TWIGEB (03/19/18-03/24/18)

Hello GEB,

I hope everyone had a wonderful break! Below you will find the details for this week (03/19/18-03/24/18). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.
Winterguard Results (Wakeland High School)
Congratulations to both of our Winterguard teams – Varsity placed 2nd and JV placed 4th at Wakeland High School.
AP Arts Young Master

Anna Fitzgerald was recognized as AP Arts Young Master for her composition, Per Amore, at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Howard Dunn Concerto Competition Results

Concert Band Winner – Chandler Craig
Symphonic Band Winner – Benjamin Sykora
Symphonic Winds Winner – Micah Pressler

9th-10th Division
1st Place – Ben DiGennaro
1st Runner-up – Lexie Wolff
2nd Runner-up – Reghan Barnett

11th-12th Division

1st Place – Anna Fitzgerald
1st Runner-up – Nicholas Lemon
2nd Runner-up – Marcus Sykora

Dress Rehearsals/Clinics

There are dress rehearsals/clinics in preparation for our upcoming Pre-UIL Concert. Please see schedule below:

03/20/18 – Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/21/18 – Wind Symphony Clinic (Paula Crider: 7:30 AM – 9:50 AM)
03/22/18 – Symphonic Band Clinic (Lynne Jackson: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/22/18 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/23/18 – Concert Band Clinic (Jeff Bradford: 3rd period)

Winter Guard Exhibitions/ Contests

03/21/18 – RISD Showcase – Lake Highlands High School
03/24/18 – Winter Guard Varsity Championships – Marcus High School

For more details contact Ms. Maldonado at

Evening of Jazz Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction 03/23/18

There is still time to join the fun!  “Concert only (no meal or reserved seat)” tickets are still available at the door ($10).

Date/Time: Friday, March 23rd , 7:00pm-10:00pm
Location: Spring Valley United Methodist Church
Dinner: Catered by Razzoo’s

Beginner Drive #1 03/24/18

On Saturday, March 24th, 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!

Upcoming Events

03/26/18 – Cologuard Recruiting Tour
03/26/18 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/27/18 – SB/SW Dress Rehearsals (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/28/18 – Marching Percussion Clinic (5:30 PM – 8:30)
03/29/18 – Pre-UIL Concert (7:00 PM – Larry Doran/John Alstrin)
03/30/18 – NO SCHOOL
04/03/18 – Mandatory Spring Meeting
04/04/18 – Board Meeting

Parents and students – please note that our required spring trip meeting will held on Tuesday, April 3rd in the RHS Band Hall. We will be talking about trip information, expectations and itinerary.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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