Parents and Students,
I hope you are enjoying your summer break! Please take a few minutes to read all the information in this email.
Next week, full band rehearsals will begin for the 2019-20 school year.
The 2019-20 Band Calendar is also online at charmsoffice.com, as well as www.clhsband.org.
Please take the time to look this calendar over, and push this it to your phone if you have not already done so. Instructions are located at clhsband.org.
SUMMER BAND -- REFER TO THE CALENDAR ONLINE FOR A MORE DETAILED SCHEDULE
Summer Band for the entire program will start at 7:00 AM July 29 in the CLHS Band Hall.
Due to our practice lot being conveniently located directly outside the band hall, please do not drop students off or park anywhere on the yellow football field painted on the back parking lot (red lot). Students will need to park or be dropped off on the turf field side of the parking lot, NOT RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE BAND HALL DOOR. Marching band is a physical activity, so please feel free to warm up by walking a few yards from where you are parked or dropped off to get to the band hall.
All students need to bring their instrument (school owned instruments will be issued Monday morning), music to “Ghost Town” and drill team tunes, water bottles (students who purchased the red water jugs will get them on Monday), and appropriate shoes (athletic type shoes - no mules, flip-flops, Crocs, or sandals). Students need to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat or visor, and sunglasses for all outside activities. Please dress for July/August weather in Houston (no jeans or dark clothing). Lightweight shorts and a t-shirt are required attire for marching band. Over the weekend, begin hydrating yourself by drinking plenty of water. Also, everyone needs to eat a nutritious breakfast every day; however, you are encouraged to refrain from drinking too much milk before the morning rehearsals. We will also discuss hydration and proper nutrition on the first day of Summer Band.
**Remember we MUST have a completed physical form on file before you will be able to participate in Summer Band activities** The physical form was sent out in a previous email. Any students without the CCISD physical form on file will be sent home.
STUDENTS IN OTHER ACTIVITIES
Other Activity students are those students who are involved in a school activity that is in direct conflict with marching band (such as football) and will not be participating in the marching activity this year. Any student who fits into this category should have already spoken to a director to make sure he or she is not required to attend Summer Band. These students are welcome to attend the last half of the morning sessions of summer band starting July 29 from 10:15 AM -- Noon. During these times, specialists will be working with the students on instrument fundamentals, marching music, and the all-state audition music. ALL STUDENTS WHO FALL INTO THE OTHER ACTIVITY CATEGORY MUST ATTEND EQUIPMENT NIGHT AUGUST 6 TO PAY FEES AND PURCHASE NECESSITIES USED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
ALL band members (INCLUDING OTHER ACTIVITY STUDENTS) and their parent(s) need to make plans to attend band Equipment Night on Tuesday, August 6, in the CLHS Cafeteria. Most of you should have already ordered and paid for the CLHS items (shoes, shirts, lyres, etc.) Many of the items you ordered back in early June will be available to pick up at the Equipment Night. You will also be able to purchase Booster Club Items at Equipment Night. Forms will be available when you enter the building that evening. THESE FORMS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE ON THE BAND WEBSITE (www.clhsband.org). It is also a tax free night. You will not be charged sales tax on August 6. Students who place late orders will be subject to higherprices, sales tax, and additional shipping charges.
August 6 Band Equipment Night at CLHS Cafeteria (all members) --
5:30 - 6:30 PM, Seniors/Juniors/Sophomores
6:30 - 7:00 PM, Freshmen A-L
7:00 - 7:30 PM, Freshmen M-Z
Below is a list of Booster items that you may purchase at Equipment Night.
Checks need to be made payable to "FBBC" for the following items:
* Game drinks (required)
* Contest meals (required)
* Game meal orders
* Booster Club Membership
* Falcon Band BBQ
* Epicurean Night Tickets
* Booster Spirit Items
* Clear Lake Falcon Yard Signs
* Clear Lake Falcon Hoodies
FALCON BAND BARBEQUE
On Friday, August 16, at 6:30 PM, the band and booster club will be hosting the 12th Annual Falcon Band Barbeque and Exhibition. The Falcon Band will perform at 6:30 PM in the JV football field followed by a barbeque dinner in the cafeteria. Ticket order forms to this event will be emailed in the coming weeks.
ROCK-A-THON FUND-RAISER IS AUGUST 9!
This year will mark the 16th Annual Clear Lake High School Band Rock-A-Thon. It is the first big social event of the year. Everyone gets locked in at Clear Lake High School to rock the night away! You may bring anything you can sit on that will rock. To pass the time, you may also bring video games, board games, televisions, movies, etc. The highlight of the evening is Rocking Chair Dodgeball. If you don't know what it is, ask an upperclassman who has been to the Rock-A-Thon in the past. They'll tell you it is a blast! Your officers are also working hard to make this a fun and profitable event. If that isn't enough, we also have door prizes. We've given away iPods, movie passes, guitars, and even a laptop in the past and we'll have some exciting prizes again this year.
This is also our biggest and most successful fundraiser for the year. Back in June you participated in the Rock-A-Thon mailer campaign, sending letters encouraging your out of town friends and relatives to donate for the event. Now it's time to encourage donations or pledges from in town family, friends and neighbors. Attached to this email is the Rock-A-Thon Pledge Form. Here is how it works: You have approximately three weeks to gather pledges from your nearby family, friends, neighbors, etc. Get them to donate any amount they want per hour. For example, if you get someone to donate $5 per hour, you will raise $40 for the eight hour event. Get five people to donate $5 per hour and you will raise $200. It's that easy. Last year's band raised over $20,000! We think you can do better than that. Your goal is to raise $250 in pledged donations. Everyone who reaches this goal will have their name placed in a drawing for a special prize. For every $50 in donations above that amount, your name will be added again. So should you bring in $500 in donations, your name will be placed in the drawing a total of six times. The person who brings in the highest dollar amount in donations will win a grand prize. Also please remember that all donations should be collected in advance which means you must turn in that amount at check-in time in order for the donations to count toward the drawing. You have three weeks to gather donations. Set your own goal and see how high you can go!
Please visit charmsoffice.com and keep your info up to date. We use the charms email list as our primary form of communication with students and parents. Please remember that clearlakehsband is the school code and your initial password is you/your child's school id number. After your first login you will be prompted to create another password. All forms needed throughout the year will be available on charmsoffice.com as well.
We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday July 29, at 7:00 AM in the Clear Lake HS Band Hall!
Director of Bands
Clear Lake High School
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2929 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058