Grapevine Mustang Band

November 11, 2022

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • This week is Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. Get together with some friends and watch some great bands on the live stream. HERE is the schedule and info.
  • Band Placement Auditions - Nov 14-18 via Canvas. For your placement audition, you will perform the Freshman Cuts of the Region Music - found HERE.
  • Marching tuners will be turned in at the conclusion of our Football season. If yours is lost or broken use the following link to purchase the replacement HERE. Every wind player has been issued a tuner, and every member will need to return a working one.
  • Scholarship opportunities below!
  • 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.
  • All Mustang Band members should be practicing their ALL REGION music at home and with their private lesson teachers.
  • The band calendar at is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
  • Join the 2022-23 Remind! Info below.
  • 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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Monday - Band Placement Auditions open on Canvas

8:40am - Region Masterclasses

5:00-7:00pm - Wind Ensemble

Tuesday -

7:45am - Wind Ensemble

8:40am - Honors, Symphonic Bands, and Guard

Wednesday -

7:45am - Wind Ensemble

8:40am - Honors, Symphonic Bands, and Guard

Thursday -

7:45am - Wind Ensemble

8:40am - Honors, Symphonic Bands, and Guard


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

8:40am - Honors, Symphonic Bands, and Guard

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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, 2022. The deadline to submit an application will be November 15th, 2022. Apply for the Pit Crew Scholarship.

2023 Glenn Mandeville Scholarship

We're now accepting applications for the Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship. Each year, up to eight students are awarded $5,000 to help support the cost of their four-year bachelor's degree. Learn more about the scholarship.

How to apply

Interested? Submitting your application online is easy! You'll need to provide your contact information, high school transcripts, and a 550-word essay addressing your personal goals and aspirations, how the scholarship will make a difference in your life, and how you plan to give back to the community. Start your online application.

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Change in Rehearsal Schedule

The Mustang Guard has had an amazing marching band season this year, and we are excited to continue our growth into the winter guard season! As the marching rehearsals are ending, the team will begin transitioning into our winter guard prep schedule. Once a week starting in Nov, then twice a week in Dec.

In the spring semester, guard will be in 2nd period for class and after school for rehearsals. Performance and competition dates have been published to the band calendar and can be found on the winter guard page too. GO GUARD!

More info can be found at

GHS Band Flickr -

More info -

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No update this week.

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.