Band Buzz January 23, 2022

Falcon Band and Color Guard

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New Girls Concert Dresses

The band has purchased new long, black dresses for the girls concert uniform. They were ordered at the beginning of the school year, but did not arrive in time to be issued for the winter holiday concerts. All the new dresses are in now, and we will be issuing them after school as follows:

Monday January 31 from 2:45-4:45 - Seniors & Juniors

Monday February 7 from 2:45-4:45 - Sophomores & Freshman

We will need 3 parent volunteers each day, so if you can help please send me an email or text.

Note on alterations: The dresses have not been pre-hemmed and will all be extra long. We will not have a tailor come in to do any hemming, so you will need to take the dress to a tailor to have it hemmed at your own expense. Please let your tailor know that it is ok to cut the dress material when doing the hem.

The girls will need to bring back the old dresses we issued in November. They do NOT need to be dry-cleaned.

Erin Harris - Uniform Chair


Winter Spirit Wear Orders are In!

Winter Spirit Wear order is finally here!

Perfect timing for the colder weather!

Pick them up in the band hall on Tuesday afternoon or picked up at Melissa McKinnie's home after 5:00 on Monday. Contact her at 713-865-6637 before stopping by.

Solo and Ensemble Contest

CLHS is hosting this event on Saturday February 5th. Students should be in the process of practicing with their accompanist (if their solo requires one). A rehearsal schedule is posted in the band hall. Also, a signup sheet will be posted in the band hall for all the student volunteers, who can earn service hours that day. If you would like to help with “hospitality" for the judges, then please contact Ruth Soisson at 281-728-4082.

Nominating Committee

FBBC is looking for at least 3 members to serve on the nominating committee for next year’s OPEN board and committee chair positions. The nominating committee’s job is to recruit members to fill these OPEN positions and are NOT required to actually fill these positions. These efforts usually begin in February with a desire to vote on the new officers at the April/May meeting.

If you are interested in serving on the nominating committee, then please send a text to Ruth Soisson at (281) 728-4082.

Ensemble Recital: February 15th

The ensemble recital will take place on Tuesday, February 15th and will occur in various rooms at CLHS. At the FBBC meeting, we discussed that the timing will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm to allow students and parents to eat dinner at home prior. We will serve desserts in a “come and go” format similar to band concerts. Please plan to bring desserts to share that evening. We are also thinking about serving punch as well. More details to come as the event approaches. If you have questions or want to help, then contact Teresa Shurtz and Cindy Snapka, Hospitality Chairs.

Band Banquet

A lot was discussed at the FBBC meeting about the banquet. Since the meeting, several have expressed interest on being on the “committee.” We are making plans for a “committee” meeting this week to decide on a venue and to set the date. Will keep you posted about progress.

If you would like to help, contact Chrystal Limon at .

Save These Dates

January 25th (Tues) Fajita Pete Spirit Night

January 29th (Sat) – WinterGuard @ Turner HS

February 2nd (Wed) – Orlando Chaperone Meeting

February 3rd (Thurs) – Orlando Parent Meeting

February 5th (Sat) – UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

February 9th to 12th – TMEA Clinic and Convention

February 12th – WinterGuard @ Goose Creek Memorial HS

February 14th – Final Orlando Trip Payment Due

February 15th (Tues) – Ensemble Recital

February 17th to 22nd – Orlando Trip

February 25th and 26th – UH Jazz Festival

February 26th – WinterGuard at Klein Cain HS

March 1st- Percussion Ensemble Concert

March 3rd - Falcon Band Booster Club Meeting

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Scholarship Opportunity

Senior Parents and Students,

Please see the scholarship opportunity at the link below. HEB is offering 15 scholarships for seniors that participated in UIL activities this year. Several of you may qualify to apply for this opportunity.

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