Good evening Mustang Band!
I hope everyone is enjoying Father's Day and staying out of the weather! Here are some updates for everyone:
-If your instrument is not in working order OR you don't have an instrument to play this summer, please let me know! I will do all I can to help you.
-Remember that our summer band will be held at Heritage Middle School! Please check the band calendar for specifics.
-There will be two fundraising opportunities right at the beginning of the year. The 59 minute fundraiser is held during a summer band lunch break and concession sales will occur during football season. We will have sign ups for both of those when we get closer to the start of school.
-Please think ahead to summer band now by getting yourself ready! Water, exercise, and getting outside are all good ways to prepare your body for summer band. Couch potatoes will struggle with the heat and constant activity!
-Grapevine High School has some excellent lesson teachers, but I would like for every member of the band to consider taking lessons if you are not already. If I need to hire additional staff to get everyone set up with a teacher, that is a great problem to have! Please let me know if you would like additional information. Lesson sign ups will be at Band Fair on August 3rd.
-Play your instrument! The single most important thing a student can do in the Grapevine Band is sound amazing on their instrument. Do you know all 12 scales in multiple octaves? How fast can you articulate? Can you sight read well enough to read an etude out of the all-region etude books?
-DCI watch party is June 20th! I will see you there!
-Please email James.Rees@gcisd.net if you have any questions. Thank you and GO MUSTANGS!