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2019 Band Calendar

Summer Band Schedule
July 2019
22nd & 23rd  Leadership Team @ Band Hall  10am - 3pm 
25th - 27th  Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, San Antonio
July/August 2019
July 29th - August 2nd   HS Band Summer Camp  8am - 12pm  Clifton High School
August 5th -9th  HS Band Summer Camp  8am - 12pm  Clifton High School
August 12th & 13th HS Band Summer Camp 1 - 3:30pm Clifton High School




19 First Day of School

26 First Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

30 Away Football Game vs. Valley Mills




6 Senior Night Home Football Game vs. Crawford

9 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

13 Home Football Game vs. Maypearl

16 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

18 ATSSB Jazz Auditions, Groesbeck HS @4pm

20 Away Football Game vs. McGregor

23 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

25 ATSSB Jazz Recording Date, China Spring HS

27 Away Football Game vs. Godley

30 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium





4 Homecoming Football Game vs. Venus

5 Paluxy Valley Marching Contest*

7 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

11 Home Football Game vs. Hamilton

14 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

18 Away Football Game vs. Lexington

21 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium

23 UIL Region Marching Band Contest @ McGregor ISD Stadium

25 Home Football Game vs. Florence

26 UIL Area D Marching Band Contest @ TBD

28 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium




4 Monday Night Rehearsal @ Cub Stadium (Depends on what day 3A State Competition is)


4-6 UIL 1A, 3A, 5A  State Marching Band Contest @  Alamodome in San Antonio, TX*

8 Away Football Game vs. Rogers

23 Jazz Band Clinic/Concert, China Spring HS




1 Tuba Christmas @ Stephenville High School


7 HS ATSSB Region Auditions, Groesbeck HS (Judge's meeting & Student check in @ 9:30am)

10 MS Robinson Zone Auditions, Robinson (Judge's Meeting & Student Check In @ 9:30am)

12 MS Band Christmas Concert*

17 HS Band Christmas Concert*




11 ATSSB HS Area Auditions @ Robinson HS

18     ATSSB MS Region Clinic & Concert @ Groesbeck HS (Rehearsals @ 9:00am, Concert @ 6:30pm)




12-15 Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, TX

22 HS UIL Solo and Ensemble @ University High School



4-5th HS Band UIL Concert & Sightreading @ CH Yoe HS*

24-25 MS Band UIL Concert &Sightreading @ Midway HS*




6-9 HS Band Concert at CES for 5th Grade Recruitment*

14-17 5th GradeInstrument Testing & Instrument Drive with N-Tune*




5 6th & 7th Grade Band Spring Concert*

8 MS Band Solo & Ensemble @ CMS*

12 8th Grade & HS Band Spring Concert*


Recent Posts

Free Physical for Marching Band!

The Clifton Medical Clinic at Goodall Witcher hospital will be offering free UIL physicals for CISD students from June 1st - July 15. In order to receive your free physical, you must contact the clinic and set up an appointment. Please let them know that the appointment is for a UIL physical when you call.
If you have any questions please let me know.

New UIL Marching Band Rule Requires Physical Examination and Medical History Form.

Effective August 1st all incoming 9th-12th Clifton High School Marching Band members will be required to have a Physical Examination and Medical History Form completed. This does not effect mini marching band camp! But students who do not complete these forms before August 1st will not be able to participate until they are completed. Students in Athletics will not need a separate physical examination form. I have posted the UIL Marching Website, Marching Band Physical Examination FAQ, and UIL Pre-participation Evaluation Form links on the posts below for any further questions you may have.
The clinic in town does provide a day of free physical examinations but I am waiting to hear when that date and time is. As soon as I know that information I will pass it along. 
If you have any questions feel free to call me at 254-675-1860 or  email me at
Thank you for your time,
Mr. Nelson

Last Band Backer Meeting

Monday 4/29 @ 6pm is our last Band Backer meeting and we need all band parents here so we can discuss summer/next years schedule, band backer membership, concession stand sign up, fundraiser, and other subjects related to our band program. We can't stress enough how important it is to have parent support an involvement. It is integral to our band program's success.

UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest - Update

UIL Concert Contest - Thursday, March 1 - Cameron High School
Performance time: 9:30 A.M.
6:45 A.M. - Report to Band Hall
     We will dress in uniform before we leave.
     Bring cloths to change into after the performance.
7:00 A.M. - Leave Clifton
9:00 - Warm-up
9:30 - Performance
10:45 - Leave Cameron
11:45 - Stop in Waco to eat lunch
1:45 - Arrive at Clifton

Mini Camp and Summer Band Dates (2018)

Here are the dates for this summer. 
Mini Camp: June 4 - 7 (Mornings)
     This is a mandatory camp for all HS band members.
Summer Band will begin on Monday, July 30
      More info on summer band will come later.

Monday Night Rehearsal for Concert Band

Due to an early concert & sightreading contest this year, we will be having two Monday night rehearsals.  These two practices are mandatory.
Monday, January 22     7:00-8:30
Monday, February 12   7:00-8:30





July 26 – August 25          Summer Band, 8:00 – 12:00


August 28, Monday           7:15 – 8:45p.m. Band Practice


Sept.      01, Friday:             Football – Hillsboro (Home)

                04, Monday:          Labor Day – No Practice

                08, Friday:             Football – Crawford (Home)

                11 Monday:           7:15p.m. - 8:45p.m. Band Practice

                15 Friday:              Football – Maypearl (Away)

                18, Monday:          7:15p.m. – 8:45p.m. Band Practice

                22, Friday              Football – Football – Bruceville/Eddy (Away)

                25, Monday           7:15pm – 8:45pm  Band Practice

                29, Friday              OPEN


Oct.        02, Monday           7:15 – 8:45p.m. Band Practice

               06, Friday              Football – Rice (Away)

               07, Saturday        Midway Marching Preview (Midway, Waco)  

               09, Monday           7:15p.m. – 8:45p.m.  Band Practice

               13, Friday:             Football – A+ Academy (Homecoming)

                14, Saturday:       Paluxy Valley Marching Festival (Glen Rose)

                16, Monday:          7:15p.m. – 8:45p.m. Band Practice

                20, Friday:             Football – Mildred (Away)

                21, Saturday        Region Marching Contest (Groesbeck)

                23, Monday:          7:15 – 8:45 Band Practice

                27, Friday:             OPEN

                28, Saturday        UIL Area Marching Contest (TBA)

                30, Monday           7:15 – 8:45  Band Practice


Nov.       03, Friday              Football – Rio Vista (Home)

                06, Monday           7:15 – 8:45p.m. Band Practice

                07, Tuesday         State Marching Contest (San Antonio)

                10, Friday              Football – Blooming Grove (Away)


Dec.       02, Saturday:        ATSSB High School All-Region Try-outs                                                           (Groesbeck)

               05, Tuesday          Middle School Region Tryouts (Robinson)

              11, Monday           High School Christmas Concert

              12, Tuesday          Middle School Christmas Concert


Jan.        13, Saturday:        ATSSB Area try-outs – Robinson

                20, Saturday         ATSSB Region Band Clinic and Concert                                                            (Groesbeck)


Feb.        14 – 17                  TMEA Convention

               24, Saturday:        UIL Solo & Ensemble – University High (Waco)

               28, Wednesday    UIL Concert/Sight Reading (Cameron)


March    01, Thursday         UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest (Cameron)

                     I am not sure which one of these days we will be performing   


April       18 – 19                  Middle School UIL Concert & Sightreading                                                        (Midway)


May        14, Monday           High School Spring Concert

               15, Tuesday          Middle School Spring Concert

               16, Wednesday    Middle School Solo/Ensemble

REMIND - directions

Remind is taking the place of Celly.  Below are the instructions to access my "Reemind" group (Clifton High School Band).
Enter this number:  81010
Text this message:  @mrzuehlke
This will allow you to see the messages that I send the high school band students, info, reminders, etc...