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Every year, Houston Band students and families are asked to participate in a few select - but highly important - fundraising opportunities. These fundraisers are vital to the band's ability to continue to provide all the "extras" that make our band program great! Fundraisers support the purchase of new instruments and music, help pay for our outside instructors, help cover costs of events such as Band Camp and much...MUCH more!

Please take a moment to check out the various fundraising opportunities included in this bulletin. Knowing how busy all our families are, we strive to find fundraising options that are EASY for students and families to engage in and have success. In order to meet our budgeted goal, each fundraiser has a recommended family goal, and we need everyone's participation. If you have any questions about our fundraisers, please don't hesitate to ask! Thank you all for your continued support of our amazing Houston Band!

Commissary BBQ Certificates

6 Pack (Meat (Pork or Chicken) & Buns), 1 Qt BBQ Beans, 1 Pt. Coleslaw, BBQ Sauce and 1 Qt of Banana Pudding

Certificates $42 – Goal is 3 per family

Sale runs August 2 – August 17, 2022

These coupons make great gifts and for nights when you don’t want to cook. Have fun selling and eating BBQ from a Germantown Landmark, or also visit their Collierville location! (Carryout only)

Payment must be submitted with the order and make checks payable to Houston High School Band Boosters! Certificates are valid until December 2023 so be sure to stock up!

Car Washes

Support the band and get your car washed, too! There will be two separate car wash dates. The group that raises the most money on each of the days will receive a pizza party. Members are encouraged to talk to teachers, office staff, family, and friends to sell tickets.

Tickets $10 – Goal is 10 per band/guard member for each Car Wash Drive

Car Wash Drive #1:

Money will be due no later than Monday, August 29th

Get your car washed on August 27

Car Wash Drive #2:

Money will be due no later than Monday, November 7th

Get your car washed on November 5

There will be multiple locations for each date.

Tickets sold will be good at any of the locations listed on the ticket.

Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough

It’s almost time for Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies!

These are a very popular product for the band!

All Items are $20 Each – Goal is 6 per family

Sale begins September 12, 2022 and ends October 3, 2022

A couple very important facts regarding the cookie dough:

  • Cookie dough is frozen, so it must be picked up and delivered/stored in your home freezer on the day of delivery

  • The expected delivery date will be prior to Thanksgiving, with the exact date determined once orders are turned in

  • The fundraiser profits will be used to support the extra expenses of the band including extra instructors, buses, meals, equipment, etc.

Paper packets will be sent home with each band and color guard member but you can also check out and place an order online for cookie dough ($20 each) on The Houston Band Website (link coming soon). Checks or cash will be placed in Woody in the Band Room or a check can be mailed to the band booster PO box.


Band Merchandise

Coming soon: A new flier with all band merchandise available!

These are great gifts for band members, parents and grandparents! Previous items have been The Houston Band shirts, show shirts, shorts, hats, hoodies, and more!

Christmas Ornaments

Coming soon: The band will also be selling commemorative Christmas ornaments this year. Look for more information later this semester!

We are so happy to have you join this amazing organization! Students will need their instruments and music every day in class, and we will hold after school rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 once school starts. Students will not ride the bus home on these days (we have one every year who forgets and takes their bus home).


BOTH the July and August installments are now due. Payment coupons can be found here:

**As a reminder dues are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625)**

Please be sure you are up-to-date on your band dues!

Many of our yearly expenses happen right now during marching season, so prompt payments are very much appreciated!! Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far.

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 ( 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



8/7/2022 11:30am - 2:30pm JR/SR Uniform Fittings

8/7/2022 1 - 3pm SENIOR Banner Portraits - Outside

8/7/2022 3 - 6pm FR/SOPH Uniform Fittings


8/9/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal

8/11/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal



Marching season is quickly approaching and that means that it is time to get the kids' uniforms ready. The uniform fitting date is SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th and it is MANDATORY

that every kid come to get fitted for a uniform. The schedule will be:


11:30am-2:30pm - ALL JRS AND SRS


IF you have a legitimate reason for not being able to make this date ("I didn't feel like

getting up early" does NOT count!), we will have a makeup date on Wednesday, August 10th from 3:30-6:30.

If you have not returned your concert wear, please bring it when you come for marching band fittings. We know who you are...

Things to know:

  • Yes, every band member will receive a show shirt that will take the place of the jacket. The black member shirt is to be worn under the new show shirt. Freshmen and new band kids will get their member shirts from Mr. Taylor. Pants, shoes, socks and hats remain the same.

