Grapevine Mustang Band

Week of 9/9/19

Director's Notes

Good afternoon, everyone,

Thank you to the students and parents that made the trip to Abilene this past Friday. The band was small, but mighty as we cheered on the Mustangs!

REMIND 101 Sign Up

Due to updates and transfers by Remind, some users were dropped from classes. This is something that is NOT specific to GHS Band, but to Remind users everywhere. Please click to get info on rejoining Remind 101.


Thank you to everyone who helped with building our many props this past weekend! We are still in need of volunteers to help finish the project. We are planning on having MANY, MANY things on the field this year to enhance our program, "On Top of the World." We need your help in building and eventually setting them up at games and contests.

RISE Program

Hayden Rogers and his friends from the RISE program are collecting old T-shirts to make dog toys. The handmade dog toys will go to the Grapevine Park and Rec Department for the opening of their new Dog Park in October! Let’s show our support and help Hayden with his collection! The band hall has a donation bin next to the golf cart room. We will be collecting shirts all week. For any questions please contact Rachel Koch.


Thursday, Sep. 19th, 12am-11:45pm

This is an online event.

Be on the lookout for a CHARMS email soon!

2019 will mark the Band's 3rd year participating in North Texas Giving Day! At this time we have $500 in matching funds committed from Dr. Eric Benzick/Southlake Family Medicine. Once we have our first $500, we will actually make $1,000!

Weekly Schedule

Monday, September 9
  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:10pm-5:00pm Trumpet Master Class
  • GHS Open House

Tuesday, September 10

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:10pm-5:00pm Saxophone, Trombone, Double Reed Master Classes

Wednesday, September 11

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am) with with Fillies and Mr. Mathews
  • 4:10pm-5:00pm Clarinet and Tuba Master Classes

Thursday, September 12

  • 7:00am rehearsal (please arrive by 6:45am to start at 7am)
  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Marching Band Run-Through
  • 7:00pm Kickoff!

Friday, September 13

  • 4:10pm-5:00pm Flute, Horn, Euphonium
  • Movie Night (info to follow this week)

Grapevine vs Northwest GAME DAY SCHEDULE

Thursday is our first HOME GAME of the season!! We are all very excited to share our fabulous band program with our community.

Students: GHS Mustang Band and Guard Members

Uniform: Summer uniform

  • 7AM – Morning rehearsal
  • 4PM – Students are released from school
  • 4:15PM – Run Through in the MAC
  • 4:45PM – Dinner in the SAC
  • 5:15PM – Change into Summer Uniforms/Load equipment on Band Bus and Trailers
  • 5:45PM – Inspection/Load Buses
  • 6:00PM – Arrive at Mustang/Panther Stadium
  • 6:30PM – Pregame begins
  • 7:00PM – Kickoff! Go Mustangs!
  • 8:30PM – Approximate halftime performance
  • 10:30PM – Approximate end of game, load buses, return to Grapevine HS
  • 11:00PM – Everyone gets home safely!

We are trying to reach 100% participation in our Private Lesson Program at Grapevine HS. Please contact Mr. Rees for more information or Financial Assistance.

MISC Notes

  • All duffel bags should have been picked up -- if you didn't get yours, see Mr. Rees
  • If you ordered marching shoes and need to pick them up, see Michelle Urrutia
  • Please check the objective sheet to ensure you know what is due this week! “We Are Family” will be pushed back to next week – don’t worry about it this week!
  • Masterclasses are held this week, but some sections have different days than previous weeks due to the football game. Please check the band calendar for accurate information
  • Movement 3 SOLO AUDTIONS are Tuesday after masterclasses in the band hall! Please communicate if you can’t come at this time!
  • Grapefest begins on Thursday!
  • Mustang Band Movie Night is Friday, the 13th! Movie theatres have not finalized their showtimes for this coming weekend, so the movie selection and times are still TBD.
  • Drumline rehearsal and Parent Performance is Sunday 9/15. Percussion will rehearse from 3-5PM in the MAC and parents are invited to the performance starting at 5PM. The tailgate begins at 6PM. Please bring $10 for the tailgate! Email Mr. Bowman with any questions.
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Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 7-8:30pm

Mustang-Panther Stadium, Grapevine, TX, USA

Grapevine, TX

After rehearsal on Tuesday, October 1st, the CHHS and GHS Marching Bands will have a dress rehearsal at the Mustang-Panther stadium. Judges will attend to give written and in-person comments. The CHHS Band will be the audience for the GHS band and vice-versa for district support!

*Dinner and transportation will be provided for the band members.