TWIGEB (10/16/17-10/21/17)

Good evening,

Please see below for details this week (10/16/17-10/21/17):

What an AWESOME weekend for the GEB!

The Golden Eagle Band earned 3rd place at the Desoto Classic Marching Contest, helped with the UT/OU bands, hosted our future GEB members and performed in two pep rallies – WAY TO GO!

Regular Rehearsals Continue

We have a week and a half left of competitive marching season before our most important evaluation – UIL. Lets make EVERY rehearsal count!
Richardson vs Berkner Volleyball Performance 10/17/17

The GEB will be performing at the Richardson vs Berkner (Senior Night) Volleyball Game on Tuesday, October 17th. Pizza will be provided! Event should conclude by 8:30 PM. While this event is required, Mr. Marquez will be providing 4 hours of service for students who are needing them.

1st Quarter (9th Week) Grades Released 10/20/17

Grades for the first 9 weeks will be released this Friday, October 20th. All students MUST be passing ALL non-exempt classes to maintain eligibility.

GEB Helps Others Due 10/20/17

The RHS Band Cluster is helping a band program (Park View Intermediate) affected by Hurricane Harvey; items needed include valve oil, cork grease, boxes of reeds, and Standard of Excellence Book 1. Please donate and bring items to Mr. Marquez by Friday, Oct, 20th.

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 10/20/17

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 (007). 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 Lake Highlands (AWAY) 10/20/17

We have another AWAY game coming up this Friday night! As always, full details can be found on the Official Band Calendar at

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.

Game Details

Drill Team Tune: 007
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Burger Island)
Inspection: 5:15 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Wildcat Ram Stadium
9449 Church Rd.
Dallas, TX 75238

FULL UNIFORM: GEB compression shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, LONG black socks and marching shoes.

Guard – Contest Uniform

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 hang their uniform correctly and turn in their shoes.

Parents – As always, 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!

Upcoming Events
Tues, October 24: Spirit Night Fundraiser – See attached flyer
Wed, October 25: Region 3 UIL Marching Contest (evening performance)
Fri, October 27: RHS vs Skyline (Homecoming)
Fri, November 3rd: RHS vs Berkner (Senior Recognition)
Sat, November 4th: RISD Spirit Run (Leadership/Volunteers)

Spring Trip (San Antonio) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/08/17
The 2017 spring trip information was sent out last week; 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 8th 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.
*we will be going to Schlitterbahn and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We NEED and WANT all of you to go!
Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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