Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 10/20/2019

Notes from the Directors

Happy Friday, everyone! Congratulations to the entire band community on earning an unanimous first division at the UIL Region 31 Marching Contest! We are so proud of the students! Receiving a first division rating at Region Marching Contest qualifies us for the next round, the Area Marching Contest on October Saturday, October 26th


  • UIL Eligibility check is TODAY Friday, Oct 18. Students must be ALL classes to remain or become eligible to perform with the band at UIL Area Marching Contest. Students regain/lose eligibility starting Oct 25.
  • We will begin rehearsals for the musical “A Christmas Carol” next week. Students are selected for this ensemble by audition and should be present for all the listed rehearsals.
  • The Area Marching Contest is Saturday, October 26th. This is the second round of qualifying for the State Marching Contest. There are 24 bands in our area that will perform on Saturday. The top 10 bands will return to perform again in Area Finals and the top 4 from that Area Finals advance to the State Marching Contest. We will need parent support for this event, look for the signup soon! Turn around time from Friday's game against CHHS and contest call time is going to be quick. Be sure to get your rest.
  • It is important that EVERY student do everything they can to attend EVERY rehearsal next week!
  • No Masterclasses this week.
  • Students will receive a new objective sheet for the next 9 week grading period. The band classes will be split into concert bands by the audition results from last spring. Each of the bands will have an appropriate objective sheet for their skill level and the expectations for each ensemble. These objective sheets will be posted in the Google classroom and students are expected to complete the objectives by the due date.
  • Each concert band will perform at the Winter Concert on December 10th. We also have some surprises in store for that evening!
  • See below for itineraries for this week.
  • Check the band calendar for the most up-to-date information.

VOLUNTEER

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who have built props, moved equipment, pulled trailers, worked concession, fitted uniforms and everything else you do to help the Mustang Band!


Sign up links:

Varsity Concessions

JV Red and Blue Concessions

Freshmen Concessions

Youth Football Concessions

Pit Crew

Chaperones

Weekly Schedule


Friday, October 18

  • UIL Grade Check - regain or lose - all students must be passing ALL classes
  • Football at Newman Smith


Saturday, October 19

  • Enjoy your time to relax!


Sunday, October 20

  • Enjoy your time to relax!


Monday, October 21
  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)


Tuesday, October 22

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


Wednesday, October 23

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:30pm-6:15pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal


Thursday, October 24

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am) FILLIES
  • 4:30pm-6:15pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal


Friday, October 25

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am) Pep Rally
  • 7:00pm Football vs CHHS
  • Everyone passing classes on 10/18 remains/regains eligibility
  • Anyone not passing classes on 10/18 loses eligibility


Saturday, October 26

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 10:30am Area F Marching Contest Performance

Other links and forms

REMIND 101

EVERYONE needs to join Remind

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.

October Birthdays

10/01 - Katherine L.

10/06 - Adriana H.

10/08 - Landon M.

10/12 - Peyton C.

10/14 - Grace M.

10/14 - Mikey S.

10/18 - Charles H.

10/20 - Marisa G.

10/21 - Kayla B

10/23 - Iris P.

10/28 - Diego B

10/29 - Andrew D