Clark High School Band

Weekly Update

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This week will be busy although we do not have our own Clark game. We have the annual combined PSHS Central Cluster game on Friday evening. The Clark and Vines bands join PSHS on the field at halftime, therefore we will practice for this on Tuesday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at PSHS.


Our before school rehearsals this week will involve learning new drill each day, so as always, attendance continues to be very important. As mentioned at parent meetings and in our handbook, please avoid scheduling doctor/dental appointments that may conflict with rehearsals/performances.


As a reminder, students are required to pass-off Part 1, 2 and 3 of their marching show (play music from memory while marking time and doing step-outs). We practice this each day in class and recordings can be found in Google Classroom to practice with. Pass offs should be completed by September 30. We are now less than three weeks away from our very first contest and we want to be prepared and perform confidently!


GRADES....ALL students must be passing all of their classes at the 6 week grading period which ends on Friday, September 20. IF a student is not passing all of their classes at this grade check, they will become ineligible for our game vs Vines (which is also 8th grade band night) AND they will not be able to travel perform at our first two contests. PLEASE be checking grades daily and encourage students to turn in assignments and to have conversations with teachers of classes they may be struggling to keep up with.


Have a GREAT week!

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THIS WEEK (Sept. 16 - 21)

Monday, September 16:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

Tuesday, September 17:

6:45 am - 8:00 am, marching rehearsal

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Central Cluster Marching Rehearsal @ PSHS

Wednesday, September 18:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

Thursday, September 19:

6:45 am - 8:00 am, marching rehearsal

Friday, September 20:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

7:00 pm, Central Cluster Combined Game with PSHS, Vines & Clark Bands @ Clark stadium

Saturday, September 21:

10:00 am, Plano Drumline Contest @ Clark Stadium. Itinerary was emailed home Friday.

NEXT WEEK (Sept. 23 - 27)

Monday, September 23:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

Tuesday, September 24:

6:45 am - 8:00 am, marching rehearsal

Wednesday, September 25:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

Thursday, September 26:

6:45 am - 8:00 am, marching rehearsal

Friday, September 27:

6:45 am - 8:15 am, marching rehearsal

UPCOMING EVENTS

Combined game cluster rehearsal

Tuesday, Sep. 17th, 5:30-7pm

PSHS

Central Cluster combined game rehearsal

@ PSHS


We will learn our drill for the halftime show, how to get on/off field

Central Cluster Combined Game w/PSHS and Vines

Friday, Sep. 20th, 7-10:15pm

Clark Stadium

4:15 pm, end of school day. Game Day meal in cafeteria (must be wearing show shirt)

5:00 pm, inspection (uniform, instrument, flip folder, lyre, music)

5:30 pm, load buses

7:00 pm, game starts

REMIND text will be sent when we are are leaving stadium

Plano Drum Line Contest (PDLC)

Saturday, Sep. 21st, 7-9am

Clark Stadium

Plano Drum Line Contest (PDLC)

Drumline, Front Ensemble, Drum Majors and soloists


Itinerary was emailed Friday, Sept. 13.


8:00 am, arrive at Clark Stadium to unload truck and move equipment to field

9:00 am, warm up

9:20 am, show runthroughs (Clark and Vines)

10:00 am, PERFORM

10:12 am, watch Vines perform

10:30 am, load truck

11:00 am, ALL help unload truck at CHS

11:45 am, bandhall locked

12:00 pm, begin your day helping to host Pdlc


*Dress will be Khaki shorts, Western Horizons show shirt, athletic shoes

*All will help unload the truck back at Clark following our performance

Stadium Rehearsal

Monday, Sep. 30th, 5-7pm

Clark Stadium

Stadium Rehearsal

*Required*


This is our ONLY stadium rehearsal. We have only 2 hours to practice in the stadium. This is the week of our first contest as well so we must practice how to get on/off the field for contest.


**Students should wear their RED Clark Band shirt, BLACK Band shorts AND BLACK socks with their Marching Band shoes**


Percussion and Equipment crew will need to be at the stadium as soon as they can after school to unload the truck.


Percussion and Equipment crew should plan to help unload at CHS after our rehearsal.

Clark vs Vines (8th grade band night)

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 6:30pm

Clark Stadium

Clark vs. Vines Game (8th Grade Band Night)



4:15 pm, end of school day. Game Day meal in cafeteria (must be wearing RED Clark Band shirt)

5:00 pm, inspection (uniform, instrument, flip folder, lyre, music)

5:30 pm, load buses

6:30 pm, game starts

REMIND text will be sent when we are are leaving stadium

Sounds of Fall Marching Contest

Saturday, Oct. 5th, 9am-11:45pm

Princeton High School Stadium

Sounds of Fall Marching Contest

@ Princeton HS Stadium


This will be an all day event. The contest format is prelims/finals. If we score/rank in the top 10 then we will perform again in finals that evening (this is our goal!!!).


Itinerary will be sent home once we receive the contest schedule from the contest host.

Plano East Marching Invitational (PEMI)

Saturday, Oct. 12th, 7am-2pm

Clark Stadium

Plano East Marching Invitational (PEMI)

@ Clark Stadium


We typically perform late morning/early afternoon at this contest. We will only perform once (no prelims/finals like Princeton)


An itinerary will be available once we receive the contest schedule from the contest host

UIL Region Marching Contest

Saturday, Oct. 19th, 7am-3pm

Little Elm High School Stadium

UIL Region Marching Contest

@ Little Elm HS Stadium


This is our final contest!!! We will only perform once. We typically perform late morning/early afternoon.


An itinerary will be made available once we receive the contest schedule from the contest host.

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