Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 11/17/2019

Notes from the Directors

Congratulations to Grapevine HS Team 100 on a great football season!

  • Wind Ensemble Mock All-Region auditions are scheduled for next week. We will be doing these in the format of the region audition. Please double check the calendar for your section’s times.
  • ALL students trying out for All-Region should have their money in the safe. If you did not turn in your money, you are late--GET IT IN ASAP!!
  • Percussion will be rehearsing for Carol of Lights before school next week. They will perform on Monday, November 25th.
  • Winterguard is having a parent information meeting on Monday, November 18th. Anyone interested in joining winterguard is welcome to attend. Please get your friends that are not in band there! The first Winterguard rehearsal is Thursday, November 21st.
  • All members of the band need to take their concert dress or tuxedo home. If you have not been fitted for concert wear you will be doing that Monday of next week.
  • Each concert band will perform at the Winter Concert on December 10th. We also have some surprises in store for that evening!
  • See below for itineraries for this week.
  • Check the band calendar for the most up-to-date information.

Pit Crew Scholarship

The Pit Crew Scholarship is now available on the band website. Current seniors in the band program may apply. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2019.

“The Pit Crew Scholarship recognizes and rewards seniors of the Grapevine High School (GHS) Mustang Band 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. In particular, the scholarship seeks to reward band members who maintain good academic standing through the school year and who unselfishly support the band with no intent for self-promotion.”

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BOA Grand Nationals

Watch BOA Grand Nationals this weekend on FloMarching. You can get a subscription for $12.99/month and cancel anytime.

All 6 bands from Texas advanced to the semifinals that starts at 5:15AM tomorrow. BOA Finals will be held tomorrow evening. #TeamTexas

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Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who have built props, moved equipment, pulled trailers, worked concession, fitted uniforms and everything else you do to help the Mustang Band!

Sign up links:

Varsity Concessions

JV Red and Blue Concessions

Freshmen Concessions

Youth Football Concessions

Pit Crew


Weekly Schedule

Saturday, November 16

  • 10:00am-4:00pm Pit Orchestra

Sunday, November 17


Monday, November 18

  • 7:00am Wind Ensemble Mock Audition - Trumpets
  • 7:30 am Percussion Carol of the Lights rehearsal
  • 4:30-7:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 7:00pm Winterguard Interest Meeting

Tuesday, November 19

  • 7:00am Wind Ensemble Mock Audition - Flutes/Oboe/Bassoon
  • 7:30am Percussion Carol of the Lights Rehearsal
  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble
  • 4:30-7:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 6:00-8:00pm Winterguard Auditions

Wednesday, November 20

  • 7:00am Wind Ensemble Mock Audition - Clarinets
  • 4:30-7:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 6:00-8:00pm Winterguard Auditions

Thursday, November 21

  • 7:00am Wind Ensemble Mock Audition - Saxophones
  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble
  • 5:30-8:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Friday, November 22

  • 7:00am Wind Ensemble Mock Audition - Trombones/Euph/Tuba
  • 7:00am Winterguard

Saturday, November 23


Sunday, November 24

  • 5:00-9:00pm Percussion Carol of the Lights Dress Rehearsal

Bands of America Honor Band

Join the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band in the Rose Parade
Bands of America (BOA) is accepting applicants for the 2021 Bands of America Honor Band that will perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. Interested students can find more information here:

Will you represent Grapevine High School and GCISD in 2021? The BOA Honor Band is assembled once every 4 years--meaning each HS student only gets one opportunity to participate in the BOA Honor Band. This is your ONLY opportunity to be a part of this fantastic band.

November Birthdays

11/11 - Wes Anderson

11/11 - Jacob Benzick

11/12 - Jenyssa Obregon

11/12 - Adam Takacs

11/13 - Mili Dellecase

11/14 - Wilfine Dela Cruz

11/14 - Hope Kelley

11/17 - Paula Valencia

11/22 - Alex Gruman

11/22 - Jayla King

11/23 - Jaiden Baliga

11/23 - Montgomery Urrutia

11/27 - Aiden Waldo

11/28 - Emily Koch

11/28 - Sydney Galante

11/29 - Allison Koch

Other links and forms


EVERYONE needs to join Remind

Private Lesson Sign Up

If you are not yet signed up for private lessons, sign up here!

Instrument Repair Form

If you have a broken school-owned instrument that needs repaired, go to the band website to fill out the repair form. Follow the directions carefully.

Lost Music Form

If you have lost your music and need a copy, WE HAVE A SOLUTION! The form must be completed 48 hours before the time you need music so the librarians can get you copies.