August 22, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES


8/22/2022 3 - 4:00pm Brass Sectionals

8/23/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal

8/25/2022 3 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal

8/26/2022 6:00pm Home Football Game

8/27/2022 10:00a-2:00pm CAR WASHES!

 

Director’s Notes:

  • After School Rehearsals are mandatory for ALL BAND MEMBERS. Failure to attend will have an adverse effect on student grades.

  • All students will need their water bottles and coordinate cards at every outdoor rehearsal.

  • Rehearsals will be complete and your student will be ready to pick up at 5:30pm after rehearsal. All students must be collected no later than 5:50pm.

 

FRIDAY, AUG 26, FOOTBALL GAME

The students need to wear their Show-Shirts, 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.

Be sure to buy your football tickets in advance here:

https://gofan.co/app/school/TN8765

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

 

CAR WASH, SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Support the band and get your car washed, too!

There is still time to buy a car wash ticket for $10.

If you go to the Wolfchase Buffalo Wild Wings for your car wash, be sure to Eat More Wings to take advantage of the Give Back Fundraiser from 11AM to 5PM on Saturday August 27th. The band receives 10% of the sales for anyone who mentions they are with The Houston Band when ordering.

STUDENTS: Bring a water bottle and a snack!

  • Regardless of location:

  • Seniors and Freshman are scheduled to work 10a-12noon.

  • Sophomores and Juniors are scheduled to work 12noon-2p.

  • Locations are determined by your instrument:

  • Woodwinds - Lane Music

  • Brass - Buffalo Wild Wings Wolfchase

  • Color Guard and Percussion - Paragon Bank on Poplar (near the corner of Poplar and Germantown Rd)

PARENTS:

  • If you are interested in helping, please contact Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com

  • If you have any old t-shirts, rags, towels, brushes or sponges that you would like to donate for the car wash, please send them in a bag to the band room by Friday.

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. Money is due no later than Monday, August 29th.

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

Get your car washed on August 27!

 

THE HOUSTON BAND MERCHANDISE

Show your support for The Houston Band with this great merchandise!! Check out the great shirts, hats, and pants on the attached pdf, and stock up! Orders are due Friday, September 9, 2022!!

 

JOIN THE PIT CREW!

The Pit Crew needs new members to join and help the kiddos during halftime shows and competitions! The primary responsibility of the Pit Crew is to HAVE FUN! …and help move the front ensemble, or “pit,” onto and off of the field during football games and marching competitions. The Pit Crew also is responsible for building and making props as needed, transportation (truck and UHaul), repairing and maintaining carts and equipment (i.e. painting carts, inflating tires, replacing tires, keeping ladders in operational condition, etc.).

Having a student in the pit is not a requirement to be in the Pit Crew. The Pit Crew is open to all Houston Band parents who wish to join. So please join us! It’s a really cool vantage point to watch the show from (right down on the field) and possibly get a closer look at your son or daughter performing in the process!

We’ll be having our first “meeting” next Friday, 8/19/22, at halftime during the game. If you are interested in joining the Pit Crew, please contact Jeff Borgsmiller via mobile phone 901-568-7583 or email jborgsmiller@tcco.com. If you’re unsure, and want to watch a show or two before joining that’s ok – you’re welcome to join at any time during the season.

 

THE HOUSTON BAND DUES

BOTH the July and August installments are now due. Payment coupons can be found here: https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

**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 (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.

 

VOLUNTEER AND HAVE FUN! WE NEED YOU!

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!

 

The Houston Band 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.

Important dates have been updated on the calendar.

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