Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 9/22/19

Director's Notes

Good afternoon, everyone,

We have a BIG week ahead with homecoming activities! Be sure to read this newsletter throughly and carefully.

This Friday is our first UIL Eligibility check. All students MUST be passing ALL CLASSES to remain eligible to perform with the band. Students who are not passing at the conclusion of the school day on this Friday, Sept 27 will lose eligibility starting Friday, Oct 4.

REMIND 101 Sign Up

Due to updates and transfers by Remind, some users were dropped from classes. This is something that is NOT specific to GHS Band, but to Remind users everywhere. Please click to get info on rejoining Remind 101.


As they say, "it takes a village," we need your help support the Mustang Band by volunteering!

We have 6 shifts open for concessions for the 1st half of Homecoming. We have 17spots open for the 2nd half! Please come through so we have our shifts covered!

Concessions Sign up:


JV Red and Blue


Click here to view the Sign Up Genius for PIT CREW!

We have not scheduled another Prop Party, yet, but if you are interested in volunteering keep an eye out for our next CHARMS email.

Reminder that our next Varsity game, Sept. 27th is Homecoming. We still need many volunteers to fill the open spots - Specifically the 2nd shift.

Look Within - Music Composition Competition

Like to compose music? Check out this unique opportunity through the Texas PTSA.

T-Shirt Collection

Hayden Rogers and his friends from the RISE program are collecting old T-shirts to make dog toys. The handmade dog toys will go to the Grapevine Park and Rec Department for the opening of their new Dog Park in October! Let’s show our support and help Hayden with his collection! The band hall has a donation bin next to the golf cart room. We will be collecting shirts all week. For any questions please contact Rachel Koch.

Homecoming Week Schedule

Monday, September 23
  • No School for Students
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm Stadium Rehearsal MPS (Band Hall opens at 5:30pm; report to stadium by 5:45pm)

Tuesday, September 24

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:10pm-5:00pm pass-offs (No Masterclasses)

Wednesday, September 25

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 6:00pm GHS Homecoming Parade

Thursday, September 26

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:10pm-5:00pm pass-offs (No Masterclasses)

Friday, September 27/GRADE CHECK - students must be passing all classes to remain eligible

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • Pep Rally at GHS
  • 4:00pm Marching Band in MAC for run through
  • 7:30pm Grapevine vs Creekview (HOMECOMING)

Grade Check

This Friday is our first UIL Eligibility check. All students MUST be passing ALL CLASSES to remain eligible to perform with the band. Students who are not passing at the conclusion of the school day on this Friday, Sept 27 will loose eligibility starting Friday, Oct 4.

The next opportunity to REGAIN eligibility if a student becomes ineligible is Friday, Oct 18 and will be able to perform with the band again starting Friday, Oct 25.

UIL Eligibility Calendar

Itineraries for this week

Monday, Sept 23 GCISD Teacher Workday Performance – Guard only

  • 10:45am – Meet in CHHS Cafeteria, warm up and short rehearsal in TBD location
  • 11:30 – Return to cafeteria, set up space for performance
  • 11:50 – Performance for GCISD Teachers!
  • 11:55 – Move to outdoor location, do Performance #2!
  • 12:00 – Everyone dismissed!

Monday, Sept 23 Stadium Rehearsal Itinerary – All Members

  • 5PM – Stadium and band hall are unlocked, students with equipment at the band hall need to meet there to get their stuff
  • 5:45 – ALL members are at stadium
  • 6:00 – Rehearsal begins!
  • 8:00 – Students are dismissed – equipment returns to the band hall
  • 8:30 – all equipment stored in band hall

Wednesday, Sept 25 Homecoming Parade Itinerary – All Members

  • 4PM – School is dismissed, All Members go to SAC to eat
  • 4:30 – All members change into summer band uniform and load equipment
  • 4:45 – Attendance and inspection -- students need their summer band uniform and instrument ONLY for this event
  • 4:55 – Depart for Main Street
  • 5:15 – Buses drop band off, unload equipment
  • 5:30 – Warm up
  • 5:45 – Move to staging area
  • 6:00 – Parade Starts!
  • 6:30 (approximately) – Parade ends
  • 6:45 – load buses, return to Grapevine HS
  • 7:00 – unload, band is dismissed

