Band Buzz May 8, 2022

Falcon Band and Color Guard

Congratulations to the Wind Ensemble for their Outstanding performance at the University of Houston

From the Booster President

Our focus THIS week

1. Sign-Up Genius to recruit helpers for Band Banquet.

2. Band Banquet-Saturday 6 to 10 pm at UHCL Bayou Building Large Atrium

Our focus NEXT week

1. Spring Concert-Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 pm

2. Orchestra Concert-Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 pm

3. Turn in Concert Uniforms-Friday, May 20th

4. Marching Camp-Saturday, May 21st (8 am – 3 pm)

Spring Concert and Concert Uniforms

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 17th to attend the band Spring Concert. The directors will send out a specific schedule for warm-up and performance times when it gets closer. FBBC provides refreshments. Use the SignUp Genius to volunteer to bring or serve refreshments. If you have any questions, contact Teresa Shurtz and Cindy Snapka, hospitality co-chairs.

After the concert, uniforms need to be prepared to turn in on Friday, May 20th. More information is provided below.

Summry of Last FBBC Meeting

Many thanks to all who attended our meeting last week! The By-Laws were approved and a new FBBC Board was voted on for next year!

Larry Rupp-President

Rebecca Garland-2nd VP Communications

Treasurer-Joy King

Secretary-Jeanine Rainier

Many board positions are filled as well! As the school year ends and over the summer, think about whether or not you might be able to help lead a board position. This year we had several parents lead as co-chairs to lighten the load! The open positions are shown below. FYI: Equipment Night will be July 28th, Rockathon will be August 5th, and the Summer BBQ will be August 12th.

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Concert Uniform Return

Please return your concert uniform on Friday, May 20th.

The boys need to return their tuxedo jacket and pants. As they will not be used next year, they DO NOT need to be cleaned before being turned in (the boys will be getting new tuxedo uniforms next year).

The girls need to return their long black dresses. They DO need to be cleaned before being turned in according to the following laundry instructions: machine wash in cold water on the gentle cycle with other dark colors; use regular detergent, no bleach or bleach alternatives; hang to drip dry - do not iron.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Erin Harris - Uniform Chair


Save These Dates

May 9th, 10th, 11th – Auditions for Band

May 10, 11, 12 – Color Guard Clinic

May 14th – Band Banquet (6 pm to 10 pm)

May 17th – Band Spring Concert

May 18th – Orchestra Spring Concert

May 19 – Grad Band Rehearsal (2:45 pm)

May 19 – Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (6-9 pm in Krueger Field House)

May 20th- Turn in concert uniforms

May 21st – Marching Camp (8 am – 3 pm)

May 23, 24 – Grad Band Rehearsal (1 pm)

May 25th – CLHS Graduation (8 pm)

Lake Exchange Students Looking for Sponsors

I'm Kristy McAuliffe with the local exchange program - PAX Program of Academic Exchange.

I reached out to you a while back about some high school exchange students that wanted to participate in marching band for the 2022-23 school year.

I hadn't heard from any of your parents who might be interested in hosting a student.

As the school year comes to an end and summer band camp will be starting soon, I wanted to reach out again to see if you'd be willing to send out a message to the band booster club asking if any of the band parents would be interested in hosting an exchange student next year who would like to participate in a marching band program.

I've found that band exchange students are most successful with families that understand the rigorous and time-consuming practice and performance schedule.

Would you be willing to send these students' info and some info about the program to your band booster club to see if anyone would be interested in hosting one of these awesome students?

If anyone is interested, feel free to have them contact me directly. Thank you again for all your help in getting the word out about these students.

Students come with full medical insurance, are vaccinated for COVID, and have money to pay all band fees, other school fees, personal toiletries, cell phone plan, and outings with friends.

Host families are asked to provide a loving home, 3 meals a day, and a place to sleep. Students can share a bedroom with a same-sex sibling within 4 years of age.

Here are some students arriving this summer and attending school for the 2022-23 school year.

Juri-Levin, age 16, male, from Germany

Interests: Playing saxophone and piano, water polo, reading, Student Council

Juri-Levin loves to experience new things. He can’t wait to compare the differences between German and American cultures and schools. He describes himself as open-minded, helpful, and happy. His favorite subject is math, and he’s a member of student council. He loves to help others and serving in this capacity allows him to help improve his school. His role model is Stephen Hawking as he was able to overcome his own physical limitations to make great contributions to the world.

Pat, age 16, female, from Thailand

Interests: Classical Concerts/Music, Writing, Watching TV/Videos, Band, Voice, ice skating, anime, cooking

Pat is in the marching band at her high school in Thailand and is hoping to participate in marching band during her exchange year. She plays the flute, violin, guitar, and piano. She also likes to sing. She would like to make some Thai dishes for her host family. She also likes to play volleyball with her family for fun and would like to learn to ice skate. She has a cat and would enjoy being placed with a family that has pets.

Laida, age 16, female, from Spain

Interests: Playing Musical Instrument: clarinet, Swimming, Ballet, Horseback Riding, Reading, Drama Club, Guitar, Dance, Painting,

Laida is very close to her family, especially her grandmother with whom she loves playing music. She plays the clarinet and the piano. She describes herself as an outgoing person who makes friends easily. She already went on a short exchange to Ireland so she knows what is expected from an exchange student. She is interested in studying humanities or psychology in college. She also loves horses and takes riding lessons.

Nita, age 16, female, from Thailand

Interests: Jogging, Camping, Playing Musical Instrument(s), A Cappella Group, String Ensemble, Band, Flute, Piano

Nita plays the flute and piano. She describes herself as mature, talkative, and funny. She wants to study music, business, or design in college. She is close to her parents and enjoys spending time with them shopping or watching movies together. She also helps her mom with learning English. She’s also helpful around the house and doesn’t mind doing household chores. She doesn’t have pets but wouldn’t mind if her host family has pets. She enjoys camping and likes to try new foods.

Alba, age 16, female, from Spain

Interests: Badminton, Playing Musical Instrument(s), Flute, Band, Basketball, Hiking/Backpacking, Piano

Alba attends a music school and plays the flute and piano. Music is her passion and loves playing her instruments and would also like to learn to play others. She is in 2 bands in her home country. Her favorite subjects are history and English. Her dream job would be teaching Spanish in the U.S. or other country. Alba loves all animals, especially dogs and cats.

Kristy McAuliffe
Community Coordinator
PAX-Program of Academic Exchange

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