Grapevine Mustang Band

April 8, 2022

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • UIL WEEK! If you are available, please plan on attending your student's UIL performance at Southlake Carroll Senior High School. Itineraries are below in the weekly schedule.
  • 2022 Member and Parent Meeting - April 21. All students and parents participating in band for the 2022/23 school year will attend.
  • The GCISD Color Guard Showcase is on Saturday, May 7th @ 3pm at GHS. Info below.
  • Booster volunteers for the 2022/23 school year are needed. Please see the info below.
  • Leadership application information for the 2022/23 school year are below.
  • Spring Training - MAY 17-19, 5-7pm in the MAC. All students participating in band for the 2022/23 school year will attend.
  • The band calendar at 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, the processing fees will be charged to your Charms account.
  • Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email 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 -
  • 8:40-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 3:14-4:45pm - Honors Band
  • 4:45-7:30pm - Wind Ensemble

Tuesday -

  • 8:00-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 3:14-4:45pm - Honors Band
  • 4:45-5:45pm - Symphonic Band
  • 5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard

Wednesday -

Thursday -

  • 7:30am - Wind Ensemble
  • 10:15am - Wind Ensemble UIL Itinerary HERE
  • 3:14-4:10pm - Honors Band
  • 5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard

Friday -

  • 8:40-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 3:14-4:10pm - Honors Band
  • 7:00pm - Band Movie Night

Important Dates:

2022 Member and Parent Meeting - April 21, 7pm

Recording Dates - April 25-28 (Wind Ensemble and Honors Band)

Spring Band Concert - April 28 (All Members)

Solo Recital - May 7 (All Members)

Spring Training - May 17-19 (All Members)

The Symphonic Band will be rehearsing after school with percussion on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 12th - 4:45-5:45pm
  • Tuesday, April 19th - 4:45-5:45pm
  • Tuesday, April 26th - 4:45-5:45pm

Please make arrangements to attend. Any conflicts should be communicated in advance.

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When: Friday, April 15th, 6-9pm or so

Where: GHS Auditorium

Watching: National Treasure

Who brings what:

If possible, woodwinds are encouraged to bring sweet snacks & napkins/utensils; brass salty snacks & plates; percussion drinks & cups; and guard microwaveable popcorn.

Please be wary of bringing food items containing nuts and other common allergens!!

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Leadership information:

April 8 - Leadership Application Window Opens

April 18 - Leadership Applications Due

May 2-6 - Leadership Interviews

May 3 and 5, 5-6:30pm - Drum Major Training Sessions, anyone interested in auditioning for Drum Major must attend these dates.

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GHS Solo Contest - Saturday, May 7th

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We would love for any seniors continuing to pursue their Fine Art to take part in this celebration.

All participants are asked to complete the following form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Ms. Irby

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Congratulations on a fantastic Winter Season!!!!

The GCISD Color Guard Showcase is on Saturday, May 7th @ 3pm at GHS. Performances by the GHS Mustang Guard, CHHS Diamonds, and the combined Middle School Spirit Guard, plus special spotlight solos from featured members.

Friends and family are encouraged to come support these fantastic programs. Entry is free and open to all. Concessions and roses will be on sale at the venue.

The 2022-23 Mustang Guard will be having auditions for any students interested in joining the team! We are a co-ed program open to 9th-12th graders with no prior dance/theater/music experience required.

Perspective members will be required to complete the audition interest clinic AND the audition itself. Wear athletic clothes/shoes conducive to movement and bring a water jug. There is no fee or cost to audition, but ensure you have completed the interest form.

Audition Clinic
Apr 25-26 @ 5-7pm
Apr 27-28 @ 5-7pm

More info -

For more information, please visit:

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Festival of Trombones! July 19 – 22.

Zach Bond, Brian Hecht, and Sebastian Vera, we have added Jim Nova and Oscar Diaz to our list of Artists.

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Plano Trombone Institute

We are extremely excited to announce the first annual Plano Trombone Institute this May 31-June 4, 2022, at Plano Senior High School. We have an absolutely fantastic faculty including Mark Kellogg (trombone), Christopher Azzara (piano and improvisation), and Priscilla Yuen (collaborative piano), all from the Eastman School of Music, and Jack Courtright (trombone) from the UNT One O’clock Lab Band. This camp is designed for current 8th – 12th grade students and is open to students outside Plano ISD. We would like to invite you to participate in this fantastic opportunity. Please see the attached poster which includes links to the Plano Trombone Institute website and registration form.

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Pearl Corporation Announces Opening of 2022 Scholarship Applications

Nashville, TN - Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its second annual college scholarship, "Musicians Making A Difference", which will award two $5,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact change in themselves, their community, and those around them.

"This scholarship has been instrumental in getting me off to a great start in college - not only financially but by boosting my confidence and showing me that persistence and dedication truly make a difference. I feel so honored to have been one of the first two students awarded this scholarship, and it fills me with pride to be recognized for my efforts in the field of music,” said Isabel Michaelides, one of two inaugural winners of last year’s scholarship.

A diverse panel of Pearl staff and artists will select recipients based on a student's contributions to their community and not their playing or vocal ability. The scholarship's objective is to reward and inspire the youth who will shape tomorrow.

This year's application deadline is Friday, April 15.

To learn more and apply for this scholarship, please visit:

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It's that time of year where we are already thinking about next year in all aspects of the program. Our "village" will have quite a bit of turn-over this year and so there are several positions that must be filled before we hit the ground running in the summer. Please take a minute and see where you might be able to fill a need for the band. It really does take each and every one of us!! If you have just a little bit of interest let us know and we can get you detailed information about any of the positions listed and answer any questions you may have. or

Open Positions:

Co-Vice President

Uniform Coordinator

Uniform Assistant

Meal Coordinator

Pit Crew Lead

Pit Crew Assistant

Concessions Manager

Concessions South Stand

Banquet Coordinator




Don't forget, the deadline for the Senior Spotlight is coming up. The link is attached below and needs to be completed before 04/15. We will also need a nice picture of you to include in the spotlight. Please email the picture directly to Kristi Rodriguez at: If you need help in obtaining a suitable photograph, there will be a place to indicate that on the form.

There is an additional question on the google doc that will be read at the spring concert during our Senior Recognition time of the concert, so please make sure and fill that out as well. We all are so very proud of each and every one of you. Band Family is always family!!

Start Raising Money NOW!

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


Stay Connected


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. (

Charms Link


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.


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.