Cougar
Cy-Creek High School
Band and Color Guard
School Address: 9815 Grant Road #414 - Houston, TX 77070
TWIB 03/16/2015
by TWIB on March 16th, 2015

Hey band!

A message about course selection and next year:

Parents and Students,

​There has been confusion brought to my attention by an AP teacher at our campus.  Course selections are entirely up to you and your child.  I encourage all of our band students to take whatever courses students and their parents feel are of proper difficulty according to their ability level and their aspirations for college and beyond.  I have not and would not single out a specific course and tell students not to take that course.  I have mentioned that various AP courses are difficult and that it is wise for students to think thoughtfully about how difficult they want their courses to be.  Students and parents should check the requirements for their degree plan and endorsements to make sure they are taking the courses required for their desired endorsements and diploma.  Any advice I give is my attempt at helping our students to be successful and is not directed at hindering or dismantling the successful advancement placement courses our school offers.  
I hope everyone had a restful and fun spring break!  I’d like to make a special “Thank You” to our parents who chaperoned our students on the Disney trip.  The trip went quite smoothly and this was large in part to the hard work you put in looking after our students.  Thank you!! 
​Now we are making our big push towards UIL – it will help us greatly for students to be at all of their sectionals and full band rehearsals.  Next week, Wednesday March 25th our students in Symphonic Band and Concert 1 have the great opportunity to have a rehearsal with clinician Don Haynes from LBJ High School in Austin.  Mr. Haynes has had a very successful career and his insight and expertise will help our students greatly.  The rehearsal for Symphonic Band is from 3-5 PM and for Concert 1 is from 5-7 PM.  I know Wednesday night is an unusual night for us to have rehearsals but this is the only date we could arrange with Mr. Haynes and your child’s attendance at rehearsal is greatly needed and appreciated.
​Friday March 27th we have Pre-UIL at Cypress Woods High School.  ALL bands are required to be in attendance.  You will need to bring your formal attire items to complete your tuxedo and dress: Gentlemen need dress shoes, long black socks, and tuxedo shirts.  Ladies need closed-toed black flats.
  • Percussion and large instruments will be loaded at 2:30 PM.
  • Concert 2 loads at 4:15 and departs at 4:30.
  • Concert 1 loads at 4:45 and departs at 5.
  • Symphonic loads at 4:45 and departs at 5.
Bands will stay and listen to one another and will depart Cy Woods around 8:30 PM, arriving at Creek around 9 PM. Please arrange for a ride for your student promptly when they return to Creek. If there is an extenuating circumstance with transportation please let me know via e-mail 

Thank you!


Brian Drake
brian.drake@cfisd.net
 

From the Boosters: LAST WEEK TO SIGN UP!

If you would like to help the band boosters as a volunteer next year, please contact Kim Garrett at garrettdk@hotmail.com. We have jobs of all sizes! The Cy Creek Cougar Band needs YOU to help the program run!  Several parents are 'graduating' from the program and their jobs must be filled.  However, ALL executive committee positions must be voted on.  The executive committee will appoint chairpersons for all other positions.  Please let Kim know if you are interested in the following:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Recording Secretary
  • TWIB/Correspondence Coordinator
  • Parlimentarian/Publicity
Bold positions are either vacant (or will be at the end of the year) and are in particular need of a volunteer. Also open are the Pit Crew and Spirit Sales positions. Please let Kim know if you are interested in being appointed to one of these (or another) position.

Please note the following dates for your calendar!

March 24 Booster Meeting 7:00 PM
March 25 Concert I and Symphonic rehearse with Mr. Haynes
March 27 PreUIL at Cypress Woods HS (evening performance - times as listed above in Mr. Drake's note)
April 15 & 16 UIL for Concert I and Concert II bands
April 21 UIL for Symphonic Band
May 1 Band Banquet to be held at La Hacienda Restaurant on Telge details coming soon! 
May 16 Prom
May 28 Spring Concert and Booster Meeting
May 30 Fee Day and Marching Preview Day
June 6 Graduation (Band plays)

Have a great week and go Cy Creek Cougar Band!



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