Band Buzz: August 8

Clear Lake High Band and Color Guard

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Key Event of the Week

Marching Uniform Distribution: Volunteers Needed

Marching uniforms will be assigned the week of August 9-13 at the times shown above. On Monday, we will start with the smallest band students and the Seniors. Then, we will progress through Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen until everyone has a uniform assigned to them. Students will take their full marching uniform home that week and keep it at home until after marching season. Mr. Pearce will notify the band when they will start wearing the full marching uniform (typically by the 4th game). Instructions will be provided later so that students can wash their uniform at home. This worked well last year!

We will need 6 volunteers to help with assigning uniforms each day (volunteers are asked to arrive at 3:45 pm). We need the MOST volunteers beginning on Wednesday because we are sizing the new band members who haven't been fitted before.

Not sure what to do? Don’t worry…we provide on the job training! You will be handing students different sizes to try on until one fits and completing documentation. This assignment DOES NOT involve any sewing!

Contact Erin Harris, the Uniform Chair, with any of your questions at (832) 722-8899 or and let her know which days you are able to help.

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Band Demo and BBQ Night

Dear Falcon Band and Color Guard Families,

Now that E-Night and Rock-a-thon are behind us, it is time to shift gears and get ready for our next band event…the Band Demo and BBQ Night. This is a busy and very fun evening. I hope you can join us, Thursday, August 19th, to get a sneak peek of what the students have been working on the last 4 weeks at Band Camp. After the band demo, please stroll over and join us in the CLHS Commons for some socializing and BBQ. To make this evening a success, I will need lots of help. Please consider helping out with everything from set up to clean up that evening. We will also be taking dessert donations, so please sign up for that as well. The links to sign up are below.

The deadline for orders and payment is August 10th! The form is attached to this email if you didn't sign up. Please print it out, attach a check, and ask your student to put it in the black locked box in the band hall by the directors office.

Many thanks,

Teresa Shurtz


The props for this year’s marching show are simple, elegant, and impactful. For “Metamorphosis in Blue” they are basically a set of twelve “flat” 8x8 panels on wheels with different shades of blue.

Several volunteer parents scoped out a prototype design while Rock-a-thon was going on. The materials will be purchased (plywood, supports, hardware, Velcro, etc) and a work date has been set for Saturday, August 14th at 9:00 a.m. Now is the time to bring your tools and help make the props come alive! RSVP to Ruth Soisson 281-728-4082 so that she can bring enough donuts and kolaches. The goal is to build one prototype and then schedule a couple more work days to make the other 11 panels.


Message from the Band Council: The section dodgeball tournament was a wild success! The trombones won the title with Griffin Snapka as MVP. Rock-a-racing was a load of fun with Sam Soisson winning the grand title. Video game tournaments ensued and all band members has a great time.

Message from the Treasurer: Many thanks to all who donated to this event. This was our biggest fundraiser of the year and we have EXCEEDED our goal by raising over $22K! Hey kids, now is the time to write messages to your friends and family to thank them for donating.

Message from your Rock-a-Thon chairs: Many thanks to parents who donated gift cards. We exceeded our goal by awarding 54 gift cards to lucky students. Nate Stoffle won the “Candy Guess” prize and Owen Maples won the Grand Prize ($100 gift card for Amazon). Thanks to the band directors, band council, and drum majors for doing such a great job as MC for the evening and keeping all the students engaged and motivated. Finally, we could not have pulled off this event without our volunteers. While about 30 volunteers officially signed up in the Sign Up Genius, many more just showed up (especially at the end to help with cleanup!) Everyone has a part to play in our band family and we appreciate all of you. Finally, for the students we hope that this event was a success toward the goal of band team-building, while also creating lasting memories of your high school years.

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First, we would like to thank the MANY people that helped make Equipment Night a success. It is a giant task to get all of our families informed and students ready to go for the year. Thank you for being there for our students! Brandi Degroot (Pick Up Your Equipment Night Chair) is seeking input from the table volunteers on successes and possible improvements to this event. Please contact her at

If you missed equipment night, Sam Draper (Treasurer) requests that you fill out your Excel forms on line, print them out, attach a check, and drop in the black locked mail box in the band hall (by the directors office). If you are ordering Spirit Wear, add 8.25% sales tax to the total. Also, if you are ordering Spirit Wear, we need it by Monday. Kids practice from 4-8 pm next week, so your student can put the forms and check in the black box.

Mattress Fundraiser Event

We have found a "key person" for our Mattress Fundraiser. We would like to thank Kevin Black for volunteering.

Our goal for this year is $10,000 to help us replenish funds due to the purchase of our tractor for the Band Trailer.


This is easy money with minimal effort! Ben (or representative) will join us at the beginning of our next FBBC meeting (August 24th at 7:00 pm) to hold a “parent meeting” for this event. He will show us how to share info on social media and to make sure that our community knows about the event. That is ALL we ask you to do. It is VERY easy and VERY profitable if we get the word out.

He will give us $5 for everyone who attends! We need all of our parents there for this bonus PLUS it is a formal booster meeting.

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Popsicle Posse Keeping the Band Cool

Special Thanks to all who helped these last 2 weeks! Sam Draper, Sam Lampson, Anthea Guest, Erin Harris, Teresa Shurtz, Kerrian Kievet, Chrystal Limon, Heather Shaw and Ruth Soisson

The total cost of popsicles was only $200! A very small cost and the benefit for seeing all of the appreciative faces and hearing all of the sincere thanks from the students was worth it.

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