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Friday Football Game  play-off chapter 3, 

 Here is what I know at this point, I will up-date the web as decisions are made.Friday we will have a playoff game against Whiteboro at Northwest ISD , in Justin, we will be the home team, plan on Santa Hats, black BAND shirts, and uniforms .  we will do new music starting Monday.

We will leave Friday at 3:00 pm, I will get you out of class early to take a group photo,  we will eat  on the way to the game , at Rosa's Cafe & Tortilla Factory prices from 2.99 -to 9.99. 

Game kick-off is 7:00 pm (early Game ) so we will need to be set up to play by 6:30.

Plese recheck this site, some of the above info is a "best guess " and might change, also make sure you are set-up for remind.

             Game location Northwest ISD Stadium - 18501 Hwy 114, Justin, Texas, 76247(

All Region Auditions are Saturday December 2nd at Tolar 

        * Call time is 7:07 am

        * 8:23 Arrive in Tolar and find your            audition room

        * Consessions will be avaliable 

        * I expect auditions to be complete around 2:00 

        * we will stop in Grandbury for lunch, we should be back in Grandview around 4:00 pm

Weekly Sehedule:

Monday- Friday 

Monday - 7:00 am Ensembles-Sax quartet- Sax trio- trombone trio- Clarinet trio- Percussion ensemble. Brass Lessons after school with Mr. Dietz

Tuesday-  7:00 am Jazz band - No after school Tuesday

Wednesday -7:00 am Ensembles-Sax quartet- Sax trio- trombone trio- Clarinet trio- Percussion ensemble. Percussion lessons after school with Mr. Connoly

Thursday- 7:00 am Jazz band

Friday- no before school.

Comming Soon:

All Region Audition December 2nd

Christmas Parade December 9th 




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                               Only 11 rehersal days to UIL Region- every rehersal matters !

Weekly plan: Feb 19


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Summer / Fall Calendar 2020

(This is my best guess, dates are solid, but things can change due to outside circumstances, I will let you know if anything changes, ie if we can only have 50 at a time we will split the time in half… please be flexible, we are in a new world).

Revised Band Calendar Fall 2020

( while these dates are firm, circumstances can change, please check your email and the web site for any changes that may occur.)

*** Aug-17-21 & Aug. 24 & 25 6:30 am-7:45

***Aug 26-- First day of school- no practice, then Aug – 27, Thursday 6:30 am before school practice- No practice Friday

***Aug 28 First game – Senior night, Home V. Malakoff, call time 5:00 pm,  black shirt and black basketball shorts.

*** Sept 8- Tuesday, start the show drill, 6:30 am-daily to 7:30 am

***Sept 18- Homecoming v. Glen Rose, early release from school 3:00- parade- pep rally at the Firefly stage, release after the pep rally go home with family or return on the bus to the HS, call time 6:00 pm in the band hall.

***Sept 22- (DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE) All-Region Jazz, Sept 29- All-Area, State Jazz recording.

***Sept 25 home v. Maypearl Call time 5:30-First game in new uniform.

***Oct 2 home –v. Whitney call time 5:30

***Oct 8-home v. Dallas A+ JV game performance only call time tba, We will leave after half-time, we will not play in the stands- no uniforms

***Oct 16- home v. West JV game half time performance only call time tba, we will leave after half-time, we will not play in the stands.-no uniforms

***OCT 23- home v. Oak Cliff JV Game performance only call time tba, we will leave after half-time, we will not play in the stands. Last performance before contest, (we might perform for both sides-just an idea).  We may also do a USB National Contest this date.

+++ Whitney Marching Contest @ Whitney- no Finals times tba

***Oct 30- open, no game-bye week

***10/31 Rattler Marching Contest, @ tolar, Times TBA

***NOV 5 Home v. Dallas Madison call time 6:00 ***Nov 13 first playoff game

+++ Nov 7 Sounds of Springtown Contest, times TBA

***???  Nov 14 (best guess until directors meeting in a few weeks) UIL Region Marching Contest, @ Location and times TBA

***???  Nov-21 If we advance-this contest is Usually the week after Region (if anything is usual this year) -UIL Area Marching Contest @ Belton, Times TBA, we might spend the night depending on performance times and playoff game location.

***Dec-5 All- Region Auditions @ Godley-NEW - all TMEA and ATSSB All-Region-All Area- All-State auditions through January 10, 2021 (middle and high school) will be conducted via uploaded video recordings. I'll let you know more how this will work when I know more.

***Jan 9- Area-All State Auditions @ Robinson HS- also recorded

A word about the 2020 Season

·        Grandview ISD band directors will monitor the health and wellness of their students and follow the guidelines established by TEA and UIL

·        GVISD bands will produce a field show that, while displaying the level of musical and visual excellence for which The Thundering Herd is known, The show may be reduced in length, demand, and other areas .

·         The attendance and participation of bands at football games will be evaluated on a weekly basis. Decisions made regarding game participation will apply to all high school band programs, in consideration of the most current state guidelines on social distancing at the time, and in the interest of the health and safety of the students.

This decision is one that we believe will allow our students to have a positive and safe experience and will emphasize the core values of our band programs. We ask for your flexibility as we continue to adapt to our current reality.

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Please check the weekly High School News for updates!

Welcome to Charms !

 The Grandview Thundering Herd uses a program called Charms. This program is designed to help keep everyone informed about everything from student travel account  balances, instrument inventory, schedules and upcoming events, and even tracks volunteers and trip chaperones. Students will even be able to complete  their practice records and summit them through Charms. Charms allows the directors to send  emails to every parent by group, or class, and keep track of your child’s finances (trip and fees records) within the band, plus much more. To start  we need everyone to login  and finish setting up your account . You will follow the steps below:


***Under the section marked Parent/Students/Members you will put…grandviewbands

***Then where it says Student Area  password you will put in your students School ID

***This will take you to a page where you can change your password

***After you have changed your password, it will take you to your child’s homepage. We need everyone to go to the Update Info icon and fill out all of the information. If you change emails or phone  numbers it is easy to update the info that changed.

As we get everyone entered we will update student finances, ensemble assignment...we hope to have Charms operational before school is out.