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Jacob Kennedy, Director

Jacob Kennedy is entering his fifth year as a music educator and his first year as Director of Bands at Clark. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kennedy began his career in Plano as an Associate Director at Williams HS and Bowman MS concurrently. Bands under Mr. Kennedy have consistently received Excellent and Superior Ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. As a conductor, Mr. Kennedy has studied under the tutelage of Jerry Junkin, Dr. Robert Carnochan, and Glenn Richter in a University s...
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Vinicius Santana, Assistant Director

Vinicius Santana is entering his first year of teaching as an Assistant Director at Clark HS. Mr. Santana teaches the Symphonic Band, Varsity Band, and Jazz Band. He is joining the Clark HS Band after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Texas Tech University. Mr. Santana grew up in Garland where he attended North Garland High School. He was involved with theWind Symphony, Jazz Band, Steel Drum Band, and Full Orchestra. He was also involved in the All...
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A Little Bit of Summer is What the Whole Year is All About

Your flip-flops, pool float, and tall glass of lemonade may be on your mind, but Summer Band is right around the corner! Grab the updated and final summer band schedule so you don't miss a minute of the fun! Leadership camp starts July 19, playing sectionals start July 22, and full band starts July 26. Be sure not to miss the mandatory parent meeting on July 29, as well as uniform check-out and section photos on July 31.
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We’re Hyper for HYPE Camp!

It may be the end of the school year, but it's never too soon to get excited about marching season! Clark Band resumes its tradition of bringing the new band together in the spring for Hype Camp! This year's camp will be Saturday, May 22, from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Clark. All rising 9th and 10th grade band students, including drumline and colorguard, should attend. On the agenda for this year's Hype Camp: instrument check-outs, a marching lesson, playing sectionals for stand tunes and show...
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Mandatory Band Meeting This Week

If you're planning on participating in the Clark Band and Colorguard for the 2021-22 school year, all parents and students must attend the meeting this Tuesday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes instructions for ordering uniforms, an updated summer band calendar, election of booster officers, and more. Click here to join the Zoom meeting.
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Peace, Love & A Concert in the Park

Join the Clark Band as they perform their Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. As an added bonus, band awards will be distributed throughout the evening. The event will be held outside at the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 E. 16th St. All students and guests need to complete the special concert-edition COVID screening form before attending. Bring a picnic and your lawn chairs, cheer on your favorite performer, and enjoy a night of great music!
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Morning Rehearsals? They’re Baaaaccckk

You know you missed them. Time to roll out of bed and head to Early Band to prep for the Spring Concert! Starting March 30, students will need to be at the CHS Marching Pad from 7:30 to 8:30 (that's a.m.!) as follows: Tuesdays - Wind EnsembleWednesdays - Concert and Varsity BandsThursdays - Symphonic Band Pick-up/drop-off procedures will the same as for marching season, including COVID screening forms.
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PAST DUE: 2021-22 Physical & Medical Histories

Physical and Medical History forms are now past due. Students will not be allowed to participate in summer band without them. Please email yours to Mr. Santana at vinicius.santana@pisd.edu. New for 2021-22, UIL requires all band and colorguard students to have a yearly physical and complete and file health-related paperwork to participate in band. In previous years, only students entering 9th and 11th grades needed physical exams. Get a physical exam Complete this Medical History Form and ...
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