Cougar
Cy-Creek
Band
School Address: 9815 Grant Road - Houston, TX 77070
832-250-5033
TWIB 07/26/2013
Posted on July 26th, 2013

Hey Band!
 
This TWIB is SUPER packed with important information.  Be sure to read it to the end.  You may want to print it out and post it on your fridge!  There are two sections with important dates. 
 
Summer Band:  Here are dates and information you need to know:
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2    Percussion Camp    8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 30 - 31     Leadership Camp for ALL Leaders (except those participating in Percussion Camp) 
Tuesday, July 30 from 8:00 - 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 TBA (hours dependent on what is accomplished the day before on Tuesday).  All leaders please bring a lunch on Tuesday the 30th.   DI's and Drum Majors please also bring water bottles and comfortable clothing for marching and working outside.
Thursday & Friday, August 1 - 2  New Marchers (only) and Leadership  8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday & Friday, August 1 - 2  Full Band (everyone NEW & OLD)  1:00 - 4:00

Our marching show music has changed!  Instead of our usual "Music Pass Off" we will be learning our new music!

From Mr. Drake:
 
We are excited to announce The Fighting Cougar Band's 2013 marching show titled "Out Of This World"
Music arranged by William Pitts with Percussion by Doug Herrington and Nathan Valdez.
Featuring music from and inspired by:
Mvt. 1 - Star Trek Symphonic Suite - Michael Giacchino
Mvt. 2 - "Jupiter" from The Planets - Gustav Holst
Mvt. 3 - Theme Song from The Jetsons - Hoyt Curtin

Please log on to www.cycreekband.com to listen to audio examples from the show!  We all will have a great time this marching season learning this fantastic music!

Forms:
Go to the website and be certain you have all of your band forms filled out this summer.  Be sure to book your physical and have your physical forms signed by your physician.  You cannot march without a current physical exam!
Kroger Cards:
 
****PROGRAM CHANGES***** PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!!!!
 
The Kroger Gift Card Program will end on July 31, 2013.  Parents may continue adding money to their cards until that date so students can earn money for their Kroger account.  Any remaining balance on the gift cards as of August 1, 2013 may still be used toward Kroger purchases without any problems.  A new program using the Kroger Plus cards is going into effect onSeptember 1, 2013.  Money earned will go toward the band in general.  We do not receive a set percentage like the old program, but rather we will receive an amount in relation to what we spend compared to other participating organizations.  

Mandatory Parent Meeting:
There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. in the Band Hall.  This is where parents can get information about what to expect on Fee Day on Saturday, August 10th and for the upcoming marching season.


Future Dates:  Please be sure these dates are on your calendar.

August 5-9   Summer Band - Full Band 8:00 - 4:00,   Percussion 8:00 - 5:00
August 6     Mandatory Parent Meeting -  Band Hall -  7:00 p.m.
August 8      Pool Party (tentative)  - evening times TBA
August 10    Fee Day  - Mandatory - Band Hall  10:00 - 1:00 p.m.  (Come and go.  You will not be at the band hall the whole time!)  Orders will be taken for marching shoes, garment bags and many mandatory items as well as optional items.  If paying by check, bring several in order to pay for different items.
August 12-16  Summer Band - Full Band  8:00 - 4:00,   Percussion 8:00 - 5:00
August 13   Ice Skating Party/ Broomball - Aerodrome - evening times TBA
August 16     Rock-a-Thon - fundraiser "lock in"  - 11:00 p.m - 6:00 a.m.  CCHS Commons
August 19-21  Summer Band - Full Band  4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
August 22     "Show Off" and Dinner 

This annual family event will include a preview of the marching show and a dinner for our entire band community.  Details will follow but consider purchasing dinner tickets for the whole family.  The preview portion of the evening will be mandatory for all band members.
Are you familiar with our website?  Check it out at www.cycreekband.com. 
 
Do you like us on Facebook?  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cy-Creek-Cougar-Band

P.S.  Cool off in the summer heat!!  Go by and visit Berry Swirl (near IT'z and Movie Tavern on 249) and use our code CCBBS and earn money for the band!  Tell your relatives and
friends-anyone who uses the code counts!!  Let Berry Swirl know how much we
appreciate their generous donation to the band!!  The offer is good ANYTIME, not just on flag holidays.


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