April 4, 2021

SPRING CONCERT

Mark your calendars for a spring concert 6:30pm on May 11th at the Houston Football Stadium. All students and families are welcome, even if you are not playing this semester. Look for performances by the Spring Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Percussion. We will be showing the Winterguard performance on the jumbotron as well.

MARCHING BAND TRAINING SESSIONS

We will be having Spring Training/Marching Fundamental Training starting THIS WEEK Tuesday, April 6th 3:00pm-4:00pm and Wednesday, April 7th 3:00pm - 4:00pm. This is a required practice for all Freshmen - Juniors. Hybrid Students should attend on the day that they go to school. Virtual students can select which day, but need to attend at least one session per week. Get here as soon as possible after your last virtual class is dismissed.

Dress comfortably with gym shoes, no flip flops. You do not need to bring instruments.


We understand that the testing schedule makes this difficult for the students that are not on campus. Do your best and reach out to Mr. Taylor with questions or concerns. We want to be able to start strong at Band Camp in August and this allows our new band members and this year’s Freshmen to get ahead of the incoming 8th graders.

WINTERGUARD

Congratulations to the Houston Guard on a great season! It was challenging but you rose to the occasion. Great job!

IMPORTANT DATES

Important dates have been updated on the calendar, including this summer’s mandatory Band Camp, marching rehearsals, football games etc. Be sure to look through and mark them on your family calendar so you can avoid conflicts. Competitions are still being discussed so right now, those are placeholders. But it's always easier to remove something than add it later.

https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar

2021-22 HOUSTON BAND BOARD

We have made it half-way through the school year, so now it’s time to plan for next year!

We realize that most freshmen and new member parents have not been able to experience all the fun/work that the Houston Band Board does during a regular year. But we want you to join us for next year! There are plenty of senior parents rolling off the board and we need your help.


Look through the positions list below and email Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org if

there is anything you are interested in. We have job descriptions for each one and by getting

involved now, we can pair you with the person leaving the position for training. We are hopeful that next year brings back Band Camp, Competitions, football Friday nights, Rockathon, Banquets and Concerts. This means we need to put together an enthusiastic board to get the job done. Don’t be shy, if you want to reach out to the current member and talk to them, their contact information is below as well. COME GET INVOLVED!


Band Booster Board

President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising, Uniforms,

Hospitality, Color Guard, Pit Crew, Drumline

We also have committee positions without monthly meeting obligations including, Uniforms,

Fundraising, Hospitality, Senior Recognition, All West Coordinator and Pit Crew

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 have any questions, please reach out to the Directors

Matt Taylor matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org Band Booster Board President Polly Cotten cotten17@aol.com Vice President Cheryl Morton cdasmorton@me.com Treasurer Holly Clark hollyclark164@yahoo.com houstonbandtreasurer@gmail.com Secretary Kelly Flaherty kellyflaherty42@gmail.com thehoustonbandgtwn@gmail.com Assistant Treasurer Molly Opferman opferman@gmail.com Fundraising Amy Burgess burgess3@gmail.com Uniforms Marla Reiser marlareiser@hotmail.com

AshleyBorgsmiller Ash1jeff@yahoo.com Hospitality Amy Eoff amyeoff@gmail.com

Erin Oldershaw ekheff@yahoo.com

Color Guard Deb Foyle foyledagain@comcast.net

Pit Crew Jeff Borgsmiller JeffBorgsmiller@yahoo.com

Trafford Seymour TraffordSeymour@gmail.com

Drumline Jasen Herrington jherrington@shoemakerfinancial.com

Houston High School | 9755 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38139 | Phone: 901-756-2370 | Fax: 901-756-2377

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

©2020 by Sparrow Web