Alumni Newsletter Spring 2022

Grapevine HS Mustang Band

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Grapevine Mustang Band 2022

Hello Mustang Band Alumni!

We hope you are all well and healthy! We wanted to create a way to connect and keep you up-to-date with what is happening in the Mustang Band program. You are a valued part of our history and we want to keep you connected to our wonderful program.

In this newsletter we will share the most current information in our program. As always, you can visit any time to see what's happening.

Mustangs Perform at Historic Carnegie Hall

This spring the Mustang Band travels to New York City to perform in Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 11. Visit the Band Website for more information.

Concert Programs:

Honors Band

  • Allied Honor March, King/Arr. James Swearingen
  • Themes from Green Bushes, Grainger/Arr. Daehn
  • Where Words End..., Randall d. Standridge
  • With Soul Serene, James M. David

Wind Ensemble

  • Inglesina, Delle Cese/Arr Bourgeois
  • Firefly, Ryan George
  • Sketches on a Tudor Psalm, Fisher Tull
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TMEA All-State

This year all of the students in the Varsity and Non Varsity Bands started the TMEA All-State press at the Region Band level.

68 - Students auditioned for TMEA Region 31 Band

19 - Students made a HS Region Band

20 - Students auditioned for the 9th Grade Region Band

2 - Students made the 9th Grade Region Band

5 - Students auditioned at Area for All-State

1 - Student achieved the title of Texas All-State Musician

Senior, bassoon, Lisa Barrington earned the prestigious title of Texas All-State Musician. She is a drum major of the marching band and went to Colleyville Middle School where she performed at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL. Each year over 70,000 students across Texas begin the All-State process and only 1,800 earn the title of Texas All-State Musician. Congratulations, Lisa!

2021 Concert Band Recording Recap

Last year was unlike any other we have ever experienced. We can assure you, all of the Mustang Band Members worked hard to maintain the legacy of the band program at Grapevine High School.

Last spring, the bands will performed virtually at UIL Concert and Sight Reading. Both the Wind Ensemble (Varsity) and Honors Band (non-Varsity) bands received Sweepstakes.

The Wind Ensemble also recorded for the Mark of Excellence, which is a national recognition award presented by the Foundation for Music Education, for outstanding varsity bands. The band was selected as a Commended Winner! The Wind Ensemble was the North Texas Festival of Distinction Varsity Winner.

The Honors Band will be recording for the Citation of Excellence, also presented by the Foundation for Music Education, which is recording contest for Texas Non Varsity Bands. The Honors Band was selected as the Class 5A Winner! The band also enter and was named the National Winner for the Medal of Distinction. The Honors Band was the North Texas Festival of Distinction Non Varsity Winner.

We plan to continue our pursuit of excellence as we prepare for Spring 2022.

Donate to the Mustang Band Program

Fundraising and Corporate Sponsorships make up over 30% of our annual operating budget! Community Partners and Alumni support are imperative for our program's success.

We are currently running a campaign with Up Tempo Fundraising and our goal is to raise $40,000. We know with your help, we can achieve our goals and provide excellent experiences for our Mustang Band Members. All donations are tax deductible and all donation amounts help! For example: if everyone receiving this newsletter donated only $20, we would raise over $30,000!

We thank you for your support and consideration! To donate visit, HERE.

Corporate Sponsorships

If you are a business owner and would like to partner with the band, please contact us for more information.

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Fall 2021 Competitive Marching Season Highlights

Bands of America South Texas Regional Championship

  • Class AAA Bronze Medal
  • 9th Place Finalist

HEB Marching Contest

  • 11th Place Finalist

Bands of America DFW Regional Championship

UIL Region 31 Marching Contest

  • Sweepstakes
  • Advance to Area

UIL Area F Marching Contest

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Under the direction of Mr. Draper, the Mustang Guard has exploded in enrollment since his tenure began. The Mustang Guard's 2022 Production is titled, Ascension. Ascension will be performed at several North Texas Color Guard Association shows this spring. Check the BAND CALENDAR for more info.

Last spring, Mr. Draper also started the GCISD Middle School Spirit Guard. Mr. Draper travels and teaches middle school guard at Colleyville, Cross Timbers, and Grapevine Middle Schools.

We are excited for the growth and development of the guard program!

Thank you to our Mustang Level Sponsors!

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Thank you to our Red/White/Blue Level Sponsors!

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Interested is sponsoring the Mustang Band? Download the form below for more information!

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