TWIGEB (05/11/20-05/16/20)

Hello GEB and Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful band moms!

Below you will find all of the details for this week (05/11/20-05/16/20).

Students – please do the following items below that apply:

Check FOCUS and submit any missing assignments ASAP; this is the final week to turn them in. Please understand that the LAST thing the directors want to do is have to fail any students for the 4th quarter.
Submit your leadership videos – DUE TODAY, Monday, May 11th
Practice/submit your audition videos – auditions continue this week
Work on senior skit, senior speech and submit senior info by May 18th

Senior Spotlight All Month

Make sure you are following and liking our page on Facebook (Richardson High School Band), Instagram (rhsgeb) and Twitter (@RHSGEB) as we continue our Senior Spotlight everyday leading up to graduation!

May/June Camps Cancelled

From RISD – Richardson ISD’s fine arts summer camps scheduled to take place at the end of May through the end of June have been cancelled. A decision about rescheduling these camps or holding camps that are currently scheduled for July will be based on guidance from health authorities and elected leaders. This includes private music lessons on campus as well as any camps off campus that involve RISD students and staff. 

Leadership Videos Due TODAY 05/11/20

If you are auditioning to be on the 2020-2021 leadership team, this is a friendly reminder that your Flipgrid audition videos are due today, Monday, May 11th by 11:59 PM. Please refer to the leadership email for more information.

Senior Zoom Weekly Meeting 05/13/20

We will be have our weekly senior meeting on Wednesday May, May 13 @ 3:00 PM.

Band Auditions Continue This Week!

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.

REMINDER – 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

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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