Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 01/19/2020


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Eleven students will represent GCISD as Texas All-State musicians at the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention. Three of the eleven are Grapevine High School Band students. Kristen Edwards, flute; Megan Ja, clarinet; and Mikey Strobel, trumpet.

For more information about all of our GCISD All-State Musicians, click here.

Notes from the Directors

Good afternoon, Mustang Band!

  • The calendar for piano rehearsals is posted in the band hall! Please check your time and be prepared for your piano rehearsal.
  • Sectionals have started in all band classes. Please be on time for your sectionals.
  • Winterguard performs at Lovejoy HS on Friday, January 24th at 8PM. Student volunteers are needed to help move floor and equipment. This is a great way to support your friends in Winterguard and volunteers get in for free! Dinner will be provided for this event. (Itinerary below)
  • Students must have paid for their solo & ensemble fees and their accompanist by January 24th. Accompanist fees are $40 and each event is $8. A student playing a solo with accompaniment and an ensemble is $56, for example.
  • Next year’s summer band and marching season schedule are posted on the Mustang Band calendar. This schedule is TENTATIVE!! We have projected the schedule for your planning purposes this summer and fall. The schedule will be updated as we solidify dates.
  • All-Region clinic and concert begins TODAY. All students and parents are encouraged to support our All-Region musicians at these concerts! (see below for more info).
  • If you are in a NEW BAND CLASS join the Remind (see below).
  • Check the band calendar for the most up-to-date information.


Text your class code to 81010

Wind Ensemble - @ghswind19

Honors Band - @ghshband

Symphonic Band - @ghssym20

Weekly Schedule

Friday, January 17

  • All Region Band Clinic at Trinity HS Day 1
  • 6:30pm-8:30pm Indoor Percussion

Saturday, January 18

  • All Region Band Clinic and Concert at Trinity HS Day 2

Sunday, January 19


Monday, January 20

  • 9:00am-4:00pm Guard Rehearsal
  • 5:00-7:00pm Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 21

  • 7:30am Wind Ensemble Trumpets, Percussion, and Symphonic Saxophones
  • 4:30-5:30pm Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Tubas/Euphoniums
  • 6:30-8:30pm Indoor Percussion

Wednesday, January 22

  • 7:00-8:30am Winter Guard
  • 7:30am Wind Ensemble Flutes/Ob, Symphonic Flute/Ob, Symphonic Percussion
  • 7:45am Honors Low Reeds/Saxophones
  • 4:15-5:00 Honors Low Brass
  • 4:30-5:30pm Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Clarinets

Thursday, January 23

  • 7:30am Wind Ensemble Trombone/Euphonium, Honors Percussion, Symphonic Horns
  • 4:15-5:00pm Honors Horns
  • 4:30-5:30pm Wind Ensemble Horns
  • 4:15-5:30pm Symphonic Band Full Ensemble
  • 5:30-8:30pm Winter Guard
  • 6:30-8:30pm Indoor Percussion

Friday, January 24

  • 7:30am Wind Ensemble Low Reeds
  • 7:45am Honors Trumpets
  • 4:30-5:30pm Symphonic Trumpets
  • 4:30-5:30pm Wind Ensemble Saxophones
  • 6:30-8:30pm Indoor Percussion
  • 8:00-9:00pm Winter Guard Contest at Lovejoy

GCISD Solo & Ensemble Contest Info

Friday, Feb. 7th, 4:30pm


Each student in the Mustang Band is required to perform a solo and ensemble at the GCISD Solo and Ensemble Contest on Friday, February 7.

Students are responsible for the registration fee of $8 per solo and ensemble ($16 total) as well as paying for their piano accompanist $40. The grand total is $56.

Monies should be turned in ASAP.

