ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

3/7/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

3/8/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3/8/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

3/9/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

3/10/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

3/11/2022 WTSBOA Concert Festival


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • Symphonic Band on Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Wind Ensemble on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Varsity Guard on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Junior Varsity Guard on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Indoor Percussion on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

WTSBOA Spring Concert Festival



THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND.


Friday 3/11 at West Collierville Middle School


This event is for the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Concert Festival is a field trip and students are excused for the entire day.


  • All band students arrive at school dressed in their concert wear

  • All band students need to bring lunch/they will miss the lunch period

  • Students may bring a change of clothes for when they return

  • Once the students return to school they are allowed to check out with their parent's permission. Parents must send the director an email stating the student will be checked out once they return to school (Symphonic Band - Mr. Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org, Wind Ensemble - Mr. Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org)

  • Students who remain on campus will be sent to the remaining classes until school dismissal at 2:45


Parents are welcome to attend these performances at West Collierville Middle School. The event is free. Your children have done a great job preparing for this assessment. Come see their hard work!


CONCERT ATTIRE- Concert Black Dress for Girls with PEARLS, Concert Tux for Boys- Black Pants, White Shirt, Black Vest, Black Tie, Black Tux Jacket, Black dress shoes, BLACK SOCKS

 

Support The Houston Band By Purchasing a Sponsorship T Shirt

Houston Band T Shirts for Sale – Theme “Band is Family” – Designs and color to be determined based on submissions. Guildan Soft Style T Shirt with multiple colors and Band Sponsors will be featured on the back. Sizes range from Adult Small to Adult 4 XL

$16 each: S-XL; $19 each: 2XL – 4XL.


To purchase t shirts, please complete the google form from your computer by following the link: https://www.thehoustonband.com/tshirt-order-form


If you don’t have access to a computer and experience issues, please email Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com for assistance.


To pay online via Paypal, click on the Donate link on the page.


To pay by cash or check, send in payment no later than Thursday March 10th. Payments will be collected from the Band Room on Friday March 11th to place the orders. Please enter T Shirt in the subject line of the check and/or on the envelope along with the band student name.


Online orders and payments will close on Friday March 11th. The plan is for the t-shirts to be in by the end of March and distributed so that they can be worn at Disney if desired.


Order Confirmation –

You will receive a Google Form receipt via email to confirm that your order was placed correctly.


Paypal Confirmation –

You will receive a paypal receipt notification via email to confirm that your payment was sent correctly.


Please feel free to forward the link to family and friends that would like to purchase t-shirts, but please enter the band student that will be picking up the t-shirts.


Children’s sizes may be available by request.

Email Burgess3@gmail.com – Attn: Houston Band T Shirts


Thanks in advance for supporting The Houston Band!

 

Spring Disney Trip


We will be performing in the afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom on Friday April 8th. We will release a detailed itinerary closer to the trip date, but here is the current schedule for our trip.


● Wednesday 4/6 - Leave Germantown and travel to Orlando

● Thursday 4/7 - Animal Kingdom

● Friday 4/8 - Magic Kingdom (with an afternoon parade)

● Saturday 4/9 - Hollywood Studios

● Sunday 4/10 - Return from Orlando to Germantown

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues in full. All payments should have been received for the 2021-2022 year.


All payments that have been received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box have been logged/deposited. As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625).


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 (thehoustonband.com) 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 houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)

 

BAND CALENDAR

Important dates have been updated on the calendar. 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. https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

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.

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

2/28/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

3/1/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

3/1/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

3/2/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

3/3/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

3/3/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

3/4/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard

3/5/2022 Southaven Contest


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • Symphonic Band on Tuesdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Wind Ensemble on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Varsity Guard on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Junior Varsity Guard on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Indoor Percussion on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

Southaven Contest

Please see the attachment for the full contest itinerary, at Southaven High School.

● 9am - Get Uniforms, Meeting in Big Band Room

● 1120am - Warm-Up

● 1210pm - Performance

● 245pm - Arrive at HHS

 

WTSBOA Spring Concert Festival

The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are in the final push as we prepare for the annual WTSBOA State Concert Assessment. This event is FRIDAY, MARCH 11th at West Collierville Middle School, and parents are encouraged to attend if at all possible. The Symphonic Band Performs at 10:30 and the Wind Ensemble performs at 12:10.


THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND.


It has been on the calendar since it was first published (March of 2021), and failure to attend can have an adverse effect on student grades. This is the biggest event of the year for our concert ensembles.

 

Spring Disney Trip


We are excited to announce that Disney has just informed us that we will be performing in the afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom on Friday April 8th. We will release a detailed itinerary closer to the trip date, but here is the current schedule for our trip.


