TWIGEB (11/04/18-11/10/18)

Hello GEB,

Congrats to our secondary marchers who marched this evening – way to go! Please see below for details this week (11/04/18-11/10/18). Remember there is no school on November 6th – please know your specific ensemble’s sectional schedule (based on emails sent by your director).

DEADLINE for Lone Star Youth Winds 11/04/18 (OPTIONAL)

The link below provides information regarding the Lone Star Youth Winds. Auditions for the ensemble will be held on Sunday, November 11th at J.J. Pearce High School.  The application form can be found on their website and the deadline to apply is this Sunday, November 4th.

The 2018-2019 LSYW Concert Season features:

• Collaboration with the Lone Star Wind Orchestra
• Performing under the baton of Guest Conductors
• An opportunity to Solo with the Lone Star Youth Winds as a concerto contest winner.
• Concerts:  March 2 at the Moody Performance Hall and May 11 at the Eisemann Center

The Lone Star Youth Winds is made up of 80 brass, woodwind and percussion students chosen from the most talented in the DFW area!

Last year, Richardson High School had 11 students be a part of this AMAZING group! Furthermore, we have had the concerto winner or concerto runner-up the last three years (Anna Fitzgerald 2017-2018, Christopher Finch 2016-2017, Austin Townsend 2015-2016).

The audition material for the ensemble is your all-region music; rehearsals occur on Sunday afternoons. Tuition is $425 BUT aide is available! I hope that you all consider auditioning.

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 11/09/18

As a reminder, we will rehearse in the STADIUM. Remember to bring your flip folder stuffed with this week’s drill team tune (which happens to be Old Time Rock and Roll).

RHS vs Lake Highlands (HOME – SENIOR NIGHT) 11/09/18

The tenth football game of the year is this Friday, November 9th and its a HOME 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.
Game Details
Drill Team Tune: Old Time Rock and Roll
Dinner Served: 4:10 PM (Jason’s Deli)
Inspection: 5:30 PM
Tailgate: 6:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Eagle/Mustang Stadium
1250 W. Belt Line Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

Inspection Lines

Call time for students to meet in inspection lines is 5:30 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.

FULL UNIFORM: GEB Compression Shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, LONG black socks and marching shoes. Guard – Show Uniform

At the conclusion of the game, everyone will hang their uniform CORRECTLY and place shoes in the shoe rack outside of the uniform room. Once this is complete you may head over to the optional after party.

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!

Senior Night Information
The time is almost here! Each year, we gather together on the final home game of the season to pay tribute and express our appreciation to the Senior Class. This year’s senior night will be held on Friday, Nov. 9th at the Richardson vs Lake Highlands game. There will be three portions to the Senior Night recognitions: Pre-Game, Halftime and Post Game. Please see the information below for details about each.

All of the seniors have been filling out their information during classes this week for the recognition portion of Friday’s game.


As is tradition, there will be a Senior Parent portion of the Pep-Rally on Nov. 9th where you will have the opportunity to “perform” proudly before the RHS Community. Unlike the Pre-Game ceremony, the Pep-Rally portion is completely optional but due to the comedy it brings us all, highly encouraged. The last rehearsal for parents will be on November 7th at 6:30 PM in one if the RHS gyms.


As we have done the last several years, all organizations will recognize its Seniors in the same manner at the Pre-Game ceremony.

Each Senior band member, accompanied by parents (or guardians) will be recognized at Pre-Game. Seniors and parents will begin to line up at the south end zone at 6:30pm. The presentation will start around 6:55pm. All Band Seniors and parents will line up in alphabetical order (by last name) and prepare to be escorted down the field. Parents and Seniors will walk down the field together, stop at the 50 and then walk between the Eaglettes and Cheerleaders before lining up on the track. After everyone from all of the organizations have been recognized, Seniors will be dismissed to join the band in the stands.

Band parents – please arrive at 6:15 PM to enjoy our last tailgate (outside of the band hall), then head to the south end zone to start lining up. Please wear a Band T-Shirt, polo or some other kind of GEB gear.


Before the start of the show, seniors will come to the front of the field to meet the drum majors for the Senior Salute.

The announcement of the Band Beau and Sweetheart will occur at halftime as well.

Post Game

After the game, we will play the fight song and Alma Mater and do the full dismissal, after which you will be released to the field to participate in the Senior Walk. The Senior Walk takes place roughly 5-10 minutes after the completion of the game and you will have no problem getting to the field from the stands in time.

We’re all looking forward to another great Senior Night!

Saturday, November 10th: 9th Grade All-Region (more details to come)

9th Grade All-Region Auditions will be held at North Mesquite High School on November 10th and transportation IS provided. ALL 9th graders that have been communicated with during classes will be required to audition. The director(s) reserve the right to prevent a student from attending the audition based on the preparation of the music. All students personally registered last week during their classes. The region audition fee is $14. Please submit payment by 5:00 PM on November 9th to the band safe. You can pay with cash, money order or check (made out to RABC).

Upcoming Events

11/11 – Flute, Oboe, Clarinet Region Masterclass (LHHS) 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
11/13 – Oboe Region Masterclass (RHS) 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
11/14 – Spring Trip Commitment Form/$100 Down Payment Due
11/14 – Spring Percussion Auditions Day 1
11/15 – Spring Percussion Auditions Day 2
11/27 – RABC Board Meeting
12/01 – High School All-Region Phase 1 Auditions
12/01 – RISD Holiday Parade
12/03 – High School All-Region Phase 2 Auditions

Spring Trip (Corpus Christi) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/14/18

See the TWGEB email for the 2019 spring trip information; 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 14th 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.
Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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