August 18th, 2019
Dear Band and Color Guard,
No Monday or Friday practice this week! Band and color guard will practice Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3-5:30. See the bottom of this email for upcoming events. Don't forget to bring a filled water jug to school on practice days!
A copy of this email will be attached in the event Charms mangles the format.
What to Wear this Week:
Tuesday -- red practice shirt
Wednesday -- white practice shirt
Thursday -- gray practice shirt
Band Demo & BBQ:
Dear Band and Color Guard Parents –
I hope you enjoyed last Friday’s Demo and BBQ Dinner. The students and Directors have been working hard the last three weeks and it really showed. Our CLHS Band Falcons sure looked and sounded great…and it’s just the beginning of the season!
Thank you to everyone who came out to dinner and supported our band. It was a great turnout and I hope you enjoyed your dinner and the company of others. Thank you to the large number of volunteers that helped throughout thenight! From setup to check-in to serving to clean up! We served nearly 400 potatoes and drinks that night. You guys were beyond amazing and I couldn’t have done it without you. Looking forward to a great year with the Clear Lake High School Falcon Band!
2019 BBQ Chair
Thanks so much to Janet Foltyn for once again making the senior mums!
New for this year we have Section Parents. They are another person you can contact when you have questions like "Is my child's section doing Buddy Gifts? Just what are Buddy Gifts?" and "Is my child's section making up section T-shirts this year?" And yes, these are questions you will probably face or had no idea existed! See attached to find the name of your section parent!
Please follow Clear Lake Falcon Band on Facebook where you can find lots of photos from last week’s marching band activities.
The 2019-2020 band calendar is online at www.charmsoffice.com/charms/login.asp, as well as www.clhsband.org/calendar.html. The best way to stay on top of band is to synch the calendar with your phone; instructions for doing so are below the calendar on the clhsband link above.
On charmsoffice, clearlakehsband is the school code, and your initial password is your child's school id number. It's a good idea to visit charmsoffice to verify that your email address is correct so that you receive information from the directors and the booster club. After your first time logging on, you will create a password. All forms needed during the year will be at clhsband.org and charmsoffice.com.
Please note that although this calendar reminder will be emailed each week, the website is the official calendar.
Register as a CCISD Volunteer:
CCISD has implemented a new volunteer application, which now requires volunteers to register on an annual basis.** In order to volunteer with band boosters, please apply or renew your status as a volunteer at ccisd.net/volunteer or click here.
**CCISD employees already undergo criminal history checks annually and, therefore, don’t need to register as a volunteer and go through a second criminal history check. **
Homecoming Info (more than a month away so feel free to ignore):
On Wednesday, September 18, the band will participate in the homecoming parade right after practice. They will meet at Falcon Pass Elementary to march in the parade along with other CLHS students. Come out and watch the band; look at the floats from various organizations and sports and catch all the candy the students are throwing; and see who is in the Homecoming Court. Apep rally will follow the parade.
If your son or daughter has a date for homecoming, they will exchange mums and garters. The students decide when/how to exchange mums/garters and some exchange them after the parade/pep rally on Wednesday. They will wear their mum/garter to school on Friday. Mums can be quite large and are often worn around the neck and garters can be elaborate and are worn on the arm. Even if your student does not have an official date for Homecoming, they may still wear a mum or garter. Mums/garters can be either homemade or purchased. Mums/garters can be worn by band students as they travel to the game and while they are in the stands. They are removed for half-time activities and are watched by chaperones until the students return to the stands.
A fresh corsage or boutonniere is worn to the homecoming dance which will be on Saturday, September 21. Homecoming is considered a semi-formal dance. The theme of the dance does not dictate the style of what is worn to the dance. Most girls wear "after-five" style dresses but some choose to wear long gowns. The guys usually wear either a suit or pant/shirt/tie combination. They do not wear a tuxedo. Groups often meet for pictures and then go to a restaurant for dinner before the dance. It is not necessary to have a date -- many students just go as a group.
Have a good first week,
2nd VP -- Communications
A Glance at Upcoming Dates:
First day of school, no rehearsal
Full band Rehearsal , 3-5:30pm
Winds & Percussion Rehearsal, 3-5:30pm
Color Guard Rehearsal, 3-5:30pm
Full Band Rehearsal, 3-5:30pm
Game vs. Manvel, 7pm, Challenger Columbia Stadium
Game @ George Ranch, 6pm, Katy Legacy Stadium
Game @ Texas City, 7pm, Stingaree Stadium
Homecoming Parade, immediately after practice
Homecoming Game, 7pm vs. Houston Chavez, Challenger Columbia Stadium
Note: If there is a conflict between the official calendar at clhsband.org and the Band Buzz, use the official calendar. All future band events are listed on the band calendar.
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