Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 11/3/2019

Notes from the Directors

Join us Friday at we honor our SENIOR members of the Mustang Band!

  • 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.”


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

Sunday, November 3

  • Daylight Savings

Monday, November 4

  • Staff Development
  • State Marching Band Contest Prelims - GO CHHS!!

Tuesday, November 5

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • State Marching Band Contest Finals

Wednesday, November 6

  • 7:00am Pit Orchestra Rehearsal
  • 7:00am Percussion
  • Concert Bands meet first period

Thursday, November 7

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 8:00am Wind Ensemble

Friday, November 8 SENIOR NIGHT

  • 7:00am Percussion
  • 7:30am Fillies in MAC
  • Senior Night Game VS RL Turner

Saturday, November 9

  • 6am Lone Star Percussion Contest
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm Pit Orchestra Rehearsal

Luxury "Tailgate" Auction

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An exciting opportunity has come our way! The Band, along with a few other organizations has been given the use of the exclusive Red Rail Room at Mustang Panther Stadium to use as a fundraiser. We got lucky in the draw and our night is Senior Night, Nov. 8th.

There is an online auction set up for bidding on this opportunity.


  • Press Box view of the game
  • Comfortable seating for 20 attendees
  • Admission tickets & Catered Bar-B-Que Dinner for 20 attendees
  • Menu: Bar-b-Que Brisket & Turkey, Apple Gorgonzola Coleslaw, Jalapeno Mac & Cheese, rolls, dessert, & soft drinks; Served around 7:30 pm; Catered by Vacqueros Texas Bar-B-Q
  • Bid here:

This is a fantastic opportunity to get a group of 20 friends together to share the bid and make Senior Night even more special! If you don't have a senior, it's still a great evening of watching our last home game in comfort and enjoying fantastic food!

Other ways to use the Red Rail Room:

1) If you are a business owner or manager, treat your employees to a fun night out!

2) Celebrate a birthday!

3) Have lots of family coming for Senior Night? A private room where you can all be together is perfect!

Questions: Please contact Uma Benzick at


Congratulations to CHHS Panther Band for qualifying for the State Marching Band Contest! The SMBC will be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 5. CHHS will perform at 3:30pm on Monday. If the band advances to State Finals, they will perform again on Tuesday.

Access to a live video feed will be provided through for $39.00.

MS All-Region needs YOUR HELP

High School Students please sign-up to work the MS All-Region Auditions on Saturday, November 9 at CTMS.

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?

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.