Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

this week

This week at a Glance

● CSHS Bands Christmas Concert begins at 6PM – Join us for a fun and festive evening tomorrow. Either wearing Tacky Christmas Sweater Gear or dress up nicely in a Semi Formal outfit. No Athletic shoes, Jeans, Shorts, etc.

Jazz Ensemble Warms up at 5:40 on Stage. Performs at 6:00

Concert Band Warms up at 6:00 in the Band Hall. Performs on Stage at 6:30

Symphonic Band Warms up at 6:30 in Band Hall. Performs on Stage at 7:00

Wind Ensemble Warms up at 7:00 in Band Hall. Performs on Stage at 7:30

Colorguard will be there too selling Hot Chocolate and various foods outside of the Ticket Office. Please bring some cash to support them.

● Finals – Tuesday morning Finals are for 5th and 6th periods. We will not be writing passes for you to come to the band hall unless you are in those classes. We will be cleaning out lockers and band hall areas.

● Mr. Seale and Mr. Dixon will be off to Chicago to attend the Midwest Music Convention Tuesday afternoon through the end of the week. You will have a sub to let you in to the Band Hall during Class times.


Updates & Announcements

More Region Band Honors…

On Saturday, several more of our 9th graders made the Region 8 Freshman Band.

Congratulations to Joshua Glanz on Oboe, Leo Abanov on Clarinet, Peyton Faulkner on Trumpet, and Jenson Williams, Caleb Lewis, and Uzair Ali on Trombone! Way to go Freshmen! They will be traveling with the other CSHS Band Students that made the other Region Bands last weekend to Copperas Cove on January 17th and 18th for the TMEA Region 8 Clinic and Concert.

Other Students traveled to Baylor University with Mr. Seale to perform in the TMEA Region 8 Orchestra Clinic and Concert. Kelly Hyun on Flute, Ricky Arellano on Oboe, Abby Perryman on Clarinet, Ben Roberts on Bassoon, Anderson Kurk on Trombone and Casey Hawkins on Percussion performed “Finlandia” and “Entry of the Gladiators” under the Direction of Mr. David Mairs. This was a great opportunity and experience for them.

Band Holiday Concert (December 16th)

The Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will present our first performance of the Concert Season on Monday, December 16th starting at 6:00PM. Mr. Dixon and I are excited to announce that this year’s attire for the concert will be “Tacky Christmas Sweater” outfits. There might even be a prize for the “Tackiest Sweater.” Certainly have to stay within normal school dress codes. Alternative attire will be semi formal, no ragged jeans, shorts or athletic shoes.

– Mr. Seale


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CSHS Band Parents – Class of 2023: @cshsbp2023 to 81010

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

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Procedure for absences

Students who need to miss a rehearsal must click on the link below and fill out the information. This will help us keep track of students.

Once the form is filled out, it will be put on a calendar the directors can view.

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


Instagram @cougarbandandguardboosters

Twitter @cshsbands


Photos of the band (past and present) are available through the website, or at https://www.boomsaucepics.com . The site is now password-protected, and the password isboomsauceon3. If you have pictures to contribute, feel free to share them (high-resolution images) with cshsbandandguard@gmail.com. We’d love to show off your work!

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Did you know that if you normally shop through Amazon’s website, you could also besupporting our Band Program! Click the following link to add the Cougar Band to your Amazon Smile Account. It costs you nothing to do this.

Please join us the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Band Hall for our College Station Cougar Band Boosters meetings! You’ll receive important information about the band & guard program, and find new ways to be involved.