Falcon Band Biography and History
Representing the heart of NASA’s Johnson Space Center community in Houston, Texas, the 200 member Clear Lake High School Band has received numerous accolades and awards since the opening of the school in 1972. Over its 42 year history, the band has placed over 160 students in the Texas All-State Bands and Orchestras, received 42 Texas UIL Sweepstakes Awards, multiple Texas UIL State Marching Contest performances, frequently has been named “Best in Class” at various festivals throughout the nation, and has been a state finalist in the TMEA Honor Band eight times. In 1984 and 2009 the band was invited to and performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 1985 following their first MidWest performance, the band was awarded the distinguished Sudler Flag of Honor by the John Philip Sousa Foundation. In 2005 the band was invited to perform on the Armour Stage at Symphony Center in Chicago, Illinois. Clear Lake High School also has been selected twice as a Grammy Signature School.
The band program at Clear Lake High School consists of three concert bands that regularly compete at local, regional, and national contests and festivals where first division ratings are consistently earned by all of the bands. On an individual level, the band places over 60 students each year in the TMEA All-District and All-Region Bands with many of those students advancing to the Area and All-State levels. The Clear Lake High School Band flourishes because of great teaching in the intermediate schools, enthusiastic parental support, a thriving private lesson program, and terrific student-focused administration and community.