Clark High School Band

Weekly Update


We are almost there and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Only 8 more school days until our well deserved Winter Break (4 of which are half days due to semester exams)!!

Our Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 12. Students should be in their place for warm-ups and tuning to begin promptly at 6:30 pm. The concert will begin at 7:00 pm. Formal Concert Black attire required for all students.

Instrument inspections will be on Thursday, December 14 during all band classes. This is our semester exam. Before the Thanksgiving break I sent home a list of supplies that each brass and woodwind student must have prior to instrument inspections and what proper formal concert black attire consists of. Please do not wait until the last minute to make sure that each student has what they need. -5 points for each supply not in class on the day of inspection and -20 points per day that an instrument is not cleaned properly. Students who play marching sousaphone, baritone and any doublers should clean their marching instrument. These students have been told that they can begin bringing these instruments for inspection on Monday.

Have a GREAT week!!

THIS WEEK (Dec. 11 - Dec. 15)

Monday, December 11: 8:00 am, Wind Ensemble before school rehearsal w/percussion

Tuesday, December 12: 7:00 pm, CHS Bands Winter Concert. Warm up for all bands will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. FORMAL CONCERT BLACK ATTIRE for all performing students

Wednesday, December 13:

Thursday, December 14: Instrument inspections during all band classes. Must have all necessary cleaning supplies in class along with a super clean instrument.

Friday, December 15:

NEXT WEEK (Dec. 18 - Dec. 20)

Monday, December 18:

Tuesday, December 19:

Wednesday, December 20:

Thursday, December 21:

Friday, December 22:


Congratulations to all students who earned a chair in the Region 24 All-Region Bands

Congratulations to the following students who have earned a chair in the Region 24 All-Region Bands. These students will travel to Frisco for the Clinic/Concert on January 18-19.


Zoe Brandeland


Gaurav Subramanian


Taydan Tran

Weston Lu

Rohan Chhaya

Tanya Wang

Alto Sax

Nathan Wulfekammer


Camille Cave


Bryan Choi

Anthony Marino


Will Otte

AND to the students who made the 9th Grade All-Region Band (this list includes alternates who have been moved up!)

Sungwoo (Chris) Kim, clarinet

Jordin Young, bass clarinet

Ethan Yu, alto sax

Adream Kusters, bari sax

Scott Sennetti, trumpet

Jack Dawson, horn

Alex Tomkinson, trombone

Berkley Yiu, percussion

CHS Band Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 7-8:30pm

CHS Cafeteria

Winter Concert.

Required performance and attendance for all

Warm up time for all bands will begin promptly at 6:30 pm

Dress: Formal Concert Black attire

Concert wear for the Clark Band is ALL BLACK. There are NO designs, stripes, or patterns allowed on the attire. Students must wear plain black clothing for concerts. Below are gender-specific requirements for the attire. ALL concert attire MUST be school dress-code appropriate.


- BLACK dress with no designs OR BLACK dress pants (jeans and leggings not allowed) AND BLACK top.

- Top MUST be at least short sleeved (including dresses). If top is not sleeved, a BLACK sweater must be worn.

- BLACK, closed-toed, flats or heels

- Dresses/skirts must be long (to the ankle)…knee length or calf length are NOT acceptable


- BLACK long sleeved buttoned down shirt (with no designs)

- BLACK dress pants with a black belt (jeans no allowed)

- Plain BLACK long socks (with no designs)

- Plain BLACK dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Instrument Inspections

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 8am-4:15pm


Instrument Inspections.

Inspection instructions were emailed home prior to Thanksgiving Break.

Students must have all care kit cleaning supplies in class with them on the day of inspection.

-5 pts per supply not in class

-20 pts per day that instrument is not cleaned properly

Tubas, euphoniums, french horns and low reed/double reed students will clean their marching instrument.

Other students who have 2 instruments (one for marching band and another for concert season should clean the instrument they used for marching band season).

Percussion students will be cleaning percussion equipment with Mr. H and Mr. Tex in class

Region 24 All-Region Clinic/Concert

Thursday, Jan. 18th 2018 at 5pm to Friday, Jan. 19th 2018 at 9pm

Various Frisco ISD schools

Students who earned a chair in the 9th grade and HS All-Region Bands will travel and participate in this event. Itinerary will be sent home after the holiday break.

Pasta Concerto & Silent Auction

Saturday, Jan. 27th 2018 at 4:30-9pm

CHS Cafeteria

All 4 concert bands plus our feeder MS bands will participate and perform at this event.

UIL Solo & Ensemble Concert

Saturday, Feb. 24th 2018 at 8am-6pm

Plano East Senior HS

This event is required of all Wind Ensemble students and all Symphonic Band students who are in private lessons. It is not required of but highly suggested that Symphonic Band students not in lessons prepare a solo or an ensemble to participate.

Students in Concert and Varsity Bands are not required to participate in this event and in lieu of this event they will be given several ensembles in which they may choose to perform in class the week of this contest.

2016 2017 Clark High Band Banquet Video