ANNOUNCEMENTS

We hope everyone got some well-deserved rest during our day off. In spite of the not having the outcome we all hoped for, we are very proud of the progress the band is making as we work to clean everything we have put on the field. We received great feedback from the judges and have a plan to make the show the best it can be!


This Saturday we will performing at the Briarcrest Marching Invitational. Check the itinerary for details about the schedule. Please be sure that we are all present and focused during rehearsals this week. We will be working hard to get the rest of the show on the field. 


The weather for this week looks less than cooperative. Be sure that our time together is as productive as it can possibly be. We appreciate your flexibility when it comes to the weather. 


This Saturday will be in marching band uniforms. The students will need their black member t-shirtLONG black socks, and athletic shorts for under their uniform. 


We will also begin taking payments for the Spring 2020 trip to New York City. We are thrilled about the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall! Please see the announcement below about the payment schedule and procedures for registering for the trip. 


All Band Dues must be paid for students to be eligible for the Spring Trip. 
 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday (9/24) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30

Thursday (9/26) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Saturday (9/28) BRIARCREST MARCHING INVITATIONAL 

* See itinerary for details. 

Please use the parking lots to pick up students after we return. The circle drives need to be clear of vehicles for the bus and truck parking. Thank you!

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

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


Upcoming Dates:

- 9/28: Briarcrest Marching Invitational

- 10/4: Home Football vs. Bartlett (Homecoming)

- 10/5: Collierville Tournament of Champions

- 10/7: WindEnsemble Placement Auditions (All-West Music)

- 10/11: Away Football @Collierville

- 10/12-10/21: Fall Break

- 10/25: Home Football vs. Cordova

- 10/26: Paragould Marching Invitational 


Band Booster Dues

Thank you to all who have paid their dues on time and/or in full! If you haven’t made your third payment, it is now PAST DUE (as of September 15th)! 


Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and the purchasing of all of the materials/equipment for Band Camp, marching season and concert season.


As a reminder, a minimum of three payments totaling $550 should have been paid for all band members at this time.  The 2019-20 band dues payment schedule is as follows:

May 15th: $200

July 15th: $175

Sept 15th: $175  <— WE ARE HERE!!!

Nov 15th: $175


Student Accounts

Student Account balances are available in a spreadsheet in Charms.

1.  Log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com

2.  Enter “HHSBoosters” as the school code

3.  Use your “Student Area Password” that you share with your student

4.  The spreadsheet is in the “Handouts & Files” folder

Note:  Student names are added to the Student Account Worksheet if/when monies are added to an account. Information from the Commissary Coupon sale will be added before next Monday (9/30). 

 

SPRING TRIP UPDATE

We will be traveling to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall (3/21/20-3/24/20). Our students will be part of the World Premiere of a piece commissioned for the Houston High School Band and composed by Brant Karrick (https://www.windrep.org/Brant_Karrick). This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students to be part of Houston Band History. 

The cost - $1850. Don’t freak out! We will have plenty of opportunities for fundraisers

directly into Student accounts.


Payment Schedule

October 1- $400 – This payment is the initial deposit and is non-refundable

November 1- $400

December 1- $400

January 15- $400

February 15- $250


Payments will go directly to the boosters not travel company. For those wanting to make Spring Trip payments via PayPal, please visit thehoustonband.com/spring-trip. Installment payments can be initiated using the PayPal section. Payments can also be mailed to: HHS Band Boosters, PO Box 38233, Germantown, TN 38183. Please include indication that payment is for the Spring Trip, Student’s Name and any other instructions regarding payment or use of student account funds.

 

FUNDRAISING 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.


FLAMINGO FLOCKING

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


MUSTANG MOOLA

Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, set up an account using enrollment code: F9L39E9E4629, and buy eGift cards (ScripNow) only, (NOT physical or reloadable cards). On the left hand side of screen, change the search to “card type” and select ScripNow so you don’t get confused! 


There are thousands of retailers who offer rebates for buying their cards, and new this year, the entire rebate goes to your student account! Think food vendors like Starbucks, McDonald’s, Chili’s, Subway. Think about everyday purchases like Target and Wal-mart, TJ Maxx, Old Navy. Think about home improvement like Lowe’s and Home Depot (we bought a new fridge with Home Depot gift cards!) Think travel plans like Carnival and Hotels.com, Air BnB! With some high dollar purchases you’ll be making anyway, put it on a gift card and get the rebate benefit!


BOON SUPPLY

Shop online at https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/603634-the-houston-band-boosters. This is a BIG one because 40% of your purchase goes right back into your student account. Buy your teacher gifts, Christmas presents, birthday gifts for the whole next year! There are more than just bags on this site, so look around and buy some stuff! Then send the link to your friends and family and have them shop online using your student’s name at checkout!


Upcoming Promotions

Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough - for every box sold, $3 goes to your student account


Butter Braids bread - for every bread sold, $3 goes to your student account


The cookies and butter braids will sell themselves if you just tell people you’re selling them. Post a picture on Facebook or Instagram, send out an email, put the flyer in your work breakroom…it’s really easy to sell these!


We know there are a lot of different things going on, but we do that so you can pick and choose which, if any, you want to participate in! There is no requirement, so do one, do none, or do them all! It’s up to you!

