Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 11/10/2019

Notes from the Directors

Join us tonight at we honor our SENIOR members of the Mustang Band! Tonight is senior night! Congrats to all the seniors on their last home football game! Senior parents be sure to escort your student before the game begins at Friday’s football game! We will be recognizing all of our senior band students before the game!

  • Good luck to all our MS band members on their All Region audition tomorrow!
  • Good luck to our Drumline at their performance at the Lone Star Drumline Competiton on Saturday! They will perform at 2:45 at Marcus High School in Flower Mound. Everyone is invited to attend!
  • ALL members of Wind Ensemble should have their concert attire. We will be wearing tuxes and dresses for the Veteran’s Day program at GHS on Monday!
  • The High School deadline for all region sign up is TODAY, November 8th! It is required of every member of Wind Ensemble and strongly encouraged for students in the other band classes. Freshman All-Region is encouraged from every 9th grader in the band program.
    Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9t68KQOAP0czZ3xImHS81enF96SztcqYzkXptt57eJJhjHg/viewform
  • Saturday, November 9th is middle school all region – you can earn volunteer hours by working this event! Please sign up for the high school slots; the afternoon sessions especially need help.
    Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4da9a72fabff2-districtregion
  • We are looking for parents of 9th – 11th graders for the concession stand for tonight! It is senior night and the senior parents will be recognized with their students!
  • It is almost certain that we will have a playoff game next Friday. We will share that information when it is available to us. We WILL rehearse the morning of the game and ALL members of the band program are expected to attend every football game!

  • 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.

Pit Crew Scholarship

The Pit Crew Scholarship is now available on the band website. Current seniors in the band program may apply. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019.


“The Pit Crew Scholarship recognizes and rewards seniors of the Grapevine High School (GHS) Mustang Band who exemplify what might be called the “pit crew work ethic” – working behind the scenes, doing unglamorous but necessary work, without seeking a reward other than helping the band. In particular, the scholarship seeks to reward band members who maintain good academic standing through the school year and who unselfishly support the band with no intent for self-promotion.”

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, November 8

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 7:30am Fillies Rehearsal
  • Senior Night
  • Football vs RL Turner


Saturday, November 9

  • 6:00am Lone Star Drumline Contest
  • 2:00pm Pit Orchestra


Sunday, November 10


Monday, November 11

  • 7:00am Pit Orchestra
  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble Veterans Day Performance


Tuesday, November 12

  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble
  • 4:30pm Percussion Carol of the Lights Rehearsal


Wednesday, November 13

  • 7:00am Pit Orchestra


Thursday, November 14

  • 7:00am Pit Orchestra


Friday, November 15

  • 7:30am Fillies in MAC
  • Likely Playoff Game


Saturday, November 16

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

CONGRATULATIONS CHHS PANTHER BAND!

Congratulations to CHHS Panther Band for placing 13th at the State Marching Band Contest!


34 Marching Bands qualified for the 5A State Marching Contest. 12 of the bands advance to State Finals.


7 of the 12 Finalist bands were from the DFW area. All 4 bands from Area F (our area contest) were in the top 15 of the State Marching Contest.


State Finals Results


1.Cedar Park - Cedar Park, TX (3rd Consecutive win)
2.Highland Park - Dallas, Texas
3.Wakeland - Frisco, TX
4.Rouse - Leander, TX
5.Burleson Centennial - Burleson, TX
6.Friendswood - Houston, TX
7.Wylie East - Wylie, TX
8.Lebanon Trail - Frisco, TX
9.Aledo - Aledo, TX
10.Dripping Springs - Dripping Springs, TX
11.Weiss - Pflugerville, TX (First State finals appearance, school opened in 2016)
12.Lone Star - Frisco, TX

Bands of America Honor Band

Join the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade
Bands of America (BOA) is accepting applicants for the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band that will perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. Interested students can find more information here: https://marching.musicforall.org/rose/


Will you represent Grapevine High School and GCISD in 2021? The BOA Honor Band is assembled once every 4 years--meaning each HS student only gets one opportunity to participate in the BOA Honor Band. This is your ONLY opportunity to be a part of this fantastic band.

November Birthdays

11/11 - Wes Anderson

11/11 - Jacob Benzick

11/12 - Jenyssa Obregon

11/12 - Adam Takacs

11/13 - Mili Dellecase

11/14 - Wilfine Dela Cruz

11/14 - Hope Kelley

11/17 - Paula Valencia

11/22 - Alex Gruman

11/22 - Jayla King

11/23 - Jaiden Baliga

11/23 - Montgomery Urrutia

11/27 - Aiden Waldo

11/28 - Emily Koch

11/28 - Sydney Galante

11/29 - Allison Koch

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.