TWIGEB (02/03/20-02/08/20)

Hello GEB,

Thank you to all who are volunteered and promoted our Mattress Palooza! Also, congrats to all who are participating in this year’s musical production – Urinetown. For Urinetown tickets, please click the link below

Below you will find all of the details for this week (02/03/20-02/08/20). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Spring Trip Payment #4 Due 02/03/20

The 4th spring trip payment of $200 is due on Monday, February 3rd. By end of the day Monday, students should have paid at least $775 towards their trip. There are quite a few families who are behind; please understand that students will be dropped from the spring trip if payments are not made. We have deadlines that need to be met (airfare, hotels, buses, tickets, etc.) Please turn in payments to the safe ASAP.

RISD Board Recognition (drum majors) 02/03/20

The Golden Eagle Band will be recognized at the RISD Board Meeting on Monday, February 3. Drum majors – please wear dress closes and arrive at 5:45 PM to the Office of Strategy and Engagement at the RISD Administration Building Auditorium (400 S. Greenville Avenue, Richardson, TX 75081). Recognition should conclude by 6:45 PM.

RABC Board Meeting 02/04/20

Parents – our next board meeting is on Tuesday, January 4th at 6:30 PM in the RHS orchestra locker room. With this being Open House, on the same evening, the meeting will conclude by 7:00 PM.

Open House/MAC Preview 02/04/20
The Multipurpose Activity Centers, approved by RISD taxpayers part of Bond 2016, have been completed at three of the high schools. The facilities are used daily by RISD athletics and fine arts students. The RISD community is invited to visit the MAC at open house from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.
The Richardson High School Spring Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm.  This evening runs differently than our fall open house event because we will not be running a bell schedule.  Parents will come and visit with teachers in their classrooms throughout the evening by appointment.  
RISD Chamber Music Festival 02/08/20

Please see attachment regarding CMF included on the TWIGEB email – it provides very important information, including final performance times! Please understand that locations will be different from the past (warm-up room, performance rooms, etc.)

The entry fee was due to the safe two weeks ago. Students should have paid $5 per solo and $5 per person per ensemble Also, if you have not paid your $50 accompanist fee, you need to take care of this at your next rehearsal/performance. Remember this payment goes directly to the accompanist.

All students should have an original copy of their solo and ensemble. Measures should be numbered and name/school should be written on the front page. You will hand this to the room monitor who will hand it to the judge to look at while you perform. Make sure you are ready to introduce yourself, the piece and the composer. Students in an ensemble should elect someone to speak for the group.

Please dress nicely for this performance (Sunday Best). Do not wear jeans, flip flops, or t-shirts.  You want to not only play your best, but look your best.
On the day of the contest, you will want to show up early (approximately 45 minutes before your performance time). This will allow you time to find parking, find your performance room, and warm-up. Check-in at your room prior to your performance time.  Sometimes, rooms are running ahead of schedule and you can perform early.  On the other hand, rooms could also be running behind schedule and you may have more time to warm-up.  After all of your performances have completed, you may leave. You will receive your judges sheets on Monday during your band class.  

Let the directors know if you have any questions. The location for RISD Chamber Music Festival is Lake Highlands High School “H” Building:

1200 White Rock Trail
Dallas, TX 75238

*percussionists will be performing at Richardson High School.

Upcoming Events

02/10 – RISD All Star Band Rehearsal (selected)
02/17 – RISD All Star Band Rehearsal (selected)
02/18 – Concerto Competition (prelims)
02/19 – RISD All Star Band Performance (selected)
02/19 – Shana Tucker Presentation (selected)
02/20 – Concerto Competition (finals)

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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