TWIGEB (10/14/19-10/19/19)

Hello GEB,

Congratulations on 7th place (out of 26 bands) at the McKinney ISD Marching Invitational both after Prelims and Finals. To make finals in a stacked contest with SO many great band programs is a huge testimony to your work this year – just outstanding!

Below you will find all of the details for this week (10/14/19-10/19/19). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule. 

Jazz All-State Taping  10/17/19

The Jazz All State Taping will occur on Thursday, October 17th. The auditions will once again take place at North Mesquite High School in the orchestra room and will have staggered start times for each section. The recording times are as follows:

Trumpets 4:30-5:30 PM

Saxophones 5:30-6:30 PM

Trombones 6:30-7:30 PM

Rhythm Section 7:30-9:00 PM

A few reminders about the audition:

  • Each student must bring $10 cash for recording. Your fee must be paid in full to record.
  • All three etudes will be performed in their entirety. Octave options are at the discretion of the student.
  • All students will improvise on “C Minor Blues” (Track 20 on CD)

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information – 10/18/19

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 Disco Inferno). 

Richardson vs Skyline 10/18/19 (AWAY)

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: Disco Inferno

Dinner Served: Eagle’s Nest (Tacos Y Mas)

Inspection: 5:30 PM 

Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Forester Stadium 

8233 Military Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75227

FULL UNIFORM: GEB compression shirt, GEB black athletic shorts, LONG black socks, white gloves, GEB purple water bottle and marching shoes. 

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. 

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!

Students who are academically ineligible may not (by state law) be anywhere near the band during the contest. This includes but not limited to: traveling, sitting or eating (contest meals) with the band. Failure to abide by this rule could result is loss of UIL status for the entire program.

Upcoming Events

10/23 – UIL Region 3 Marching Contest

10/24 – No Marching Rehearsal

10/25 – RHS vs Berkner (Pep Rally/Senior Night)
10/29 – All-Region Masterclasses

10/29 – Senior Night Volleyball Game Performance

11/01 – RHS vs Duncanville (Away)

11/02 – RISD Spirit Run

11/04 – Westwood Football Game (Westwood Alumni Volunteers)

11/05 – Student Holiday

11/08 – RHS vs Lake Highlands

Spring Trip Information Packet 2020 (Disney/Universal Studios) – Commitment Trip Form and NON-REFUNDABLE down payment ($175) Due 11/04/19

Attached (once again) you will find the 2020 spring trip information to Orlando Florida – Disney/Universal Studios! The packet includes brief information of the trip, payment schedule, TEA excused classes and trip commitment form. The Trip Commitment Form is due to the band safe by November 4th along with your first non-refundable payment of $175. 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.

Want to be considered for a spring trip chaperone? Please click the link below:

The Spring Trip Information Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:30 PM in the RHS Ball. Student and parent/legal guardian must be present.

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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