● Wednesday 4/6 - Leave Germantown and travel to Orlando

● Thursday 4/7 - Animal Kingdom

● Friday 4/8 - Magic Kingdom (with an afternoon parade)

● Saturday 4/9 - Hollywood Studios

● Sunday 4/10 - Return from Orlando to Germantown

 

Support The Houston Band By Purchasing a Sponsorship T Shirt

Houston Band T Shirts for Sale – Theme “Band is Family” – Designs and color to be determined based on submissions. Guildan Soft Style T Shirt with multiple colors and Band Sponsors will be featured on the back. Sizes range from Adult Small to Adult 4 XL

$16 each: S-XL; $19 each: 2XL – 4XL.


To purchase t shirts, please complete the google form from your computer by following the link: https://www.thehoustonband.com/tshirt-order-form


If you don’t have access to a computer and experience issues, please email Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com for assistance.


To pay online via Paypal, click on the Donate link on the page.


To pay by cash or check, send in payment no later than Thursday March 10th. Payments will be collected from the Band Room on Friday March 11th to place the orders. Please enter T Shirt in the subject line of the check and/or on the envelope along with the band student name.


Online orders and payments will close on Friday March 11th. The plan is for the t-shirts to be in by the end of March and distributed so that they can be worn at Disney if desired.


Order Confirmation –

You will receive a Google Form receipt via email to confirm that your order was placed correctly.


Paypal Confirmation –

You will receive a paypal receipt notification via email to confirm that your payment was sent correctly.


Please feel free to forward the link to family and friends that would like to purchase t-shirts, but please enter the band student that will be picking up the t-shirts.


Children’s sizes may be available by request.

Email Burgess3@gmail.com – Attn: Houston Band T Shirts


Thanks in advance for supporting The Houston Band!

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues in full. All payments should have been received for the 2021-2022 year.


All payments that have been received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box have been logged/deposited. As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625).


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 (thehoustonband.com) 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 houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)

 

BAND CALENDAR

Important dates have been updated on the calendar. 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. https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

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.

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

2/14/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

2/15/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

2/16/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

2/17/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

2/18/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

2/18/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • NO Symphonic Band this week!

  • Wind Ensemble on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 4:30pm

  • Varsity Guard on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Junior Varsity Guard on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Indoor Percussion on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

CONGRATULATIONS ALL-WEST PARTICIPANTS

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the WTSBOA All-West Honor Band Clinic this weekend! We are very proud of the hard work each of them put into being a part of this event. Also, special thanks to our parent chaperones Meggan Boston, Leanne Coffey, and Silvana Krueger for feeding us and helping to make the weekend run so smoothly!

 

HOSTON HIGH SCHOOL FLUTE QUARTET SELECTED AS WINNERS OF THE TBA SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

A quartet of flute students made up of Sophia Cheng, Wesley Lim, Cindy Liu, and Aida Xue were selected as West Tennessee winners of the 2022 Tennessee Bandmasters Association All-State Solo and Ensemble Contest. They will perform at a concert featuring the winners from Middle and East Tennessee at the Tennessee Music Educators Clinic in April.

 

MEGHA PARIKH SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE 2022 WTSBOA LUBRANI SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to Megha Parikh on her selection for the Lubrani Scholarship at the 2022 All-West Clinic. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to the highest chair 12th Grade Clarinet in the 11/12 Blue Band. Megha has served as a Drum Major for the Marching Band, and will perform in the pit orchestra for this year’s Spring Musical The Fiddler on the Roof.

 

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 2022 COMMUNITY/CORPORATE SPONSOR

The Houston Band is excited to offer a T Shirt Design Contest available to all students to design the front of the 2022 Sponsorship T Shirt that will feature The Houston Band sponsors on the back. Please get your entries in no later than Friday February 25th at 3 PM. The name and phone number should be included on the back of the submission.


The Sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to showcase local businesses and community supporters and families can also show their support with a $100 donation. The family name will be listed on the back of the shirt and one t-shirt will be included with each family sponsorship. The proposed deadline for sponsorship is February 25, 2022.


Please contact Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 or email Burgess3@gmail.com. Please email any logos or information Attn The Houston Band to Burgess3@gmail.com. Payments can be sent to the Band PO Box or paid via paypal on the band website.

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER DUES

Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues in full. All payments should have been received for the 2021-2022 year.


All payments that have been received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box have been logged/deposited. As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625).


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 (thehoustonband.com) 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 houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)

 

BAND CALENDAR

Important dates have been updated on the calendar. 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. https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar


Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website. https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

 

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.

 

If you ever have any questions about class or anything band related,

please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org | John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org