Clear Creek HS Band "101"

It's never to early to start planning for 2023-2024!

Time to Get Ready for High School!

The high school band experience really is unlike anything else available to students in Texas. Through participation in high school band, students experience and learn:

  • Teamwork
  • Discipline
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Personal Relationship Skills
  • Perseverance
  • and more than can be listed here...

As you start to think ahead ( is only December - but it moves fast), please take a look at dates and other important information below.

One of the most common phrases from 9th grade parents is "I wouldn't have scheduled this trip" or "I wish I had planned around that event." My goal is to provide you with all the information possible so you can plan your student's schedule for maximum success and enjoyment of the activity.

More information is coming soon - this is just the beginning!

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Class of 2027 - Incoming Creek Freshmen

Intro to Marching Band Camps

Learn the basics and get comfortable with marching band in a low pressure environment.

Remember - it's new for everyone!

  • Tuesday, April 18th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Monday, April 24th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 26th - 5:00pm to 8:00pm


  • Wear comfortable outside clothing and athletic shoes
  • Bring your instrument (unless you play a school owned instrument - we will provide those)
  • Bring a water bottle
  • Bring an open mind and be ready to have fun!

Class of 2027 - Parent Meeting

All parents of incoming freshmen are asked to attend an informational meeting in the Clear Creek Auditorium or Band Hall (TBD).

  • Wednesday, April 26th - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We will cover all the things you need to know as a new member of the Creek Band Family, including:

  • Schedules
  • Expenses - See Below
  • Rules
  • Opportunities for Involvement
  • Anything you want to know or care to ask...

You can click here to see the working draft of expenses for the 2023-2024 school year. This is subject to change.

No student will ever be denied participation in the Creek Band Program for financial challenges. Please contact Mr. Fincher for further information. Don't panic - we will work with every financial situation to make band work for every student.

Summer Rehearsals and Camps

Full Band Pre-Summer "Music & Movement" Camp

All members of the 2023-2024 Creek Band will work together for the first time!

  • Tuesday, May 30th - 7:00am to 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31st - 7:00am to 12:00pm
  • Thursday, June 1st - 7:00am to 12:00pm
  • Friday, June 2nd - 7:00am to 12:00pm

Summer Band

Everyone returns to Creek for the full start of the 2023-2024 season!

  • July 31st through August 4th - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • August 7th through August 11th - 7:00am to 4:00pm
  • August 14th through August 18th - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Fall Rehearsal Schedules

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

This schedule serves as an outline. Dates and times are adjusted as needed with appropriate notice. For example, if we end up having a Thursday football game, we would switch Thursday's rehearsal to Friday.

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

Note: All rehearsals are required of all members of the Clear Creek Band. If there are scheduling conflicts with another school activity (football, volleyball, etc.), the directors, coaches, students, and parents will work together on a schedule that is workable.

There is always a way to make it work!

Fall Performance Events

Attendance at all performances is required for participation. Students cannot be successful if they are not present at performances and the entire group relies on each other for a successful performance.

Marching Contests

The Creek Band participates in contests both locally and in other areas of the state. The dates below are the anticipate dates for marching contests this coming fall. There will be one weekend off - but that cannot be confirmed at this time pending the release of contest schedules.

Note: No student will be placed in a varsity marching spot (or will retain a varsity marching spot) if they are absent from a marching contest.

  • Saturday, September 30th
  • Saturday, October 7th ***Most likely option for free weekend.***
  • Saturday, October 14th
  • Saturday, October 28th
  • Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th

Football Games

You can anticipate football games on the following Friday's. There are rare occasions when a game may be on a Thursday or Saturday - but we don't know that until later. Additionally, one of these weekends will be a "bye" week, meaning there will not be a game. Ultimately, we end up with a total of 10 regular season games.

  • August 25th
  • September 1st
  • September 8th
  • September 15th
  • September 22nd
  • September 29th
  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th
  • October 27th
  • November 3rd

Spring Travel

We are currently looking at options for our Spring Trip in 2023. Past and upcoming trips include:
  • Corpus Christi - 2019
  • Winter Park, CO - 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID)
  • Orlando, FL - 2022
  • New Orleans, LA - 2023

Options for 2024 include:

  • Memphis, TN
  • Colorado/Utah/New Mexico - Skiing
  • Washington, DC
  • more possibilities in the discussion phase

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

Don't hesitate to reach out for more information, clarification, or any reason!

Tate Fincher

Clear Creek High School - Director of Bands


Clear Creek HS Band Website

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