Grapevine Mustang Band

Bandtober 1, 2021

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

It's BANDTOBER! This newsletter contains a lot of important information for the next week. Please be sure to review it carefully.

  • Students that were deemed ineligible will be unable to travel/perform with the band starting at 4:00pm today. Students are still required to attend all rehearsals.
  • Monday, Oct 4 is the GCISD Band Showcase and will features all GCISD Band students in grades 7-12. The event will be held at Mustang-Panther Stadium and starts at 7:30pm.
  • IMPORTANT***All students must complete the TMEA Student Agreement form below and return it to Ms. Irby.
  • If you need any uniform accessories (shoes, gloves, etc) fill out this form.
  • All of this week's itineraries are below.
  • Students: Need volunteer hours? Please consider signing up to help with Middle School All Region Auditions. Sign up here.
  • The band calendar at grapevinehsband.com 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 treasurer@grapevinehsband.com, the processing fees will be charged to your Charms account.
  • Chaperones needed! Sign up HERE. Have a question? Email chaperone@grapevinehsband.com.
  • 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 https://www.grapevinehsband.com/private-lessons.html and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email fundraising@grapevinehsband.com 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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HEB Marching Contest

Saturday, October 2

GHS @ FW Southwest

Friday, October 8

Bands of America DFW

Saturday, October 9

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ACCESSORIES:

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.


VOLUNTEER NEEDS:

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 guard_liaison@grapevinehsband.com 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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We want to extend a huge thank you to all of our parent volunteers!! Whether it's been in the concession booth, assisting pit crew, driving a truck, helping with band meals, laundering uniforms, selling t-shirts, fundraising, or chaperoning, we are so incredibly grateful for you. Your kids are too!!


Help keep our kids smelling FRESH! We need few more laundry volunteers, please sign up here.


Upcoming event reminders:

10/01 - Next installment due for NY trip MyDirectorsChoice - Individual Billing

10/04 - GCISD Band Showcase - Both high schools perform at MPS Stadium

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WHITE OUT SHIRTS

The theme for our Homecoming game this year is WHITE OUT! Students, parent and fans of Mustang Nation will dress in white for the October 1st game against FW Polytech in a show of unity for our great school and community. You can pick up a WHITE OUT shirt for $10 at the band hall when a band director is around or at lunches the week before the Homecoming game. We also have a form to order, pay and then pick up. Go Mustangs!

https://forms.gle/7TGpKU4Gk6KjwqCe7


Corporate Sponsorships

Please see the form below.

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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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Start Raising Money NOW!

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


CLICK HERE FOR INFO

Stay Connected

CHARMS

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. (brooke.irby@gcisd.net)


Charms Link

REMIND

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.

PayPal

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.

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