Clark High School Band

Weekly Update (November 30 - December 4)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope everyone had a nice relaxing and safe week off! With only 3 weeks left in the semester it is important for students to be on top of their grades. We also only have 2 weeks before each band has a rehearsal/recording session so that we can put together a virtual concert for everyone to enjoy!


  • We will continue to post Weekly Covid Self-Screenings as students will be coming to campus to do region recordings and for our upcoming clinic with Mr. Benzer and our Winter Concert recording sesson...NEW Covid form for this week below


Monday (TOMORROW) is our clinic with Mr. Benzer for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band students. Students should complete their Covid Self-Screening before arriving on campus. Temperatures will be checked at the entrance. Students should plan to be dropped off and picked up from the back of the school near the gym entrance.


School owned instrument user fees should be paid via Ryco. Less than half of our students who use a school owned instrument has paid this fee. See information below for link and the form that I must have completed, signed and scanned/emailed back to me. This is for any student using school owned instruments (Oboe, Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Tenor/Bari Sax, Horn, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion). If a student uses a school owned marching and concert instrument the fee is still only 85.00/year.


Stay well and healthy!

Have a GREAT week!

***CONGRATULATIONS***


2020 Region 25 Freshman All-Region Band


FLUTE

Tessa Radke

Hana Takamatsu


OBOE

Ryan Barton


Bb CLARINET

Nolan Brandeland

Borna Loloee


TENOR TROMBONE

Anna Nishizaki *

Jacob Vaz


BASS TROMBONE

Prajith Sugatan


PERCUSSION

Ishi Chakravarthy


*=1st Chair

Daily Covid Self-Screening (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4)

Each student must complete this form prior to arriving on campus for any recording sessions or before/after school rehearsals (link below). Thank you!

School Owned Instrument User Fee & Form

Here is the link to make online payments through the school district.

https://www.pisd.edu/Domain/525


I must also have the form below completed, signed and emailed back to me. Thank you!

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THIS WEEK (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4)

Monday, Nov. 30:

Asynchronous Day (*2nd period Attendance check)

4:30 - 5:30 pm: Symphonic Band clinic with Mr. Benzer (in Big Gym)

6:00 - 7:00 pm: Wind Ensemble clinic with Mr. Benzer (in Big Gym)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winterguard Clinic


Tuesday, Dec. 1:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort B (asynchronous)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winterguard Clinic


Wednesday, Dec. 2:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort A (asynchronous)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winterguard Clinic


Thursday, Dec. 3:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort B (asynchronous)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winterguard Clinic


Friday, Dec. 4:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort A (asynchronous)

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Winterguard Auditions


Saturday, Dec. 5:

10:00 am: H.S. All-Region (Phase 2) audition window opens.

NEXT WEEK (Dec. 7 - 12)

Monday, Dec. 7:

Asynchronous Day (*2nd period Attendance check)

Band Hall open for students to record Phase 2 HS All-Region auditions (must have sign up via Sign up Genius and must submit Covid Self-Screening prior to arriving on campus)


Tuesday, Dec. 8:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort B (asynchronous)


Wednesday, Dec. 9:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort A (asynchronous)

11:59 pm: HS All-Region audition window closes.

Phase 2 HS All-Region auditions due by 11:59 pm (NO exceptions)


Thursday, Dec. 10:

Co-hort A (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort B (asynchronous)

Percussion Winter Panyard Concert


Friday, Dec. 11:

Co-hort B (F2F & School@Home synchronous)

Co-hort A (asynchronous)


Saturday, Dec. 12:

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Varsity Band rehearsal/recording session

10:30 am - 11:30 am: Concert Band rehearsal/recording session

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Symphonic Band rehearsal/recording session

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Wind Ensemble rehearsal/recording session

**Drop off/Pick up at back of school near gym entrance.

**Complete Covid Self-Screening prior to arriving on campus

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mr. Benzer Clinic (Symphonic & W.E.)

Monday, Nov. 30th, 4:30-7pm

CHS

Clinic with Mr. Benzer


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Symphonic Band rehearsal with Mr. Benzer

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Wind Ensemble rehearsal with Mr. Benzer


This is an asynchronous day for all students. Required attendance for all Face2Face students. Students who are school@home as their learning choice are more than welcome to attend this clinic. We will be properly distanced and may use the gym for a larger rehearsal space if needed to accommodate for school@home students to participate.

Winter Concert Rehearsal / Recording Sesson

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 9am-3pm

CHS Gym

Each band will have a 1 hour rehearsal to combine co-horts and percussion in addition to recording so that we combine the videos into our virtual Winter Concert.


9:00 am - 10:00 am - Varsity Band

10:30 am - 11:30 am - Concert Band

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Symphonic Band

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Wind Ensemble


Students must submit a Covid Self-Screening prior to arriving on campus that day and temperatures will be checked. Students should be dropped off and picked up from the back of the school near the gym.


School@Home students are more than welcome to participate if they and their parents feel comfortable. All wind students will be using a bell cover/bag for their instruments. Students will be adequately spaced at least 10 ft apart.


Only students for that particular band and the directors will be permitted on campus and in the gym.


Dress is jeans (NO holes) and a festive shirt/sweater/hat

CHS Band Calendar & Band Handbook