Grapevine Mustang Band

BANDtober 29, 2021

Big picture
Big picture

Good afternoon Mustang Band!

  • Thank you to everyone for helping to reach our Tamale Fundraising goal! We sold 1006 dozen tamales!!!
  • If you have been fitted for your concert tuxedo or dress, please take them home and hang them up.
  • All Region Sign Ups below.
  • Need help with your All Region Music? Sign up here for one-on-one help!
  • Middle School Region Help needed. See below to sign up!
  • SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY BELOW
  • Below is information for the first ever National Youth Wind Ensemble. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students at GHS to audition and perform with the best of the best high school students from the nation.
  • The band calendar at grapevinehsband.com 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 treasurer@grapevinehsband.com, 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 https://www.grapevinehsband.com/private-lessons.html and set up lessons if you have not already.
  • "Transcend" tumblers are available. Email fundraising@grapevinehsband.com 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.
Big picture
Monday-
  • 8:40-9:36 - All
  • 4:30-6:00 - Wind Ensemble

Tuesday-

  • 7:30-9:36 - Guard
  • 8:00-9:36 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic Bands

Wednesday-

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

Thursday-

  • 7:30-9:36 - Guard
  • 8:00-9:36 - Wind Ensemble
  • 8:40-9:36 - Honors/Symphonic Bands

Friday-

  • 8:00 - Marching Band
  • GHS Mustangs vs FW Wyatt (Senior Night)
All Region Band Audition Sign Ups

All students MUST fill out this form by Nov 5.

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Pit Crew Scholarship

The Pit Crew Scholarship recognizes and rewards senior members of the GHS Mustang Band who maintain a good academic standing and 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. Band member(s) who are selected to receive a scholarship are recognized at the annual band banquet with a financial award that can range from $500 - $1000. The link to apply for a Pit Crew Scholarship will be posted on the Band Website on November 1st, 2021. The deadline to submit an application will be November 15th, 2021.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture


Concessions:

We have 1 more Varsity home game this year on November 5th (also Senior Night).


We really need help in both stands, biggest need is the second shift (South Stand needs 6 and North Stand needs 5). Please sign up!!


Thank you to all who have volunteered and to those that haven’t yet and are willing to try. I guarantee you will have fun!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080A4CA8AE2CA3FE3-ghsband


Senior Night, Friday 11/05/2021 - Just a reminder that Senior parents need to arrive at the Mustang Panther Stadium, no later than 6:00 p.m. to start lining up on the side lines (home side). All parents will need to purchase a ticket to the football game to enter the stadium. More info below from Kim Bentson.


All groups start honoring Seniors promptly at 6:20 p.m. before the football game, so please let your friends and family know to be there early.


Charms - Please double check your Charms account, all balances have all been updated as of 10/15/21.


New York City Trip Payments - We are going to make a payment directly to the travel company on November 15th , based upon credits you may have in your Charms account.


Please Note!

- We only issue Misc Ledger Balance funds, if ALL fixed fees have been paid in full.

- This means that if you still owe for band fees or consumable items, those will be credited first

- You will need to communicate how much of your credit you would like applied towards your outstanding NYC balance by sending an email directly to Kristi Rodriguez before 11/12/21 at: Kristirodriguez_vp@grapevinehsband.com



Appreciate the TAMALE LOVE from the Mustang Band Family! We surpassed our goal of selling 1000 tamales. Our final count was 1006 tamales. Great job everyone! As you know, Band is pricey and this money will help us continue to provide experiences and opportunities for this amazing band of ours.


SENIOR PARENTS:


Many of the organizations that participate in Friday Night Lights are making a poster for their Seniors to hang on the railing or the fence for Senior Night Nov 5. We are going to participate.

--It needs to be a 20x30 white foam poster board with their name, 5-6 pics, and the band logo.

--Kim Bentson sent an email to all the Senior Parents with more details including the band logo to use. ---We are meeting at Bentson's house on Friday, OCT 29 from 6-10 PM to make posters if you are interested.

--Please text Kim at 713-818-7445 if you are unable to make a poster for your Senior. It's a busy time and any way we can help, happy to do that.

--All posters need to be at the Bentson's by noon on NOV 5 so we can hang them in the stadium before the game.



You're invited to 'Mustang Band Class of 2022' on GroupMe. Click here to join: https://groupme.com/join_group/68388720/ts27gseZ


Or text Kim Bentson with questions or concerns at 713-818-7445.


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!


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.

Paypal