Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

this week

Updates & Announcements

This week at a Glance

● Next Playoff Game for Football is Friday, at Waco ISD Stadium at 7:30PM. If you know that you can not be there fill out the Absence Request by the end of the day on Monday.

● Percussion Band Placements will be announced this week as soon as grading is finished.

● Chair Test #2 for all Brass and Woodwinds will be due by 11:59PM, Friday, November 22nd. Don’t forget we will be at a playoff game, so get it done early Pass offs at the football game are not allowed :)!

Concert Season Chair Tests and Band Placements

Each Band Period has been assigned two Chair Tests that will be due before Thanksgiving Break. Please check Schoology for specifics. Several of our band sections need to be rebalanced as we head into Concert Season. We will use data from these two chair tests, as well as other upcoming assignments, and general teacher observations to make sure each student is in the correct band class for the spring semester. We need to make sure each section is balanced from a quantity standpoint, but we also need to make sure each student’s work ethic and musical ability level matches the expectations of each performing ensemble. The Audition we held back in May before the Director Transition set us up well for Marching Season, but now we need to begin shifting gears into Concert Season.

The Wind Ensemble (1st period) will be centered around Grade 4, 5 and 6 Literature, Symphonic Band (5th) will be centered around Grade 3 and 4 Literature, and the Concert Band (6th) will be centered around Grade 2 and 3 Literature in general.

Percussionists, make sure you have also checked Schoology for the information needed for your Upcoming Concert Season Auditions.

TMEA Region Band All State Auditions December 7th and 14th

Our Deadline to enter you into the High School TMEA Region Band Audition Process is fast-approaching. It is the required expectation of every student in Wind Ensemble to participate in this Audition and it is highly encouraged for every student in the Symphonic Band. We also encourage as many students that are interested from the Concert Band to enter, especially the Freshman Track. The  audition for the primary High School track is Saturday, Dec 7th. The freshman only track audition is the following Saturday on 14th. Freshman, you can enter both tracks if you want. If you make one of the Region Bands on the first weekend, your name can be pulled from the audition on the Freshman only weekend.

Region entries are completed. Check your name on this list.

Football Playoff Game November 22nd

Congrats to our Football team for another victory the other night. I really appreciate you guys and your support of the team. We are the largest School Spirit Organization at CSHS and we can help motivate and  encourage the Team in an incredible way! Our Second playoff game is this Friday @ Waco ISD Stadium vs. Lone Star HS @ 7:30PM. Details will be sent later this week.

Playoff Game Attendance

Since we don’t know how long Playoff Season will last we want to let you know our expectations on Attendance. In general, we need everyone to be available to support the Cougars at every game; it’s part of our job. We also know that there is some flexibility here as we get closer to the Thanksgiving Weekend and other Holidays. If there is a good reason that you can not make it to one of our Playoff Games, we just need you to submit the Absence Request like normal and we can let you know whether it will be excused or unexcused. Look ahead to your schedule now and let us know so we can have time to communicate. Again, our Football Team has supported us over and over again this season, now it’s our turn to continue to support them.

Picture Day (already passed)

If you still need to fill out a form, print it from these links, fill it out, and bring it with your payment this week.

 Form 1 and Form 2

B/CS Christmas Parade December 8th

The Annual B/CS Christmas Parade is Sunday, December 8th. We don’t have a specific time for our spot in the Parade yet, but we typically need to load up at CSHS around 1PM and Bus over to the Parade Zone near University. The Parade typically starts around 3PM and we are usually done by 5PM. I won’t know more until I hear something more official from the Parade Organizers. This will be a required event if we are not in the Playoffs anymore. Stay tuned for more details.

Band Holiday Concert December 16th

The Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will be presenting our first Concert Season Performances on Monday, December 16th starting at 6:30PM. 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 or athletic shoes.

– Mr. Seale


Parents: Join Remind 101 for Band Updates

Just join the group for your child’s graduation year

CSHS Band Parents – Class of 2020: @cshsbp2020 to 81010

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

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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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.