Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

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Updates and Announcements

It’s the Beginning of a new semester and there will be a lot of things going on, so here are some updates for you:

All State/Area Audition Results

On Saturday, 22 of our Band Members that qualified for TMEA Area in December auditioned for a position in the 5A All State Symphonic Band. The auditions were held at Duncanville HS. This audition is one of the most competitive auditions available to high school students as an individual because thousands of 5A Band students from around the State are seeking to make it into the 5A Symphonic Band of about 150 members. Only a handful can be selected from each Area Audition around the state.

We are so proud of all of the students that have worked diligently towards the auditions yesterday. Congratulations Reno Ruiz (euphonium), Anderson Kurk (tenor trombone), Abby Perryman (clarinet), and Ricky Arellano (oboe) for their All-State Band placement!

Region Band Clinic and Concert, Jan. 17th – 18th

If you were one of the 44 students that qualified for one of our Region Bands, we will be leaving Friday morning for the Rehearsals and Concert in Copperas Cove. Make sure you talk to your teachers ahead of time to let them know you will be missing their classes on Friday. Please see this Itinerary for more details.

Beauty and the Beast CSHS Fine Arts Musical

Mr. Dixon and several students are currently involved in rehearsals for the Musical to get ready for the upcoming performances. Please be sure to come support the CSHS Fine Arts by attending one of the Beauty and the Beast showings from Wednesday 1/27 to Saturday 2/1.

UIL Solo and Ensemble (Fri, Feb. 7th at AMCHS)

There are a few of you that would like to sign up for the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest in February. There is a QR Code in the Band Hall for you to sign up and fill out the form. The deadline to sign up is this Thursday, Jan. 16th. You are responsible for the entry fee of the contest (approx $9 per soloist). That money is due by the end of January to Mr. Seale. Checks can be made to CSHS Band.

CSHS Full Orchestra UIL Event

Select Band members will have the opportunity to perform with our Orchestra program for their UIL Orchestra Concert and Sight Reading Contest on Tuesday, March 3rd. It has been 4 years since we have been able to offer this to our students and are excited to begin preparing. More info will be coming soon directly to those involved.

Band UIL Concert and Sight Reading Season

Our Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Concert Bands have begun the process of preparing for one of our most important events of Concert Season, the UIL C&SR Contest on Thursday, March 26th which is hosted at CSHS. Each Band will perform three prepared musical selections and sight-read one brand new piece of music for the Judges. Make plans to support these hard working and talented students during that event. More details to come as we get closer to the event. Some of the performances will be during the school day and some will be after school hours. We will also be having a Pre UIL Concert before Spring Break in order for us to be prepared. Currently this is scheduled for the evening of March 5th, but stay tuned in case it needs to be changed.

Night of Percussion Concert

Percussion students are currently receiving solos and ensembles to start working on for their annual Night of Percussion Concert. This year the concert is scheduled for Saturday, Feb 22nd at CSHS. This is always a very entertaining evening!


Our Colorguard students are staying very busy improving their skills and working on a new show for the indoor Winterguard Season. They started auditioning and preparing for their new season not long after our marching season ended last  November. They will have several performances and competitions throughout the months of February and March as they compete in the TCGC (Texas Colorguard Circuit).

– Mr. Seale


Parents: Join Remind 101 for Band Updates

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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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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.