ANNOUNCEMENTS

It’s the opening week of Football Season here at HHS, and the band is hard at work working on our inaugural marching performance of the 2019 school year! We can’t wait to show our community all the hard work we’ve put in on this year’s show! Remember, Football Games are performances and it is mandatory for band members to be present, on time, with all the equipment they need to participate.

 

Rockathon 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to all our band members for supporting the band, we met our goal!  Our top donation was from our band member Ella Jaggar.  Thank you, Ella!  We could not have done this without our parent support, thank you again!  The donations from our parents’ businesses were amazing.  Thank you to Virtuality for the four passes, please visit their business in Germantown.  And a special thank you to the parent who donated the four Microsoft 6-month XBOX passes with the extra swag.  The band students also enjoyed the gift cards donated by local businesses for prize winners.  Please visit these locations, who did not hesitate whendonating gift cards: PYROS, Donut Hutt, Which Wich, Soulfish, IHOP & Chick fil-a. Please be sure to bring in any donations forgotten on Friday Night and place them in the wooden box in Mr. Taylor’s office. 


Please join me in sending a special thanks to our fundraising chairs Susan Boresky and Tricia Harden for making Rockathon such a success. Finally, a huge THANK YOU goes to Ava BoreskyMorgan Dorsey, and Avery Carrico for planning some fantastic activities for the night! 


The 2019 ALL-WEST audition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. (9-10 Band and Orchestra is up, 11-12 Band will follow soon). Please print this and begin working on it asap. The January 18th, 2020 audition is mandatory for all students enrolled in an Honors Section of band (grades will be based on student performance at this event). Please see the directors with questions about this assignment.



THIS WEEK

Tuesday (8/20)          Rehearsal 3:00-5:30    

Thursday (8/22)        Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday(8/23)  Home Football vs. Southaven

6:00pm – All Students dressed in show shirts in places for warm ups

6:30pm – March into Stadium

7:00pm – Kick Off

~9:30pm – Game Ends/Pick up Students from Band Room



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS


Band Booster Dues

By now, we should have all paid or planned to pay the first two installments (May 15thand July 15th) of the Band Booster Dues. Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and purchasing all of the materials and equipment for Band Camp and the early part of the marching season. The next payment due will be September 15th. 

Late payment notices will be issued this week for all accounts that are past due.  As a reminder, a minimum of two payments totaling $375 should have been received at this point in time.


Pit Crew

Houston Pit Crew-Thank you to all who signed up to join the Pit Crew, we are the largest parent support group for The Houston Band.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact me.  No skill or prior experience required, just unconditional love for your band member. To join or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Boresky (boreskyzoo@aol.com) or Will Boyd (boyd.will@yahoo.com) Check us out on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/thehouston.pitcrew.7


Fundraising

Raise money for the band and your student account!


GET FLOCKED!

August 23rd-Sept.30th

Flocks of flamingos may be coming to a yard near you!

The process is simple. If you awake one morning to a flock of flamingos, you pay the ransom to have them removed and you get to pick the next place to flock.  Want to go ahead and get your friends and family involved? Pre-flock order forms will be available for you to prepay to send out the flocks. Don’t care to have flock at all? Buy Anti-Flock Insurance to guarantee your yard is free from the pink paraders. Payments will be accepted online and flocks typically removed within 24 hrs of arrival. 


COMMISSARY COUPONS

Aug. 26th- Sept.9th

The coupons make great gifts and for nights when you don’t want to cook. Have fun selling and eating BBQ from a Germantown Landmark, or also visit their new location in Collierville. 

Certificates-$38 each. 


MATTRESS SALE is Sept 7th 10am-5pm.  This fundraiser has huge potential for us, look for more info to come soon and pass it along to co-workers, friends and family.


BOON SUPPLY is a great way to add to your student acct.  20% to the band, 20% to student account.  They have wonderful items for all your upcoming holiday shopping.   https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/603210-the-houston-band-boosters?utm_source=share&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fundraiser-detail-share&utm_content=The+Houston+Band+Boosters


Good morning Band Family, 


It’s the first day of school! Welcome to all of our new and returning band students!!! Even though the school year is just starting we are already rolling with our marching band season. Be sure you’re checking this weekly email for details about the upcoming band events.

Please make sure you’re receiving our emails. If you aren’t, contact the charms customer support to see if you’ve been accidentally unsubscribed. Ask them to re-subscribe your email if it has been unsubscribed. Here’s a link to the customer support information: https://www.charmsoffice.com/contact.asp


It’s very important that band students attend every rehearsal and performance for the duration of the school year. They will receive a grade for their participation at each rehearsal meeting. Please be sure that you check the calendar on the band website for all rehearsal and performance dates. Any absence without the director’s approval will be considered unexcused. Unexcused absences from any event will have a negative impact on the student’s grade and cannot be made up. We are aware that emergencies happen, and will deal with those on a case by case basis. The most important thing in those situations is clear and open communication. 


Please be sure to schedule any appointments around the calendar (which has been posted since last April, see below for a link to the calendar). It is vital for the success of the band that each member is present at every rehearsal and performance. We can only succeed with everyone! https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


THIS WEEK:

Tuesday (8/13)           Rehearsal 3:00-5:30    PICTURE DAY

Thursday (8/15)         Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday (8/16)  Rock-A-Thon             See below for details


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:


Band Booster Dues:

By now, we should have all paid or planned to pay the first two installments (May 15th and July 15th) of the Band Booster Dues. Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and purchasing all of the materials and equipment for Band Camp and the early part of the marching season. The next payment due will be September 15th. 


ROCK-A-THON:

We will hold our biggest fundraiser of the year, ROCK-A-THON, on Friday August 16th at the High School. This event helps fund all of the great things we will do during our marching season. How does ROCK-A-THON work, you ask? 


ROCK-A-THON is a supervised lock-in at the school gym on Friday, Aug 16, from 8pm-6am. Once you’re in, the doors are locked and no one leaves! You do not have to buy a rocking chair, a camp chair or something comfortable you can individually sit in will work. Most of the students group together along the gym walls and set up TVs with gaming systems to play video games, or take part in the activities planned for the evening. The students remain seated for about 50 minutes and then get a 10 min break each hour to go to the bathroom and get a snack. We have an exciting schedule this year with group activities and snacks alternating every other hour! The kids are supposed to get sponsors/pledges for each hour of rocking, with a minimum of $100. Please do not feel obligated to pay that yourself though. It’s easy to ask grandparents, neighbors, family for $10-20. If you can get a corporate sponsor, that’s awesome, and we’ll try to get publicity for them on a sponsor banner on the band shed. It’s a super fun night your kid won’t want to miss! 


Pit Crew:

Many thanks to all of you who have signed up to support our children on the field for competitions! August 17th (Saturday) is our next meeting. We will meet at The Shed at 8 AM.

You will have just picked up your child from Rock-A-Thon and tucked them snuggly into their bed. So, you will have a few free hours before they move again! Leaving time to have a brief Pit Crew meeting and then start some painting and a few other things to keep moving forward to be ready for their first performance. We want to beat the heat! If you have a basic tool kit, please bring it for some of the simple maintenance we need to start on. 

To join or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Boresky (boreskyzoo@aol.com) or Will Boyd (boyd.will@yahoo.com) Check us out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/thehouston.pitcrew.7

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