TWIGEB (03/26/18-03/31/18) AND Spring Trip Bus/Room Sign-up Information

Hello GEB,

Below you will find the details for this week (03/26/18-03/31/18). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Evening of Jazz Concert, Dinner and Silent Auction Recap

Wow! What an amazing performance. Thank you to all of our parents and students involved with the event. Such a great treat!

Winter Guard Results (Marcus High School)

Congratulations to our Varsity Winter Guard as they traveled to Marcus High School and placed 3rd at Championships!
Beginner Drive Recap

Thank you to all of the students who helped with our first beginner drive! You all were so welcoming and helpful. Please submit your service hours (5) to get approved.

Colorguard Recruiting Tour 03/26/18

All guard members will be performing at West and Westwood on Monday, March 26th. Students will be blocked from 1st-5th period. Students will load at 8:45 am and leave at 9:00 am. Varsity should arrive in full costume or plan to get to the school early to get ready. JV – please wear your color guard shirts. Lunch will be at Jason’s Deli in between performances; please bring money.

For more details contact Ms. Maldonado at

Spring Trip Bus/Room Sign-up 03/26/18

Students – on Monday after school, you will find TWO spring trip 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 your bus and room assignment With that being 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 Wednesday, March 28th.
Sign-up for 1 of 3 charter buses.
Sign-up for a room. You are not welcome to “cross pollinate” and create a room mixed with boys and girls. Each room will have 5 students. Check the number of lines provided; DO NOT ADD LINES TO A ROOM. Be sure to think through your groups prior to signing-up.

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 for any questions regarding outstanding balances.

Dress Rehearsals

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

03/26/18 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/27/18 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)
03/27/18 – Wind Symphony Dress Rehearsal (4:30 PM – 6:30 PM)

Marching Percussion Clinic 03/28/18

This Wednesday, March 28th, will be the first 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 03/29/18

All family and friends are invited to our Pre-UIL Concert on Thursday, March 29th. 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 two 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
Larry Doran – Director of Bands @ Midlothian High School

Upcoming Events

04/02/18 – Wind Symphony Clinic (Jeff Bradford)
04/03/18 – Board Meeting: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
04/03/18 – Mandatory Spring Meeting: 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM
04/05/18 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal
04/07/18 – Beginner Drive #2 (Volunteers)
04/10/18 – Concert Band/Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsals
04/12/18 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal
04/14/18 – Dallas Winds Festival Windband Invitational – WS @ Meyerson
04/14/18 – RHS 5K Performance
04/16/18 – CB/SB/SW Dress Rehearsals
04/17/18 – UIL/Symphonic Winds and Wind Symphony PM Rehearsals
04/18/18 – UIL/Wind Symphony PM Rehearsal
04/19/18 – UIL/Symphonic Band and Concert Band PM Rehearsals
04/20/18 – Leave for Spring Trip (San Antonio)
04/23/18 – Return from Spring Trip

Parents and students – please note that our required spring trip meeting will held on Tuesday, April 3rd from 7:45 PM-8:45 PM in the RHS Band Hall. We will be talking about trip information, expectations and itinerary.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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