Booster Notes

  • Coffee with the Boosters is Jan 29 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Black Walnut in Colleyville. This is a fun and casual get together to meet other band parents and ask questions about the band program. This event is for all current and incoming band parents.
  • There are several students that have outstanding payments on their Band Fee, Guard Fee (both fall and winter), and Indoor Percussion Fee. Please check CHAMRS to ensure you are up-to-date on all of your payments. Our programs rely on the fees being paid on-time in order to purchase necessary materials to perform. If you have any questions, please email AND

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TMEA Region 31 Band Clinic and Concert

All-Region clinic and concert begins on Friday. There will not be a bus provided for this event, so please plan your transportation ahead of time! Rehearsals start at 6PM at the following locations:

  • 9th grade band: Central JH
  • Concert band: Trinity HS
  • Symphonic band: LD Bell HS
  • Wind symphony: LD Bell HS
  • Wind ensemble: Trinity HS

The All-Region performances will be on Saturday in the Trinity HS auditorium at these times:

  • 9th grade band: 4PM
  • Concert band: 5PM
  • Symphonic band: 6PM
  • Wind symphony: 7PM
  • Wind ensemble: 8PM

All students and parents are encouraged to support our All-Region musicians at these concerts!

Students are in the following bands:

  • Wind Ensemble: Kristen Edwards, Megan Ja, Abby Isley, Preston Cornelius
  • Wind Symphony: Mikey Strobel
  • Symphonic Band: Ben Wodrich, Diya Dellecase, Minna Chow, Lisa Barrington, Ashley Dove, Genesis Reyes, Joe Hill, Emily Koch
  • Concert Band: Amrit Rathie, Allison Koch, Madi Plesha, Anthony Hearst, Nico Morin
  • Freshman Band: Cindy Hernandez, Aiden Waldo

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Guard Info

Lovejoy Itinerary

  • 4:00pm – dismissed from school, pizza in the SAC
  • 5:30pm – Load and depart for Lovejoy HS
  • 7:00pm – check in
  • 8:00pm – performance!
  • 10:30pm – award ceremony, load and depart
  • 11:15PM – arrive at Grapevine HS, everyone gets home safely

We are in need of a Guard Liason. This person would work alongside the Mr. Samuels, Mr. Redd, and the booster executive committee to help with the guard program.

The guard is also in need of volunteers to help with uniform fittings and alterations. The dates are TBD, but if you would like to potentially help email Mr. Redd (

Contest Dates:

January 24 - NTCA Lovejoy

February 22 - NTCA Red Oak

March 7 - NTCA Grand Prairie

  • We need a GCISD certified teacher to travel with the group this day if you work at GCISD and would like to volunteer your time please let us know

March 14 - NTCA Lewisville

Percussion Update

Indoor Percussion

Our show this year is called "Pull." Centered around a theme of gravity and utilizing our floor's galaxy design, the performers will constantly be pulled into the center of the black hole, and will always be fighting gravity's unstoppable forces.

Important dates coming up:

January 27, 6:30- Parent Meeting

February 20, 6:30-8:30- Pit Crew Dress Rehearsal

February 21, 8:00- Community Send-off Performance

February 22- competition @ Burleson HS

February 29- competition @ Berkner HS

March 21- competition @ Juan Seguin HS

April 4- championships @ Burleson Centennial HS

General Percussion Dates

April 16, 6:30- Percussion Bash

April 23, 4:30-6:30- 8th-11th Grade Drumline Clinic

April 30, 4:30-6:30- 8th-11th Grade Drumline Clinic

May 7, 4:30-6:30- 8th-11th Grade Drumline Clinic

May 14, 4:30-6:30- 8th-11th Grade Drumline Clinic

May 21, 4:30-8:30- Drumline Auditions

Please frequently check the band calendar and GroupMe for rehearsal dates/times and other updates.

January Birthdays

Muna Y. - 01/02

Lanie N. - 01/06

Tyler F. - 01/07

Cayman G. - 01/08

Robert M. - 01/08

Jacob W. - 01/13

Colin C. - 01/16

Prithvi S. - 01/22

Gavin S. - 01/24

Kyle S. - 01/24

Julian R. - 01/27

Lisa B. - 01/29

Simran S. - 01/31

Other links and forms

Private Lesson Sign Up

If you are not yet signed up for private lessons, sign up here!

Instrument Repair Form

If you have a broken school-owned instrument that needs repaired, go to the band website to fill out the repair form. Follow the directions carefully.

Lost Music Form

If you have lost your music and need a copy, WE HAVE A SOLUTION! The form must be completed 48 hours before the time you need music so the librarians can get you copies.