TWIGEB (10/21/19-10/26/19)

Hello GEB,

Our most important marching evaluation is coming up – UIL!

Below you will find all of the details for this week (10/21/19-10/26/19). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Rehearsal Reminders:
Monday, October 21st: Regular rehearsal of 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 22nd: Regular rehearsal of 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.

Wednesday, October 23rd: No AM rehearsal. Rehearsal will occur at 10:00 AM. See UIL details below. Students will be blocked all day and will come to the band hall at 9:00 AM.

Thursday, October 24th: No rehearsal (due to UIL the night before)
Friday, October 25th: Regular rehearsal as scheduled 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM.
Region 3 UIL Marching Contest 10/23/19
The Region 3 UIL Marching Contest is on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. Details for the contest are below.
Here’s how the blocking situation is working – you fall into one of two situations:
Eligible: ALL Band and Guard students will be blocked all day. You will go to the band hall, grab your instrument, change into rehearsal attire (see below) and head to the stadium.
Ineligible: If you are academically ineligible, you will attend classes as normal and continue to focus on raising those grades so you can get back with us ASAP. You will report to the stadium during that class period.

NO EARLY MORNING REHEARSAL (get your rest, compete at your best)

9:00am: All band students (who are eligible) will meet in the band hall. We will have quick meeting, grab marching shoes, instruments, move to set-up in stadium.
10:00am-11:45am: Stadium Rehearsal wearing the following: GEB black shorts, Compression shirt (you may wear your Water’s Edge shirt over it), LONG black socks and marching shoes
12:00pm: Lunch/load trucks
1:30pm: Change into uniform

2:00pm: Inspection/ you may bring your duffle bag or backpack with a change of clothes if you would like (school appropriate)

2:25pm: Depart for Mesquite Memorial Stadium
4:55pm: Warm-up

5:25pm: Leave Warm-up

5:45pm: Performance
6:15pm: Change out of uniforms/eat dinner (pizza provided)
8:00pm: Arrive @ RHS (ETA)


1) UIL contest happens during the school day and the kids will miss classes in order to attend. Get your school work in advance from your teachers if AT ALL POSSIBLE.
2) Each band only performs once at the UIL Region contest. There are no prelims or finals.
3) Three judges will each give the band a rating on a scale of 1 to 5.
– 1 (Superior) – 2 (Excellent) – 3 (Good) – 4 (Fair) – 5 (Poor)
4) As opposed to the Invitational style contest where bands are competing against each other, at the UIL Region Contest, bands are not ranked against each other. Rather, the bands are each evaluated independently and given a rating based upon the UIL standards. 
5) The band is given an overall rating based on the combination of the three judges scores. For example, if a band gets a 1, 1, 2… that band’s overall rating would be a 1 (called a 1st Division or “Superior” rating).

Parent Info
If you are a parent who is not chaperoning/helping on the field, we NEED you in the stands supporting the band. The location of the contest is:

Mesquite Memorial Stadium 2411 W. Scyene Rd.
Mesquite, Texas 75149

When the band enters the field and the announcer calls our name, we need ALL parents in the stands cheering for the kids!

Parking is free. Admission to the contest is $5.00 for spectators. For our volunteers, UIL only provides us with a set number of total volunteer passes. This means that you should be prepared to pay the $5.00 entry fee just incase we don’t have enough to cover everyone. 

*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.

Please remember that we will NOT have rehearsal Thursday morning.

Westwood Drumline Performance 10/24/19

The Drumline will be performing at the Westwood Pep Rally on October 24th.

Call Time: 2:00 PM – 4:10 PM
Location: Westwood Junior High
Attire: GEB Show Shirt

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 10/25/19

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 Berkner 10/25/19 (HOME – SENIOR NIGHT)
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 (Olive Burger)
Inspection: 5:30 PM
Tailgate: 6:15 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

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

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.

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, Oct. 25th at the Richardson vs Berkner 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. This is all scheduled through the school.


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 your band t-shirt, GEB gear or some other kind of purple clothing.


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.

Please note that due to time constraints, we will only perform a portion of the show.

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!

Upcoming Events
?10/28 – Sectionals Begin
10/29 – All-Region Masterclasses Begin
10/29 – Senior Night Volleyball Game Performance (Volunteers)
10/30 – Northwood Hills Drumline 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
11/12 – RABC Board Meeting

Masterclass Schedule (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM).

All round of classes are require for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band; they are highly recommended for Concert Band.

Round 1

Oct 29th – Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone/Bass Trombone
Oct 30th – Euphonium/Tuba

Round 2

November 12th – Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, French Horn, Euphonium/Tuba
November 14th – Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet

Round 3

November 18th – Oboe, Bassoon
November 20th – French Horn
November 21st – Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet
December 2nd – Trombone/Bass Trombone

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

Please see TWIGEB for 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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