ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS

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

  • At the High School, we have had 40 positive cases of COVID since fall break. These have been predominantly attributed to extra-curricular activities. This is why the safety measures we have implemented are now more important than ever. Wear your masks, keep your distance at all times, wash your hands, and remember that it's up to each of us to keep all of us safe.

  • Be sure you're working on the Holiday Music posted to Schoology

  • Details about the video project will be provided next week

  • All West Music is uploaded to Smart Music, be sure to spend class time working on it every day.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Stay safe and come back ready to close out the first semester strong!

SENIOR RECOGNITION

We were so happy to be able to honor our class of 2021 Band Members last Friday night. Families were treated to a great senior memories video created by Chandler Kuhn, here is the link to that video.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

Mr. Nesvick, Band Director at HMS is organizing a Salvation Army bell ringing and holiday music performance for December 5th at the Kroger in Germantown. Service Hours will be awarded and its always a good time spreading holiday cheer and raising money for the Salvation Army.


Please click the link and read the directions for sign up. In year's past, it was a huge party and everyone was welcome. Due to space and safety protocols, we are limiting the musicians. This year, the kids will have to prepare some extra music and really know their part before they get there. I used to be able to walk around behind kids with my trumpet and blast their music in their ears so they could learn the part on the fly. Sadly for me, I (Mr. Nesvick) won't be able to do this and kids will need to be prepared. Any questions, please email him at spencer.nesvick@gmsdk12.org. Click below to sign-up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAEA62AA6F85-register

FUNDRAISING


COMMISSARY GIFT CARDS

Start planning out a few of those holiday gifts or have the backup plan ready for dinner,

when life gets busy during the holidays. We will once again be selling Commissary Gift

Cards ($38) starting now through December 3rd. Money and the order form can be

turned into the band room ”woody box” and there will be a special drive through drop off for virtual families. The order form is attached here. Contact Amy Burgess with questions burgess3@gmail.com.


Commissary BBQ Certificates-$38 – (Goal is to sell 2 per family)

6 Pack (Meat Buns), 1 Qt BBQ Beans, 1 Pt. coleslaw,

BBQ Sauce and 1 Qt of Banana Pudding

Certificates will be distributed the week of December 14th


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.