Band Buzz: April 16, 2023

Falcon Band and Color Guard

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From the Directors:

We are beyond proud of the performances by the bands this weekend! The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band received straight ones (the highest rating possible) from all 6 judges. Congratulations to all the hard-working students on stellar performances!

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Band Booster Club Meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in the CLHS Band Hall!

"The Falcon Band Booster Club needs to fill two key committee board members - Communications and Secretary plus a few off board committee positions for next year and we are looking for volunteers. Please come to the Booster Club meeting to find out more if interested. There will also be a meeting beforehand at 6 pm to go over the Band Banquet this May. All parents willing to help are welcome to attend."

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Band Booster Club Scholarships

Each year the Falcon Band Booster Club awards two scholarships to Falcon Band/Color Guard seniors, one for a music major, and one for a non-music major. Please read over the attached information regarding the scholarships, and if you are interested fill it out and turn it in to the FBBC mailbox on the wall outside the band office by Monday April 22.
Please email Heather Shaw ( if you have questions.

Color Guard Update

Colorguard Update

Colorguard will be hosting clinics on May 2nd and May 4th for any students (incoming freshmen or current Lake students) interested in learning all about colorguard. Please join us in the Commons from 5pm-8pm. For any questions or more information, please contact Mr. Pearce at

Color Guard try-outs are Monday, May 8th-10th from 5-7pm, in the Commons. Students are required to attend all three evenings.

Colorguard continues to design and practice their solos and ensemble performances. Please join us on Thursday, May 18th for our solo and ensemble performances (more details ax we get closer)

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.

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

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!