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

COOKIE DOUGH/BUTTER BRAIDS


Thanks for your support!


Thank you to all of the band families that supported the cookie dough and butter braid fundraiser! It was a huge success! A special thanks to all of the adults and students that helped to sort product, pick up and deliver cookie dough and butter braids, and count money and orders. The funds raised through fundraising help to pay for the extra instructors and other band expenses throughout the

year.

SENIOR RECOGNITION

We were so happy to be able to honor our class of 2021 Band Members Friday night. While it was not the usual celebration, it was special and unique. See a few of the photos below. Families were treated to a great senior memories video created by Chandler Kuhn, That link should be available on Schoology this week or will be sent in next week’s newsletter. Here is the link to our promo video that we also watched. Thank you Seniors for your continued leadership during this unusual year.

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.

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

COOKIE DOUGH/BUTTER BRAIDS

Frozen cookie dough and butter braids (previously ordered) NEED to be picked up in the small parking lot in front of the band room 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Wednesday November 4th. Orders will need to be delivered after pick up or placed in your freezer for storage.


There will be a few extra butter braids and cookie dough that will be available for cash and carry on November 4th 3:30-5:30 PM while supplies last. If you missed ordering, this is your chance. Please call Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 if you need to make other arrangements to get your order. If you have not already sent payment for late orders, please send the payments in prior to Wednesday.

HELP NEEDED

We need 1-3 volunteers this Weds, November 4th from 1:15pm-3:15pm to help sort and organize the orders for pickup. Please text Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900.

SENIOR RECOGNITION

The Fall Senior Recognition Night will take place this Friday, November 6th at 6:30pm. All Seniors and their families should join us to celebrate our Seniors at the football stadium. This will allow for proper social distance and an outdoor venue. Activities will include group photos for the yearbook, 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. Families of seniors please mark your calendars for this special night.

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.

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

  • 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.