Band Buzz: April 9, 2023

Falcon Band and Color Guard

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From the Directors:

It’s UIL week! Schedules for each band are below. We hope that you can join us for our UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest on Friday and/or Saturday. Admission is free to the public, so please come out and support these young musicians!

Concert Band

Friday April 14

7:15 am Arrive at CLHS in full uniform, proceed to the stage

7:30 Warm up on stage

8:00 Performance

8:30 Sight-read

9:00 Change; proceed to 3rd period (meeting in cafeteria)

Symphonic Band

Saturday April 15

8:00 am Arrive at CLHS in full uniform, proceed to the stage

8:30 Warm up on stage

9:00 Performance

9:30 Sight-read

10:00 Done!

Wind Ensemble

Saturday April 15

1:30 PM Arrive at CLHS in full uniform

2:00 Warm up in orchestra room

2:45 Performance

3:30 Sight-read

4:15 Done!

Texas Music Scholar Award

The Texas Music Scholar Award designates students in high school music programs who exemplify attributes of meritorious performance in the areas of scholarship, musicianship, and citizenship.

Designation is attained by TMEA Active Member recommendation of students in grades 9-12 who have met the following criteria during the current school year:

· Is a viable member of the school’s parent musical organization for the entire school year.

· Maintains in all cumulative coursework an overall “A” average as defined by the local school district for the current school year.

· Maintains academic eligibility for the entire school year.

· Participates in all scheduled events of the parent organization.

· Participates virtually or as a live audience member, two director-approved concert events of high school, collegiate or professional level during a school year.

· Has auditioned, been selected, and participated as required in a TMEA or ATSSB organization (band, orchestra, or choir).

· Performs a UIL Prescribed Music List Class 1 solo for a competition or public performance.

· Consistently exhibits behavior which brings honor to the parent organization, school and community.

These criteria may be met through participation singularly or in any combination of band, orchestra, or vocal organizations. The distinction may be achieved each school year.

The school year is defined as the beginning of the year through the next-to-the-last official grade reporting period of the local school district for the purposes of calculating grade averages and determining eligibility.

Texas Music Scholars receive a certificate and patch from the Texas Music Educators Association signed by the Executive Director. You will receive a press release for your use.

Please note that this is an award, not a scholarship or other offer of money.

Any students wishing to apply for the Texas Music Scholar Award need to fill out the information on the form linked below by APRIL 14, 2023.

Color Guard Update

After their successful second-place win at Area Competition, our color guard team is busy developing and designing their solos and ensembles. Please plan to attend this wonderful event!

We are looking for help with the Band Banquet!

If you are able to help make our Band Banquet in May a success, please contact Chrystal Limon by email at

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!

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Buzz Contributions

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Thank you,

Rebecca Garland

(2nd VP Communications)

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