Friday, Sept 27 Homecoming Game Itinerary – All Members

  • 7AM – Rehearsal Begins
  • 8:20 – Rehearsal ends, students change into summer band shirt
  • 8:40 – Band lines up and marches through Grapevine HS halls to Gym 1 for pep rally
  • 9:30 – Pep rally ends, students go to 2nd period
  • 4:00PM – School is dismissed, students report to the MAC for run through
  • 4:15 – Run through begins
  • 4:45 – Run through ends, load equipment, dinner in the SAC
  • 5:15 – Students gather all supplies for inspection and report to Gym 4
  • 5:30 – Inspection begins ***Please refer to inspection protocol on band website***
  • 5:45 – Uniforms are put on for the first time all together ***You must have athletic shorts and a black undershirt for this event*** (lighter material running shorts are preferred)
  • 6:00 – Band loads on buses, attendance is double checked, band departs
  • 6:15 – Band arrives at MPS, equipment is unloaded
  • 6:30 – Warm up
  • 6:40 – Band is staged in end zone – Pregame begins!
  • 7:00 – Kickoff!
  • 8:30 – Approximate – Halftime – The band will NOT perform the contest show at halftime
  • 10:00 – (Approximate) – Football game ends
  • 10:10 – Marching band performs the contest show
  • 10:20 – Performance ends, load equipment, gather all materials
  • 10:40 – Band departs for Grapevine HS
  • 10:45 – Band arrives at Grapevine HS, unload equipment, hang uniforms up correctly, band is dismissed once uniforms are stored correctly

Financial Aid for Private Lessons

Please review and submit the form below for financial aid for private lessons. Submissions will be reviewed by the Campus Band Boosters--Directors do not determine financial aid.



We are trying to reach 100% participation in our Private Lesson Program at Grapevine HS. Please contact Mr. Rees for more information or Financial Assistance.


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. GrapevineHSBand>Members>Instrument Repair Form.
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Future Mustang Night

Friday, Oct. 11th, 12am

Mustang-Panther Stadium, Grapevine, TX, USA

Grapevine, TX

Join us to cheer on Grapevine Football Team 100!

Lost Music

If you have lost your music and need a copy, WE HAVE A SOLUTION! Fill out the form on the website GrapevineHSBand>Members>Lost Music Form

The form must be completed 48 hours before the time you need music so the librarians can get you copies.

Important Notes

  • BIG Stadium Rehearsal Day Monday. Mr. Mathews, Mr Merrill, and our Sound Engineer will be at rehearsal to make sure we start off Homecoming week right. It is IMPERATIVE you are at rehearsal and ON TIME to start.
  • Hawaii deposits are DUE by October 1st – check the band website for the presentation for info on how to register!
  • There are NO masterclasses for any students after school this week! Students that have a chair test should play the test for the director that teaches their masterclass after school Tuesday or Thursday. If you can’t make those times, please communicate so we can find a time that works!
  • Show shirts are for sale to parents! Our remaining stock is for sale and they are $20 and come in sizes S – XL. Contact band booster VPs to order them.
  • Please check the objective sheet to ensure you know what is due this week!
  • Check the band calendar for the most up-to-date information
GHS Mustang Band Calendar

Always the most up-to-date way to know what's going on with the band


Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 7-8:30pm

Mustang-Panther Stadium, Grapevine, TX, USA

Grapevine, TX

After rehearsal on Tuesday, October 1st, the CHHS and GHS Marching Bands will have a dress rehearsal at the Mustang-Panther stadium. Judges will attend to give written and in-person comments. The CHHS Band will be the audience for the GHS band and vice-versa for district support!

*Dinner and transportation will be provided for the band members.

September Birthdays

9/08 - Jacob Jimenez

9/11 - Hannah Crispin

9/12 - Alyssa Fricke

9/13 - William Jackson

9/19 - Elizabeth Tran

9/22 - Reagan Moyer

9/23 - Hayden Rogers

9/25 - Claire Rodriguez

9/28 - Diya Dellecase