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ENSEMBLES

MARCHING BAND

Directors: Brad Hughes, Dusty Norris, Robert Beavers & Fernando Rodriguez

The Marching Band at Clear Brook High School is one of the largest student organizations on campus with over 150 enrolled students. The Marching Band consists of students in the 9th through 12th grade woodwind, brass, percussion, and colorguard sections. A varsity level group, the Marching Band involves almost every student in the Clear Brook High School band program. The Marching Band rehearses regularly during the month of August, and then after school during the fall season. In addition to performing at all varsity football games, pep rallies, and important school functions, the marching band also performs at the UIL state marching contest, numerous local and regional BOA marching contests, USSBA marching contests, and other local marching festival events.

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WIND ENSEMBLE

Director: Brad Hughes

The Wind Ensemble at Clear Brook High School is the top performing concert band in the Clear Brook band program. The Wind Ensemble rehearses during 5th period each day and regularly meets for after-school section rehearsals, ensemble rehearsals, and clinics. Comprised of mostly upperclassmen, this varsity level ensemble performs the finest wind literature available and focuses on refinement of fundamental and advanced musical skills. Members of the Wind Ensemble perform frequently throughout the year and participate in the UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. In addition, members in this ensemble are expected to participate in region band auditions/concerts, solo and ensemble contest, and private lessons. Membership into this ensemble is by audition only.

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SYMPHONIC BAND

Director: Robert Beavers

The Symphonic Band at Clear Brook High School is the second of three concert bands in the Clear Brook band program. The Symphonic Band rehearses during 4th period each day and regularly meets for after-school section rehearsals, ensemble rehearsals, and clinics. Comprised of all grade levels, this non-varsity ensemble performs high quality literature and focuses on refinement of fundamental and advanced musical skills. Members of the Symphonic Band perform frequently throughout the year and participate in the UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest. In addition, members in this ensemble are encouraged to participate in region band auditions/concerts, solo lessons. Membership into this ensemble is by audition only.

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CONCERT BAND

Director: Brad Hughes, Robert Beavers​

The Concert Band at Clear Brook High School is the entry level concert band in the Clear Brook band program. The Concert Band rehearses during 3rd period each day and meets occasionally for after-school section rehearsals, ensemble rehearsals, and clinics. Comprised of all grade levels, this sub non-varsity ensemble performs quality literature and focuses on refinement of fundamental musical skills. Members of the Concert Band perform frequently throughout the year and are encouraged to participate in region band auditions/concerts, solo and ensemble contest, and private lessons. Membership into this ensemble is by audition only.

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WINTER DRUMLINE

Director: Dusty Norris​

Indoor Percussion ensembles consist of the marching percussion and front ensemble sections of our marching band. Indoor percussion marries elements of music performance, marching, and theater; thus, the activity is often referred to as percussion theater. The indoor drumline season begins in November and continues through April. This is an auditioned group is open to all Clear Brook Band members , not just percussionists.

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WINTER GUARD

Director: Fernando Rodriguez​

The Clear Brook color guard, under the direction of Fernando Rodriguez, provides additional visual aspects to the marching band performance. The color guard performs alongside the marching band at football games and competes in winter guard contests during the late winter and early spring. The color guard interprets the music that the marching band is playing via the synchronized spinning of flags, sabers, rifles, and through dance. The color guard uses different colors and styles of flags as well as costuming to enhance the visual effect of the marching band as a whole. The color guard may also use backdrops and scenery to provide color to enhance and expand the concept of the show. Although not a requirement, many color guard members also play an instrument in the Clear Brook Marching Band and have a background in dance.

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