Good afternoon Band Family!

Welcome to our first Charms Email of the year! Please be sure to read the message thoroughly as there is a lot of important information included.

  • The first installment of Band Booster Dues was set for July 1st, 2021. You can find details about how to make payments here: If you prefer to send a physical payment (to either the P.O. Box, or the wooden box in Mr. Taylor’s office) please include the payment coupon found here:

  • Section Leaders and Drum Majors will meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week from 9-11am. Please make sure at least one leader from each section is present.

  • Color Guard will have rehearsal Monday-Thursday this week from 10am-3pm. Please contact Brittany Roberts ( with any questions or concerns.

  • ALL PERCUSSION students will have rehearsal Monday-Friday this week from 9am-4pm. Please contact Brandon Smith ( with any questions or concerns.

  • Please be sure to bring the donations for Band Camp Supplies to the annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday July 18th at 4pm in the HHS Band Room. Check the attached letter for specifics about donations.

  • Volunteers Signup Here:

  • Supplies Signup Here:

  • Please contact Amy Eoff ( with any questions about the Ice Cream Social and/or Band Camp supplies.

  • Band Camp is MANDATORY for ALL STUDENTS. It is Monday July 19th to Saturday July 24th from 8:30-4:30. Lunch will be provided.

  • Students are REQUIRED to bring the following items:

  • Necessary Equipment (i.e. instrument, mouthpiece, mallets or sticks, flags or weapons, etc.)

  • FULL water jug (at least ½ gallon size).

  • Tennis Shoes (no open toed footwear will be allowed).

  • Positive Attitude

  • Good night’s sleep

  • Students are ENCOURAGED to bring:

  • Camp Chair

  • Lanyard (for drill cards)

  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses

We are thrilled to kick off our new year and finally enjoy a return to normal band events this summer. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Taylor ( or Mr. Hagan ( with any questions or concerns.

The Houston High School Marching Band is proud to present

We are thrilled to have you join us here at The Houston Band! We have a wonderful year ahead, and we are excited to get things rolling. This announcement contains a lot of important information, please read it all carefully.


Email is the band’s official source of communication. We use a web-based application called “Charms” to maintain contact information and send email communication to our members and their parents/guardians.

New Members: We will be sending you a form to upload your contact information into Charms. You can be assured that we will only use this information for official band purposes and will not share it outside of the band.

Returning Members: If you aren’t receiving emails from the band, please contact Mr. Hagan ( to update your contact information in Charms.


The most important thing is to be sure you have checked our calendar for all of the required summer practices. The marching band schedule can be found on the calendar posted on the band website (

Full Band Camp (July 19-24) is MANDATORY for ALL band members. This is the only time we have to learn the bulk of our field show, and it's imperative that all students are present. Contact Mr. Taylor ( with questions/concerns about Band Camp.

Color Guard will meet regularly beginning at the End of June. Contact Brittany Roberts ( with questions/concerns about Color Guard.

Percussion Camp (July 12-16) will occur the week before Full Band Camp. Contact Brandon Smith ( with questions/concerns about Percussion Camp.

Summer Band Rehearsals: All students must dress in attire that is weather appropriate and in keeping with the GMSD Approved Dress Code. Students will also need to obtain a personal water bottle like the one linked here:


Band Booster Dues in the amount of $725.00 can be paid all at once, or in three monthly installments (7/1/21, 8/1/21, and 9/1/21). Payments can be made by mail, PayPal, or in Mr. Taylor’s office in the band room. A payment coupon is available on The Houston Band website ( If you would like to mail your payment, please use cash/check/money order/cashier check option and forward that payment made payable to The Houston Band to:

HHS Band Boosters

P.O. Box 38233

Germantown, TN 38183

Credit Card payments are made online ( and include a processing fee from PayPal of 2.9% plus $.30 per transaction. These processing fees are deducted from the amount the band will receive from PayPal when you use your card so we have added them to the amount paid to receive our required net amount. The band makes no profit on the use of your credit card. This is different from the cash price listed above. If you have difficulty in making a payment using PayPal please contact the Directors.


We will send a form for students to sign-up for specific marching instruments in the next week. These instruments will be distributed the week prior to Full Band Camp. Please contact David Wohlschlegel ( with questions/concerns about instruments.

Once again, we are thrilled that you’ve chosen to join us as we return to normal in 2021. We are sure that we have a fantastic year ahead!