Clark High School Band

Weekly Update (January 11 - January 15)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We had a good first week of the new semester! I know it is taking some adjustment on behalf of the students (and teachers!), but just a friendly reminder that every day students should be logged into their classes when they are at home.


January and February will be focused on students working on solos and/or ensembles in class. The structure of our band classes will look different the next several weeks as we split into brass, woodwind and percussion groups to work on technique and chamber music.


Solo & Ensemble: Entry fees are due no later than Wednesday, January 20. $13.00 for a solo and $8.00 for each ensemble member.

*(School@Home students may send payment to the front office of the school during school hours. Please be sure money is in a sealed envelope with "UIL S/E - Band" written on the front and the student's name clearly marked).


School Owned Instrument User Fee: There are several students who still owe this district fee. This MUST be paid by January 30. Please use Rycor to make this yearly fee. Thank you!


Stay well and healthy!

Have a GREAT week!

School Owned Instrument User Fee & Form - Deadline is January 30, 2021

Here is the link to make online payments through the school district.

https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/525


I must also have the form below completed, signed and emailed back to me. Thank you!

Spring Concert *date change*

Our spring concert date and location has changed.


WAS: Tuesday, May 11 @ CHS Cafeteria

NOW: Wednesday, May 12 @ Haggard Park in downtown Plano


We really excited about this venue and having a wonderful concert outdoors at the park!


To prepare for this concert, beginning the week of March 22 each band will rehearse before school (outside, weather permitting, to abide by social distancing protocols). Be on the lookout in February for your student's before school full band rehearsal day.

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THIS WEEK (January 11 - January 15)

Monday, Jan. 11:

Asynchronous

Be sure to login to your 2nd period class for homeroom/attendance check


Tuesday, Jan. 12:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home plus 'B' co-hort synchronous)

6:30 pm: Booster (board only) meeting via zoom

7:15 pm: Incoming 9th grade parent meeting via zoom


Wednesday, Jan. 13:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home plus 'A' co-hort synchronous)

Area audition window closes at 11:59 pm (Good luck Cameron!!)


Thursday, Jan. 14:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home plus 'B' co-hort synchronous)


Friday, Jan. 15:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home plus 'A' co-hort synchronous)

NEXT WEEK (January 18 - January 22)

Monday, Jan. 18:

NO SCHOOL!!


Tuesday, Jan. 19:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home plus 'B' co-hort synchronous)


Wednesday, Jan. 20:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home plus 'A' co-hort synchronous)


Thursday, Jan. 21:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home plus 'B' co-hort synchronous)


Friday, Jan. 22:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home plus 'A' co-hort synchronous)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Area Band Auditions

Saturday, Jan. 9th, 10am to Wednesday, Jan. 13th, 11:30pm

Virtual

Students advancing from Phase 2 Region to Area auditions will record and submit their final audition in hopes of being named to the All-State Band.

Mr. Benzer Clinic

Wednesday, Feb. 17th, 4:30-7:30pm

Band Hall

4:30 pm - 5:55 pm - Symphonic Band

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Wind Ensemble

UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 8am-5pm

3000 Los Rios Boulevard

Plano, TX

Plano Percussion Chamber Music Festival

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 8am-5pm

2200 Independence Parkway

Plano, TX

Winterguard Contest

Saturday, Feb. 20th, 10am-8pm

Frisco ISD

More details will be announced when we receive performance time for the contest host.

CHS Virtual Recital Recording

Monday, Feb. 22nd, 8am-4:30pm

CHS

Students choosing to not perform at UIL and therefore opting to record their solo will sign up for a recording time to perform with their accompanist in a socially distanced manner.

Clark Drum Line Workshop

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 4:30-6pm

CHS

Current 8th and 9th grade percussion students will have their first Clark Drum Line Workshop to help prepare them for their upcoming Clark Drum Line auditions in May.

Plano Drum Line Workshop

Monday, March 1st, 4:45-6:30pm

PSHS

Current 10th and 11th grade percussion students will have their first PSHS Drum Line Workshop to help prepare them for their upcoming Plano Drum Line auditions in May.

CHS Band Calendar & Band Handbook