Grapevine Mustang Band

SUMMER EDITION

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Notes from the Directors:

Good afternoon Mustang Band!


Congratulations to all of the Mustang Band Members who have SUCCESSFULLY made it through the first weeks of Summer Band! The students have an excellent work ethic and are doing extremely well. We are more than halfway there, Mustangs--keep working hard!


  • Rehearsal Schedule Update for Next week as the directors have inservice.
  • Friday Night Guide Photos will be taken Saturday, Aug 7 at 4:30 immediately following rehearsal. Students will wear their summer band uniform.
  • The band calendar at grapevinehsband.com is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
  • Join the 2021-22 Remind! Info below. Everyone needs to join the Remind.
  • The 4th round of band fees was due AUGUST 1. 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 treasurer@grapevinehsband.com, the processing fees will be charged to your Charms account.
  • Chaperones needed! Sign up HERE. Have a question? Email chaperone@grapevinehsband.com.
  • Student Uniform fitting sign up HERE. If you need help, email uniforms@grapevinehsband.com.
  • We need your help! Parent Uniform Help for fittings sigh up HERE.
  • See below for Band Booster Notes, Volunteer opportunities and Fish Camp! It takes a village!
  • NYC Trip info below! The deadline will be extended, thank you for your patience.
  • Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to https://www.grapevinehsband.com/private-lessons.html and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • Parent Performance info below. August 16, 8:00pm MPS.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email Uma at fundraising@grapevinehsband.com to secure yours! We only have a limited number left!
  • Please review the presentation below and the 2021 Spring/Summer Checklist.
  • All Families can start raising funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.

Mustang Round Up and Fish Camp

FISH CAMP

Only freshmen are involved in fish camp.


All Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors are playing in the pep rally.

Before call time – eat lunch! (Freshmen have lunch provided at fish camp)

12:15pm - Meet in the GHS band hall in summer uniform shirts, shorts of your choice, and athletic shoes

1:00pm – Fish Camp Pep Rally begins, we will be performing the Fight Song and the Alma Mater

1:30pm - Pep Rally Ends Freshman join Band to perform for Sophomore Pep Rally

1:45pm - Sophomore Pep Rally

2:15pm - Pep Rally Ends

2:30pm - Music Sectionals Begin

Booster Notes

We first want to thank all of the parents and students that came and volunteered at Band Fair. We had over 50 adults and kids that came and helped either set up, work a table, answer questions, run errands, serve food, clean up etc... It's so amazing to see the band family come together!


NRH2O-This Saturday! 07/31/21 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Meal Time: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Come find the Band Boosters table out front to pick up your tickets or purchase tickets.

We want the whole family to come!!

$25.00 / person and includes a meal ticket. Cash or Check only at the gate.

Reserved seating in the Bayous!

Park reserved just for the Mustang Band 8pm-10pm.


Show Shirts - If you didn't pick up your show shirt at band fair and your child didn't receive theirs on Thursday during band camp, please reach out to one of the Booster VP's via email.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Hello Band Family, let me start by saying thank you, thank you, thank you! We have had great participation so far on the sign ups.


We still have some openings for volunteers for the first few games so if you haven't signed up yet please take this opportunity to join us and experience the benefits and fellowship of Concession volunteering. Also, if you have students that might need volunteer hours, these shifts can provide GHS Honor Society hours as well as GHS Ambassador hours. Also, children 13 and over can help.


1) 8/27 Varsity Game -

  • 9 volunteers still needed for the early shift 6:15pm-8:30pm
  • 15 volunteers still needed for the later shift 8:15pm-10:00pm

2) 8/26 JV/Freshman Game -

  • 8 volunteers- there is an early game so a shift was added from 3:30-6:30
  • 1 volunteer needed for the 4:45pm-7:15pm shift
  • 6 volunteers needed for the 6:45pm-9pm

3) Still need a JV Concession Manager and a Varsity Concession Manager - these positions are VERY IMPORTANT (can you tell I'm begging??); training will be provided and you will not be left to fend for yourself!


If I can help or if you have any questions I can be reached at 817-371-1786.


Thanks for all your help and support. Go Mustangs!


--Connie Coffey


Here are the links to volunteer:

Varsity: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4CA8AE2CA3FE3-ghsband

JV/Freshman: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4ca8ae2ca3fe3-jvfreshman

FUNDRAISING!!!

Mustang Band Daily Dollars Fundraiser!

NEW Due Date - All calendars, log sheets and money are now due Friday, August 13.

We would like to have every student participate with this fundraiser to achieve our 100% participation goal!


HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

You will ask family and friends to donate/sponsor a calendar day. They will donate the dollar amount represented by the date. EXAMPLE: Sponsor August 22th and donate $22. Sponsor August 10th and 25th and donate $35. It is that easy! Fill every spot on your calendar and you should raise $465!!

Every student that completes the entire calendar will receive 10% of the calendar donations as a credit to their band account. That would be $49.60 to your band account!** We are challenging you to complete 2 calendars! You can do it!

Questions? e-mail fundraising@grapevinehsband.com


Sponsorships

We are looking for Sponsorship partners for the 2021-2022 school year. If you know of any business that would be interested in being our partner please reach out with the Sponsorship form and return it to fundraising@grapevinehsband.com.

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Parent Performance

Monday, August 16th - Stadium Rehearsal and Parent Performance

5:15pm - All students and equipment is in place on the MPS field

5:30pm - Stadium rehearsal begins (Transcend shit for the performance)

8:00pm - Parent Performance begins (enter stadium through the south gate behind the scoreboard)

NYC Trip Updates

Signup Link Coming Soon! We are waiting on contracts to be cleared by GCISD to protect everyone that chooses to travel with us. If this clearance is not provided in adequate time for the original August 6th deadline, it will be extended for everyone. You haven't missed it!


*All personnel on this trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19*


https://www.carnegiehall.org/COVID19VaccinationPolicy


At this time, everyone on the trip should plan on bringing a mask and proof of vaccination to NYC. While a great deal can change between now and then, everyone should be prepared for this to be an expectation of the trip.


Students that play a large instrument should plan for typically at most $150 of baggage fees. Percussion instruments will be provided.


Companion Trip Details-

Full Companion Trip Includes:

Hotel

Single – $1,352

Double – $1,014

Triple – $925

Quad – $870

Round Trip Air

Broadway Show

Carnegie Ticket

No meals included

No airport transfers

No tour director (but you can still follow the trip around!)


Companion Trip Without Air Includes:

Hotel

Single - $977

Double - $656

Triple - $549

Quadruple - $496

Broadway Show

Carnegie Ticket

No meals included

No tour director (but you can still follow the trip around!)


Student Quad Trip with one way air to NYC is $2,260.


It is recommended that every family consider trip insurance. Please carefully review the options provided and carefully decide what is right for your family. You never know what could happen!

Trip Insurance : https://mhross.explorerseries.com/

Trip Insurance comes at three different levels:

  • Platinum (Cancel for Any Reason)
  • Gold
  • Silver

The “Cancel for Any Reason” must be purchased within 15 days of the date you pay your deposit.

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Start Raising Money NOW!

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


CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Clickable Presentation

Please feel free to review the presentation above in a clickable form that you can view at your own pace.

Stay Connected

CHARMS

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. (brooke.irby@gcisd.net)


Charms Link

REMIND

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.

How to pay your band fees online

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.

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