Clark High School Band

Weekly Update

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to the 13 students who participated in last week's All-Region Clinic & Concert. I was amazed at how amazing each of the region bands played!! Thank you for representing Clark High School!!


We have 4 rehearsals until our Pasta Concerto performances this Saturday. Please note each band's warm up and performance times below. Students will wear formal concert black. Many students will be volunteering on Saturday before and/or after their performances. Thank you in advance to all of the parents and students who will be on hand to make this a wonderful event for the Clark Band!


Jazz Band will start up this week after school on Wednesday until 5:30 pm.


Be sure you have purchased your Pasta Concerto tickets in advance online!


*If you forgot to bring in silent auction section gift basket items last week, Tuesday morning is the last day!!*


Have a GREAT week!

Pasta Concerto Schedule of Band Performances

2020 Summer Band Camp Calendar

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THIS WEEK (January 20 - 25)

Monday, January 20:

NO School!!!!


Tuesday, January 21:

7:40 am - 8:50 am, small percussion ensemble rehearsal (select students)

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Full percussion ensemble rehearsals

7:00 pm, Incoming Junior meeting at PSHS (for current 10th graders)


Wednesday, January 22:

4:30 - 5:30 pm, Jazz Band


Thursday, January 23:

4:30 pm, Section basket making party (all leadership)


Friday, January 24:


Saturday, January 25:

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Pasta Concerto. Each band will have a different warm up and performance time. Students are also signing up to volunteer to work at the event.

NEXT WEEK (January 27 - 31)

Monday, January 27:


Tuesday, January 28:

7:40 am - 8:50 am, small percussion ensemble rehearsal (select students)

4:30 - 6:00 pm, Full percussion ensemble rehearsals

7:00 pm, Incoming Freshman parent/student meeting @ CHS Bandhall


Wednesday, January 29:

4:30 - 5:30 pm, Jazz Band


Thursday, January 30:


Friday, January 31:

Pep Rally (Wind Ensemble only), during school

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pasta Concerto/Silent Auction

Saturday, Jan. 25th, 5-9pm

CHS

All 4 bands will perform. Warm up time/performance times will vary for each band.

Formal Concert Black attire required for students.


Varsity Band - warm up @ 4:30 pm, perform @ 5:00 pm

Concert Band - warm up @ 5:10 pm, perform @ 5:40 pm

Symphonic Band - warm up @ 7:00 pm, perform @ 7:30 pm

Wind Ensemble - warm up @ 7:20 pm, perform @ 7:50 pm

TMEA Convention/Clinic (All-State)

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 9pm to Saturday, Feb. 15th, 7pm

San Antonio

Mr. Benzer clinic

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 4:30-7:30pm

CHS

Symphonic Band clinic with Mr. Benzer: 4:30 pm - 5:55 pm

Wind Ensemble clinic with Mr. Benzer: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Plano Percussion Chamber Festival

Friday, Feb. 21st, 5:30pm to Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 5pm

PSHS

Percussion students will prepare ensembles and/or solos to perform at this festival (percussion students will NOT sign up for UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest...they will participate in the percussion festival).

UIL Solo/Ensemble Contest

Saturday, Feb. 22nd, 8am-5:30pm

Plano East Senior High School

All Wind Ensemble students are required to prepare a solo and perform at S/E.


Students who take private lessons in Symphonic Band are required to prepare and perform at S/E.


Students in Symphonic, Concert and Varsity bands who do not participate in S/E contest will perform a solo or an ensemble in class the week of February 18-21 for a grade. Students not in lessons who need help finding a solo or an ensemble to perform in class should see Mrs. Sturch/Mr. Scott.

Clark Drum Line Workshop #1

Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 4:30-6pm

CHS

Clark Drum LIne Workshop for current 8th and 9th grade percussion students. Attending these workshops will prepare them for their upcoming drumline/front ensemble auditions in May.

PSHS Drum Line Workshop # 1

Monday, March 2nd, 4:45-6:45pm

PSHS

PSHS LIne Workshop for current 10th and 11th grade percussion students. Attending these workshops will prepare them for their upcoming drumline/front ensemble auditions in May.

Mr. Benzer Clinic

Wednesday, March 18th, 4:30-7:30pm

CHS

Symphonic Band clinic with Mr. Benzer: 4:30 pm - 5:55 pm

Wind Ensemble clinic with Mr. Benzer: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

P-Town Jazz Clinic/Concert

Saturday, March 21st, 8-10am

PSHS

Jazz Band will participate in the P-Town Jazz clinic/concert.

CHS Band Calendar & Band Handbook