ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Students MUST have COVID Supplies EVERY DAY (Wire Stands, Playing Masks, Bell Covers, Puppy Pads).

  • At the High School, we have had 40 positive cases of COVID since fall break. These have been predominantly attributed to extra-curricular activities. This is why the safety measures we have implemented are now more important than ever. Wear your masks, keep your distance at all times, wash your hands, and remember that it's up to each of us to keep all of us safe.

  • Be sure you're working on the Holiday Music posted to Schoology

  • Details about the video project will be provided next week

  • All West Music is uploaded to Smart Music, be sure to spend class time working on it every day.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and come back ready to close out the first semester strong!

SENIOR RECOGNITION

We were so happy to be able to honor our class of 2021 Band Members last Friday night. Families were treated to a great senior memories video created by Chandler Kuhn, here is the link to that video.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Mr. Nesvick, Band Director at HMS is organizing a Salvation Army bell ringing and holiday music performance for December 5th at the Kroger in Germantown. Service Hours will be awarded and its always a good time spreading holiday cheer and raising money for the Salvation Army.


Please click the link and read the directions for sign up. In year's past, it was a huge party and everyone was welcome. Due to space and safety protocols, we are limiting the musicians. This year, the kids will have to prepare some extra music and really know their part before they get there. I used to be able to walk around behind kids with my trumpet and blast their music in their ears so they could learn the part on the fly. Sadly for me, I (Mr. Nesvick) won't be able to do this and kids will need to be prepared. Any questions, please email him at spencer.nesvick@gmsdk12.org. Click below to sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAEA62AA6F85-register

FUNDRAISING


COMMISSARY GIFT CARDS

Start planning out a few of those holiday gifts or have the backup plan ready for dinner,

when life gets busy during the holidays. We will once again be selling Commissary Gift

Cards ($38) starting now through December 3rd. Money and the order form can be

turned into the band room ”woody box” and there will be a special drive through drop off for virtual families. The order form is attached here. Contact Amy Burgess with questions burgess3@gmail.com.


Commissary BBQ Certificates-$38 – (Goal is to sell 2 per family)

6 Pack (Meat Buns), 1 Qt BBQ Beans, 1 Pt. coleslaw,

BBQ Sauce and 1 Qt of Banana Pudding

Certificates will be distributed the week of December 14th


KROGER REWARDS

Calling all Kroger Shoppers, What an easy way to support the band!!. Pick Houston High

School Band Boosters (BW921) as your appointed Community Partner to receive Kroger

Community Rewards. THE Houston Band receives a small percentage of money just by

doing your regular family shopping at Kroger! This does not impact your Kroger Fuel Points

earned on purchases.


BOONE SUPPLY

Easy way to Holiday shop and help the band at the same time! Just send, share and

shop! Click here for more information!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

Always stay up to date through the master calendar.

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Students MUST have COVID Supplies EVERY DAY (Wire Stands, Playing Masks, Bell Covers, Puppy Pads).

  • Students, please stay current with assignments in Schoology and be sure to have all of your music printed and with you every day in class

COOKIE DOUGH/BUTTER BRAIDS


Thanks for your support!


Thank you to all of the band families that supported the cookie dough and butter braid fundraiser! It was a huge success! A special thanks to all of the adults and students that helped to sort product, pick up and deliver cookie dough and butter braids, and count money and orders. The funds raised through fundraising help to pay for the extra instructors and other band expenses throughout the

year.

SENIOR RECOGNITION

We were so happy to be able to honor our class of 2021 Band Members Friday night. While it was not the usual celebration, it was special and unique. See a few of the photos below. Families were treated to a great senior memories video created by Chandler Kuhn, That link should be available on Schoology this week or will be sent in next week’s newsletter. Here is the link to our promo video that we also watched. Thank you Seniors for your continued leadership during this unusual year.

FUNDRAISING


COMMISSARY GIFT CARDS


Start planning out a few of those holiday gifts or have the backup plan ready for dinner,

when life gets busy during the holidays. We will once again be selling Commissary Gift

Cards ($38) starting now through December 3rd. Money and the order form can be

turned into the band room ”woody box” and there will be a special drive through drop off for virtual families. The order form is attached here. Contact Amy Burgess with questions burgess3@gmail.com.


Commissary BBQ Certificates-$38 – (Goal is to sell 2 per family)

6 Pack (Meat Buns), 1 Qt BBQ Beans, 1 Pt. coleslaw,

BBQ Sauce and 1 Qt of Banana Pudding

Certificates will be distributed the week of December 14th


KROGER REWARDS


Calling all Kroger Shoppers, What an easy way to support the band!!. Pick Houston High

School Band Boosters (BW921) as your appointed Community Partner to receive Kroger

Community Rewards. THE Houston Band receives a small percentage of money just by

doing your regular family shopping at Kroger! This does not impact your Kroger Fuel Points

earned on purchases.


BOONE SUPPLY


Easy way to Holiday shop and help the band at the same time! Just send, share and

shop! Click here for more information!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

Always stay up to date through the master calendar.

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Students MUST have COVID Supplies EVERY DAY (Wire Stands, Playing Masks, Bell Covers, Puppy Pads).

  • Students, please stay current with assignments in Schoology and be sure to have all of your music printed and with you every day in class

COOKIE DOUGH/BUTTER BRAIDS

Frozen cookie dough and butter braids (previously ordered) NEED to be picked up in the small parking lot in front of the band room 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Wednesday November 4th. Orders will need to be delivered after pick up or placed in your freezer for storage.


There will be a few extra butter braids and cookie dough that will be available for cash and carry on November 4th 3:30-5:30 PM while supplies last. If you missed ordering, this is your chance. Please call Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 if you need to make other arrangements to get your order. If you have not already sent payment for late orders, please send the payments in prior to Wednesday.

HELP NEEDED

We need 1-3 volunteers this Weds, November 4th from 1:15pm-3:15pm to help sort and organize the orders for pickup. Please text Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900.

SENIOR RECOGNITION

The Fall Senior Recognition Night will take place this Friday, November 6th at 6:30pm. All Seniors and their families should join us to celebrate our Seniors at the football stadium. This will allow for proper social distance and an outdoor venue. Activities will include group photos for the yearbook, each senior being announced, everyone can then watch the previous 3 years of marching shows on the jumbotron, along with a special video clip from each senior. Families of seniors please mark your calendars for this special night.

2020 BAND MEMBER T-SHIRTS

If you have not picked up your 2020 Band Member t-shirt during one of our pickup times, they are now sitting in Mr. Taylor’s office. If you are hybrid, please see him during class. If you are virtual, please organize a time to come by and pick it up by emailing Mr. Taylor.

FUNDRAISING


KROGER REWARDS


Calling all Kroger Shoppers, What an easy way to support the band!!. Pick Houston High

School Band Boosters (BW921) as your appointed Community Partner to receive Kroger

Community Rewards. THE Houston Band receives a small percentage of money just by

doing your regular family shopping at Kroger! This does not impact your Kroger Fuel Points

earned on purchases.


BOONE SUPPLY


Easy way to Holiday shop and help the band at the same time! Just send, share and

shop! Click here for more information!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

Always stay up to date through the master calendar.

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