Grapevine Mustang Band

December 3, 2021

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Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • Tonight is the David Zahrndt Memorial Concert at CHHS - 7:00pm. Wind Ensemble arrives warms up at 6:30pm. All other families are encouraged to attend.
  • Tomorrow is Region Phase 2 and Freshman Band auditions. 8:30 Freshmen starts and 1:30 Phase 2 starts.
  • Thursday, Dec 9 is our Band Winter Concert. The concert will begin at 7:00pm. Students will early for warm up and are required to stay for the full performance. ITINERARY
  • NYC Trip Payment info below!
  • The band calendar at is your one-stop shop for all dates and times.
  • Join the 2021-22 Remind! Info below. Everyone needs to join the Remind.
  • All band fees should be paid in full. 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, the processing fees will be charged to your Charms account.
  • See below for Band Booster Notes, Volunteer opportunities, etc.! It takes a village!
  • Lessons are available for all members of the band program. Please go to and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email to secure yours! We only have a limited number left!
  • All Families can raise funds for their individual band account NOW with the Scrip Fundraiser. See below for details.
Winter Concert Itinerary

Thursday, December 9


DFW-based Lone Star Youth Winds recently hosted their virtual auditions for the Spring 2022 Season, and have a significant need for percussion, oboe, horn, trumpet, and trombone applicants.

This season will be particularly exciting, as they welcome composers John Mackey and Omar Thomas to work with the group under the baton of Dr. Andrew Trachsel (UNT Chair of Division of Conducting and Ensembles/LSYW Conductor). The literature calls for an elite and talent percussion section.

The group rehearses in a condensed and accelerated schedule for the week leading up to both concerts on Feb. 27 and May 15.

Students can find more information and submit an application thru the Youth Winds website, and please feel free to reply with any questions!

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  • 6:30pm - Wind Ensemble warm up at CHHS
  • 7:00pm - David Zahrndt Memorial Concert


  • 8:30am - Freshman Region Auditions at Coppell HS
  • 1:30pm - Phase 2 Region Auditions at Coppell HS


  • 8:40-9:36am - All


  • 8:00-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36am - Honors/Symphonic Bands
  • 4:30-6:00pm - Musical Rehearsal


  • 8:00am - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36am - Honors/Symphonic


  • 8:00-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36am - Honors/Symphonic Bands
  • 7:00pm - GHS Winter Band Concert


  • 8:00-9:36am - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36am - Honors/Symphonic Bands

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HEB Scholarship

H-E-B Scholarship Program

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 by no later than January 28, 2022:

  • 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 at the UIL Boys Basketball State Championships. Please make your students and/or support staff aware of this opportunity.

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Hello All!

On Sunday 12/05/21, GHS Colorguard is hosting the North Texas Colorguard Association Clinic for the first time! We need everyone's help to make this event a success! Please see the signup genius link below and volunteer for a slot - this is a great way for all band students to earn their volunteer hours and for adults to participate in this great program!

For additional information and details please email our guard liaisons at


Thank you in advance for your support!

Justin Draper

Director of Colorguard

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Group band photographer - We are in desperate need of a photographer that can assist in taking our group band photo as well as individual student photographs for parent purchase before we retire our uniforms until next season. If you or someone else you know is able to assist the band, please contact either Shellie or Kristi asap.


Next individual NYC trip installment due 12/09! Make your payment to Directors Choice here:

We are planning to make only one more group payment based upon credits in your Charms account on 01/15.

**Please Note** the last day to purchase using the scrip program and have those credits count towards your NYC trip balance is 12/31!

Grace Christmas Cottage:

During this very special season of giving, we would like all band members that are able to bring a new, unwrapped gift to our winter concert on 12/09. We will have an area set up to receive the gifts which will then be distributed to GRACE Christmas Cottage in Grapevine. Christmas Cottage is a GRACE program that provides gifts to families facing financial hardships due to limited income or recent emergencies. Wish List is linked below.

Corporate Sponsorships:

We are still actively seeking corporate sponsorships, please see the form below.

Start Raising Money NOW!

Scrip is a great way to raise money for your individual band account!


Stay Connected


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. (

Charms Link


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.