Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

this week

Updates & Announcements

This week at a Glance

● Schoology Chair Test #1 are due for all Wind Players on Monday. Happy Veteran’s Day!!!

● Tuesday, Mr. Seale is out for Faith’s field trip. Mr. Dixon will lead the classes.

● Wednesday, throughout the day we will be taking Marching Band Pictures with Texas Photo. Come in before school or during your Band Class to change into your Uniform and take a quick picture in the Band Ensemble. Picture forms will be sent home on Monday if you are interested in ordering a single picture of your student in their band uniform.

● Friday is the deadline for the Percussion Audition Submissions in Schoology. As well as our first Playoff Game. 7PM at CSHS Stadium.

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 the 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 standpoing, 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.

Drums Along the Brazos Drumline Contest

This went amazingly well again this year. I can’t believe this is already our 7th year of running this event. Thank you so much to all of the Boosters and Students that pitched in so much time, talents, and even money to help everything run smoothly. Several bands from all over the State were impacted by our College Station hospitality this weekend, so Thank You again!

TMEA Region Band All State Auditions

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 would also like to 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 Dec. 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. Please fill out this Region Band Form so we can get your entry taken care of.

Football Playoff Games

Our Football Team has made it to the Playoff Season once again! Congrats to them on such a hard fought comeback Victory in the 2nd half of the game Friday 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 First Playoff Game is actually this Friday @ CSHS @ 7PM. Call time will be approximately 5:45. 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

Photo Texas will be set up to take our Marching Season Individual Portraits this Wednesday to be used for our Band Composite. We will have some time set up before school and during Band Classes. If you or your family want to order anything from them, order forms will be going home on Monday. Need to bring these back with you on Wednesday/ Also, you can view their offerings at these links : Form 1 and Form 2

– Mr. Seale


Parents: Join Remind 101 for Band Updates

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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

Boosters Meeting this Tuesday (November 12)

Join us Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the Band Hall for this month’s Booster meeting. We have so much to discuss as we transition from marching season to concert season! Get to know your fellow boosters and the directors better and hear pertinent announcements about the program!

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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.