Grapevine Mustang Band

BANDtober 15, 2021

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

Congratulations to all of the band members that participated in the UIL Region Marching Contest. The band received unanimous superior ratings from all judges! We would also like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the parents that volunteered their time to make Tuesday's UIL Performance happen!

  • ALL STUDENTS must be passing their classes for the end of the 9 weeks. Students that are not passing tomorrow will lose eligibility starting on Friday, October 22.
  • Please check the band calendar for this week's rehearsal times.
  • All of this week's itineraries are 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 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.
  • Chaperones needed! Sign up HERE. Have a question? Email
  • 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 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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We are selling tamales to raise money for the band.

WHEN: Oct 16 - Oct 26

WHY: Tamales are awesome! AND we need to raise more funds to support the band and all the things we do.

We are partnering with Tommy Tamales, a local restaurant in Grapevine, to help us reach our fundraising goal. Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Sell Tamales

Tamales are $14 per dozen. We will sell them for 10 days.

Step 2: Submit Order Form

Submit your order form and payment collected on October 26th. All checks need to be made to GHS Band Boosters.

Here is the form. Download it and complete it.

We will also be handing out printed forms after the Stadium Rehearsal on Monday, OCT 16.

Step 3: Pick up your tamales and Deliver

Tamales will be ready after school on NOV 18th. You will pick up your order and deliver them.

Our goal is to sell 1000 dozen. That means we need each band family to sell 10 dozen.

Questions? Reach out to Kim Bentson 713.818.7445 or Angela Hall

GHS Mustangs vs FW South Hills

Friday, BANDtober 22 - Future Mustang Night

UIL Area Marching Contest

Saturday, BANDtober 23

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Col. Jason Fettig invites you to apply for the National Youth Wind Ensemble
Dr. Kevin Sedatole invites you to apply for the National youth Wind Ensemble
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We know that the rigorous performances and growing teens will cause wear and tear and need replacement, particularly, of accessories. Guard members are required to keep their uniform and accessories performance ready at all times. This means that when they tear, get lost, or stop fitting properly they must be replaced. If your child needs to reorder/replace any of their accessories due to wear and tear please see this document. It has all the links needed to order replacements or additional items.


1) We need your help providing snacks to the guard after the games or events. Snacks will be given to the guard after the game responsibilities are fulfilled and served in the band parking lot. Guard members may not have their snack or drink in uniform. Dates we need snacks are 10/02, 10/09, 10/22, 10/23, 10/29, 11/05. Specifics about the snack were emailed on 09/28. Please email Rosa Garner at to sign up.

2) We have openings on the laundry schedule. This is to wash both the spirit uniform and the marching unitard the kids will wear to perform. The uniforms will need to be taken home on Friday or Saturday, if a competition weekend, in the garment bags, laundered and returned on Monday hung in the garment bags. Soap and care instructions will be provided to you. We need someone to help 10/15 and 11/05.

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Hello all,

We are in the home stretch for regular season concessions - only 2 more varsity games;

For the game on October 22nd we need

7 people (3 for the North Stand and 4 for the South Stand) for the 1st shift (5:45pm-8:00pm)

10 people (5 for each the South Stand and the North Stand) for the 2nd shift (8:00-10:15pm)

If you still need your 4 shifts please sign up for this game - see link below.

If you are unable to serve these exact times that is ok, just let me know what time you can get there and what time you need to leave and I can make just about anything work!

Remember the more food we sell, the more money we make for the band which will help offset future band expenses.

GHS Band Concessions VARSITY at MPS

Thank you all very much!! We are in the home stretch.


Hard to believe, but looking forward to next year, the boosters are in need of a replacement or two, for Uniforms. It is a big job, but the kids depend on it. Please consider being a replacement, or a magic-duo replacement, for this position. I am available for any questions.
Thank you, Kristen Pratt 817-781-4309

we have Area UIL on 10-23 and need a few more volunteers for laundry. please consider volunteering your washing machine:

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

United States Marine Corps Band, New Orleans

GCISD has scheduled a free clinic and concert with the USMC Band, New Orleans. They will be bringing their entire band and so will present some full band stuff and also their jazz band. If you have never been to one of these field band concerts, they are great and very entertaining. In addition to the concert, members of the band will be presenting a clinic for all of our band students on audition preparation, focusing on solo and ensemble, region, area, and state auditions, as well as school of music and professional auditions. They will also talk a bit about what it's like to be a professional military musician. It will be a great clinic for all students, regardless of age. Concert info is below. Please begin telling parents and kids about it and mention it on a regular basis.

October 16, Colleyville Heritage High School

2:00-3:00 Clinic, Band Hall

7:00-8:30 Concert, Auditorium

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Did you know that Music for All offers scholarships for graduating seniors who participate in our fall Marching Championships? Two of the scholarships are restricted to 2021 Grand Nationals participants; one is open to any 2021 Marching Championships participant. The deadline for these scholarships is October 25th.

The Music for All Marching Band Scholarships were established to create opportunities and contribute to the future of music and music education in America. The scholarships honor graduating seniors nominated by the directors of bands performing at a Bands of America Regional, Super Regional, or Grand National Championship. Recipients must intend to pursue a degree in music education and demonstrate outstanding musicianship, leadership skills, and work ethic.

The Fred J. Miller Memorial Music Education Fund Scholarship - The student must have participated in one of the 2021 Bands of America Marching Championships to be eligible to apply.

Find more information here:

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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.