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August 19, 2019

It’s the opening week of Football Season here at HHS, and the band is hard at work working on our inaugural marching performance of the 2019 school year! We can’t wait to show our community all the hard work we’ve put in on this year’s show! Remember, Football Games are performances and it is mandatory for band members to be present, on time, with all the equipment they need to participate.


Rockathon 2019 was a huge success! Thank you to all our band members for supporting the band, we met our goal!  Our top donation was from our band member Ella Jaggar.  Thank you, Ella!  We could not have done this without our parent support, thank you again!  The donations from our parents’ businesses were amazing.  Thank you to Virtuality for the four passes, please visit their business in Germantown.  And a special thank you to the parent who donated the four Microsoft 6-month XBOX passes with the extra swag.  The band students also enjoyed the gift cards donated by local businesses for prize winners.  Please visit these locations, who did not hesitate whendonating gift cards: PYROS, Donut Hutt, Which Wich, Soulfish, IHOP & Chick fil-a. Please be sure to bring in any donations forgotten on Friday Night and place them in the wooden box in Mr. Taylor’s office. 

Please join me in sending a special thanks to our fundraising chairs Susan Boresky and Tricia Harden for making Rockathon such a success. Finally, a huge THANK YOU goes to Ava BoreskyMorgan Dorsey, and Avery Carrico for planning some fantastic activities for the night! 

The 2019 ALL-WEST audition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. (9-10 Band and Orchestra is up, 11-12 Band will follow soon). Please print this and begin working on it asap. The January 18th, 2020 audition is mandatory for all students enrolled in an Honors Section of band (grades will be based on student performance at this event). Please see the directors with questions about this assignment.



Tuesday (8/20)          Rehearsal 3:00-5:30    

Thursday (8/22)        Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday(8/23)  Home Football vs. Southaven

6:00pm – All Students dressed in show shirts in places for warm ups

6:30pm – March into Stadium

7:00pm – Kick Off

~9:30pm – Game Ends/Pick up Students from Band Room



Band Booster Dues

By now, we should have all paid or planned to pay the first two installments (May 15thand July 15th) of the Band Booster Dues. Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and purchasing all of the materials and equipment for Band Camp and the early part of the marching season. The next payment due will be September 15th. 

Late payment notices will be issued this week for all accounts that are past due.  As a reminder, a minimum of two payments totaling $375 should have been received at this point in time.

Pit Crew

Houston Pit Crew-Thank you to all who signed up to join the Pit Crew, we are the largest parent support group for The Houston Band.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact me.  No skill or prior experience required, just unconditional love for your band member. To join or if you have any questions, please contact Susan Boresky ( or Will Boyd ( Check us out on Facebook at:


Raise money for the band and your student account!


August 23rd-Sept.30th

Flocks of flamingos may be coming to a yard near you!

The process is simple. If you awake one morning to a flock of flamingos, you pay the ransom to have them removed and you get to pick the next place to flock.  Want to go ahead and get your friends and family involved? Pre-flock order forms will be available for you to prepay to send out the flocks. Don’t care to have flock at all? Buy Anti-Flock Insurance to guarantee your yard is free from the pink paraders. Payments will be accepted online and flocks typically removed within 24 hrs of arrival. 


Aug. 26th- Sept.9th

The coupons make great gifts and for nights when you don’t want to cook. Have fun selling and eating BBQ from a Germantown Landmark, or also visit their new location in Collierville. 

Certificates-$38 each. 

MATTRESS SALE is Sept 7th 10am-5pm.  This fundraiser has huge potential for us, look for more info to come soon and pass it along to co-workers, friends and family.

BOON SUPPLY is a great way to add to your student acct.  20% to the band, 20% to student account.  They have wonderful items for all your upcoming holiday shopping.

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