Grapevine Mustang Band

May 20, 2022

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • Thank you to all of the students and parent volunteers for you hard work in making spring training a success!
  • If you have not turned in your Statement of Intent, please email it to Ms. Irby.
  • Time to get your extra show shirts for the upcoming '22-'23 marching season!! We wear these at games, competitions, well...everywhere!! This form is ONLY for the extra shirts for your family. The students get a shirt as part of their band fees and their sizing and orders will be taken care of at Spring Training next week. DUE Sunday, May 22, 2022

  • The band calendar at is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
  • Join the 2021-22 Remind! Info below. Everyone needs to join the Remind.
  • All band fees should be paid in full. Please refer to the Band Fee Payment document for more information. Please note: if you are paying through PayPal and do not send the payment directly to, the processing fees will be charged to your Charms account.
  • Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email to secure yours! We only have a limited number left!
  • All Families can raise funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.

Message from GCISD Band Boosters

Hello, District Band Parents!

Thank you all for your time, talents, and resources this year that contributed to the success of our District Bands. Our directors have made so many glowing remarks about the accomplishments of the Bands which, of course, is made possible by YOU!

There are still available positions in the organization that must be filled for the 2022-23 year. Please look at the Officers slate and consider your talents. We invite you to contact your campus VPs or directors if you are able to serve our students in one of these roles.

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action.

These actions shape and mold the present

into a future of which we can all be proud.”

– Helen Dyer

As this school year wraps up, as an organization, we must elect a new slate of leaders in a General Meeting. We will conduct this meeting via Zoom on May 24th at 7:00 PM. All District Band parents are invited to login and approve these volunteers. This meeting will take no more than 10 minutes.

Thank you, parents!

Cristi Strang, President & Amy Ground, President-Elect

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Band Banquet is this TODAY!

2022 GHS Mustang Band Banquet

Friday, May 20, 2022 6 - 11 PM

Texas Star Golf Course

1400 Texas Star Parkway Euless, TX 76040

You must be registered to attend. If you have not registered and want to attend, please contact Kim Bentson via text or call at 713.818.7445.

Here is a timeline of events for the evening:

5:30 Registration Table opens|Ballroom opens

6:00 Dinner is served (promptly)

6:35 Awards, Recognition, Speeches, End of Year Video

8:00 Dancing begins |Parents leave except for chaperones

11:00 Banquet is over

When you arrive, please check your table assignment at the check-in table at the entrance to the ballroom.

Dress is "dress your best."

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Go Mustang Band!

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This summer all of the flooring in the band hall and fine arts wing will be replaced. We need to move everything we have from the band hall to the 700 hall. We will not have access to the fine arts wind this summer.

Please sign up to help us move on Friday, May 27. We will plan to move things from 10am-3pm. If you can volunteer at any point please sign up.


Main Street Fest - Earn money now

EARN MONEY TO PAY YOUR BAND FEES - Sign up to work the GHS Mustang Band Gates at the Main Street Fest.

We found out this week that we have access to sign up at 3 gates. If you looked to sign up earlier and there were not any slots left, try again. You can work as many days and as many shifts as you want.

Sign up here:

**see 3 tabs at top of sign up genius to sign up for Gate 8, 10 or 12

Gate 8 Password: cfa

Gate 10 Password: soccer

Gate 12 Password: cfa

  • Gate Attendants will be paid $12/hour (increase from $8/hr from years past). If a parent and student work a shift that is $24 per hour that can be put towards your band fees.
  • Students that are working shifts may also receive service hours.
  • Gate attendants collect tickets for admission, answer questions, hand out lost child stickers, and man the exit gates to ensure people don't leave with alcohol. It is very easy work!

Festival Hours

Friday, May 20 - 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Saturday, May 21 - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Sunday, May 22 - 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Contact Angela Hall with questions - or text 817-791-6335

Graduation Information:

Thursday, May 26 - All Winds and select percussionists perform

12:50pm - eat/change/load

1:45pm - bus arrives

2:30pm - unload/Set up

3:30pm - graduation starts

5:15pm - graduation ends

5:30pm - load/depart

6:15pm - arrive at GHS

Dress: Concert Blah - black dress shirt, black pants, black socks, black shoes, black belt, etc

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he 2022-23 Mustang Guard had a blast at spring training! The group has almost doubled in number since last fall, and we are excited about continuing our journey of growth in both size and skills. Check out the GHS Band's Flickr account to see how we have progressed over the past year, and stay tuned to see where we go from here. GO GUARD!

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Your 2022-23 information meeting is scheduled for Mon, May 23rd @ 6pm in the GHS Band Room. This meeting goes in depth on the upcoming year's plans for the Grapevine HS Band program and Mustang Guard, so it is essential for all to be present at either the previous April 21st event or on May 23rd.

The 2022-23 Mustang Guard will be having auditions for any students interested in joining the team! We are a co-ed program open to 9th-12th graders with no prior dance/theater/music experience required.

If you were not able to attend auditions and are still interested in joining the team, please contact Mr Redd at to schedule a meeting. GO GUARD!

More info -

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See you tonight at the banquet!

Start Raising Money NOW!

Scrip is a great way to raise money for your individual band account!


Stay Connected


Students/Parents should login and update their CHARMS information. This is our primary form of communication, and it is important to have accurate information.

If you have any questions, or have trouble logging in to your account, please contact Ms. Irby. (

Charms Link


All students and parents must join the Remind Groups. We use Remind to communicate quickly during events and will only send out messages that are important for everyone. Visit the band website for details.


You may pay for your child’s fees easily with a credit card using a Pay Pal account. To use this feature, click on the “Finances” button then choose the “Make A Trip Payment” button. If you have not set up a Pay Pal account, you will be given an option to do so. Choose to pay using your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Make secure purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to the GHS Band or the CHARMS system. PayPal offers one of the safest platforms for online commerce with fraud rates at a fraction of those of typical e-commerce offerings. PayPal offers ease and flexibility, accepting all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express), as well as all major debit cards and direct transfers. Please be aware that there is a fee to pay by credit card.