February 14, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

2/14/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

2/15/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

2/16/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

2/17/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

2/18/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

2/18/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • NO Symphonic Band this week!

  • 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

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

 

CONGRATULATIONS ALL-WEST PARTICIPANTS

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the WTSBOA All-West Honor Band Clinic this weekend! We are very proud of the hard work each of them put into being a part of this event. Also, special thanks to our parent chaperones Meggan Boston, Leanne Coffey, and Silvana Krueger for feeding us and helping to make the weekend run so smoothly!

 

HOSTON HIGH SCHOOL FLUTE QUARTET SELECTED AS WINNERS OF THE TBA SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST

A quartet of flute students made up of Sophia Cheng, Wesley Lim, Cindy Liu, and Aida Xue were selected as West Tennessee winners of the 2022 Tennessee Bandmasters Association All-State Solo and Ensemble Contest. They will perform at a concert featuring the winners from Middle and East Tennessee at the Tennessee Music Educators Clinic in April.

 

MEGHA PARIKH SELECTED AS WINNER OF THE 2022 WTSBOA LUBRANI SCHOLARSHIP

Congratulations to Megha Parikh on her selection for the Lubrani Scholarship at the 2022 All-West Clinic. The $1000 scholarship is awarded to the highest chair 12th Grade Clarinet in the 11/12 Blue Band. Megha has served as a Drum Major for the Marching Band, and will perform in the pit orchestra for this year’s Spring Musical The Fiddler on the Roof.

 

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 2022 COMMUNITY/CORPORATE SPONSOR

The Houston Band is excited to offer a T Shirt Design Contest available to all students to design the front of the 2022 Sponsorship T Shirt that will feature The Houston Band sponsors on the back. Please get your entries in no later than Friday February 25th at 3 PM. The name and phone number should be included on the back of the submission.


The Sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to showcase local businesses and community supporters and families can also show their support with a $100 donation. The family name will be listed on the back of the shirt and one t-shirt will be included with each family sponsorship. The proposed deadline for sponsorship is February 25, 2022.


Please contact Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 or email Burgess3@gmail.com. Please email any logos or information Attn The Houston Band to Burgess3@gmail.com. Payments can be sent to the Band PO Box or paid via paypal on the band website.

 

THE HOUSTON BAND BOOSTER 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