Band Buzz February 6, 2022

Falcon Band and Color Guard

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The following students earned a 1, the highest rating possible, at UIL Region 17 Solo & Ensemble contest on Saturday. Congratulations to these fine musicians!

Anthony Lin, Alto Sax

Brooke Niekamp, Alto Sax

Daniel Hirsh, Alto Sax

Meredith McKinnie, Alto Sax

Raphael Clark, Alto Sax

Zachary Tuxhorn, Alto Sax

Charlie Stevens, Baritone Sax

William Berry, Baritone Sax

Colin Gorham, Bass Clarinet

Katie Stensrud, Bass Clarinet

Andrew Harris, Bassoon

Jack McBurnett, Bassoon

Joshua Cogburn, Bassoon

Aaron Long, Bb Clarinet

Ashlyn Yee, Bb Clarinet

Carissa Yang, Bb Clarinet

Chloe Strange, Bb Clarinet

Cohen Perkins, Bb Clarinet

Felicity Cabrera, Bb Clarinet

Isabella West, Bb Clarinet

Jacob Quigley, Bb Clarinet

Joshua Jiang, Bb Clarinet

Lisa Moore, Bb Clarinet

Sara Aber, Bb Clarinet

Hunter Almanza, Euphonium

Tate Strange, Euphonium

Bella Bourg, Flute

Dilruni Weerasinghe, Flute

Ian Wong, Flute

Kristopher Eastham, Flute

Lacy Duncan, Flute

Samuel Soisson, Flute

Satvika Parthasarathy, Flute

Sydney Petersen, Flute

Bobby Moore, French Horn

Maya Chan, French Horn

Isabella Zhang, Oboe

Madelyn Cabrera, Oboe

Natalie Samuell, Oboe

Alexander Beel, Percussion

Anthony Nolan, Percussion

Brianna Garza, Percussion

Christopher Deng, Percussion

Emma Vukusich, Percussion

Jack Stein, Percussion

Jack Turner, Percussion

Dayne Degroot, Percussion

Luke Dunlavy, Percussion

Madison Klippel, Percussion

Micah Jacklin, Percussion

Michael Haile, Percussion

Morgan Richardson, Percussion

Nathaniel Stoffle, Percussion

Nick Jenks, Percussion

Noha Torres, Percussion

Ryan Husby, Percussion

Sean Black, Percussion

Susan Draper, Percussion

Tab Sommer, Percussion

Aydan Husby, Trombone

Caleb Shurtz, Trombone

Carlos Cabrera, Trombone

Ethan Faulkner, Trombone

Lucas Shurtz, Trombone

Oliver Lampson, Trumpet

Samantha Adams, Trumpet

Shade Quick, Trumpet

Zack Strange, Trumpet

Color Guard Friendly Reminder

The Color Guard Winter Activity Fee of $125 is due along with $40 for contest meals. Please send payment to school with your child to place in the black box in front of the director’s office in the band hall.

New Girls Concert Dresses

The band has purchased new long, black dresses for the girls concert uniform. They were ordered at the beginning of the school year, but did not arrive in time to be issued for the winter holiday concerts. All the new dresses are in now, and we will be issuing them after school as follows:

Monday January 31 from 2:45-4:45 - Seniors & Juniors (If you missed this day, contact Erin Harris)

Monday February 7 from 2:45-4:45 - Sophomores & Freshman

We will need 3 parent volunteers each day, so if you can help please send me an email or text.

Note on alterations: The dresses have not been pre-hemmed and will all be extra long. We will not have a tailor come in to do any hemming, so you will need to take the dress to a tailor to have it hemmed at your own expense. Please let your tailor know that it is ok to cut the dress material when doing the hem.

The girls will need to bring back the old dresses we issued in November. They do NOT need to be dry-cleaned.

Erin Harris - Uniform Chair


Ensemble Recital: February 15th

The ensemble recital will take place on Tuesday, February 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to allow students and parents to eat dinner at home prior. We will serve desserts and punch in a “come and go” format similar to band concerts. Please use the SignUp Genius posted here to indicate that you plan to bring desserts to share. If you have questions or want to help with serving desserts, then contact Teresa Shurtz and Cindy Snapka, Hospitality Chairs.

Nominating Committee

FBBC is looking for at least 3 members to serve on the nominating committee for next year’s OPEN board and committee chair positions. The nominating committee’s job is to recruit members to fill these OPEN positions and are NOT required to actually fill these positions. These efforts usually begin in February with a desire to vote on the new officers at the April/May meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the nominating committee, then please send a text to Ruth Soisson at (281) 728-4082.

Band Banquet

The Band Banquet Committee (with nine parents so far!) met this week. We have reserved the large atrium in the Bayou Building at the University of Houston, Clear Lake for the banquet which will take place on Saturday, May 14th (in the evening). This event will include a catered meal, awards ceremony, and entertainment. The purpose is to celebrate student achievement, with a focus on our 28 seniors! It is also a great time for students and parents to socialize and cap off the school year. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this event. This is the first time we have had the banquet in this space. Many thanks to Bernie Streeter who works at UHCL and was able to reserve this space for us!

The next step is for band student leadership to provide input on event theme and type of food desired. We have parents who are helping with various aspects of the event including meal planning, desserts, decorations, volunteers, venue/AV coordination, tickets and programs, senior gifts, etc. If you have special talents in any of these areas that you would like to share, then consider joining this committee! In addition, we will need lots of volunteers at the event itself and will keep you informed as it gets closer. If you would like to get involved, contact Chrystal Limon (Band Banquet Chair) at .

The Band Banquet will be in the UHCL Atrium in the Bayou Building

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Save These Dates

February 9th to 12th – TMEA Clinic and Convention with Performances by All Staters

February 12th – WinterGuard @ Goose Creek Memorial HS

February 14th – Final Orlando Trip Payment Due

February 15th (Tues) – Ensemble Recital

February 17th to 22nd – Orlando Trip

February 25th and 26th – UH Jazz Festival

February 26th – WinterGuard at Klein Cain HS

March 1st- Percussion Ensemble Concert

March 3rd - Falcon Band Booster Club Meeting

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