are not designed to take a 5K concrete beating. At inspection, you’ll be checked for the following:
Correct uniform (see above)
Flip folder
Instrument (polished, working order, good reed, etc)

*bottled water will be provided throughout the day. You will NOT need to bring your GEB water bottles.

Inspection will be promptly at 8:15am. After inspection, we’ll line up in the parade block out by Dogwood and step off right at 9:00am. We perform the first leg of the MAT by marching over to Waterview, then back to the high school for a short break. The second leg takes us over to Cottonwood and then back to the high school. The 5K march should last from 9:00am to roughly 12:00pm-12:30ish. After the march, we’ll put instruments away and enjoy some outstanding snacks to celebrate the end of another successful March-a-thon!
We anticipate that students will be ready for pickup by 12:45pm. We’ll keep everyone updated throughout the day via the GEB twitter feed. Follow us at @RHSGEB!
TMEA All-Region Music FREE Clinic Opportunities
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will be doing a FREE clinic from 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM for bassoon, saxophone and trombone (11th-12th grade ONLY) on the All-Region music (area/state) on Saturday, September 16th. Please click the link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register. Only 25 spots will be available for each instrument, so sign-up ASAP! Just think of all of the fun on this day – GEB March-A-Thon in the morning and All-Region clinic in the afternoon!
Sign up link:
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 (9th-12th grade) on the All-Region music (area/state) on Saturday, September 23rd. Please click the link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register.

Sign up link:

Upcoming Events

09/19 – RHS Picture Day
09/28 – RHS vs Pearce

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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