TWIGEB (11/11/18-11/17/18)

Hello GEB,

Please see below for details this week (11/11/18-11/17/18):

Marching Band Season Recap
Thank you to all of the students and parents for a wonderful marching season! Special thanks goes to the seniors who have given 4 years of dedication to the program – we truly appreciate you! The GEB had beautiful performances and finished off the year with the following recognitions:
Little Elm Classic on the Lake Marching Contest – 4th place
Region 3 UIL Marching Contest – straight superior ratings
Advanced to the Area C Marching Contest

TMEA 9th Grade All-Region Results

It was a great day for the GEB at the 9th Grade All-Region auditions! Thank you to ALL of the freshmen who represented RHS and performed this past Saturday.

Furthermore, congratulations to the following students:

Juliana Larimer – 6th chair (Flute)
Abdullah Alhasoon – 8th chair (Clarinet)
Nathan Campbell – 1st chair (Oboe)
Aayah Ramadan – 3rd chair (Bass Clarinet)
Will Zhao – 2nd chair (Alto Saxophone)
Matthew Hock – 1st chair (Tenor Saxophone)
Jose Aguilar – 7th chair (Trumpet)
Leila Reynolds – 11th chair (Trumpet)
Thomas Hogan – 9th chair (French Horn)
Ethan Rhoades – 9th chair (Tenor Trombone)
Josh Holsenbeck – 5th chair (Euphonium)
Mitchell Parks – 1st chair (Tuba)


Giselle Yanez – 1st alternate (Clarinet)
Samuel Morales – 5th alternate (Clarinet)
Irene Lewis – 8th alternate (Clarinet)
Wyatt Tinsley – 2nd alternate (Bari Saxophone)
Katherine McKenzie – 1st alternate (Trumpet)
Gwendolyn Jones – 5th alternate (French Horn)
Ian O’Pry – 7th alternate (Tenor Trombone)

RHS had the 3rd most placed students in the entire region, which consists of 20 high schools! The Region Band Clinic and Concert will be on January 17 and 18 at Forney HS/North Forney HS (details to come in the spring semester)

Spring Trip (Corpus Christi) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($100) Due 11/14/18
Attached you will find the 2019 spring trip information once again; 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.
High School All-Region Masterclasses
Flute/Oboe/Clarinet Masterclass – Sunday, Nov. 11th
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Lake Highlands High School)

Oboe Masterclass – Tuesday, Nov. 13th
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Richardson High School)

Euphonium/Tuba Masterclass – Tuesday, Nov. 13th
4:45 PM – 6:15 PM (Richardson High School)

Flute Masterclass – Thursday, Nov. 15th
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM (Richardson High School)

Upcoming Events

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
12/04 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal
12/05 – Symphonic Band Dress Rehearsal
12/06 – Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsal
12/10 – Symphonic Winds Dress Rehearsal
12/11 – Concert Band Dress Rehearsal
12/11 – Basketball Game Performance
12/12 – Winter Concert
12/13 – Fitness Gram Day 1
12/14 – Fitness Gram Day 2
12/15 – Area Session Help #1

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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