Grapevine Mustang Band
February 3, 2022
Good afternoon, Mustang Band!
- Next Tuesday is our UpTempo Fundraiser LIVE event! Please see the info below for more details.
- All students in the band program will perform a solo at the Grapevine HS Solo Contest. Please fill out the Solo Entry Form.
- 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 email@example.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.
Tuesday, Feb 7
4:45pm - GHS Auditorium
On Tuesday from 4:45 - 5:30, The Grapevine Mustang Band will be kicking off our Up Tempo Fundraising campaign in the GHS Auditorium! ALL band members will be in attendance for this fundraising event. This is a campaign that allows our students to receive donations from their family and friends. To assist our fundraising efforts, we are asking you to help your son/daughter obtain permission for and gather 20 email addresses and phone numbers of his/her closest supporters.
Family and friends will then receive an email directing them to the student’s personal web page providing an easy way for them to donate.
Up-Tempo Email Campaign Facts:
1. Safe and Protected – Up Tempo utilizes a safe and secure online donation system. All data is private and never redistributed. Personal information displayed is less detailed than what is given on a team online roster or your school’s annual yearbook, with no personal information other than name and optional picture/selfie. Your contacts are strictly private and protected, never sold or shared and will be deleted after the campaign.
2. Online donation system – Up Tempo is basically an online donation platform inviting potential donors via email and social media to visit the web page where they can easily donate and support your program. All supporters will receive an emailed receipt for their tax-deductible gift. Reminder emails and texts will be sent throughout the campaign with the option to unsubscribe.
We are asking you to assist your son/daughter by obtaining permission for and gathering 20 emails and phone numbers of people closest to him/her that may be potential donors. Your student will need to save these in the notes of their phone by MONDAY, February 6th and we will help set up his/her profile and host our “Kickoff” for the students to reach out to the people on their list. Thank You!
If you have specific questions regarding Up Tempo Fundraising, please contact Mindy Purcell at firstname.lastname@example.org
** If your family would rather not participate in this fundraiser and choose the buyout option outlined below, that is totally fine! Students that participate in the buyout option do not need to attend the fundraiser event, but are welcome to do so. **
The Buy-Out Option
We understand the feeling of “OH NO . . . not another fundraiser”. For this reason, we have created an option to support our band by participating in a buyout. For those who do not have the time to give your full attention to the Uptempo Fundraiser we have created something for you. The Buy-Out option. The buyout cost is a minimum contribution of $350 with 100% going to the band. Please send a check made payable to GHS Band Boosters. Make sure to put your student's name on the check so we know who participated. Checks can be dropped in the band hall safe. If you need another payment option, reach out to email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ensemble Schedule - Perc Schedule is in Perc section
The latest itinerary for our Disney trip is below! Please note the travel fees for luggage on Southwest Airlines are included as well.
Dear Parents and Students,
Enrollment is growing by the day! We hope you will join us as we tour the Emerald Isle.
Experience the history, culture, food and MUSIC that Ireland is famous for….
WorldStrides has extended our Early Enrollment Pricing until February 15.
Register today at www.worldstrides.com
Trip ID: Rees-1347
I look forward to leading this performance tour in Ireland over St. Patrick’s Day!
We had initially included the Ultimate Protection Plan Insurance but have decided to let travelers choose to purchase it. Please see attached information. We STRONGLY encourage you to add insurance to protect your investment.
Here is a link to the Prezi Presentation from our meeting:
Fundraising through the Gift of Education:
5:00-8:00pm - Wind Ensemble
7:45am - Wind Ensemble
3:00-4:30pm - Honors Band
4:45pm - UpTempo LIVE! Event
5:30-8:00pm - Winter Guard
Directors at TMEA - Canvas Assignments
Directors at TMEA - Canvas Assignments
5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard
Directors at TMEA - Canvas Assignments
5:00-8:00pm - Winter Guard
Winter Guard Contest at Red Oak HS
Winter Guard Season is Underway!
We would love some helping hands to make our production the best it can be! Volunteer slots for both students and parents are available, sign-up for your preferred date/role. Service hours are gladly awarded!
T-Shirt Orders Now Live!
Family & friends are welcome to buy a show shirt to support the guard by completing the online order form.
Come See Us in Action!
All guard programs in GCISD will be giving a free early-season preview performance on Sat, Feb 4th at Grapevine HS. The Mustang Guard will also be competing in North Texas Color Guard Assoc competitions on Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 4th, Mar 25th, and Apr 22nd. Any and all support is greatly appreciated!
More info can be found at https://www.grapevinehsband.com/winter-guard.html
GHS Band Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/grapevinehsband/albums
More info - https://www.grapevinehsband.com/color-guard.html
Announcing: BOA Blast! at UNT
July 20, 2023
University of North Texas
Music for All, Bands of America, and University of North Texas Wind Studies are thrilled to announce BOA Blast! at UNT, a one-day summer camp for students held in collaboration with University of North Texas Wind Studies. BOA Blast! at UNT will focus on increasing achievement in the marching arts for high school students, including winds, color guard, and drum majors. Leadership is a focus of the day for all. Students work with members and staff of Carolina Crown; wind players will perform the Star-Spangled Banner and a musical excerpt of the Carolina Crown production at the DCI Denton show.
More info HERE - https://camp.musicforall.org/new-boa-blast-unt/
Nashville, TN - Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its third annual college scholarship, "Musicians Making A Difference", which will award two $5,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact change in themselves, their community, and those around them.
"I am beyond grateful to have been selected a recipient of the 2022 Musicians Making a Difference Scholarship. The scholarship has been invaluable in paying for my college and conservatory education and has allowed me to focus on becoming a better musician and person. Thank you so much to Pearl Drums for supporting musicians who are passionate about giving back to their community!" said Amy Hwang, 2022 Scholarship recipient.
A diverse panel of Pearl staff and artists will select recipients based on a student's contributions to their community and not their playing or vocal ability. The scholarship's objective is to reward and inspire the youth who will shape tomorrow.
This year's application deadline is April 15, 2023.
To learn more and apply for this scholarship, please visit:
The Austin Brass Collective is hosting our first solo competition for High School and Middle School brass players! All brass players in grades 7-12 are invited to submit unaccompanied recordings of solo repertoire to compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to perform their solo with the ABC!
Full rules and procedures can be found on our website (austinbrasscollective.com), but here's a quick rundown you could share with your students:
Any accompanied solo under 10 minutes is allowed, but your submission tape does not need piano accompaniment! Just the solo part is fine!
There will be two divisions: High school and Middle school, each with a set of prizes.
The deadline to submit your recording and a competition fee of $25 is 11:59pm on January 29th
The winner of the high school division will perform their solo with the ABC on March 5th, and one of our arrangers will write a brand new arrangement of your solo for brass ensemble!
The University of North Texas Wind Symphony will be performing their TMEA send off concert on Tuesday, February 7th at the Winspear Performance Hall on the UNT campus. The concert starts at 7:30pm and Grapevine's very own Abby Isley is the only freshman in the ensemble!
You can find more information HERE.
Here are the links to stay connected!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ghsmustangbandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/grapevinehsband
FB Grapevine Mustang Band Parent Page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2772812576066464/
Start Raising Money NOW!
Scrip is a great way to raise money for your individual band account!
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. (email@example.com)
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.
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.