2019-2020 Creek Band Primer

What you need to know to get ready for Creek Band 19-20!

Greetings 2019-2020 Clear Creek Band Parents and Students!

This is a lengthy document...but contains a lot of important information regarding upcoming events/rehearsals both at the end of this school year and throughout the summer and fall of next year.

Please read the entire newsletter carefully...as many of the questions you may have will be answered within.

Watch the Release Trailer for the 2019 Marching Production "The Meaning of Light"


Get the BAND App & Join the 19-20 Creek Band Group

The primary method for communication in the Clear Creek Band program is through the BAND app, available for iOS or Android. You can also access the application online at band.us.

You can click here or use the link below to join the 19-20 Creek Band group.


All 2019-2020 parents and members of the Clear Creek Band should join this group. If you are a returning member, you will not be migrated to the group...you will need to join it.

If you do not want (or are unable) to download the free BAND app to stay updated, please complete this form to be added to the text and/or email notifications. You will receive all notifications that are sent out. However, you will not have access to the message boards, pictures, videos, calendars, etc. available via the app.

Attendance & Communication

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is required and expected of all students in the Clear Creek Band program.

We understand that students and their families lead busy lives and are involved in many activities. We ask that any scheduling conflicts be communicated as far in advance as possible.

However, the nature of what we do requires that all students be present at all rehearsals and certainly at all performances. It is nearly impossible for us to be successful when people are missing.

Please make every effort to schedule family vacations (especially during August) with the band schedule in mind.

Please communicate any conflicts or direct any questions to Tate Fincher, CCHS Director of Bands at tfincher@ccisd.net.

Summer & Fall Schedule and Calendar Information

The calendar is updated in real-time and available through the band website at www.clearcreekbands.com.

Please bookmark this page as the calendar on this page is the definitive location for scheduling.

There are different calendars for different parts of the program throughout the year. All Marching Band and general band events are found on the "Creek Band Main" calendar. You can select the different calendars using the drop down at the top right of the calendar page.

You can also subscribe to the main Creek Band calendar (Creek Band Main) using this link:


New Member Movement Camp & New Member Auditions

Movement Camp is required for all new members for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have a conflict because of an Intermediate School event (concert, etc.) please email and let us know.

  • May 21st - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • May 22nd - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • May 23rd - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

See this flyer for more information.

All Member Band Registration & Uniform Fittings

All members of the 2019-2020 Creek Band will need to attend Band Registration to take care of required program fees as well as sizing for the custom show uniform for the fall. Information regarding fees and program costs can be found later in this newsletter.

  • May 28th - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Registration and sizing will be completed on a first come/first served basis during this time window.

Music Camp

Music Camp is required for all members of the Clear Creek High School Band.

Music Camp is designed to prepare all members of the 2019-2020 Creek Band on performing the musical fundamentals, show music, and football music required for the fall of 2019. With this work done, we can hit the ground running when we return in July.

Rehearsal Schedule

  • June 4th - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • June 5th - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • June 6th - 7:00am to 4:00pm

There will be a one hour lunch break from 11:00am to 12:00pm. All rehearsals will be indoors for this camp.

Summer Band

Summer Band is required for all members of the Clear Creek High School Band.

Rehearsal Schedule

  • July 30th through August 2nd - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • August 3rd - 7:00am to 11:00am
  • August 5th through August 9th - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • August 10th - 7:00am to 11:00am
  • August 12th through August 16th - 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • August 17th - 7:00am to 11:00am

For all days that are 7:00am to 4:00pm, there is a one hour lunch break from 11:00am to 12:00pm.

Weekly Marching Rehearsals

All members are required to attend all rehearsals. Absences are only excused in the event of documented illness or documented family emergency.

Students with unexcused absences will be subject to loss of performance privileges and performance spot assignments.

Standard Weekly Schedule
  • Monday - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Tuesday - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
  • Thursday - 3:30pm to 6:00pm


  • On weeks where there is a holiday, the schedule will be adjusted as needed, usually by extending the remaining rehearsal times.
  • On weeks where there is an evening event, the schedule will be adjusted as needed, usually by extending the remaining rehearsal times.

Marching Contests

Attendance at all performances (including all Marching Contests) is required of every member of the Clear Creek Band.

Marching Contest Dates

  • Saturday, September 28th - Friendswood Marching Festival - Friendswood HS
  • Saturday, October 5th - Marching Contest TBD
  • Saturday, October 12th - Gulf Coast Classic Marching Contest - Challenger Columbia Stadium
  • Saturday, October 19th - UIL Region 17 Marching Contest - Challenger Columbia Stadium
  • Saturday, November 2nd - Bands of America Super Regional - Alamodome (San Antonio)

Football Games

The Clear Creek Band attends all Varsity football games throughout the season. All members are required to attend all games as we perform at each halftime.

Football Games (All Friday Games)

  • August 30th
  • September 6th
  • September 13th
  • September 20th
  • September 27th
  • October 4th
  • October 11th
  • October 18th
  • November 1st
  • November 8th

Fees and Program Costs

Although expenses and costs continue to rise, we are pleased to be able to offer the best possible band experience to all of our students for as low a cost as possible. We will continue to look at fundraising opportunities and sponsorships throughout the year and in the future to keep costs as low as possible.

You can see the fees and program costs for 2019-2020 on the linked document or by clicking here. Please note that these fees do not include optional activities such as the spring trip, jazz band, or indoor drumline.

Spring Trip - Winter Park, Colorado

Each year the Clear Creek Band takes a performance trip. This year, we will be traveling to Winter Park, Colorado for the Ski Music Festival. This is a great historical festival and one of the best trips for high school music groups!

The trip is scheduled March 25th (departing after school) through March 29th of 2020 (returning in the evening.) Travel will be overnight by charter bus.

The per person trip cost is $999 and includes the following:

  • Condominium in Winter Park
  • Grocery Allotment
  • Ski Rentals
  • Ski Lessons for Beginners
  • Lift Tickets
  • Adjudicated Concert Performance
  • Dance Party and Awards Ceremony

For those that opt not to ski, they will participate in:

  • Downhill tubing
  • Scenic gondola ride
  • Snow cat tour
  • Snow-shoe tour

Payment schedule and further details will be released in the coming weeks!

If you are reasonably sure that you are going to attend as a student or chaperone, please complete this intention form (not binding) so that we can get a preliminary headcount for planning.

Contact Us

If you need assistance or need to communicate, please do so!

Tate Fincher - Director of Bands



  • Attendance
  • Finances
  • Schedules
  • Conflicts
  • General questions or concerns

Tyler Simon - Associate Director of Bands


  • Instruments (including summer check out) - School will provide: Oboes, Bassoons, Tenor Saxes, Bari Saxes, French Horns, Euphoniums, Tubas, Percussion
  • Private Lessons
  • Jazz Band

Michael Coleman - Associate Director of Bands / Director of Percussion


  • Percussion (including schedules for percussion rehearsals)

Heather Hyde Wargo - Color Guard Director


  • Color Guard
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