We are so happy to have you join this amazing organization! Students will need their instruments and music every day in class, and we will hold after school rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 once school starts. Students will not ride the bus home on these days (we have one every year who forgets and takes their bus home).


BOTH the July and August installments are now due. Payment coupons can be found here:

**As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625)**

Please be sure you are up-to-date on your band dues!

Many of our yearly expenses happen right now during marching season, so prompt payments are very much appreciated!! Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far.

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 ( 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



8/7/2022 11:30am - 2:30pm JR/SR Uniform Fittings

8/7/2022 1 - 3pm SENIOR Banner Portraits - Outside

8/7/2022 3 - 6pm FR/SOPH Uniform Fittings


8/9/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal

8/11/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal



Marching season is quickly approaching and that means that it is time to get the kids' uniforms ready. The uniform fitting date is SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th and it is MANDATORY

that every kid come to get fitted for a uniform. The schedule will be:


11:30am-2:30pm - ALL JRS AND SRS


IF you have a legitimate reason for not being able to make this date ("I didn't feel like

getting up early" does NOT count!), we will have a makeup date on Wednesday, August 10th from 3:30-6:30.

If you have not returned your concert wear, please bring it when you come for marching band fittings. We know who you are...

Things to know:

  • Yes, every band member will receive a show shirt that will take the place of the jacket. The black member shirt is to be worn under the new show shirt. Freshmen and new band kids will get their member shirts from Mr. Taylor. Pants, shoes, socks and hats remain the same.

  • All pieces of the uniform will be fitted on the fitting day. The traditional jacket, gauntlets, gloves, etc. will be worn for the Christmas parade.

  • Kids wear their own gym shorts under their pants and long black socks with their uniforms when performing. Each child is responsible for their own black socks.

  • New kids and freshmen are welcome to use "stock" (ie, gently used) marching shoes IF their size is available. Otherwise, shoes will be ordered for them for $40. Please bring cash or a check just in case shoes need to be ordered.

  • Please wear gym shorts and t-shirts to the fitting!


It takes a lot of volunteers to fit all these kids! Please take a look at the sign up genius and help if you can. You do not need experience and we are a really fun group! Also, if you volunteer, your kid gets to skip the line! Jrs/Srs - this is a great opportunity for service hours! Please sign up if you can.

SignUp for Uniform Fitting Help Aug 7

If you do have some sewing experience, and you are able to help with alterations, please reach out to We will be hemming pants and jacket sleeves after fittings, if needed.

Thank you! And please email with any questions or concerns.



As mentioned at the Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon, we are in need of parent volunteers in MANY capacities! We’ve got SUPER FUN volunteer opportunities galore, so no matter what you may be interested in or how much (or how little) time you have, we’ve got a spot for you, and we NEED you! There’s nothing more fun for kids than band – and their families! If you are interested in volunteering with The Houston Band, please complete this form as soon as possible as committees are forming now!

2022-2023 HHS Band Parent Volunteer Interest Form

We can’t wait to get started making the 2022-2023 band year the best year yet! Thanks for being a part of this great group and for making The Houston Band the BEST BAND IN THE LAND!



ATTENTION ALL SENIORS! It's your time to shine!!! Senior Band Portraits will be taken Sunday afternoon (August 7th) DIRECTLY AFTER YOUR UNIFORM FITTING. Please come between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. ALL SENIORS - band and guard - will need their instrument and their uniform top. We will do the pictures outside like we have in the past.

Please look for Sheila Jeevan or Sara Hagan.

These portraits will be used for various functions including the vinyl banners that hang on the fence at the football field. The cost of the banners is $24.00 each, and students who purchase a banner will be able to take it home at the end of the season. Please bring a check made payable to Sheila Jeevan or cash. Please note the student's name in the memo/note line. DO NOT MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE HHS BAND BOOSTERS. Pictures will be taken of ALL SENIORS whether you choose to purchase your banner or not.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sheila Jeevan at Thanks, and we will see you Sunday (8/7) from 1-3!



Everyone worked so hard and learned so much last week! Be sure to keep hydrating, sleeping well, and wearing sunscreen! Check out more pictures on our Facebook page: The Houston Band



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. Important dates have been updated on the calendar.

Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website.



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 | John Hagan

We are so excited about the start of our 2022 marching band season here at Houston High School. We can’t wait to see everyone at our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday (7/24) at 3:00pm, this is a great opportunity to meet folks and get a sneak peak of this year’s band.

We have a lot of important information for you so please read this message carefully.

  • Band Camp is Monday-Friday (July 25-29) from 8:00am-4:30pm. It is MANDATORY for all students wishing to take part in band at HHS.

