ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS


WELCOME BACK!

Let’s keep up the good work as we start on the new year!

Remember, hand washing, social distance and masks - it all makes a difference!


  • We will have an update from WTSBOA in the newsletter next week about how auditions will work.

  • There will be a big announcement next week about our plans for a Spring Wind Ensemble/ Symphonic Band starting in February.

2021-22 Houston Band Board

We have made it half-way through the school year, so now it’s time to plan for next year! We realize that most freshmen and new member parents have not been able to experience all the fun/work that the Houston Band Board does during a regular year. But we want you to join us for next year! There are plenty of senior parents rolling off the board and we need your help.


Look through the positions list below and email Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org if there is anything you are interested in. We have job descriptions for each one and by getting involved now, we can pair you with the person leaving the position for training. We are hopeful that next year brings back Band Camp, Competitions, football Friday nights, Rockathon, Banquets and Concerts. This means we need to put together an enthusiastic board to get the job done. Don’t be shy, if you want to reach out to the current member and talk to them, their contact information is below as well. COME GET INVOLVED!


Band Booster Board

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising, Uniforms, Hospitality, Color Guard, Pit Crew, Drumline


We also have committee positions without monthly meeting obligations including, Uniforms, Fundraising, Hospitality, Senior Recognition, All West Coordinator and Pit Crew

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Always stay up to date through the master calendar at

https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org Band Booster Board President Polly Cotten cotten17@aol.com Vice President Cheryl Morton cdasmorton@me.com Treasurer Holly Clark hollyclark164@yahoo.com houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com Secretary Kelly Flaherty kellyflaherty42@gmail.com thehoustonbandgtwn@gmail.com Assistant Treasurer Molly Opferman opferman@gmail.com Fundraising Amy Burgess burgess3@gmail.com Uniforms Marla Reiser marlareiser@hotmail.com

AshleyBorgsmiller Ash1jeff@yahoo.com Hospitality Amy Eoff amyeoff@gmail.com

Erin Oldershaw ekheff@yahoo.com

Color Guard Deb Foyle foyledagain@comcast.net

Pit Crew Jeff Borgsmiller JeffBorgsmiller@yahoo.com

Trafford Seymour TraffordSeymour@gmail.com

Drumline Jasen Herrington jherrington@shoemakerfinancial.com

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • We are so close to Winter Break! Thank you for doing a great job following all the Covid protocols. Let’s keep up the good work and stay healthy over break.

Remember, hand washing, social distance and masks--it all makes a difference!
  • Thank you for all the students that came to help create our Holiday Video last week. We will finish up filming Monday and Tuesday and will send out the YouTube link when it's edited and ready to view.

COMMISSARY COUPON PICKUP

Previously Sold Commissary Gift Certificates and Band Merchandise purchased through Mid South Solutions website will be available for pick up at Houston High School between 4:30- 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 17th outside the band room. Please contact Amy Burgess at burgess3@gmail.com or 901-832-8900 if you have any questions or issues.


We will also have a few extra long sleeve t-shirts and a few hoodies for sale. We also have some Houston Band car magnets, phone wallets, Houston cups and blankets, and a few other miscellaneous items if you want to come by and check it out. Please bring cash or a check to purchase the extra items.

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Always stay up to date through the master calendar at

https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Please be sure to submit the trivia questions for attendance each day.

  • Be sure to have all of your Covid supplies every day in class.

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

12/07/2020 Cutoff Date for Houston Band Merchandise Purchase

12/09/2020 Mandatory Rehearsal for those signed up for 12/10 performance (3:00pm-4:30pm)

12/10/2020 Holiday Video Performance (3:00pm - 4:30pm)


Always stay up to date through the master calendar at https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY

We are asking all interested band members who play wind instruments to sign up for our Holiday Band Video. This sign up is only for wind players (we will make other lists for percussion and guard). This event is for both Hybrid AND Virtual students.


  • Complete the Google Form no later than 3:00pm on Tuesday 12/8 to participate.

  • Students must attend rehearsal on Wednesday 12/9 (3:00-4:30), and record on Thursday 12/10 (3:00-4:30)

  • Come prepared with Christmas Parade Sequence memorized (mm 9-30).

  • Parts for this can be found in the Schoology Course Page (at the very top).

  • Dress appropriately for the weather.

  • We will wear Santa Hats and "Ugly Holiday Sweaters" for the video, make plans to get yours now.

Here is the sign-up link: https://forms.gle/LoMbXfKGigg4wXHe7


Can't wait to see you all there!

FUNDRAISING


WHO NEEDS A PRESENT ???

We are delighted to offer a new opportunity to purchase Houston long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, hats, golf shirts, and pajama pants to show your Houston spirit. The t- shirts, hoodies, and pajama pants will be screen printed. The hats and polos will be monogrammed.

All orders will be placed and paid for online through Mid South Solutions. The first deadline to purchase merchandise will be Monday, December 7th at 8:00 AM. All orders will be prepared at the same time and should be ready to be distributed at the school sometime the week of December 14th. The exact date for distribution will be announced closer to the date.

The Houston Band will receive a percentage of all of the sales to assist with general band expenses and extra staffing.

Please take a look at the following secure link where you will set up an account:


https://stores.inksoft.com/houston_high_band/shop/home


Please feel free to share the link with family and friends ,but please be sure to have them enter your student's name and grade for pick up at the school.

Please feel free to reach out to Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.


Houston High School | 9755 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38139 | Phone: 901-756-2370 | Fax: 901-756-2377

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