TWIGEB (04/13/20-04/18/20)

Happy Monday GEB! 

The Richardson High School pit orchestra (Urinetown The Musical) has been nominated as a 2020 Best Orchestra by the Dallas Summer Musicals! This is the third time the ensemble has been awarded this nomination (2014, 2017, 2020). You can see a picture of our pit orchestra Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Congratulations to all!

Below you will find all of the details for this week (04/13/20-04/18/20).

Going into this week, you all will have two very easy assignments again! First, you are to practice the articulation exercise at 80 beats per minute and get it performance-ready; you will then post it (WITH METRONOME) on the GEB Flipgrid provided – Percussionists – please post 2 rudiments. As always be professional, wear proper school attire and support one another.

The second assignment is to fill out the following google form:

As a band program, this will help us grow and create a common language to focus on key signatures. Just as before, you’ll be able to follow along very easily.

Both assignments are due on Friday, April 17th by 11:59 PM.

For your convenience, here is the audition music which includes the articulation exercise. Also included is the source material for the music.

Audition Information:

Wind Audition Music:

Audition Music Source Material: Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake, Act 4, No. 29 Finale
Senior Zoom Meeting

On Wednesday we will have a zoom meeting. Please check your email for details.

Spring Trip Refund Reminder

Please see last week’s TWIGEB and email sent earlier today to see how refunds will work. Many of you have not filled out Please fill out the link below (if you have not done so) with your most current address so we can ship out your check accordingly –

As a reminder All checks will be made out to the parent’s name provided, not students. In order to close out the books correctly for the school year, we will not be leaving any amount on the student’s account (except the $315 for the spring trip that was paid).

PLEASE NOTE – students who have outstanding band fees, ranging from registration fees to Chamber Music Festival fees are strongly encouraged to contact our treasurer (parent volunteer) at This is to avoid any surprises on refund checks. Some refunds will not cover outstanding band fees; this means you are not receiving a refund.

Financial Aid Application Reminder – Due Monday, May 4th

Speaking of band fees…

The window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid is now open. You must click on the “submit” button at the end of the application for it to go through. You will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received and processed. A limited amount of financial aid is available to assist students who would otherwise be unable to participate in the Golden Eagle Band due to financial constraints.  Aid will be limited to assistance with either band operations fees OR private lessons scholarships.

All applications must be submitted online by end of day Monday, May 4. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

Key Points To Remember When Applying:

  1. Parents/guardians and students have sections to complete in the application.
  2. Students are required to write an essay describing their goals as a member of the RHS Golden Eagle Band and why they are deserving of the RABC’s investment in them with financial aid.
  3. Parents are required to state why they are seeking financial aid and how it will assist their child.

Link to Financial Aid Application:

If you have any questions, please contact GEB Financial Aid at

Once again, all applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Monday May 4.

Honors Level Reminder (if applicable) – Due Monday, May 4th

Honors Level Band papers (for those who signed-up) are due by Monday, May 4th. Students will observe two past professional performances online (ie YouTube). Documentation of these performances will include a minimum two page critique of each performance.  The paper must be typed 12 point, Times New Roman font, double-spaced and must reflect the writing quality, content, and construction expected of an Honors student. Students must also complete a research paper each semester on a topic approved by Mr. Marquez. The paper must be a minimum of six pages typed 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced, and include a work-cited page.  A minimum of three sources is required.  The paper must reflect the writing quality, content, and construction expected of an Honors student.

Fundraising Opportunities

In case you are interested in sending gifts for upcoming events or are currently using or planning on using the following companies, please see below:

Yankee Candle gifts for Easter, Mothers Day, etc
Prior to spring break we launched our spring fundraiser with hundreds of items including candles, home fragrance, kitchen items, décor and more. Shop online and have it delivered direct to your home. Go to and enter Group #999991383
The Golden Eagle Band will receive up to 45% profit on each item ordered! Sale runs from March 5 to July 8, 2020.

Amazon Smile Account
Make your Amazon purchases go a little further by selecting Richardson High School Area Band Club on Start every purchase at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of each eligible purchase to the GEB!

Shop at Kroger
Every time you shop at Kroger with your loyalty card, the Golden Eagle Band wins! Select Richardson High School Area Band Club Account BK510  for your preferred Community Rewards recipient and a percentage of your shopping proceeds will be sent to the GEB! 

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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