Band Buzz: September 11, 2022

Falcon Band and Color Guard

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In memory of Samuel Thomas McBurnett

A Memorial Fund has been set up in honor of Clear Lake High School Band alum, Samuel McBurnett. For Samuel, band was an integral part of his high school years. The family would like to give back to an organization that was so near and dear to Samuel. In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation at the following link. We are grateful for your thoughts and prayers during this time.


I know it’s been a while since we’ve had a uniform update, but this year the band has changed over to an all-new marching uniform ensemble and it’s taken a little longer for all the pieces to come together. The long-sleeve shirts the kids will be wearing over their bibbers (as opposed to the jackets of the past) came in last week, and marching uniforms are now ready for a full try-on.

Wind and percussion players will receive uniform tops and bibbers after school this Tuesday. They will need to try them both on at this time and we will have a crew of parents taking notes to see what, if any, alterations need to be made. Color guard costumes have still not come in, but we are hopeful they will be here before the game on Friday. We will go by the following schedule:

2:45 Seniors

3:15 Juniors

3:45 Sophomores

4:15 Freshmen

All winds and percussion students must come to the band hall after school on Tuesday, September 13 to try-on their long-sleeve shirt with their bibber that we issued right before school started. The kids will need to bring what they typically wear to marching practice (athletic shorts/t-shirts) to change into before trying on their bibber and long-sleeve shirt. We’ll check the fittings one last time and then the students can take their marching uniforms home.

We’ll need 4 volunteers to help that day - if you can help, please let me know; volunteers are asked to arrive at 2:45.

The plan is for the band to be in full marching uniforms for this week’s game on September 16. On Friday/game day, the kids must bring to school their band duffle bag packed with their gray heat uniform t-shirt, bibber, shorts to wear under the bibber (nothing too bulky), long-sleeve uniform top, shako in the box, black marching shoes, and TALL black socks (we switch from no-show to tall socks once we’re in full uniforms). The wraps for the shakos will be distributed at the game prior to the half-time show.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Erin Harris

Uniform Chair


Our Next Game is Friday 9/16 at Veteran's Memorial

All CCISD home games (or those 'visiting' other CCISD schools) will have tickets sold online through for CLHS. You can order virtual tickets in advance if you'll be attending a game, and you'll need a clear bag for the CCISD stadiums.

We are home again this week, and again we are at Veteran's Memorial stadium, which is next to Clear Creek High School.

CCISD Veterans Memorial Stadium
2305 East Main Street
League City, TX 77573

If you are volunteering to ride a bus, you will not need a ticket as a parent chaperone. If you are arriving at the game on your own, you can order your tickets through GoFan at this link:

All hands on deck for our marching contest on October 1!

We are hosting a marching competition on October 1!

All hands are going to be needed to pull off this event, and it is a huge fundraiser for our band program! We are hoping to raise $8,000-$10,000 with this event but we will need your help!

We are going to need a setup crew starting at 7 AM, bus and truck parking crew, ticket/box office crew, ushers, Airgram sellers, Band Check-in, Warm-up monitors, ushers/ concourse monitors, Adjudicator hospitality and press box monitor, and finally clean up crew. Those jobs will be in addition to our regular volunteers needed for other contests.

I also need someone to be in charge of the event and band volunteers.

Ready to help? Please sign up here:

Have a teenager in the National Honor Society or Assistteens? We need their help, too!

Thank you!

Sam Draper

Handy with a video camera? The band needs your help!

Mr. Pearce is looking for a parent or other volunteer to video tape our band performances! If you are handy with a video camera and wouldn't mind helping, please contact Mr. Pearce directly:

Make Us Your Charitable Organization!

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To have a portion of your Amazon purchases go towards the band, shop through and select select Clear Lake Falcon Band Booster Club as your charity.


Please help contribute towards the band every time you shop at Kroger. Enroll in their Community Reward program and select Clear Lake H.S. Falcon Band Booster as your charitable organization.

Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17!

Our mattress fundraiser is coming up fast on September 17. The company will turn part of Clear Lake High School into a full mattress showroom, and we get a profit of all of the mattresses, massage chairs, pillows, and other items sold that day. If you are in the market for a new mattress or know someone who is, encourage them to visit the school on Saturday! See the full details in the flyers below.

Our main responsibility for this fundraiser is to advertise it to the community. If you would like to help us advertise by placing a yard sign in your front yard or would like a poster to hang at your business, church, or any other group gathering area, please have your child pick one up from the band office following school or rehearsal on Monday

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Check Out the Band Buzz Blog and Photo Gallery!

Looking for information from prior weeks or want to see your student in action? You can find more information about band happenings on the CLHS Band Buzz Blog.

We also have a photo gallery of our band and color guard. Check it out here!

Have pictures you want to contribute to the gallery? Submit your pictures by following the link below:

Parents who like to contribute photos, should follow the following steps:

    1. Set up a Google account, if you don't already have one
    2. You don't need a "" account, you can set up a google account with an already existing email account like or
    3. Next, email with the email address associated with your google account
    4. We will then provide access to our photo album where you can upload unlimited photos
    5. If you encounter issues, please email

Kanch Weerasinghe

FBBC Webmaster

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Buzz Contributions

If you would like to contribute to the Band Buzz, please contact the appropriate committee or board member. They can send fully edited information to the following e-mail address: . The deadline for submissions is midnight each Wednesday night.

Thank you,

Rebecca Garland

(2nd VP Communications)

Thanks for staying informed and keeping up with our incredible Falcon Band and Color Guard!