August 16, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK


8/17/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm          Full Band Rehearsal

8/19/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm         Full Band Rehearsal

8/20/2021 6:00pm           First Home Football Game!


NO SECTIONALS TODAY (8/16/2021)

 

FRIDAY, AUG 20, FOOTBALL GAME

This Friday will be our first Football Game! The students need to wear their Show-Shirts (these will be distributed to the students this week), and be seated in the band room ready to warm up by 6:00pm.


Please be sure your child has a flip folder for the football game Friday night. These are available at Lane Music, Amro Music, and on Amazon.

 

NEW WAY TO BUY FOOTBALL TICKETS

Houston High School has a new option for purchasing football game tickets! No more waiting in line to purchase tickets!


Please check out the website: https://gofan.co/app/school/TN8765


Cash is still accepted, but the website is now the preferred method!

 

SENIORS - CLASS OF 2022

ATTENTION SENIORS! It's your time to shine!!!


Senior Band Portraits will be taken Tuesday afternoon (August 17) DIRECTLY AFTER BAND PRACTICE. ALL SENIORS will need their instrument and their band jacket. More information will be coming regarding what to do and where to go, but we will do our best to get you in and out as soon as possible!


These portraits will be used for various things including the vinyl banners that will hang on the fence at the football field. The cost of the banners is $26.50 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 Venmo Suzanne Walls at @suzanne-walls-2 (last 4 of her number is 5227). Please be sure to add the child's name in the note section for the venmo/check payment. DO NOT MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO HMS BAND BOOSTERS. Pictures will be taken of ALL SENIORS whether you choose to purchase your banner or not.

 

SECTIONALS SCHEDULE

We will begin sectional rehearsals next Monday (8/23) from 3-4. 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