Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of Jan 17

Notes from the Directors:

Good afternoon Mustang Band!


  • Thank you to all of our Mustang Band Families who donated to Grace Food Pantry!
  • All students (winds, percussion, and guard) will participate in our upcoming fundraiser. Please see below for more information.
  • HEB Scholarship opportunity - see below! Deadline is Feb 3.
  • GHS Bands, Winter Guard, and Indoor Percussion are in full swing with before/after school rehearsals. See below for show images for guard and percussion.
  • All students should return their marching band instruments on Tuesday, Jan 19.
  • GHS Ensemble Contest is Saturday, Feb 6. Students can sign up HERE to perform an ensemble in addition to their class ensembles.
  • GCISD Winter Showcase will be held on January 30 at GHS. CHHS Winter Guard, GHS Winter Guard, and GHS Indoor Percussion will all premiere their 2021 programs.
  • All Families can start raising funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.


Other News

Budget Overview
Clickable Presentation

Please feel free to review the presentation above in a clickable form that you can view at your own pace.

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All students in the band program will participate in Up Tempo Fundraising.


Today, wind and percussion students received a welcome/information letter and contact collection form. Students are responsible for collecting AT LEAST 20 potential donors. Guard members will receive physical materials on Tuesday, during their class period, but are encouraged to start collecting ASAP!


Students will turn in their contact form on January 22. Every student must turn in their contacts. If you are having trouble finding 20 contact, see your band director BEFORE the due date.


An in-person, Live Kick Off Event will be held on Tuesday, February 9th in the Auditorium. This event will also feature prizes for students as donations are collected.


Up Tempo is a tested and proven fundraising program. Our goal is $40,000--We can make it happen!


Welcome/Information Letter

Email/Phone Number Collection Form Turn this in on Jan 22.

Scholarship Opportunity

H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than Feb. 3, 2021:

  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
  • Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
  • A Letter of Recommendation
  • A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”


There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be March 9, 2021. Please make your students and/or support staff aware of this opportunity.

Indoor Ensembles

Below are show images for both the Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion. Feel free to use these images as promotional materials, share on social media, or use a backgrounds and screen savers. Also below, is a preview of the Indoor Percussion floor.
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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

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Booster Notes

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.

How to pay your band fees online

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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