ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope that everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! We are back and in full swing right away here getting ready for our next Football Game performance this Friday. We are excited about performing more of the show, and gearing up for our first competitive outing on September 21st at the Arlington Open Invitational. 


HUUUUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to unload and help build the Stage Prop last week. Special thanks to Susan Boresky for coordinating the work party. We truly appreciate our folks who took time on Saturday afternoon to make this happen. Our students and parents are the best!


For those of you who missed our trip meeting last Monday, we will send information out this week in a separate email. Please be on the lookout for that email.  


THE UNIFORM COMMITTEE NEEDS OUR HELP! Please see the Sign-Up Genius below to help with home games. All of the home games are on one Sign Up Genius. There will be other Sign Up Geniuses for competitions, so be on the lookout for those. Take a look and sign up to help where you can. We need the most help AFTER the games!! It is a big job to go through and organize all the uniforms to keep them in good shape.Thanks everyone!!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA4AC28A2FE3-home1


We will be holding our first ever HHS Band Mattress Sale this Saturday 9/7, from 10am-5pm. Please make every attempt to spread the word to all of our friends and families that might be on the lookout for a new mattress. Students will have the opportunity to earn money they can apply to the Spring Trip.


THIS WEEK

Tuesday (9/3)            Rehearsal 3:00-5:30    

Thursday (9/5)          Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday (8/23)  Home Football vs. Bolton

6:00pm – All Students dressed and 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


Student Accounts

Student Account balances are now available in a spreadsheet in Charms.

1. Log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com

2. Enter “HHSBandBoosters” as the school code

3. Use your “Student Area Password”

4. The Spreadsheet is in the “Handouts & Files” Folder


Calendar

Please keep checking the calendar on the HHS Band Website. All of our upcoming dates can be found there: https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


All-West Audition Music

The 2019 ALL-WEST audition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. 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. The All-West Audition Music can be found here:

https://www.wtsboa.website/all-west-convention/all-west-audition-music/


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. 


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.


Fundraiser Update

Please continue to support The Houston Band by purchasing treats from our sponsors at the football game – Say Cheese Food Truck, Mempops, and Donut Hutt.


MERCHANDISE

If you missed picking up a stadium seat, Show shirt or a yard sign contact either Tricia or Susan.


COMMISSARY COUPONS

A flyer has been distributed to your students. Deadline to turn in forms Sept 9th. Watch for updates thru emails and Facebook – The Houston Band.


FLAMINGO FLOCKING has begun! If you are interested in Flocking a Friend, see the information sheet, or if you want to help move the flocks, see the signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0944aaa62e5-flamingo

Congratulations to the band on a great start to our marching year! The students performed well in our first time out in front of a real audience. Thank you to all of the parents who were on hand to help make our first football game a success!


Please make every attempt to attend our Spring Trip Info Meeting tonight at 6:30 in the HHS Band Room. 

Please keep checking the calendar on the HHS Band Website. All of our upcoming dates can be found there: https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar

The 2019 ALL-WEST audition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. 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. The All-West Audition Music can be found here: https://www.wtsboa.website/all-west-convention/all-west-audition-music/


The Friends and Family Football Season Ticket Package is available to all of our band families. The package is sold by the Houston Football Boosters. Go to https://houstonmustangfootball.com/store/. You will see these options below to purchase individual tickets and/ or the package. With each H Club Membership, you receive:

  • 2 game tickets to all Varsity, JV/Freshman and Junior Mustang games

  • Reserved parking area (front part of the parking lot)

  • Player program and roster that includes the whole Band photo, Drum Majors and our Senior Photo.

The Whole Band Photo, Senior and Drum Major Photos that we took are available for you to download or print here. You must join the group and download the google photos app to have access. Group/Seniors/Drum Majors (the full album) which includes some fun ones!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FdMDGviVTuN7EwAn7



THIS WEEK

Monday (8/26) Spring Trip Info Meeting – 6:30 – HHS Band Room

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

Thursday (8/22) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 



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 all of the materials and equipment for 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.


Fundraising Update

Thank you all who supported The Houston Band by purchasing treats from our sponsors at the football game – Say Cheese Food Truck, Mempops, and Donut Hutt.


MERCHANDISE

If you missed picking up a stadium seat, Show shirt or a yard sign contact either Tricia or Susan.


COMMISSARY COUPONS

A flyer has been distributed to your students. Deadline to turn in forms Sept 9th. Watch for updates thru emails and Facebook – The Houston Band.


MATTRESS SALE

Sept 7th more info to follow at the parent meeting Aug 26th.


FLAMINGO FLOCKING has begun! If you are interested in Flocking a Friend, see the attached form, or if you want to help move the flocks, see the signup genius link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0944aaa62e5-flamingo

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