TWIGEB (10/28/19-11/02/19)

Hello GEB,

The Golden Eagle Band earned straight superior ratings at the Region 3 UIL Marching Contest/Assessment and have completed their competitive portion of the season! Congratulations!

As reminder, we will rehearse ONLY on Friday mornings for the remainder of the football games.

Below you will find all of the details for this week (10/28/19-11/02/19). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Concert Season Information 10/29/19

Now that we have completed our competitive marching season, we will start transitioning into concert season! Here’s what that looks like:

?   If you are in Wind Symphony, we will have 8:20 AM rehearsals.
?   For all winds, we will begin sectionals starting this week as mentioned in your classes. Sectionals occur once a week either before or after school at a schedule agreed upon between the section and the director. This is to help prepare us for the upcoming Winter Concert and All-Region Band auditions.

Communication will primarily be sent out by the ensemble director. All questions and/or concerns should be addressed there first.
All-Region Masterclasses 10/29/19 and 10/30/19
The first round of all-region masterclasses start this week. These classes will meet after school from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM and are to aide students in their all-region music. They are require for Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds and Symphonic Band; they are highly recommended for Concert Band. Please see below for dates:

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

Richardson vs Berkner Volleyball Performance 10/29/19

The GEB will be performing at the Richardson vs Lake Highlands (Senior Night) Volleyball Game on Tuesday, October 29th. This event is optional, except for drumline. Food will be provided! Event should conclude by 8:30 PM. Mr. Marquez will be providing 3 hours of service for students who are needing them.

Northwood Hills Elementary Red Ribbon Performance 10/30/19

Call Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 10:30 AM
Attire: Water’s Edge Show Shirt

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 11/01/19

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 James Bond).
Richardson vs Duncanville 11/01/19 (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: James Bond
Dinner Served: Eagle’s Nest (Canes Chicken)
Inspection: 5:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Panther Stadium
900 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Duncanville, TX 75116

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.

RISD Spirit Run 11/02/19

This event is required for all leadership/drumline and highly recommended for anyone who needs service hours. Transportation will be on your own.

Saturday, November 2nd @ Galatyn Park

7:15 AM – Band hall opens (if student needs to grab instrument)
7:45 AM – Meet at the appropriate designated school spirit stop (this will be communicated once this information is received)
8:00 AM – 1 mile run/fun walk performance
8:30 AM – 5K
9:30 AM – Event concludes

Upcoming Events

11/04 – Spring Trip Deposit/Commitment Form Due
11/04 – Westwood Football Game (Westwood Alumni Volunteers)
11/05 – Student Holiday
11/08 – RHS vs Lake Highlands
11/12 – RABC Board Meeting
11/13 – Concert Percussion Auditions
11/14 – Fall of Fame Breakfast Performance
11/14 – Concert Percussion Auditions
11/16 – 9th Grade All-Region Auditions

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

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

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

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

In the TWIGEB email 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 (checks made out to RABC). 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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