Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

this week

General Announcements

Monday Evening Rehearsal/Video Performance at 6:30
We will be reviewing the show and making some videos of the show with Drone Camera Flyovers and GoPro Cameras.  Should be a very fun Evening!  Bring a GoPro if you have one.  For real this time!  Unless Weather prohibits the event.  Currently the Forecast is in the 50’s and dropping for that time of day.

Leadership Team Meeting to rehearse Christmas Carols – Wednesday at 7:30AM
All are welcome to attend and rehearse – Leadership is required.

Dec 4th is a School Pep Rally during the day at School (3PM) and then our Home Game at 7PM.  Call time 5:45 again.  We will Perform our Show at Halftime for the Last Time. Beatlemania Show Shirt and Black Band Pants/Shorts and Black Shoes for this one.

Region Band Auditions this year

I have currently entered the following groups of students:  All of the Wind Ensemble, anyone that is getting Honors Credit for Band, and anyone that is Virtual Band only.  If you are not in one of those groups, but still would like to Audition for Region Band and hopefully eventually Area/All State, then please fill out this Form by this Tuesday.  Here is the list of who I have already entered (Region Entry).  Here is the Timeline for Region Auditions this year:
Entries Finalized by Dec 4th.  Auditioners can upload submissions from Dec 5th to the 9th in Music First (Mr. Dixon and I will help you with this step).   Judging will take place from the 12th to the 16th.  Results Posted soon after this right before the Christmas Break.

Band Holiday Concert Plans

According to the current COVID regulations put on the performing arts, as of right now, we can not perform a concert indoors with much of an audience.  While we do certainly have some live streaming options, it is always much more preferred to play live for an audience whenever possible.  We have reserved Thursday, December 10th on the Calendar to put on an outdoor concert on the covered Patio between the Fine Arts hallway and the Art classrooms.  Audience members will be able to bring chairs and blankets and spread out on the grass lawn.  If the weather doesn’t work for us (it is December in Texas), then we will likely move the concert to Virtual on Friday, back indoors during the class time and Livestream the performances.

Band at Playoff Games

Unfortunately, I don’t have much information to share about our level of Participation in Playoff Games yet, but I expect to hear something from the District very soon.  Whatever our Participation looks like, from a Pep Band to something more, will all need to continue to be flexible and communicate well.  Our last home game is this Friday, so the Playoffs should begin the following week.  The Location and Date of the next game will always be relayed to us by our Coaches.  We will have to do sign up forms for each individual game.  

With all that said, we do expect  the first playoff game on December 11 or 12  to be a HOME playoff game.   We will treat this as a typical home game with the exception of halftime and we will perform an alternate show of stand tunes.
– Mr. Seale


Virtual Students Weekly Info

 Zoom Meeting

Wednesday Zoom Meeting at 11:30


Meeting ID: 540 461 6324

Passcode: CougarBand


Parents: Join Remind 101 for Band Updates

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CSHS Band Parents – Class of 2021: @cshsbp2021 to 81010

CSHS Band Parents – Class of 2022: @cshsbp2022 to 81010

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

CSHS Band Parents – Class of 2024: @cshsbp2024 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

we need you

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.

college station cougar band boosters

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 is boomsauceon3. 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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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.