Grapevine Mustang Band

February 17, 2023

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Good afternoon, Mustang Band!

  • We had a GREAT kick-off with our UpTempo Fundraiser. We have raised almost $23,000! Keep sharing your general link and adding contacts to your profile. If you chose the buy-out option, please deposit your payment into the band safe.
  • All students in the band program will perform a solo at the Grapevine HS Solo Contest. Please fill out the Solo Entry Form.
  • The 4th installment of band fees was due Aug 1. 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.
  • The band calendar at is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
  • Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • All Families can raise funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.
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Dear Parents and Students,

Ireland is looking forward to welcoming YOU!

Experience the history, culture, food and MUSIC that Ireland is famous for….

We have already filled an entire tour bus… As a result, WorldStrides has extended

our Early Enrollment Pricing until February 28.

Register today at

Trip ID: Rees-1347

Here is a link to the Prezi Presentation from our meeting:

Fundraising through the Gift of Education:

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Weekly Schedule



5:00-8:00pm - Wind Ensemble


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

3:00-4:30pm - Honors Band

5:30-8:00pm - Winter Guard


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

3:00-4:30pm - Honors Band


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

3:00-4:30pm - Honors Band

5:30-8:00pm - Winter Guard


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

3:00-4:30pm - Honors Band

5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard


Winter Guard Contest at Wylie East

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Winter Guard Season is Underway!

We would love some helping hands to make our production the best it can be! Volunteer slots for both students and parents are available, sign-up for your preferred date/role. Service hours are gladly awarded!

CLICK HERE (link "click here to

Come See Us in Action!

All guard programs in GCISD will be giving a free early-season preview performance on Sat, Feb 4th at Grapevine HS. The Mustang Guard will also be competing in North Texas Color Guard Assoc competitions on Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 4th, Mar 25th, and Apr 22nd. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!

CLICK HERE (link "click here" to

GHS Band Flickr -

More info -

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Sewing help needed

Do you know how to sew or make simple alterations? We have 45 vests and 2 pairs of bibbers (pants) that need a seam added to get them back to their original size. E-mail if you can help.

Mustang Band Dinner and Silent Auction

Do you like to plan events and parties? Angela Hall is looking for a group of people to help plan an event to kick off marching band season. The event committee will meet several times before the end of the school year and will need to help the day of the event on Saturday, July 22. Email if you are interested in helping.

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Announcing: BOA Blast! at UNT

July 20, 2023

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Music for All, Bands of America, and University of North Texas Wind Studies are thrilled to announce BOA Blast! at UNT, a one-day summer camp for students held in collaboration with University of North Texas Wind Studies. BOA Blast! at UNT will focus on increasing achievement in the marching arts for high school students, including winds, color guard, and drum majors. Leadership is a focus of the day for all. Students work with members and staff of Carolina Crown; wind players will perform the Star-Spangled Banner and a musical excerpt of the Carolina Crown production at the DCI Denton show.

More info HERE -

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Nashville, TN - Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its third 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.

"I am beyond grateful to have been selected a recipient of the 2022 Musicians Making a Difference Scholarship. The scholarship has been invaluable in paying for my college and conservatory education and has allowed me to focus on becoming a better musician and person. Thank you so much to Pearl Drums for supporting musicians who are passionate about giving back to their community!" said Amy Hwang, 2022 Scholarship recipient.

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 April 15, 2023.

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

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Stay Connected

Start Raising Money NOW!

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



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.