April 18, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

4/18/2022 NO SCHOOL

4/19/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

4/19/2022 4p-5:30p Percussion Clinic

4/20/2022 3p-5p Guard Clinic

4/20/2022 3p-4:30p Orchestra

4/21/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

4/21/2022 4p-5:30p Percussion Clinic

4/22/2022 3p-5p Guard Clinic


Rehearsal Reminders:

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

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

  • Guard Clinic this week on Wednesday and Friday!

  • Percussion Clinic this week on Tuesday and Thursday

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: BAND BANQUET MAY 2

Our annual band banquet will be held on May 2, 2022, in the Great Hall.


All students and families are invited!

 

2022-2023 BAND SIGN-UP AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Please complete the form linked below if you will be a member of the Houston High School Band in the 2022-2023 school year. This form is for new members (rising 9th graders) as well as ALL returning members. This form will provide us with the instrumentation and numbers from which base our plans for the Fall of 2022.


https://forms.gle/cC2JHcjRB2qqehLb9


We will hold a virtual information meeting for all new and returning members on Monday, April 25th at 7:00pm. Please follow the link below to join the meeting:


2022 Virtual Information Meeting - Houston High School Band

Monday, April 25 · 7:00 – 8:00pm

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/mgn-jsyt-ioo

 

COLORGUARD 2022-2023 CLINIC DATES

Colorguard will have clinic dates on these days from 3p-5p:


● Wednesday, April 20

● Friday, April 22

 

Uniform News

We are currently having the marching uniforms cleaned after Disney, and we are scheduling 2 work days to put them all back in the garment bags. Please check your calendars to see if you can help us on May 4th from 3:30-6, and May 5th from 5-8. If you are able to help, please sign up on the Sign Up Genius below. This is a big job and any help you can give us is very much appreciated!!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4BA4AC28A2FE3-help5


Be on the lookout for more information regarding the collection of concert wear after the spring concert. We will collect EVERYONE's concert wear and store it in the uniform room until next fall. More details to come!

 

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