TWIGEB (03/22/21-03/26/21)

Hello GEB! We hope everyone had a great break! Below you will find all of the details for this week (03/22/21-03/26/21). Remember to always check for the most updated schedule.

Percussion Solo Recital/RISD Guard Showcase #2 Recap

The percussion students did a fantastic job at the their solo recital! Also, our guard students had another great run the RISD Guard Showcase at Lake Highlands High School!

Pre-UIL Dress Rehearsals Continue

Monday, March 22 – Wind Symphony (Marquez) – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (screening starts at 5:00 PM). Location: Auditorium

Tuesday, March 23 – Symphonic Band (Reyna) – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (screening starts at 4:30 PM). Location: Auditorium

Wednesday, March 24 – Concert Band (McKinney) – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (screening starts at 4:30 PM). Location: Auditorium

Thursday, March 25 – Symphonic Winds (Schmuck) – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (screening starts at 4:30 PM). Location: Auditorium

Parent Volunteer Informational Meeting 03/23

We will be doing a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, March 23rd at 6:30 PM. You will get to hear from current parents who are serving on the RABC board. Please see below for details.

Meeting ID: 982 9789 2745

Passcode: pi7VeL

RISD Guard Showcase #3 03/24

The next performance for our color guard will be on March 24th at Berkner High School! Please contact Ms. Maldonado for further details.

Friendly Reminder – Start Gathering Concert Black Items

In order to avoid distributing concert wear (just as we did with marching uniforms), we will be wearing concert black for our Pre-UIL and UIL concerts that occur in late March/April. If you do not already own black dress clothes (i.e. black button dress shirt, black dress pants, black appropriate dresses, black long socks, black close-toed shoes), please start gathering these items. If this will cause an issue due to financial constraints, please let Mr. Marquez know ( Please have these items prior to March 31st.

Summer Band Schedule Released!

Now that Richardson ISD has adopted a calendar for the 2021-2022 school year, we wanted to provide you with information regarding our summer band camps! Our first marching band event will be the Golden Eagle Band Orientation on Saturday April 10th! Please see attachment for schedule (page 1/2). Please note that all events are required for current 8th-11th graders. Students will be screened upon arrival, wear masks, apply hand sanitizer and follow social distancing rules.

For those interested in trying out for a leadership position, there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 7th from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM in the auditorium.

Also – per UIL rules, all students in the program are required to have a physical examination and medical history form on file. This physical examination and medical history form must be completed before our full band camp that starts on Wednesday, July 28th, but it would be preferred if it was completed before our June Mini Camp. You can go through your primary care doctor (with insurance) OR CareNow who is providing physical examinations (for $20) starting April 1st – Please see attachment (page 3/4).

Percussion Clinics

03/26/21 5:30 PM-7:30 PM (8th graders and section leaders)

04/10/21 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

04/17/21 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

04/24/21 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Lastly, as you are continuing to plan for your school class schedule, please do not sign up for zero hour classes as the marching band rehearses during that time.

The audition dates are also included in the attachment (page 1). We will distribute the audition music at the Golden Eagle Band Orientation on April 10th.

Upcoming Events:

03/29 – Symphonic Band Pre-UIL Dress Rehearsal #2

03/30 – Symphonic Winds Pre-UIL Dress Rehearsal #2

03/31 – Pre-UIL Concert (evening performance)

03/31 – RISD Color Guard Showcase #4

04/07 – Band Leadership Informational Meeting

04/10 – Golden Eagle Band Orientation

04/13 – RABC Board Meeting

04/23 – UIL Performance (evening performance)

Thank you,

Mr. Marquez

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