ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES THIS SUMMER

6/1/22 1-3p Student Leadership Meeting

(Only Drum Majors & Section Leaders)

6/29/22 10a-12p Student Leadership Meeting

(Only Drum Majors & Section Leaders)

7/11/22 10a-12p Student Leadership Meeting

(Only Drum Majors & Section Leaders)

7/18-22/22 9a-12p Leadership Camp

(All Student Leadership)

7/18-22/22 9a-4p Percussion & Color Guard Camp

(Only for Percussion and Guard Students)

7/24/22 3p The Houston Band Ice Cream Social

7/25-29/22 8a-8p Full Band Camp

(MANDATORY FOR ALL BAND MEMBERS)

 

MARCHING BAND UNIFORM SIZING FORM


This form is due NO LATER THAN 4:00pm on Wednesday June 1st.


All woodwind, brass, and percussionists must submit measurements for a uniform top that will be worn during the Marching Band Season this fall.


Please follow the instructions outlined in the YouTube video here (https://youtu.be/hHZaLBNJlxQ), and then submit your measurements on the form below.


Please only submit ONE response. Multiple responses will delay the ordering and can create issues with performances.


UNIFORM MEASUREMENT SUBMISSION FORM: https://forms.gle/Kb9mVQsU7GTQZWq37


If you wish to have Mr. Taylor measure you in person, he will be at the HHS Band Room on Wednesday June 1st, from 11:00am-1:00pm.

 

BAND CALENDAR

All band events for the Fall Semester 2022 can be found on the Houston Band Calendar. Be sure to check the band calendar on The Houston Band website for important summer band dates (https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar).


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Booster dues are how we fund the vast majority of the band’s activities every year. All

of the money collected is used to maintain the quality of band activities throughout the

year. As a reminder, HHS Band Booster dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625),

and the first payment is due on July 1st, 2022.


All information about dues payments can be found on The Houston Band Website.

 

Full Band Camp July 26th-30th

The Houston Band annual Summer Band Camp will take place on campus at Houston High School.


Full Band Camp is MANDATORY for all students who wish to be a part of The Houston Band in 2022/2023. This is the only dedicated time we will have to learn the bulk of our Marching band Show. Failure to attend camp may result in removal from the band.


We will send out a detailed schedule and important band camp information in the beginning of July.

 

Parent Consent and Emergency Information

All students are required to have a Parent Consent and Emergency Form on file with the band directors no later than July 26th, 2022. All students must have an updated form every year (even if none of the information has changed).


Please print the form and bring it to the Ice Cream Social on July 25th, 2022. The Form

can be found here: https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

5/16/2022 3p-4:30p Guard Clinic

5/18/2022 3p-4:30p Guard Clinic

 

THANK YOU BAND MEMBERS FOR A GREAT YEAR!

We will announce our Student Leadership later this week.


Be sure to check the band calendar on The Houston Band website for important summer band dates (https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar).


If you are interested in volunteering with the Band Boosters next year, please contact Alison Coons (alicoons@hotmail.com).


Please have a safe and relaxing Summer Break.

 

SPRING CONCERT, TUESDAY, MAY 10

The Spring Concert will be at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) on Tuesday evening, May 10. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues in full. All payments should have been received for the 2021-2022 year.


All payments that have been received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box have been logged/deposited. As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625).


Payments can be made by a check payable to The Houston Band Boosters that can be dropped off in the wooden box located in Mr. Taylor's office or mailed to HHS Band Boosters/P.O. Box 38233/Germantown, TN 38183. Payments can also be made via PayPal using the link on the band website (thehoustonband.com) under the members tab/payments. For clarity, please include your student's name with all correspondence and payments.


Questions about payments received or remaining balances can be sent by email to houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)

 

BAND CALENDAR

Important dates have been updated on the calendar. All dates for rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Be sure to look through and mark them on your family calendar so you can avoid conflicts. https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

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.

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

5/2/2022 3p-5p Guard Clinic

5/2/2022 6p Band Banquet

5/3/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

5/3/2022 4p-5:30p Percussion Clinic

5/4/2022 3p-5p Guard Clinic

5/5/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

5/5/2022 3p-5p Percussion Clinic

5/7/2022 Percussion Placements

5/10/2022 Spring Concert at GPAC


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • Guard Clinic this week on Monday and Wednesday!

  • Percussion Clinic this week on Tuesday and Friday

  • Symphonic Band on Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Wind Ensemble on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

 

2022-2023 BAND SIGN-UP

Please complete the form linked below if you will be a member of the Houston High School Band in the 2022-2023 school year. This form is for new members (rising 9th graders) as well as ALL returning members. This form will provide us with the instrumentation and numbers from which base our plans for the Fall of 2022.


https://forms.gle/cC2JHcjRB2qqehLb9

 

BAND BANQUET, MONDAY, MAY 2, AT 6PM

Our annual band banquet will be held on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 6:00pm in the Great Hall. Your name and number in your party will be recorded and placed on the reservation list. Please check in at the registration table outside the event hall. The registration table will open at 5:30 PM. We can't wait to see you there!

 

SPRING CONCERT, TUESDAY, MAY 10

The Spring Concert will be at the Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) on Tuesday evening, May 10. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

 

COLORGUARD 2022-2023 CLINIC DATES

Colorguard will have clinic dates on these days from 3p-5p:

  • Monday, May 2

  • Wednesday, May 4

 

UNIFORM HELP NEEDED

We currently have a big need for people to help put uniforms back in garment bags after being dry cleaned. We only have a couple of people signed up and we could use some more hands. Please check your calendars to see if you can help us on May 4th from 3:30-6, and May 5th from 5-8. If you are able to help, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius below. This is a big job and any help you can give us is very much appreciated!!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA4AC28A2FE3-help5


Be on the lookout for more information regarding the collection of concert wear after the spring concert. We will collect EVERYONE's concert wear and store it in the uniform room until next fall. More details to come!

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues in full. All payments should have been received for the 2021-2022 year.


All payments that have been received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box have been logged/deposited. As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625).


Payments can be made by a check payable to The Houston Band Boosters that can be dropped off in the wooden box located in Mr. Taylor's office or mailed to HHS Band Boosters/P.O. Box 38233/Germantown, TN 38183. Payments can also be made via PayPal using the link on the band website (thehoustonband.com) under the members tab/payments. For clarity, please include your student's name with all correspondence and payments.


Questions about payments received or remaining balances can be sent by email to houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)

 

BAND CALENDAR

Important dates have been updated on the calendar. All dates for rehearsals and performances are mandatory. Be sure to look through and mark them on your family calendar so you can avoid conflicts. https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

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.

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org