TWIGEB (05/04/20-05/09/20) – PLEASE READ!!!

Happy Monday GEB! 

Below you will find all of the details for this week (05/04/20-05/09/20).

Students- We will not have anymore assignments (excluding guard who has one more) for the rest of the school year. Instead, please do the following items below that apply:

Check FOCUS and submit any missing assignments ASAP
Practice/submit your audition videos – AUDITIONS START TODAY, MAY 4th
Submit financial aid application – DUE TODAY, MAY 4th
Submit honor band papers – DUE TODAY, MAY 4th
All Percussion, color guard, captain and drum major leadership applicants – please sign up for an interview time for Friday, May 8th:
Practice/submit your leadership videos by May 11th
Work on senior skit, senior speech and submit senior info by May 18th


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)

If you are a percussionist, please see email from Mr. Schmuck. Please disregard information below.

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. Please let us know the tempo.
Scales – Concert Eb Major, Concert A Major and Chromatic from your lowest to highest note that can be played successfully (no met).
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.

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 (if applicable)
DUE TODAY, Monday, May 4th

The window to apply for Golden Eagle Band financial aid has been open for a month. If you are applying, all applications must be submitted online by end of TODAY, Monday, May 4. Late applications will not be accepted or considered.

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.

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.

Senior Zoom Weekly Meeting 05/06/20

We will be have our weekly senior meeting on Wednesday May, May 6 @ 3:00 PM. Information will be sent through Remind.

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 Mothers Day, Graduation, 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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