ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

9/7/2021 3:00 - 5:00pm          Full Band Rehearsal

9/9/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm          Full Band Rehearsal

9/10/2021 5:30pm - until         Home Football Game (see instructions below)



Tues/Thurs Rehearsal Reminders:

  • You MUST have your large water bottle (from camp) with you. Fill it up fully before going outside for rehearsal.

  • You should have sunglasses and a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes (so you can keep your eyes open and watch the Drum Majors).

  • Please bring appropriate clothing for an outdoor rehearsal in August (shorts and t shirts).

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please remember that ALL rehearsals and performances are mandatory for all members of the Houston High School Band Program. Missing rehearsals or performances can have an adverse effect on student grades. We depend on each and every band member

to have a successful year.

HOME FOOTBALL GAME, FRIDAY, SEPT 10, 2021

Required Dress

  • Member shirts (NOT show shirts), gym shorts, and long black socks

Schedule

  • 5:30 - Guard and Percussion arrive in the band room (Follow staff instructions)

  • 5:45 - Winds seated and ready to play in the band room for Warm-Up

  • 6:30 - Enter the stadium

  • Halftime - Perform the Halftime Show

  • After the Game - Dismiss to the band room/Stack and Rack the

  • Chairs and Stands/Clean up all trash

THE HOUSTON BAND DUES

If you have not paid the full amount of yearly band dues yet, please do so!


Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far. All payments received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box through August 17th 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.

UNIFORM HELP NEEDED FOR HOME GAMES

Click Here for the Uniform Help Sign Up Genius


The kids will soon be wearing their uniforms for home games and we need help getting them ready! The sign up genius has slots for before the game, and for after the game. Please take a look and sign up where you can. This is a great way to get involved with the band and get to know the kids and other parents. There will be separate sign up geniuses for competitions. If you have any questions, please email Ashley or Leanne at

houstonbanduniforms@outlook.com.

SECTIONALS SCHEDULE

Mondays will split between woodwinds and brass (colorguard and percussion will set their own schedules). These rehearsals are mandatory.


9/13 - Woodwinds

9/20 - Brass

9/27 - Woodwinds

10/4 - Brass

10/18 - Woodwinds

10/25 - Brass

MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS

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

8/30/2021 3:00 - 5:00pm          Brass Sectionals

8/31/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm          Full Band Rehearsal

9/02/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm         Full Band Rehearsal

9/03/2021 5:30 pm until... Home Football Game (see instructions below)


Tues/Thurs Rehearsal Reminders:

  • You MUST have your large water bottle (from camp) with you. Fill it up fully before going outside for rehearsal.

  • You should have sunglasses and a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes (so you can keep your eyes open and watch the Drum Majors).

  • Please bring appropriate clothing for an outdoor rehearsal in August (shorts and t shirts).

HOME FOOTBALL GAME, FRIDAY, SEPT 3, 2021

Required Dress

  • Winds and Percussion will wear Show Shirts

  • Color Guard will wear Show Shirts and Black Leggings


Schedule

  • 5:30 - Guard and Percussion arrive in the band room (Follow staff instructions)

  • 5:45 - Winds seated and ready to play in the band room for Warm-Up

  • 6:30 - Enter the stadium

  • Halftime - Perform the Halftime Show

  • After the Game - Dismiss to the band room/Stack and Rack the Chairs and Stands/Clean up all trash

UNIFORM HELP NEEDED FOR HOME GAMES

Click Here for the Uniform Help Sign Up Genius


The kids will soon be wearing their uniforms for home games and we need help getting them ready! The sign up genius has slots for before the game, and for after the game. Please take a look and sign up where you can. This is a great way to get involved with the band and get to know the kids and other parents. There will be separate sign up geniuses for competitions. If you have any questions, please email Ashley or Leanne at

houstonbanduniforms@outlook.com.

THE HOUSTON BAND DUES

If you have not paid the full amount of yearly band dues yet, please do so!


Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far. All payments received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box through August 17th 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.

SECTIONALS SCHEDULE

Mondays will split between woodwinds and brass (colorguard and percussion will set their own schedules). These rehearsals are mandatory.


8/23 - Woodwinds

8/30 - Brass

9/13 - Woodwinds

9/20 - Brass

9/27 - Woodwinds

10/4 - Brass

10/18 - Woodwinds

10/25 - Brass

MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS

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

8/23/2021 3:00 - 5:00pm          Woodwind Sectionals

8/24/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm          Full Band Rehearsal

8/26/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm         Full Band Rehearsal


Tues/Thurs Rehearsal Reminders:

  • You MUST have your large water bottle (from camp) with you. Fill it up fully before going outside for rehearsal.

  • You should have sunglasses and a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes (so you can keep your eyes open and watch the Drum Majors).

  • Please bring appropriate clothing for an outdoor rehearsal in August (shorts and t shirts).

THE HOUSTON BAND DUES

If you have not paid the full amount of yearly band dues yet, please do so!


Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far. All payments received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box through August 17th 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.

FOOTBALL TICKETS

The Houston Band is not playing at the Briarcrest away game this Friday, August 27, 2021, but we have been informed the gate is only taking online tickets for admission to this game. If you are going, please buy your tickets through the website: https://gofan.co/app/school/TN8765

SECTIONALS SCHEDULE

Mondays will split between woodwinds and brass (colorguard and percussion will set their own schedules). These rehearsals are mandatory.


8/23 - Woodwinds

8/30 - Brass

9/13 - Woodwinds

9/20 - Brass

9/27 - Woodwinds

10/4 - Brass

10/18 - Woodwinds

10/25 - Brass

MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS

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