Grapevine Mustang Band

August 12, 2022

Grapevine 2022 Show Reveal
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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • Las Cruces Bands of America hotel room SIGN UP HERE - use the tabs at the bottom. You will have 2 seperate sign up locations.
  • 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 treasurer@grapevinehsband.com, 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 grapevinehsband.com 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 https://www.grapevinehsband.com/private-lessons.html 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.

Weekly Schedule

Monday -

3:00pm - Band Hall Opens

3:30pm - Percussion Load trucks

5:30-8:30pm - Stadium Rehearsal MPS


Tuesday -

FREE DAY


Wednesday (FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL)-

7:00am - Marching Band


Thursday -

7:00am - Marching Band


Friday -

7:00am - Marching Band


Saturday -

8:00-11:30 - Marching Band

1:00-2:30 - Region Masterclasses

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Please do not drive into the area where the band hall doors are located to pick up or drop off your student. The traffic flow in that area is dangerous for students as they return to the band hall and everyone is asked to park in the lots near gym 4 and the wrestling gym to keep everyone safe.
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If available to assist, please contact our Guard Liaison, Brigitte Iafrate, at guard_liaison@grapevinehsband.com or 972-948-0357.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


GHS Band Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/grapevinehsband/albums



More info - https://www.grapevinehsband.com/color-guard.html

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DCI WATCH PARTY

Saturday, August 13 @ 5:30 p.m. in the Library

Food and Drinks provided.

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In the links below you’ll find the signup instructions for our spring trip to Disney! To go on this trip with us, you’ll follow the registration link in the ‘Participant Registration Instructions’ page (https://ib.mydirectorschoice.com/users/sign_up). If you went on the NYC trip with us last year, your login and password are still active and you’ll add the trip by using the trip code GO-1007. If this is your first trip with us, you’ll create a profile and add the same trip code. The most important thing to do right now is pay the $100 deposit for the trip before September 15th. This deposit secures airfare for our group, which is the most volatile cost of our trip.


The total price of the trip is outlined on the ‘Terms and Conditions’ page linked below along with the payment schedule for the trip. The total cost of the trip this year is $1,880, which includes airfare, park admission, on-site hotel rooms shared amongst 4 students, and some meals. If you would like to arrange your own airfare, you’ll select the ‘Ground’ package. The total cost of the trip without airfare is $1,280. It is not an option to take trip airfare one way (either departing or returning) with the package. This trip will depart on March 9th, 2023 and we will return to the DFW airport on March 13th. If your airfare is separate, you’ll receive an itinerary with where you’ll meet up with our group and where you’ll depart our group.


If parents, family members, or siblings would like to travel with us, you’ll select one of the ‘Guest’ Packages when you register for the trip. They are more expensive as the cost of the hotel is not split as many ways. If you have a family of four that can stay in the same room, you’ll select one of the ‘Student Quad’ packages and we can clarify that you are not on the student trip at a later date.

One of the Disney days will include all band members performing and recording in the Disney Imagination Campus Soundtrack Session where they will record the film scores for several Disney movies! A detailed itinerary is below.


Everyone will receive a detailed itinerary that includes student check in times, locations for all events, flight and luggage information, and how to arrange which Disney/Orlando Studios rides you would like to go on. We want this trip to be a ton of fun for everyone! If you have any questions about this trip, please email Mr. Rees.

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Come help us clean up the North Concession stand at Mustang Panther Stadium.

Saturday, August 13 - 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BA4A928A4F49-concession


Background checks - need to be done well in advance of the year starting, do yours today!

https://www.gcisd.net/community/volunteer_background_check


Sign Up to Volunteer

https://www.grapevinehsband.com/volunteer-opportunities.html

Sign up to volunteer this season. We need a lot of help!


Daily Dollars

We will be extending the Daily Dollar Fundraiser to the end of August to help us meet our goal!


As many of you know fundraising is essential and helps attribute to building a strong program.

This is our first fundraiser and will help pave the way to a successful season. Currently we have raised $17,800 our goal this season is $30,000!


Sponsorships

We are looking for Business Sponsors for this season.

Let fundraising@grapevinhsband.com know if you have warm leads or ideas of businesses we could contact.


Join the FB Grapevine Mustang Band Parent Page. Many of you were sent invitations this week to join the FB parent page. Please join, especially Freshman parents. It is a great source of information and a great place to ask questions.


Concession Volunteer Opportunities Available

WE NEED YOU

Our first Freshman/JV game is only 12 days away on August 24th and we NEED volunteers. As of now we have 5 for the 1st shift and 2 for the 2nd. Please help us fill these spots. Remember we are asking all band families to work at least 3 concession shifts during Marching Season. Thank you in advance.

*** Since the band does not perform at Freshman or JV games, students are welcome to help and can earn volunteer hours.


Freshman/JV Concession Stand Sign Up Genius

Varsity Concession Stand Sign Up Genius

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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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