Cougar
Cy-Creek
Band
School Address: 9815 Grant Road - Houston, TX 77070
832-250-5033
TWIB 05/10/2015
by TWIB on May 11th, 2015

Hey Band!

From Mr. Drake:

Cougar Band Members and Parents,

Aside from preparing for our upcoming spring concert, holding leadership auditions, and winding down the school year, we are full speed ahead organizing for marching band.  Attached are quite a few documents (SIX!  Count 'em!  Six!)  including the summer band calendar, a calendar of football games and band contests, and various forms for you to fill out prior to Marching Band Day on May 30th.  Please make Marching Band Day a priority as it is essential to our upcoming season.  Please also sign up for a band booster committee on marching band day… perhaps think about where you’d best be able to serve the band and how much time you have to give.  Remember – any amount of time is great and your children would not be successful without your support.  Thank you for supporting them!

​Items to complete for Marching Band Day:

  • Bring payment for band fees.  Payment plan worksheet will be sent next weekend.  
  • Three payment options: 1 payment of $400 due May 30th. 2 payments of $200 each… one due May 30th and one due August 1.  4 payments of $100 each: May 30th, July 1st, August 1st, September 1st.  We need as many band fees paid up front as possible – summer band is a HUGE expense of almost $25,000 spent on master class teachers plus $10,000 spent on our marching show.
  • Note: if you get your physical done on May 21st WRITE BAND IN THE “SPORT” SECTION.  We may not have record of this being taken care of two days later at Marching Band Day… it takes the trainers a LONG time to sort out the physicals.  Please just be patient with us and tell us your child took care of it two days beforehand.
  • PLEASE update your charms info if needed with as many CORRECT e-mail addresses as possible.  Directions attached.  Password is your child’s student ID number (you may need to ask them for this)Physical (if yours expires before summer.  If not, bring to day 1 of summer band.  No ECG form needed for current high school students – they already did this)
  • Travel Consent and Emergency Card
  • Signature Page from Band Handbook (last page).
Next season will be GREAT!!!

-Mr. Drake



Brian Drake
Band Director
Cypress Creek High School
(281) 897 - 4248
Marching Band Day Schedule - Saturday May 30th
 
  • 9 AM – Students AND Parents meet in the commons (cafeteria) for information and marching show reveal
  • 9:30 – Parents continue with Band Boosters to register their child and pay band fees and set up payment plans
  • 9:30 – Students learn marching basics
  • 12 noon – All students are provided pizza for lunch (students will not leave campus)
  • 1:00 PM – Music Sectionals with teachers
  • 3:30 – Full Band Rehearsal
  • 4:30 – Performance for Parents in Gym.  Finished at 5.

NEWS for Physicals:

Make plans to have your physicals done before summer band
-ALL physicals must be completed prior to summer band (even if your insurance won't allow you to get one!) Physical packet can be found on the forms page
​Please fill out ALL pages unless you are ONLY participating in band, then only 1 and 2 are required (the third page, for the ECG, is only needed freshman year). 
  • Thursday, May 21, 1:00- 5:00
  • Cy Creek Main Gym
  • Current 8th graders from Bleyl, Campbell and Hamilton
  • As well as current Cypress Creek students
  • A PARENT MUST complete the paperwork (attached) PRIOR to arrival
  • Cost $20 CASH ONLY!!  What a bargain!!!!
Let's have a great week!
Brian Drake
brian.drake@cfisd.net

From the Boosters:

TIPS for FEE day!

  • Bring your checkbook with multiple checks as you will be writing DIFFERENT checks for different items.
  • Fee day is NOT come and GO!  Please plan on arriving at 9:00 AM for the marching show announcement and remaining until your registration process is complete. As a courtesy, parents of upperclassmen will go first while parents of freshmen and new band students attend an informational session.

Volunteers needed:

We need 15-20 volunteers for fee day. Please contact Kim to volunteer!
Reminder: Families of students with a last name beginning M-Z will provide cookies for the reception after the Spring Concert of May 28.

Flags

​Please see the times below for Memorial Day volunteers.  We could use help with distributing flyers to increase our subscriptions during this renewal time.  Please help us help the band!  Have you done all three of your flag days?  No?  This is a GREAT opportunity to get in good standing!  Please contact Lisa Sevier if you have any questions at cycreekflags@gmail.com.

SHHHHHHHH

Would you like to contribute to a gift for the band directors?  Send your donation to the blue box by Tuesday, May 26.  Make sure you mark it director gift donation!  

Please note the following dates for your calendar!

​May 14 Concerto Prelims
May 16 Prom
MAY 21 PHYSICAL DAY AT CREEK 1:00-5:00
May 21 Concerto Finals 6:00 PM Cy-Fair Christian Church on Grant near Perry
May 23 FLAGS OUT  9 AM-11 AM
May 25 School Holiday
May 26 FLAGS RETURNED 3:30-8:00
May 26 Graduation Band rehearsal 3:00-5:00
May 28 Spring Concert and Booster Meeting 7:00 PM  (Student last name M-Z? Please bring cookies for the reception after the concert!)
May 30 Fee Day and Marching Preview Day (tentative 8:30 - 5:00)
June 2 Graduation Band rehearsal 12:30-2:30
June 6 Graduation begins at noon.  Stay tuned for departure time.  All symphonic band members will be performing (non-seniors!) with various members from Concert 1 asked to be part of the ensemble.
​On a personal note, I'd like to thank the Cy Creek cougar band for the amazing experience our sons have had participating in such an excellent program.  It is my personal belief that no one, and I mean no one, out cheers, out plays, out dances or out performs the Cy Creek Cougar Marching Band! It has been my pleasure to support the program by bringing you weekly updates on the life of the band for the last two years.  I have carried the tradition from the moms that came before me.  Mary and Tracy set the bar high!  I know you will support Kathy as she steps forward to carry on the band network.  Please help her out by getting her the information she needs to keep our band community informed!  And folks, if you see a job that you think should be done differently, please volunteer.  If you can't volunteer, be kind to those that do.  It's all about the kids!  

Go band!
Deb 
​#onceabandmomalwaysabandmom #thanksforreadingtotheend #opinionsofthiswritermaynotreflectthoseofmanagement #sentimentalhastags

​Have a great week and go Cy Creek Cougar Band!



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