Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of Jan 29

All-State Musician

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Abby has earned the prestigious title of All-State Musician. We are so proud of her hard work and dedication to music. Congratulations, Abby!

Notes from the Directors:

Good afternoon Mustang Band!


  • GCISD Winter Showcase will be held on January 30 at GHS. CHHS Winter Guard, GHS Winter Guard, and GHS Indoor Percussion will all premiere their 2021 programs.
  • Below is information for 8th grade parents/members. We will be holding another live meeting, Tuesday, Feb 2 at 6pm, for those who could not make it last night!
  • Our fall contest and travel schedule has been released below! We are excited for the opportunities we are able to provide our Mustang Band Members in Fall 2021!
  • HEB Scholarship opportunity - see below! Deadline is Feb 3.
  • GHS Ensemble Contest is Saturday, Feb 6. Students will receive a finalized schedule in band class. Winds will perform in the afternoon.
  • All Families can start raising funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.


Other News

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An in-person, Live Kick Off Event will be held on Tuesday, February 9th in the Auditorium. This event will also feature prizes for students as donations are collected.


Up Tempo is a tested and proven fundraising program. Our goal is $40,000--We can make it happen!


Welcome/Information Letter

Email/Phone Number Collection Form

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Scholarship Opportunity

H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than Feb. 3, 2021:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
  • A Letter of Recommendation
  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”


There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 9, 2021. Please make your students and/or support staff aware of this opportunity.

Booster Notes

  • We will be having two Facebook live events this week leading up to our Up Tempo Fundraiser. Monday 9am and Tuesday 8pm
  • All Volunteers need to fill out a required background check.
  • Have you joined our FB Parent Page? If not, request to join!
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Indoor Ensembles

Below are show images for both the Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion. Feel free to use these images as promotional materials, share on social media, or use a backgrounds and screen savers. Also below, is a preview of the Indoor Percussion floor.
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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

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Budget Overview
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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