Updates & Announcements

A) Blinn Marching Festival Results! You had another solid performance in the incredible Texas Heat yesterday. Way to push through adverse conditions and perform so well even with the Sun in your eyes and beating down on you. Our Marching Score (marching technique Judge) was a Superior Rating (800 out of 1000, which translates to an 80 on a 100 point scale), General Effect Score was Superior (also 800 out of 1000, or 80), Music Score was our Highest, another Superior Rating (875, or 87.5). We were Awarded with the “Outstanding 5A Percussion”, “Outstanding 5A Soloist Award” ( Reno ), and 1st Place Overall of the 6 Bands in 5A at this Contest. Congratulations everyone. Also a huge thank you to the Amazing Boomsauce Props Crew and Chaperones for taking care of everyone!

B) Study Hall this week on Tuesday. Since we’ve had a Saturday Contest this last week and an upcoming Monday night rehearsal, we are going to give you a Study Hall in Class this week on Tuesday!! (Rejoice!)

C) Friday Away Game this week! FB Game vs Lufkin. We plan to leave at 3PM.

Game Itinerary coming.

D) CSISD Marching Band Showcase Updates (October 15) – We are losing our Wednesday Morning Rehearsal because of the PSAT test. Since this is also the week of UIL Contest AND we already have Monday off, we will begin Rehearsal at 4PM on Tuesday . We will provide Dinner around 6:30 PM and then change to get ready for the Showcase.

Performances begin at 7:30PM instead of 7 PM as advertised.

E) UIL Regional Marching Contest on Saturday (10/19) at Midway High School. We perform at 2:45PM. UIL Itinerary coming 

F) We are in Contest Mode now. Every rehearsal outside of school time is SO important. They always have been, but especially now. We are already about 1 month away from being finished with our large extra time commitment. UIL Area is Saturday, October 26th . If we perform well enough and advance onto UIL State, that will occur on November 3-5 . Please continue to push yourself to improve in the last few days. Boomsauce!!

Special Note about Hydration – Even though it may be getting cooler outside, hydration is still very important for your body to function properly. It is so important to us that you are proactively doing what you can to stay healthy to be able to fully participate as a Member of our Marching Band. Always have your water Jug with you for rehearsals/games/contests.

– Mr. Seale

Procedure for Absences

Students who need to miss a rehearsal need to click on this link and fill out the information, this will help us keep track of the students. Once the form is filled out, it will be put on a calendar the directors can view. There are so many students it is hard to keep track of them all, this will help us a great deal.

CSHS Band Absence Request – Click Here

Who do I contact with Questions?

Check with your Section Leaders First! And then……

Jon Seale, Head Band Director, Marching Band, 1st Period – Wind Ensemble, 7th Period – Jazz Ensemble, jseale@csisd.org

Michael Dixon, Assistant Band Director, Marching Band, 5th Period – Symphonic Band. 6th Period – Concert Band, mdixon@csisd.org

Jessica Delgado, Guard Director, Marching Band, 7th Period – Colorguard, Winterguard, jdelgado@csisd.org


From the Cougar Band Boosters:

Be sure to join the Cougar Band & Guard Boosters private Facebook Group!


Also, follow our Band Boosters on Instagram @cougarbandandguardboosters

We found a Videographer!! Thanks to Mr. Hahn for stepping in to record halftime shows! If you’d like to be included on a list of backup videographers, email Mr. Seale at jseale@csisd.org


Photos of the band past and present are available through the website or at boomsaucepics.com. The password is boomsauceon3.

If you’d like to share high-resolution photos of the band and guard that you have taken, please share with cougarbandandguard@gmail.com