February 1, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

1/31/2022 3p-5:30p Indoor Percussion

2/1/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

2/1/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

2/2/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

2/4/2022 3p-5:30p Indoor Percussion

2/4/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard

2/5/2022 All Day Indoor Percussion and Winterguard

at Collierville High School


Rehearsal Reminders:

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

  • NO Wind Ensemble rehearsal this week due to U of M Honor Band

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

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

  • Indoor Percussion on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm

 

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.

 

SPRING DISNEY TRIP

Final payments for the Spring Trip to Disney are DUE NO LATER THAN 2/1/2022 (TODAY).


The travel agent is purchasing tickets on that date and members with outstanding balances will be excluded. Please be sure that all payments for the spring trip are made to John Thetford at Travel Extravaganza. Payments can be made here: www.travel-extravaganza.com/hhsband


DIRECT ALL TRIP RELATED QUESTIONS (INCLUDING BALANCE QUESTIONS) TO JOHN THETFORD AT: John@travel-extravaganza.com

 

FEES AND DEADLINES FOR 2022 ALL-WEST STUDENTS

Congratulations again to our students selected for the All-West Clinic! Please read below for important information about the clinic fee payment and guidelines. You should have already returned your signed All-West Contract to Mr. Taylor. If you have not, please submit it as soon as possible!


FEES: The cost for this year's clinic is $240 per student, and is due in the wooden box in Mr. Taylor's office no later than Tuesday, February 1st. This covers the cost of the Clinic Registration, Hotel Rooms, and all of the student's meals. We will eat all of our meals together, and students will be supervised at all times. Students will not leave the group during rehearsal breaks/meal times.


ALL-WEST CLINIC: The All-West Clinic is a School Approved Field Trip, and our students will be staying at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown (250 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103) from Thursday 2/10-Saturday 2/11. All of their meal breaks will be spent together as a group and be provided by the Band Boosters. Thank you to Leanne Coffey and Meggan Boston for

volunteering to chaperone the field trip! We will need some additional help from some parents willing to lend a hand. Please reach out to Leanne Coffey (leanne.coffey@exeloncorp.com) or Meggan Boston (megganboston@gmail.com) if you would like to participate.

 

INDOOR PERCUSSION REMINDERS

Our first Houston Indoor Percussion performance is on February 5th at Collierville High School. We are looking for parent volunteers to help move equipment on and off the floor for this performance. Please contact Mr. Taylor (matthew.taylor@gmsdk12.org) if you are available to help.


If you have not paid the $100 uniform fee for indoor percussion please turn that in as soon as possible. In addition, students need to purchase their compression undergarments to wear underneath the uniform before the first performance.

 

Become a 2022 Community/Corporate T Shirt Sponsor

This year, we are offering t-shirt sponsorship opportunities to local businesses, community supporters, friends and family of The Houston Band. Even for years to come, the Houston Band t-shirt will have your business or family name for members of our community to see. Your support will help to ensure our student’s music experiences are outstanding! Marching Band, Music Education and Color Guard provide our students with valuable life lessons such as teamwork, discipline, creativity and a strong commitment to excellence. In order to continue this tradition of excellence, we need your help. If you would like to be a sponsor, or know someone who would, please see the attached form for sponsor levels and how to submit your sponsorship logo.

 

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 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