TWIGEB (11/04/19-11/09/19)

Hello GEB,

The National Band Association has selected the Richardson High School Band as a 2019 Program of Excellence Southwestern Division Winner. The directors will be recognized at the NBA general membership meeting at the 73rd Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference on December 19th. Congratulations – We are so proud of you GEB!

Below are just a few of your accomplishments this year (extending to last spring):

2019 Mark of Excellence National Winner
2019 Dallas Winds Windband Festival Grand Champion
2019 UIL Marching, Concert and Sight-reading Sweepstakes Program
2019 Best Communities for Music Education
2019 NBA Program of Excellence Southwestern Division Winner

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

Below you will find all of the details for this week (11/04/19-11/09/19). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule. Thank you (especially to our drumline) for performing at the Westwood Junior High pep rally, Richardson High School volleyball game, Northwood Hills Elementary Red Ribbon event, Richardson High School football game, and RISD Spirit Run. What you do for our school, district and community is EXTREMELY important!

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

Attached you will find the 2020 spring trip information to Orlando Florida – Disney/Universal Studios once again! 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.

Westwood JH Football Game Performance (Alumni ONLY) – 11/04/19

Date: 11/04/19
Time: 4:45pm – 7:30pm
Attire – Water’s Edge Show Shirt

This is a voluntary event; 3 service hours will be provided. Space is limited. Please use the link below to sign up:

No School/Rehearsal 11/05/19

There is no school/rehearsal on November 5th due to student holiday. Please use this time to practice your all-region and winter concert music.

Friday Morning Rehearsal/Drill Team Information 11/08/19

Each week on game days, we will rehearse in the MAC. 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 again).
Richardson vs Lake Highlands 11/08/19 (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 (Jason’s Deli)
Inspection: 5:30 PM
Kickoff: 7:30 PM

Wildcat-Ram Stadium
9449 Church Rd.
Dallas, TX 75238

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 game. This includes but not limited to: traveling, sitting, playing with the band. Failure to abide by this rule could result is loss of UIL status for the entire program for the following year.

Upcoming Events

11/12 – RABC Board Meeting
11/13 – Concert Percussion Auditions
11/14 – Fall of Fame Breakfast Performance
11/14 – Concert Percussion Auditions
11/15 – 9th Grade All-Region Entry Fee Due (if applicable, $15 to band safe)
11/16 – 9th Grade All-Region Auditions
11/20 – RISD Chamber Music Festival Solos/Ensembles Due

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

All classes are require for members in Wind Symphony, Symphonic Winds and 9th graders/auditioning 10th-12th graders in 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

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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