ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Students MUST have COVID Supplies EVERY DAY (Wire Stands, Playing Masks, Bell Covers, Puppy Pads).

  • Students, please stay current with assignments in Schoology and be sure to have all of your music printed and with you every day in class

ALL WEST

Like everything in 2020, All West will look different this year. More details will follow, but auditions will not be in person, but will be made via video submissions. Videos will be due to the directors in early February. They will be judged and an All West/All State list will be generated. WTSBOA has not decided if there will be an All West Clinic, but it is very unlikely. The All State Festival is cancelled for 2020-21 school year.

HOLIDAY VIDEO

Since we won’t be able to host our usual Holiday Concert this December, we wanted to be able to showcase our student’s talent in another way. We will be working on holiday music throughout the second quarter. We will be then be recording a video performance of these selections. This performance will include all band, percussion, and guard students. Students will be getting details during class and the final product will be distributed to our band families.

COOKIE DOUGH/BUTTER BRAIDS

Thank you to all the families that ordered Otis Spunkmeyer and Butter Braids. Our fundraising Chair, Amy Burgess and Assistant Treasurer Molly Opferman have been working very hard to organize it and we placed our order on Friday. We will be sending a message when the product arrives and is ready for pickup in the next couple of weeks.

SENIOR RECOGNITION

The Fall Senior Recognition Night will take place November 5th or 6th. We are still awaiting confirmation from Athletics, but please reserve both nights on your calendar in case of inclement weather. A fun 2020 alternative to our usual cafeteria/auditorium event, we will be hosting our Seniors and their families outside at the football stadium this year. This will allow for proper social distance and an outdoor venue. Activities will include each senior being announced, everyone can then watch the previous 3 years of marching shows on the jumbotron, along with a special video clip from each senior that are being recorded this week. Families of seniors please mark your calendars for this special night.

STUDENT TEACHER

We are delighted to host an extra temporary staff member this quarter. Connor Byrd is a Senior Music Education Major at the University of Memphis and will be student teaching this quarter. He is a saxophone player and one of the Drum Majors for the Mighty Sound of the South.

2020 BAND MEMBER T-SHIRTS

If you have not picked up your 2020 Band Member t-shirt during one of our pickup times, they are now sitting in Mr. Taylor’s office. If you are hybrid, please see him during class. If you are virtual, please organize a time to come by and pick it up by emailing Mr. Taylor.

DRUMLINE AND COLORGUARD

Winterguard and Drumline are still working towards the goal of an indoor season. They are waiting for announcements from MIA and WGI to find out how that will operate. Please keep monitoring your assignments in Schoology and practice your All West music.

FUNDRAISING


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.


BOONE SUPPLY


Easy way to Holiday shop and help the band at the same time! Just send, share and

shop! Click here for more information!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

Always stay up to date through the master calendar.


NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Please be sure to submit all missing and late assignments this week to ensure your grade is not affected.

  • Please sign up for the pep band this Friday vs. Collierville High School

  • All pep band volunteers are required to attend MANDATORY rehearsals on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30. We will send more info this week to volunteers.

  • Seniors participating in the Friday night event will be members of the pep band and are required to follow all guidelines for this event.

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

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

Always stay up to date through the master calendar.

BAND T-SHIRTS

  • ALL band and color guard members will receive their 2020 band t-shirt during class Monday and Tuesday

  • Virtual Students will need to come to the Houston High main front circle this Tuesday, October 6th 4:00pm and 5:30pm for a drive through pickup.

  • Any adults that purchased additional shirts: Those will be distributed with your student during class or will be available during the Virtual Pickup Time this Tuesday, October 6th 4:00pm - 5:30pm

  • If you cannot make the pickup time for some reason, contact Polly Cotton cotten17@aol.com to coordinate.

FOOTBALL PEP BAND

We will be providing a pep band for the home game THIS Friday, October 9th Houston vs. Collierville. The link is available now for all Band Students to signup.


Please remember the special game rules are in place to ensure future participation at Football Games, let’s do our best to represent THE Houston Band as the great kids that we know and love.

We will also have mandatory after school rehearsal (3:00pm-4:30pm) on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8 for those signed up. Please don’t sign up for a spot if you can’t be there for those rehearsals.


All members that are signed up, need to be in their stadium seats by 6:30pm wearing the new BLUE 2020 Houston Band Shirts. We recommend eating before arriving at the stadium, but we will be giving the kids a snack at Half-Time as well. Bring a jacket or sweatshirt.


Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F48AEAB2FA2FD0-918

PARENT HELP NEEDED!!

The Houston Band Boosters are looking for someone to film 15 second videos for a special

Senior Project. Please contact Polly Cotton if you can help cotten17@aol.com

FUNDRAISING

Flamingo Flocking is BACK!

https://www.thehoustonband.com/fundraising


Flock a Friend $25

Roosting season is August 24-Oct. 25th

Call or text Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 to arrange a flock TODAY!


What a fun way to brighten someone’s day. Sections will be helping with flock

placements this year. Challenge your section leaders to be the first to sign-up.



NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

  • Parents: Please remind your students that we need to work together and follow guidelines. Please help us to continue to comply with the safety measures the district has mandated. This is to ensure everyone’s safety and to allow school to stay open. Couple weeks and we will all have a break, let’s finish the quarter strong!

  • Students MUST have COVID Supplies EVERY DAY (Wire Stands, Playing Masks, Bell Covers, Puppy Pads).

  • Students please stay current with assignments in Schoology and be sure to have all of the stand tunes and all west music printed and with you every day in class

  • No after-school activities this week.

FOOTBALL PEP BAND

We wlll be providing a pep band for the next home game on Friday, October 9th. It will be the Houston vs. Collierville game and this is the Friday before FALL BREAK. We are working on the sign-up genius. More details will follow this week through a Charms email.

FUNDRAISING

Flamingo Flocking is BACK!

https://www.thehoustonband.com/fundraising


Flock a Friend $25

Roosting season is August 24-Oct. 25th

Call or text Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 to arrange a flock TODAY!


What a fun way to brighten someone’s day. Sections will be helping with flock

placements this year. Challenge your section leaders to be the first to sign-up.

BOOSTER DUES UPDATE

If you have not paid the $500 booster dues for this school year, please do so as soon as possible. Our budget is built around everyone paying their share. We accept PayPal

https://www.thehoustonband.com/payments or by checks by mail (HHS Band Boosters PO Box 38233 Germantown, TN 38183). Please contact Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer) with any questions (opferman@gmail.com or 901-337-7154). Thank you!

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

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

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