  • Lunch is provided by the Band Booster Hospitality Committee every day. If you have a food allergy or are a vegetarian, and you have not contacted Amy Eoff ( or Holly Clark ( please do so IMMEDIATELY.

  • Section Leaders and upper class students need to make sure that your section has a tent ready to set up Monday morning. All students should bring camp chairs or something to sit on during breaks. Parents can provide extra water or even popsicles for the students in the section. Check with your section leader to be sure these items are covered.

  • Students who need marching instruments (mellophones, baritones, sousaphones, etc.) will be assigned those instruments on Monday morning by their section leader. Be sure to arrive no later than 7:40 if you need one of these instruments.

  • The weather is going to be very very hot next week. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the weekend and into next week. STUDENTS MUST WEAR HATS, T-SHIRTS, and SHORTS as well as TENNIS SHOES AT ALL TIMES. Bring sunscreen to apply multiple times throughout the day each day. Sunglasses are also highly encouraged.

  • Students must complete and print a signed Parent Consent and Emergency Contact Form with them on Monday morning. Give this to Mr. Taylor or Dr. Hagan when you arrive. The form can be found here:

We are going to have a fantastic year here at The Houston Band!

Hello Houston Band Family,

Summer is marching on and the time has come to prepare for the 2022 Houston High marching band season--first at the Ice Cream Social Kickoff on Sunday, July 24th, and, of course, at Band Camp, Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th. Please read on for important details, tips, and volunteer opportunities!

(TIP: It is not too early to start hydrating! Start drinking more water now to prepare for hot camp later. Clear pee is what you want to see!)

Marching Season Kickoff: Ice Cream Social

Band families (including parents and siblings) are invited to enjoy ice cream and socialize to start the marching season on Sunday, July 24th, 3:00 pm in the Houston High Band Room.

Please bring the following items needed for Band Camp to the Ice Cream Social Kickoff:

Freshmen- Multi-packs of water bottles, 16.9 oz ONLY

Sophomores - Multi-packs of Gatorade bottles, 20 oz ONLY

Juniors - Large box(es) of individually wrapped bags of chips

Seniors - TWO (or more) boxes of individually wrapped desserts (i.e. Little Debby, Hostess, etc.)

(TIP: Check with your section leader BEFORE camp about the location of your tent on the field and what items may be needed by your section.)

Band Camp on the Houston High Main Parking Lot

Monday, July 25th - Friday, July 29th

Guard and Percussion: 8:00am-4:30pm

Woodwinds & Brass: 8:30am-4:30pm


Required Items for camp:

• Necessary equipment to do your job (i.e. instrument, mouthpiece, mallets, music, flag)

• FULL water jug (1/2 gallon size) HYDRATION IS NOT OPTIONAL.

• Tennis shoes (because band tans are cool)

• Sunscreen (because band burns are not cool)

• Positive attitude

• Good night's sleep

(TIP: Always eat a good breakfast before camp; passing out is not fun.)

Suggested items for camp:

• Camp chair (for short breaks)

• Lanyard (for drill)

• Hat and sunglasses

• Cooling towels (i.e. Frogg Toggs or frozen washcloths)

(TIP: Band Camp is HOT - think surface of the sun. Go outside regularly now to acclimate to the heat.)

Appropriate Attire:

Shirts, shorts (or pants - but it will be HOT), and tennis shoes are required. LIGHT COLORED clothing is best. NO swimsuits, speedos, strapless shirts, or crop-tops.

NO flip-flops or sandals.

Lunches are provided by HHS Band Boosters. ALL STUDENTS MUST EAT AT LUNCHTIME.

***IMPORTANT: Please understand that the HHS Band Booster Organization does not have the ability to accommodate the dietary needs of all students.

Food Allergies: If your child has a food allergy, please send in food that is safe for your child; Band Boosters will store and refrigerate it until lunch. Please email Amy Eoff ( or Holly Clark ( to let us know about your child’s allergies ASAP.

Vegetarians: There will be a vegetarian option each day. So we may order correct amounts of food, please email Amy Eoff ( or Holly Clark ( to let us know if your child will need a vegetarian meal ASAP.

(TIP: PARENTS, coordinate with your student's section leader to provide an end-of-day treat for the section, like popsicles or icees. You will be their favorite parent!)

***Volunteers and Supplies are needed! Working at Band Camp is tons of fun and a great way to meet everyone. If it doesn’t work with your schedule, we also need supplies throughout the week to help keep the kids cool and well-fed. Please click on these sign up genius links to help out!


Needed Supplies:

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP OUR MARCHING MUSICIANS SUCCEED! If you have any questions related to Band Camp and Hospitality, email us anytime.

See you soon!

Holly Clark ( and Amy Eoff (