Clark High School Band

Weekly Update

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulation to the Clark Drumline on a fantastic performance at the Lewisville Drumline Invitational on Saturday! We had a great day!


We had a great week settling in to concert bands and beginning work our Winter Concert music. This week we will be having chair/band placement auditions in all classes. The audition music is the 9th grade region music that has been available to all students since the beginning of August.


Students auditioning for HS All-Region and/or 9th grade region band must complete an entry form and turn in by the end of the day on Monday, November 12. Forms are available on table in front of band hall. Forms should be turned in to the box in band office. Entry fees are $12.00 for each audition and are due by the end of Monday as well. Cash or check made payable to Clark Band Boosters placed in an envelope with the students name placed in the lockbox in band hall.


Please see below in Upcoming Events information about Formal Concert Black attire for concerts. This information is in the band handbook. Please plan now for the proper concert attire for your student. Also please note instrument inspection requirements in case your student needs to purchase any instrument specific care kit items between now and then.


Have a GREAT week!

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THIS WEEK (November 12 - 16)

Monday, Nov. 12: 8:00 - 8:30 am, Drumline performs at Mathews Elem.

Spring Band chair/band placements, all week in class

Tuesday, Nov. 13: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Full Orchestra rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov. 14:

Thursday, Nov. 15:

Friday, Nov. 16:

NEXT WEEK (November 26 - 30)

Monday, Nov. 26:

Tuesday, Nov. 27: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Full Orchestra rehearsal

Wednesday, Nov. 28:

Thursday, Nov. 29: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Full Orchestra rehearsal

Friday, Nov. 30:

Saturday, Dec. 1: HS All-Region auditions, Phase 1 @ PWSH (all day). Audition times/locations will be given to students once available from the region.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Clark Band Spring Semester Chair Tests

Monday, Nov. 12th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 16th, 4:15pm

CHS

Spring Semester band chair tests will take place during each class period during this week. The audition material is the 9th grade All-Region music which students received during band camp in August. 9th grade All-Region cuts have been posted on the band office window since the beginning of September.

HS All-Region Auditions (Phase 1)

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 8:30am-6pm

PWSH

HS All-Region Auditions (Phase 1).

Required of all Wind Ensemble students.

Highly encouraged of Symphonic band students and all students taking lessons

Symphonic Band - Before school rehearsal

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 8-8:45am

CHS

Symphonic Band will have a before school rehearsal to add percussionists to the music that they will be performing at our Winter concert the following week.

HS All-Region Auditions (Phase 2)

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 5-10pm

PWSH

Students advancing from Phase 1 auditions will audition at Phase 2

Concert Band - Before School rehearsal

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 8-8:45am

CHS

Concert Band will have a before school rehearsal to add percussionists to the music that they will be performing at our Winter concert the following week.

9th Grade All-Region Band Auditions

Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 5-10pm

CHS

9th grade All-Region Band Auditions.

9th grade students who auditioned for the HS All-Region Bands and did not earn a chair in the HS bands will audition for the 9th grade All-Region Band.


**NOTE: Clark HS Band is hosting this event. I will need approximately 15-20 adults to serve as in-room audition monitors and 15-20 students (10th grade) to serve as outside room monitors**

Mr. Benzer clinic (Symphonic Band & Wind Ensemble)

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 4:30-7:30pm

CHS

After school rehearsals with Mr. Benzer from U of H.


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

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

Wind Ensemble - before school rehearsal

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 8-8:45am

CHS

Wind Ensemble will have a before school rehearsal to add percussionists to the music that they will be performing at the Fine Arts Showcase and our Winter concert the following week.

Varisty Band - before school rehearal

Friday, Dec. 7th, 8-8:45am

CHS

Varsity Band will have a before school rehearsal to add percussionists to the music that they will be performing at our Winter concert the following week.

Plano Holiday Parade and Uniform check in

Saturday, Dec. 8th, 8am-2pm

CHS

Plano Holiday Parade and Uniform Check In


7:15 am Bandhall open

Change into uniform

· We WILL wear full uniform

· BLACK band shorts, RED practice t-shirt

· LONG BLACK socks, BLACK marching shoes, BLACK gloves

· Santa Hats, Elf Ears, Rudolph Antlers…some festive hat/head wear

· Decorating of instruments is allowed, however instrument must still be held and played correctly

7:45 am Inspection

· Full uniform with a festive hat

· Instrument

· Load truck

8:05 am Final instructions

Load buses

8:15 am Depart for Vines HS

Parade begins at 9 am, we are at the end of the parade

8:45 am Unload at Vines HS

10:45 am Load bus/truck at PSHS

11:00 am Depart for CHS

11:20 am Arrive CHS

· Bus is clean

· Hang uniforms properly on hangers and return to uniform racks for check in

· Instrument is put away/school owned marching equipment checked in

12:30 pm Bandhall is locked

Fine Arts Showcase (Wind Ensemble & Full Orchestra)

Monday, Dec. 10th, 7pm

Christ United Methodist Church, Plano

Fine Arts Showcase

Wind Ensemble and Full Orchestra will perform at this event


FORMAL CONCERT BLACK ATTIRE

Clark Band Winter Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 7pm

CHS Cafeteria

Winter Concert

Required attendance from ALL band students


FORMAL CONCERT BLACK ATTIRE

CONCERT UNIFORMS


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.


CONCERT UNIFORMS

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.


GIRLS:

  1. BLACK dress with no designs OR BLACK dress pants (jeans and leggings not allowed) AND BLACK top.
  2. Top MUST be at least short sleeved (including dresses). If top is not sleeved, a BLACK sweater must be worn.
  3. BLACK, closed-toed, flats or heels
  4. Dresses/skirts must be long (to the ankle)…knee length or calf length are NOT acceptable


BOYS:

  1. BLACK long sleeved buttoned down shirt (with no designs)
  2. BLACK dress pants with a black belt (jeans no allowed)
  3. Plain BLACK long socks (with no designs)
  4. Plain BLACK dress shoes (no athletic shoes)

Instrument Inspections

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 8am-4:15pm

CHS

Instrument Inspections (semester exam grade)

All brass instruments will need to take their instrument apart and wash it in the bathtub. Must have all required cleaning/care supplies in class for full credit. *Students who use a marching instrument will clean their marching instrument for this inspection*


All woodwind instruments will need to wash their mouthpiece (saxophones, clarinets) and all students must have all required cleaning/care kit supplies in class for full credit.


See below for requirements and how to

CHS Band Calendar & Band Handbook