Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 10/27/2019

Notes from the Directors

Good afternoon Mustang Band! Congratulations on a fantastic competitive marching band season! We are proud of your growth and accomplishments! We placed 13th at our Area Marching Contest and we are so thankful for all of the support we have received along the way.

  • The calendar has been updated for the rest of the semester. Please review the changes carefully for the updates!
  • We will begin to rehearse concert bands in preparation for our Winter Concert. Students need their concert instrument in 1st period every day for the rest of the semester. Wind Ensemble will meet at 8AM on Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Grapevine HS will play Denton Ryan in Denton on Thursday, October 31st. We have Goblin Day pep rally that morning and marching band will rehearse Thursday morning.
  • Percussion will begin preparing for Lone Star Drumline contest at the end of the competitive marching season.
  • Drumline and Musical will rehearse on Saturday, November 2nd. Please check the calendar!

  • 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.
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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Booster Club is having a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Bring in your creatively decorated pumpkin to the Band Hall on Oct. 28th, 29th and 30th and place on the table near the Golf Cart room. Pumpkins will be judged on Oct 31st and the winners will be announced that night at the football game! See attached flyer for full details. Here are the rules.

Contest Rules:

1. Pumpkins can NOT be carved or hollowed out

2. Objects, paper and materials may be glued to pumpkins. Pumpkins can be painted or drawn on. No electrical devices are allowed. No use of food as decoration. Again, do NOT carve or hollow out your pumpkin.

3. Be creative! (yet appropriate)

4. Decorating must be done at home-not at the band hall/school

5. Contest is for band students only

6. Please write your full name on the bottom of the pumpkin in a sharpie.

7. All pumpkins need to be turned in by Oct 30th at 4:30pm

8. Pumpkins will be judged by Mr. Willmann

9. Winners will be announced at the game on the 31st!

If you have any questions just ask Mrs. Koch or Mrs. Benzick!


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


Weekly Schedule

Monday, October 28

  • Concert Bands begin to meet first period

Tuesday, October 29

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble, all other bands meet first period

Wednesday, October 30

  • 7:00am Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 7:00am Percussion
  • Concert Bands meet first period

Thursday, October 31

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 7:30am Fillies rehearsal in MAC
  • 8:15am Pep Rally
  • Game at Denton Ryan

Friday, November 1

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 7:30am Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Saturday, November 2

  • 12:30-4:30pm Percussion Lonestar Rehearsal
  • 1:00-4:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
Denton Ryan Itinerary

Thursday, Oct 31

Other links and forms


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