December 6, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

12/6/2021 3p-5:30p Indoor Percussion

12/7/2021 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

12/7/2021 3p-5p Varsity Guard

12/8/2021 3p-4p Parade Practice

12/8/2021 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

12/9/2021 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

12/10/2021 3p-4p Parade Practice


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • Parade Practice this week Wednesday/Friday from 3pm to 4pm

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

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

  • Varsity Guard on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

  • Junior Varsity Guard on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm

 

Germantown Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 11th


In addition to our marching band uniforms, ALL students must have a Santa hat for the Germantown Holiday Parade. The hats can be any color, but they are required. Students need to arrive in the band room at 12:30pm and change into their marching band uniforms.

 

Butter Braids/Cookie Pickup This Week!

Butter Braids and part of the Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Order will be delivered to the Band Room at approximately 2 PM on Wednesday December 8th. Pick up should be available to begin between 2:45-3 in the Band Room until 5:30 PM. Please contact Amy Burgess at burgess3@gmail.com or 901-832-8900 if you have any questions or issues.


It is imperative that all frozen butter braids and cookie dough be picked up on December 8th in the band room or make arrangements for someone else to pick up your order.


Otis Spunkmeyer is having supply issues like many other companies across the US. They are unable to deliver the following flavors:

  • Butter Sugar

  • Oatmeal Raisin

  • Peanut Butter

  • Butter Toffee Crunch

  • Chocolate Reese's

Otis Spunkmeyer and The Houston Band apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The company expects to be back at full capacity by January. You will be notified as soon as a delivery date is set for the remainder of the order.


Thanks for all that you do to support The Houston Band!

 

The Houston High School Band Holiday Concert

Monday, December 13th in the HHS Auditorium

Mark your calendars! Our holiday concert will be on Monday, December 13, at 7:00pm in the Houston High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door and will cost $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Students must arrive dressed in their concert attire no later than 6:00pm.

 

Concert Wear Information

All concert wear has been distributed. This document went home with each student when they were assigned their concert wear: concert wear information. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. There is important information on hemming and cleaning.


Also, please make sure your child has ALL of the pieces they need by the end of this week (12/3). Some kids were not given ties, so those ties are in stock now. If you are missing a tie, or any other piece of the uniform, please email houstonbanduniforms@outlook.com by Friday and we can make arrangements to get your child the needed items.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please remember that ALL rehearsals and performances are mandatory for all members of the Houston High School Band Program. Missing rehearsals or performances can have an adverse effect on student grades. We depend on each and every band member

to have a successful year.

 

THE HOUSTON BAND 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 through October 4th 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