Cougar
Cy-Creek
Band
School Address: 9815 Grant Road - Houston, TX 77070
832-250-5033
TWIB 08/07/2013
Posted on August 8th, 2013

The Urban Dictionary definition for Marching Band is:  Life.

Cypress Creek Marching Band n.  An association of dedicated students from all grade levels coming together to represent school spirit and to better themselves as they work towards a common goal of excellence.  The band includes, but is not limited to, brass, woodwinds, percussion and color guard.

In other words, when we say Band, we mean YOU!

Hey Band! 
Thank you for the excellent response on forms! The attendance at last night’s Band Booster meeting was wonderful.  We hope you had many questions answered.  This TWIB will focus on a few dates and FEE DAY Details including late breaking news on percussion fees.

Date Changes, Additions and Updates:

Our first football game is on Thursday, September 5 at 7:00 away vs. Klein Oak at Memorial Stadium 16715 Stuebner-Airline Road Klein, Texas 77399-7376 
The date for this game is listed incorrectly on all band materials previous to this email.  We are updating the website.

The two social events are band members only.  We cannot allow siblings or non-band friends to tag along to these events.  Thanks for your cooperation!

Date and Time Change: Pool Party is tomorrow, August 8 at the Norchester pool from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  13439 Jones Road Houston, TX 77070  Refreshments assigned by student leadership.  Last name A-M bring a salty snack N-Z sweet snack.  Leadership will bring drinks. 

Date and Time Change: August 13 6:45 to 9:00 pm Ice Skating Broomball at the Aerodrome Skate Center 8220 Willow Place Drive North Houston, TX 77070  To enter you must bring your signed waiver with you to the skate party!  This event is free.  If you want to purchase refreshments, bring $4.00. see attached waiver

Movie night on August 15th has been cancelled

Please remember to add the stadium rehearsal at the Berry Center on Monday, October 14th to your calendar.  Time to be determined.

Fee Day!

Every band member must have a parent attend fee day this Saturday, August 10 in the band hall from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This event is come and go.  You will not need to stay the whole time! 

FAQs:
Q. What do I need to bring to fee day?
A. Your checkbook, your calendar and your band student.     

Q:  Do I really need my band member? 
A. Yes!  They can try on marching shoes for size and if you want a spirit button this will be the time to take that picture.  Also, if they need reeds of a flip book they can pick those items up.

Q.  OK.  Our shoes fit, we’ve got a button from last year and we’ve got a full box of reeds.  Do I still have to bring my band kid?
A.  Probably not.

Q. I’m going to use my credit card to pay my fees.  Do I still need a checkbook?
A. Yes.  There will be outside vendors that you may want to pay using a check or cash.  There will be an extra fee for using a credit card.

Q.  What all am I paying for?
A.  You will pay your ‘fair share’ fee to cover the costs of operating our massive band.

            For 1st year members, those fees are:
             Band: $425
                        Percussion: $425
                        Color Guard: Fall payment (1 of 2) $425

            For returning members those fees are:
                        Band $400
                        Percussion $400
                        Color Guard:  Fall payment (1 of 2) $400

Color Guard members will have a second payment of $175 for Winter Guard to be paid at a later date.

Q.  Wait, I thought percussion was going to be higher.  Is that number right?
A.  Yes.  As of now there is no plan for percussion to have a full second competition season, so the fee has been adjusted to reflect that change.

Q.  What else am I buying?
A.        1. Your band student MUST have marching shoes and a garment bag.  You may also want to purchase a duffle bag.
            2.  Your student must have a lyre and flip folder for their instrument.
            3.  Your student will need a dot book. 

Q.  If all that is REQUIRED, what is optional that I might want to buy?
A.        1.  The meal plan is optional, but HIGHLY recommended.  Your child will have 10 meals for $70 and you will not have to worry about delivering a meal on a crazy afternoon before a game.
2.  A spirit button.  Only available on fee day!  Your child’s picture will be taken in the uniform jacket and the fee will be $5.00    
3.  Show Off dinner tickets.  $10 per family member eating.  Band students do not eat free!
4.  Spirit Wear!  Let everyone know you are with the band!

ATTENTION SENIOR band members and your parents!!!!!  Please come to fee day prepared to have your photo taken with your parents.  This photo will be used as part of senior recognition night.

You will also be able to sign for volunteer opportunities and ask questions about the details involved in each activity.   

Volunteer Opportunity:

Parents:  We need EVERY parent to volunteer to help support our band and keep the program running for our kids.  We have every level of opportunity for all kinds of work schedules and family situations.  As a band parent you should plan on finding the opportunities that work best for you and jump on them.  Band is one of the few places in high school where you are truly needed and the kids don't mind having you around. Really. There is no one else to support your kid the way you do!  It takes us all!

UNIFORM FITTING volunteers needed:
We will be fitting Band Uniforms from 12:30 - 4:00 on August 7 - 9th and August 12 - 16th. Several volunteers are needed. Work only a couple of hours on the day that fits your schedule, or volunteer for the entire shift per day. Please email Esther Anderson at ebanderson@earthlink.net
  
Are you familiar with our website?  Check it out at www.cycreekband.com

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!

Do you like us on Facebook?  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cy-Creek-Cougar-Band/104269488617?ref=hl

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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