We hope that everyone had a great weekend. We are very proud of our band students for last Friday’s football performance! They did a fantastic job with the middle school band students, the first time out in uniforms, and maintaining focus on the show performance at halftime. Outstanding job, Band!


The week of our first marching contest is finally here! We have a lot of work yet to be done in preparation for the Arlington Open Invitational this Saturday (9/21). Check the itinerary for details about the schedule. Please be sure that we are all present and focused during rehearsals this week. We will be working hard to get the rest of the show on the field. 


This week is going to be VERY HOT (again), so be sure that we are getting enough rest and water. As always, student safety is our primary concern. We will plan rehearsals accordingly and ask that everyone remains flexible as we work through the week.


This Saturday will be in marching band uniforms. The students will need their black member t-shirtlong black socks, and athletic shorts for under their uniform.

 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday (9/17)                       Rehearsal 3:00-5:30

Thursday (9/19)                     Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday (9/20)  Pep Band for Football @ Arlington

5:00 – Students Arrive at HHS in Show Shirts and Shorts

7:00 – Kick-off

10:00 – Depart Arlington HS

~10:30 – Arrive at HHS 

Saturday (9/21) ARLINGTON OPEN INVITATIONAL

* See itinerary for details

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS


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


Band Booster Dues

Thank you to all who have paid their dues on time and/or in full!  The third payment is now due (September 15th)!


Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and the purchasing of all of the materials/equipment for Band Camp, marching season and concert season.


As a reminder, a minimum of three payments totaling $550 should have been paid for all band members at this time.  The 2019-20 band dues payment schedule is as follows:

May 15th: $200

July 15th: $175

Sept 15th: $175  <— WE ARE HERE!!!

Nov 15th: $175


Student Accounts

Student Account balances are available in a spreadsheet in charms.

1.  Log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com

2.  Enter “HHSBoosters” as the school code

3.  Use your “Student Area Password” that you share with your student

4.  The spreadsheet is int he “Handouts & Files” folder

Note:  Student names are added to the Student Account Worksheet if/when monies are added to an account.  

 

Fundraising 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.


COMMISSARY COUPONS

Please be sure that all coupon orders have been turned in. 


FLAMINGO FLOCKING

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:

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


MUSTANG MOOLA

Go to www.shopwithscrip.com, set up an account using enrollment code: F9L39E9E4629, and buy eGift cards (ScripNow) only, (NOT physical or reloadable cards). On the left hand side of screen, change the search to “card type” and select ScripNow so you don’t get confused! 


There are thousands of retailers who offer rebates for buying their cards, and new this year, the entire rebate goes to your student account! Think food vendors like Starbucks, McDonald’s, Chili’s, Subway. Think about everyday purchases like Target and Wal-mart, TJ Maxx, Old Navy. Think about home improvement like Lowe’s and Home Depot (we bought a new fridge with Home Depot gift cards!) Think travel plans like Carnival and Hotels.com, Air BnB! With some high dollar purchases you’ll be making anyway, put it on a gift card and get the rebate benefit!


BOON SUPPLY

Shop online at https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/603634-the-houston-band-boosters. This is a BIG one because 40% of your purchase goes right back into your studentaccount. Buy your teacher gifts, Christmas presents, birthday gifts for the whole next year! There are more than just bags on this site, so look around and buy some stuff! Then send the link to your friends and family and have them shop online using your student’s name at checkout!


Upcoming Promotions

Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough - for every box sold, $3 goes to your student account


Butter Braids bread - for every bread sold, $3 goes to your student account


The cookies and butter braids will sell themselves if you just tell people you’re selling them. Post a picture on Facebook or Instagram, send out an email, put the flyer in your work breakroom…it’s really easy to sell these!


We know there are a lot of different things going on, but we do that so you can pick and choose which, if any, you want to participate in! There is no requirement, so do one, do none, or do them all! It’s up to you!

We hope that everyone had a great weekend. We are closing in on our first contest of the year, and we are hard at work getting the show ready. 


The Commissary Coupon sale has been extended! Please turn in all order forms no later than Friday September 13th. Remember, this is a great way to reduce the cost of the spring trip!

This week is going to be VERY HOT, so be sure that we are getting enough rest and water. As always, student safety is our primary concern. We will plan rehearsals accordingly and ask that everyone remains flexible as we work through the week.


We will be hosting the band students from Houston and Riverdale middle schools this Friday at our annual Middle School Band night. Please make every effort to welcome our guests and show them what a great group we have. 


This Friday will also be our first performance in full marching band uniforms. The students will need their black member t-shirtlong black socks, and athletic shorts for under their uniform. We will be distributing the member shirts to the new students this week.


The Arlington Open Invitational is coming up on Saturday, September 21st. We will rehearse at 3:00pm that afternoon. Our performance time that evening will be 8:40pm. We will send a detailed itinerary in next week’s email.


 

THIS WEEK

Tuesday (9/10) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30

Thursday (9/12) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday (9/13) Home Football vs. ECS

5:45pm – All Students dressed in uniform and in places for warm up

6:10pm – Middle School Students join us for warm up

6:30pm – March into Stadium

7:00pm – Kick Off

~8:00pm – Halftime performance

~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-WESTaudition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. Please print this and begin working on it asap. The January 18th, 2020 audition is mandatoryfor 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 orders has been extended to Friday 9/13.  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