Weekly Director’s Updates

Cougar Band & Guard

this week

From Mr. Seale
Two Weeks into the Semester already and now we are beginning our third week in a row of a 4 day school week!  We have all begun to make great progress on our Chamber music as well as the Winter Concert Literature.  Also, please welcome our new members of the Cougar Band Family (Nate and Avery Burkett, and Sadie Williams)!

Senior Families, if you want to purchase one of the Athletic Programs from the Fall that has your headshots in it, fill out this form from Dr. Wellman.  (Form)

General Announcements
Area Auditions and 5A Texas All-State Band Achievements
Each year around 70,000 students begin the audition process that leads to being selected as one of the 1,800 student musicians into one of the All State Ensembles.  Only 165 students across the State could be selected to the 5A All State Band.  This year the Cougar Band had 24 Students qualify for Area to earn the chance to audition for the All State Band and we are very proud of them for their hard work all semester and achievements.  Congratulations to the following Band members who have earned a position in the prestigious Texas 5A All State Band:
Noah Zhou – Clarinet, Anderson Kurk – Trombone (2nd Year), Jack Montgomery – Euphonium!!!

Concert Attire for Spring Semester
This semester we will be asking students to wear a Professional-Looking ALL BLACK for the concerts this spring.  These events will include Chamber Night, Night of Percussion,  Pre-UIL and our UIL Concert.  Students can use a variety of clothing to achieve this but it needs to be all black, including shoes.  Click HERE for a few examples of what this should look like.  If you have any questions or need help locating attire please contact a director, we would be happy to help.  Having a student provided uniform will be much easier than checking out dresses and tuxes this year due to the restrictions from COVID.  

Students in Quarantine – Synchronous Classes
Students who are in quarantine will be taught this semester in a Synchronous manner – meaning those students that are at home will be asked to log into Zoom and meet during their assigned band class.  Students will be expected to play along and be part of the class.  Students who do not join in their scheduled Zoom band class will be counted absent.  There will be an exception for those students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID if you are not able to play.    

Music will be available for students in Schoology if they missed something new.

Wind Ensemble:  8:25 – 9:15
Symphonic Band: 1:05 – 1:55
Concert Band: 2:00 – 2:50
Jazz Band & Color Guard: 2:55 – 3:50

Zoom Meeting Info:


Meeting ID: 444 746 2287

Passcode: Boomsauce
– Mr. Seale


Virtual Students Weekly Info

Students who are doing Virtual Band for the second semester will begin in Schoology on Monday.  Assignments will be posted each weekday morning.  We will be using a program called SmartMusic to assist in practicing and performing.  The major goal for this semester is to build technique and perform.  Each six weeks they will be working to develop better instrument technique and then also perform live over Zoom a solo.  By the end of the semester they will do a live Zoom Solo Recital with all three pieces they learned.  


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!

Support our Band through Amazon Smile:

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.