Cy-Creek High School
Band and Color Guard
School Address: 9815 Grant Road #414 - Houston, TX 77070
TWIB 09/27/15
by TWIB on September 28th, 2015

Upcoming dates:
  • Competitions (more information to follow): 
    • Saturday, October 3
    • Saturday, October 10
    • Saturday, October 17 (Adult Volunteers are Needed)
  • "Music for All" - payment of $300 due October 6; place payment in "Blue Box" in Band Hall  
  • Senior Photos - October 10 at Pridgeon Stadium;  Plan to meet your Senior band student in the band section before the game starts to have your photo taken with them.
  • Band Booster Meeting, Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 PM, Berry Center Stadium Home Side, UIL Volunteer Duties to be discussed
  • Senior Night - football game - Friday, November 6th at Berry.
  • End of Marching Season Dinner - Thursday, November 12th in the Cy Creek Commons
  • "Flags In" after Veteran's Day has moved to Friday, November 13th - please adjust your calendars
  • "Music for All National Festival", March 9-13, 2016, Indianapolis, IN, Symphonic Band 
From Mr. Drake..... 

Cougar Band Members and Parents,

Saturday 10/3 (1 competition, no football game)
Rehearsal 12:15-2:15 PM, Cypress Creek HS
Depart 3:15
Competition  at Leonard George Stadium
19428 I-45
Spring, TX 77373
Performance: 5:20 PM
Awards at 8:30 PM, then depart back to Cypress Creek HS
Meal at 2:15 is a "Meal Plan" meal.  Those not on the plan should bring their own food.  ALL students should bring money for concessions.
Note:   The Band will not be attending the Varsity football game in order to participate in the competition.

Saturday 10/10 (2 competitions plus football game)
Rehearsal 6:30 AM, Cypress Creek HS
Depart 8:45AM 
Perform at Berry Center Stadium10:30 AM
Pick up box lunch.
Drive to Sugar Land for Contest 2.
Stadium Info:
Ken Hall Stadium
3333 Hurricane Ln
Missouri City, TX 77459
Performance: 1:45
Depart for Pridgeon Stadium.  Meal at Pridgeon  Stadium.  
Game at 6PM
7:30 AM - Meal Plan
11:00 AM - ALL
4:00 PM - ALL 
Meal at 7:30 AM is a "Meal Plan" meal.  Those not on the plan should bring their own food.  
ALL students will be fed TWICE regardless of being on the plan at 11 AM and 4 PM with box dinners.

Saturday 10/17 (1 competition plus Varsity football game) - UIL competition (Cypress Creek Band is hosting event - 35 volunteers are needed; please see notes below)
Rehearsal 6:30 AM, Cypress Creek HS
Depart 9 AM
Perform at Berry Center Stadium 11 AM
Students will stay and watch contests until 2 PM.
Game at Pridgeon 6 PM      
AM - ALL Students 
3:00 PM - "Meal Plan" Students 
Morning meal is contest meal.  ALL are fed regardless of being on plan.  Students should bring money for concessions at Berry.  
Students will ride back to school and arrive 3:00 PM and eat.  The 3:00 PM meal is a "Meal Plan" meal.  Students not on meal plan should bring their own food or have some dropped off.

Rehearsals are posted on the website calendar ( 
Stadium Rehearsals - 
Please make a special note of the following Stadium Rehearsals:
  1. Tuesday, 9/29 Pridgeon Stadium, 6-9 PM, Buses leave at 5:15 PM *
  2. Tuesday, 10/6 Berry Center Stadium, 6-9 PM, Buses leave at 5:00 PM *
  3. Tuesday, 10/12 Berry Center Stadium , Buses leave at 2:45 PM
All students will ride buses to stadium rehearsals. ALL rehearsals are required.
Dress for ALL Stadium Rehearsals: Marching shoes, high black socks, black shorts, blue dri-fit shirt*.
*Additional dress for Stadium Rehearsals 1 and 2 - marching band hat with plume.

Pit Crew 
We are still recruiting parents for Pit crew.  We could use 20 more people!  Can you volunteer to help us at performances??  Let us know!

Let's have a great week!

Brian Drake
Band Director
Cypress Creek High School
(281) 897-4248

​From the Band Booster Club.... 

MEAL PLAN - Sheila McGraw-Hall
Saturday’s meal before the contest will be Chick-fil-A for those on the Meal Plan. Students will choose between a Chick-fil-A sandwich and nuggets. Meal Plan participants who do not sign up for a preference will be served nuggets. You may opt to purchase this week’s meal for $8 if you are not signed up for meal plan. Please write your name legibly at the bottom of the signup sheet and indicate your entre preference.

As always, please email or call me if you have any questions regarding Meal Plan.
Thank you.

Sheila McGraw-Hall
Meal Mom
The Cy Creek Band is hosting this year's UIL Marching Competition at the Berry Center on Saturday, October 17th, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
We will need approximately 75 volunteers (in addition to our normal game volunteers of chaperones, meal moms, and Pit Crew) to cover this event.  We are ironing out the details now and will have more info in the weeks to come.  Right now, I just need to know that you are available to volunteer to help us out.  Time frame will be from approx. 9am-5pm from what we can tell right now.  Bring your friends, family, neighbors, past band students, church friends, etc.  We need a lot of hands to make this successful.  If you are interested, contact Kim Garrett at to be added to the volunteer list.

**Needs for that weekend:
  • 5 pop-up tents
  • 3 golf carts
  • 5 ice chests (medium to large size)
  • 2 folding tables
If you have any of the above items, message Kim Garrett at
Many of you have emailed Kim saying you can help, please watch for additional emails from her and plan to attend the Band Booster Meeting at Berry Center Stadium on Oct. 6th.  More details to come....
​PIT CREW - Chance Benson
More volunteers to help at games with Props and equipment (percussion instruments, speakers, generators, etc.).  As a member of the Pit Crew, you will help load and unload instruments and equipment.  You will also help get equipment onto and off the field during games and competitions.Its a great way to meet other Band parents.  Plus you'll have a "bird's eye" view of the band on the field. If interested, please contact me.  
If you are part of the "Pit Crew", please make sure that you are receiving emails from If you are not or not on the list, please email me and let me know 
Chance Benson - Pit Crew Coordinator
If you haven't signed up to chaperone our students while at the football games and contests and you are interested in doing so, please contact our Chaperone Coordinator, Kim Garrett at

If you have any questions about spirit sales please do not hesitate to contact Joan Hixon at 281-630-9519 or  

Our next Band Booster Meeting will be Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm at Berry Center
The students will have a stadium rehearsal at Berry at the same time.  Meet on the Home side of the stadium in the stands.

All are encouraged to attend.  
This will  be our final planning meeting for the UIL competition so mark your calendars and join us to learn about details for the 17th.

First payment  is due October 6th.  $300.  Place in the "blue box" in the band hall.

FUNDRAISING - Cristea Balcar
- Dayna Buhanan and Tom Pierce 
Communications regarding Flags are:

Twitter:  @cycreekflags

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