Grapevine Mustang Band

November 12, 2021

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • NYC Trip Payment info below!
  • Grapevine Football has advanced to round two of the playoffs. The game will be held next week. We will update everyone ASAP as we find out more information.
  • There is a high likelihood we will be playing football the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving (Nov 26-27) as well. Please plan accordingly.
  • If you have been fitted for your concert tuxedo or dress, please take them home and hang them up.
  • Need help with your All Region Music? Sign up here for one-on-one help!
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BELOW
  • Below is information for the first ever National Youth Wind Ensemble. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students at GHS to audition and perform with the best of the best high school students from the nation.
  • 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.
  • All band fees should be paid in full. 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.
  • See below for Band Booster Notes, Volunteer opportunities, etc.! It takes a village!
  • 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.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email fundraising@grapevinehsband.com to secure yours! We only have a limited number left!
  • All Families can raise funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.
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Monday-
  • 8:40-9:36 - All
  • 4:30-6:30 - Wind Ensemble

Tuesday-

  • 7:30-9:36 - Guard
  • 8:00-9:36 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic Bands
  • 4:30-6:00 - Musical Rehearsal
  • 5:00-6:30 - Winter Guard Auditions

Wednesday-

  • 8:00 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic/Guard

Thursday-

  • 8:00-9:36 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic Bands/Guard
  • 4:30-6:00 - Musical Rehearsal
  • 5:00-6:30 - Winter Guard Auditions

Friday-

  • 8:00 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic/Guard
  • Playoff Football Location TBD
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Pit Crew Scholarship

The Pit Crew Scholarship recognizes and rewards senior members of the GHS Mustang Band who maintain a good academic standing and 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. Band member(s) who are selected to receive a scholarship are recognized at the annual band banquet with a financial award that can range from $500 - $1000. The link to apply for a Pit Crew Scholarship will be posted on the Band Website on November 1st, 2021. The deadline to submit an application will be November 15th, 2021.
Pit Crew Scholarship Form

Deadline - November 15

HEB Scholarship

H-E-B Scholarship Program

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 January 28, 2022:

  • 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 at the UIL Boys Basketball State Championships. Please make your students and/or support staff aware of this opportunity.

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Candle info here

See a guard member or contact guarddirector@grapevinehsband.com to order!

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TAMALES:

Tamale Pick-Up will be Nov 18th. Please sign up to help with Tamale distribution - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BA4A928A4F49-ghsband


1:00 pick up tamales from Tommy Tamales

1:30 volunteers meet at Band Hall to sort tamale orders

4:00 students, online orders and parents can pick up tamales and deliver their orders

7:00 last chance to pick up tamales at band hall


*text Kim if you are unable to pick up tamales on that day. 713-818-7445


We will have order forms attached to orders. We will have extra tamales for sale if you need some more. Bring coolers with you to pick up.


We are collecting grocery sacks to help sort the orders. Send your grocery sacks to school and put in the purple container.


Charms:

Please check your CHARMS balances as they have been updated as of 10/25/21. Everyone was emailed their account statements this week for review.


New York City Trip:

We are going to make a payment directly to the travel company on November 15th , based upon credits you may have in your Charms account. https://ib.mydirectorschoice.com/users/sign_in


**New York City Trip Payment – Payment will be going out on 11/15 to the travel company!! **

Please Note!

- You must communicate how much of your credit you would like applied towards your outstanding NYC balance by sending an email directly to Kristi Rodriguez by end of day Friday 11/12/21 at the following email address: Kristirodriguez_vp@grapevinehsband.com.

  • We are unable to allocate credits in your Charms account for this expense without an email request from you.
  • We can only issue Misc. Ledger Balance funds if ALL fixed fees have been paid in full.
  • This means that if you still owe for band fees or consumable items, those will be credited first.

For any questions regarding the credit/balance currently in your Charms account, please forward to: treasurer@grapevinehsband.com


CONCERT ATTIRE: If you have been fitted into your concert attire (tuxedos and dresses), Please Take These Items Home. Since we have assigned those items to you, you are responsible for them. If items are lost, torn, or soiled while sitting in the Band Hallway, the student is still responsible. Take them home and hang them up nice and neat.


Corporate Sponsorships:

We are still actively seeking corporate sponsorships, please see the form below.

Start Raising Money NOW!

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


CLICK HERE FOR INFO

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.

PayPal

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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