TWIGEB (09/24/18-09/29/18)

Hello GEB,

First, congratulations to all who auditioned for the TMEA Jazz All-Region Band. In addition, congratulations to Jacob Watson for placing in the ensemble.

Furthermore, the Wind Symphony has been named a 2018 National Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors Project sponsored by the Foundation for Music Education! The Mark of Excellence had 279 entries from all over the nation and Richardson High School was the only National Winner in RISD and one of only 10 across the US! The pieces entered were Hammersmith and Danzon No. 2 from last year’s UIL program.

2018 National Wind Band Honors Results

Below you will find all of the details for this week (09/24/18-09/29/18). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.


You can email Alison Reiff-Martin, our March-a-thon coordinator at, to see where you stand! More information regarding March-a-thon at the end of this email.

Dallas County Assembly Performance 09/25/18

The GEB Drumline will be performing at the Dallas County Assembly for seniors on Tuesday, September 25th during 3rd period. Students will be blocked for 2nd and 3rd period.

Grades 09/28/18
The UIL eligibility report will be released THIS Friday, September 28th. Parents and students – please check FOCUS everyday and make sure to be in constant communication with teachers. EVERYONE MUST PASS!
Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 09/28/18
As a reminder, we will rehearse in the STADIUM on game days. 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 Fireball).
Richardson vs WT White 09/28/18 (Away)
The fourth football game of the year is this Friday, September 28th 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 our Full Uniform this week.

Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Fireball (w/cut)
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Eagles Nest – Golden Chick)
Inspection: 5:15 PM
Depart: 5:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Loos Sports Complex
3815 Spring Valley Rd
Addison, TX 75001

FULL UNIFORM: GEB compression shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, LONG black socks and marching shoes. You will received your GEB compression shirt in classes this week.
Inspection Lines

Call time for students to meet in inspection lines is 5:15 PM (Band Hall). If a student fails inspection, the student will report to Mr. Marquez after the football game and will be assigned duties for the band during that time.

We should be returning around 11:15 PM (EST). As always, we 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 hang their uniform CORRECTLY and place shoes in the shoe rack outside of the uniform room.

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!

March-a-thon 09/29/18

The annual March-a-thon Fundraiser is this Saturday, September 29th. Please see below for details:

You will arrive dressed in the March-a-thon T-Shirt (which will be distributed after school on Monday), 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
? Lyre
? 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 will perform the first leg of the MAT by marching over to Waterview, then back to the high school for a short break (snacks provided). 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-a-thon, the top 10 earners will get to pie their director of choice to celebrate the end of another successful March-a-thon!

We anticipate that students will be ready for pickup by 12:45pm. We will keep everyone updated throughout the day via the GEB twitter feed. Follow us at @RHSGEB!

March-a-thon Prizes

Here is what is in store for all who attain a donations for our upcoming March-a-thon on September 29th:

TOP 10 earners will get to pie ALL DIRECTORS on the day of March-a-thon. You will also receive a crown to wear throughout the day!
TOP PARTICIPATING SECTION will earn a pizza party!
EVERY STUDENT who gets a donation will receive a Dairy Queen coupon for either a FREE ice cream cone or hamburger!
EVERY STUDENT who gets a donation will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts coupon for a FREE donut!

Again, please use the link below to email out to everyone you know. You can also turn in cash and/or checks (RABC) to the band safe. To receive credit, make sure donors put your name. If you are turning in money and/or checks to the band safe, place in an envelope and put your name on it.

Upcoming Events

10/02 – West JH Football Game (Volunteers)
10/02 – RABC Board Meeting
10/04 – Pep Rally/ RHS vs Pearce/ Post Game After Party (Home)
10/05 – Marching Band Rehearsal (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
10/05 – Host UT Longhorn Band (2:30 PM – 5:00 PM)
10/06 – Little Elm Marching Contest (All Day)
10/08 – No Rehearsal
10/09 – Westwood JH Football Game (Volunteers)
10/10 – PSAT (Regular Marching Band Rehearsal)
10/11 – RHS vs Molina (Away)
10/12 – No Rehearsal (Tutoring)
10/13 – Desoto Marching Contest (All Day)

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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