TWIGEB (08/27/18-09/01/18)

Hello GEB,

Thank you for a great showcase of the Golden Eagle Band at the Family Picnic this past Wednesday! Wind Symphony – thank you for taking time out of your day to help with the RWJH Region Masterclasses.

Below you will find all of the details for this week (08/27/18-09/01/18). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Regular Rehearsals Continue
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Monday)
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM (Tuesday-Friday)

Please note one important upcoming exception below:

Monday, Sept 3rd: No rehearsal – Labor Day


Students – have you completed ALL of your school assignments this week? If not, stop what you are doing and get your school work done! Remember NO ZEROS.

Random information:

With 225 students in the program, we want prevent the spread of any viruses or sicknesses as much as we can this season.

Parents – please have your child start taking Vitamin C and drinking orange juice/lemon water daily (if possible). Flu shots are also HIGHLY recommended.

Students – please remember to wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer periodically. Also, only drink water from YOUR water bottle.

Movement I Pass-offs Start Monday
Wind players – as discussed this past week, we will be passing-off Movement I starting Monday, August 27th. Please practice your music and visuals the way we have rehearsed it. The click track emailed to you. You must pass it off with a 100 by Thursday, August 30th.

Marching Band Item Distribution
Students – you will be receiving purchased items this week (specifically your GEB black shorts).
Leadership – please be available to help organize and distribute items. More details to come.

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information
Each week on game days, we will rehearse in the STADIUM. The Eaglettes will also join us on this day. This is especially important to note because ALL woodwinds, brass and drumline students must remember to bring their flip folder stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (which happens to be We Got The Beat).

Richardson vs Nimitz (Away)

The first football game of the year is this Friday, August 31st and its an AWAY game! 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. Please note that this is only for those who signed up for the Football Game Meal Plan. It will be a fast turn around, so you must move quickly! The schedule for the night is below. Please note that we’ll be wearing the Summer Uniform this week.

Game Details
Drill Team Tune: We Got The Beat
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Eagles Nest – Jason’s Deli)
Inspection: 5:00 PM
Depart for Williams Stadium: 5:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Ellis Stadium
600 E 6th St
Irving, TX 75060

Summer Uniform: GEB Danza de La Rosa shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, black ANKLE socks, marching shoes.
Guard – Tank and Black Leggings

Inspection Lines

Call time for students to meet in inspection lines is 5:00 PM (Band Hall). The purpose of inspection lines is to make sure students are READY with everything that they need.

If a student fails inspection, the student will report to Mr. Marquez after a football game and will be assigned duties for the band during that time. 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 non-clean, 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
has the incorrect “show hair”
is not clean-shaven (boys)
hangs uniform incorrectly (after games/competitions)

*these rules are in place to allow for students to look uniformed, help us with the maintenance of the uniforms and disseminate information efficiently.

We should be returning around 11:15 PM (EST). I will send out a message through Twitter announcing that we are on our way home. This will also show up on the GEB website Twitter feed.
Upon return, everyone will turn in their shoes and place them in the shoe rack outside of 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!


This is your friendly reminder that in order to help raise money to support the band, ALL Golden Eagle Band members will participate in our annual 5K March-a-thon on September 29th. We will march and play through the Richardson High School neighborhood!

To help maintain the LOWEST BAND FEES IN THE ENTIRE REGION, provide scholarships, hire some of the best marching band arrangers/drill writers, etc., we ask that EVERY Golden Eagle Band member obtain a minimum of $250 in pledges. We are also soliciting donations from our RHS neighbors AND local businesses. We hope all of our RHS neighbors will come out and support the band. The band will also be accepting donations the morning of the event.

Donation details: The band accepts cash and checks made payable to the Richardson Area Band Club (RABC).

If someone does not live in the area, they can donate by sending it to P. O. Box 832919, Richardson TX 75083-2919.

Parents/Students: Please click on the links below (packet, individual files, sign up genius) for all details. Remember you must secure $250. Students should place all donations in the band safe (located by director’s offices) at any time before September 10th. Receipt and company logos (in vector format) are to be sent to by September 10th for placement on the t-shirt. Again, please make checks payable to RABC.

RHS March-A-Thon 2019

Once you secure a Corporate Sponsor, please email Alison Reiff-Martin at and let her know the level of sponsorship.


– Corporate Sponsorship money and vector file (for t-shirt and/or banner): DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th

Private Lessons

If you have not started private lessons, please get in contact with our wonderful lesson teachers ASAP. Lessons are $18 for a 30 minute, 1 on 1 lesson that can occur before school, during your band class or after school. Lessons should not be scheduled during marching rehearsals. Please click link below for contact information to the lesson staff:

TMEA All-Region Music FREE Clinic Opportunities
Brookhaven Sax Day – 09/01/18

Brookhaven College will be doing a FREE clinic from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM for all saxophone students (9th-12th grade) on the All-Region JAZZ AND CLASSICAL Music (area/state) on Saturday, September 1st. Please see below for details:

Sax Day” 2018 is an annual event to bring together all high school saxophonists who are interested in reaching high success through the Texas All- State audition process. The first of its kind — Sax Day reaches out statewide to help high school saxophonists become stronger musicians through covering audition etudes, saxophone repertoire, and how to prepare for college auditions as a music major. In its 9th year of conception — the track record of successful students is very high with many past Texas All-State Saxophonists…including over a dozen 1st and 2nd chairs in both Jazz and Classical. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Co-hosted by Roy Allen, Jr. (Brookhaven College/Texas Woman’s University) and David Dees (Texas Tech University) — Sax Day is FREE and open to the public. Jazz clinicians are Matt Sawyer (Former member of the UNT One O’ Clock Lab Band), Rob Rose (Rebel Alliance Jazz Band and Dallas area private teacher) and other guest clinicians (TBA).

Guest Performances by:

Texas Tech University Aruna Saxophone Quartet
Guest Clinicians Recitals

Date: Saturday, Sept. 1st
Location: Brookhaven College (D203/208 – D building)
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What to Bring: Saxophone and tryout music


9 a.m. – TMEA All-State Jazz Etudes/Improvisation
10:30- TMEA All-State Classical Etudes (Part 1) Masterclass
Noon – Lunch
1 p.m. – Recital Concert
2:30 p.m. – TMEA All-State Classical Etude (Part 2)/Repertoire Masterclass
4 p.m. – Q/A Session with clinicians

You do not have to play your saxophone to participate in Sax Day — sax player observers are welcome to attend. On the other hand — if you are a high school sax student who is interested in playing in one of the master class sessions for other students — please notify Roy Allen, Jr. at with student’s name/grade/high school/private teacher’s or band director’s name by Sunday, August 26th.

UT Tyler – 09/01/18

The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) will be doing a FREE clinic from 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM for all instruments (9th-12th grade) on the All-Region JAZZ Music (area/state) on Saturday, September 1st. Please click the link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register.

UT Tyler – 09/08/18

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 CLASSICAL Music (area/state) on Saturday, September 8th. Please click the link below for information regarding times, location, required materials and how to register.

For information on both UT Tyler Workshops – click link below:

Upcoming Events

09/03 – No Rehearsal (Labor Day)
09/07 – RHS vs Samuell (Away)
09/08 – March-a-thon Distribution Flyer #1 (Leadership)
09/11 – RABC Board Meeting
09/14 – Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade, RHS vs Garland
09/19 – Early Release Day
09/21 – March-a-thon Flyer Distribution #2 ?09/22 – Plano Drumline Competition

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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