TWIGEB (04/20/20-04/25/20)

Happy Monday GEB! 

Below you will find all of the details for this week (04/20/20-04/25/20).

Your assignments for this week will come from your primary band director. Please see information on Google Classroom and/or email. Percussion – refer to Mr. Schmuck’s email for your assignment. You will also complete the marching video google form assignment.

Drum Major Zoom Help Sessions

If you are auditioning for Drum Major for the 2020-2021 school year, we will be having conducting help sessions on the following days this week:

Tuesday, April 21st (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)

Thursday, April 23rd (2:00 PM-3:00 PM)

Please attend help sessions only if you are auditioning for drum major.

Senior Zoom Weekly Meeting

We will be having our weekly senior meeting on Wednesday at 3:00 PM.

Please attend meeting only if you are senior.

Woodwind and Brass Audition Information

If you are a percussionist, Mr. Schmuck will be in contact with you all. Please disregard information below.

How will band auditions work for woodwinds and brass?

Just like your assignments these past few weeks, audition videos will be submitted through Flipgrid ( under Band Auditions and will be due by 11:59 PM of your original audition date. Video submissions will be kept private. You will submit one video with all of the portions of the audition in the following order:

Articulation Exercise with metronome at quarter note = 80bpm, 110bpm OR 132 bpm. Again, you will only pick one tempo, not all three. If you do not have a metronome, type in the word metronome on Google or download a free app.
Two Major Scales and Chromatic scale from your lowest to highest note that can be played successfully (no met). Major scales will be emailed next Monday, April 27th. Make sure to be working on all of them at the moment.
Prepared Etude (no met)

If Flipgrid does not work for you, please let Mr. Marquez know ( so we can figure out another platform for you to submit your videos. If you need to submit two Flipgrid videos that is okay as well.

A couple of things to mention:

We must be able to see your face and hands in the video.
You must use an audible metronome for the articulation exercise.
Sight-reading will be eliminated from the audition.


Flute/Oboe – Monday, May 4th by 11:59 PM
Clarinet – Tuesday, May 5th by 11:59 PM
Saxophone/Bassoon/Bass Clarinet – Wednesday, May 6th by 11:59 PM
Trumpet/Tuba – Thursday, May 7th by 11:59 PM
French Horn/Euphonium – Tuesday, May 12th by 11:59 PM
Trombone – Wednesday, May 13th by 11:59 PM
Jazz – Friday, May 15th by 11:59 PM (please contact Mr. Schmuck for information)

For your convenience, here is the scoring information, wind audition music and source material.

Scoring Information:

Wind Audition Music:

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

Financial Aid Application Reminder – Due Monday, May 4th

As a reminder, the window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid is 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:

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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