  • All pieces of the uniform will be fitted on the fitting day. The traditional jacket, gauntlets, gloves, etc. will be worn for the Christmas parade.

  • Kids wear their own gym shorts under their pants and long black socks with their uniforms when performing. Each child is responsible for their own black socks.

  • New kids and freshmen are welcome to use "stock" (ie, gently used) marching shoes IF their size is available. Otherwise, shoes will be ordered for them for $40. Please bring cash or a check just in case shoes need to be ordered.

  • Please wear gym shorts and t-shirts to the fitting!


It takes a lot of volunteers to fit all these kids! Please take a look at the sign up genius and help if you can. You do not need experience and we are a really fun group! Also, if you volunteer, your kid gets to skip the line! Jrs/Srs - this is a great opportunity for service hours! Please sign up if you can.

SignUp for Uniform Fitting Help Aug 7

If you do have some sewing experience, and you are able to help with alterations, please reach out to We will be hemming pants and jacket sleeves after fittings, if needed.

Thank you! And please email with any questions or concerns.



As mentioned at the Ice Cream Social on Sunday afternoon, we are in need of parent volunteers in MANY capacities! We’ve got SUPER FUN volunteer opportunities galore, so no matter what you may be interested in or how much (or how little) time you have, we’ve got a spot for you, and we NEED you! There’s nothing more fun for kids than band – and their families! If you are interested in volunteering with The Houston Band, please complete this form as soon as possible as committees are forming now!

2022-2023 HHS Band Parent Volunteer Interest Form

We can’t wait to get started making the 2022-2023 band year the best year yet! Thanks for being a part of this great group and for making The Houston Band the BEST BAND IN THE LAND!



ATTENTION ALL SENIORS! It's your time to shine!!! Senior Band Portraits will be taken Sunday afternoon (August 7th) DIRECTLY AFTER YOUR UNIFORM FITTING. Please come between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. ALL SENIORS - band and guard - will need their instrument and their uniform top. We will do the pictures outside like we have in the past.

Please look for Sheila Jeevan or Sara Hagan.

These portraits will be used for various functions including the vinyl banners that hang on the fence at the football field. The cost of the banners is $24.00 each, and students who purchase a banner will be able to take it home at the end of the season. Please bring a check made payable to Sheila Jeevan or cash. Please note the student's name in the memo/note line. DO NOT MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE HHS BAND BOOSTERS. Pictures will be taken of ALL SENIORS whether you choose to purchase your banner or not.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sheila Jeevan at Thanks, and we will see you Sunday (8/7) from 1-3!



Everyone worked so hard and learned so much last week! Be sure to keep hydrating, sleeping well, and wearing sunscreen! Check out more pictures on our Facebook page: The Houston Band



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. Important dates have been updated on the calendar.

Attendance policy is outlined in the HHS Band Handbook. Please review the Houston Band Handbook on the website.



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 | John Hagan

We are so excited about the start of our 2022 marching band season here at Houston High School. We can’t wait to see everyone at our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday (7/24) at 3:00pm, this is a great opportunity to meet folks and get a sneak peak of this year’s band.

We have a lot of important information for you so please read this message carefully.

  • Band Camp is Monday-Friday (July 25-29) from 8:00am-4:30pm. It is MANDATORY for all students wishing to take part in band at HHS.

  • Lunch is provided by the Band Booster Hospitality Committee every day. If you have a food allergy or are a vegetarian, and you have not contacted Amy Eoff ( or Holly Clark ( please do so IMMEDIATELY.

  • Section Leaders and upper class students need to make sure that your section has a tent ready to set up Monday morning. All students should bring camp chairs or something to sit on during breaks. Parents can provide extra water or even popsicles for the students in the section. Check with your section leader to be sure these items are covered.

  • Students who need marching instruments (mellophones, baritones, sousaphones, etc.) will be assigned those instruments on Monday morning by their section leader. Be sure to arrive no later than 7:40 if you need one of these instruments.

  • The weather is going to be very very hot next week. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water throughout the weekend and into next week. STUDENTS MUST WEAR HATS, T-SHIRTS, and SHORTS as well as TENNIS SHOES AT ALL TIMES. Bring sunscreen to apply multiple times throughout the day each day. Sunglasses are also highly encouraged.

  • Students must complete and print a signed Parent Consent and Emergency Contact Form with them on Monday morning. Give this to Mr. Taylor or Dr. Hagan when you arrive. The form can be found here:

We are going to have a fantastic year here at The Houston Band!

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