Grapevine Mustang Band

January 20 , 2022

TMEA sponsors the Texas All-State audition process to promote students’ dedication to their musical knowledge and skill and to encourage educators to support their students in this development. Beginning each fall, over 70,000 high school students across the state audition in their TMEA Region. Individuals perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part. A select group of musicians advances to compete against musicians from other Regions in their TMEA Area. The highest-ranking musicians judged at the TMEA Area competitions qualify to perform in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles sponsored by the Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Divisions.
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Good afternoon, Mustang Band!

  • 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.
  • 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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Thanks to everyone that joined our meeting on Tuesday evening. We were so excited for the large turnout! The google doc linked below contains the presentation from Tuesday, how to sign up for the Ireland trip, and the latest version of the itinerary. Please reach out to Mr. Rees with any questions that you may have by sending an email to, thanks!

Grapevine HS Band Ireland Trip Information and Itinerary

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Weekly Schedule



5:00-8:00pm - Wind Ensemble


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

5:00-9:00pm - Musical Dress Rehearsal


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard

Musical Performance


7:45am - Wind Ensemble

Musical Performance


Musical Performance

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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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The Austin Brass Collective is hosting our first solo competition for High School and Middle School brass players! All brass players in grades 7-12 are invited to submit unaccompanied recordings of solo repertoire to compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to perform their solo with the ABC!

Full rules and procedures can be found on our website (, but here's a quick rundown you could share with your students:

Any accompanied solo under 10 minutes is allowed, but your submission tape does not need piano accompaniment! Just the solo part is fine!

There will be two divisions: High school and Middle school, each with a set of prizes.

The deadline to submit your recording and a competition fee of $25 is 11:59pm on January 29th

The winner of the high school division will perform their solo with the ABC on March 5th, and one of our arrangers will write a brand new arrangement of your solo for brass ensemble!

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The University of North Texas Wind Symphony will be performing their TMEA send off concert on Tuesday, February 7th at the Winspear Performance Hall on the UNT campus. The concert starts at 7:30pm and Grapevine's very own Abby Isley is the only freshman in the ensemble!

You can find more information HERE.

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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.