NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS
Bring your instruments every day that you are in school this week
Don’t forget your playing masks and bell covers
SPRING WIND ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITY
Practice starts this Thursday, February 25th 3:00pm-4:30pm. There are not “auditions” and
there is no additional cost to be a part of this band. You can join, up until Thursday, please click here to sign up:
Important dates have been updated on the calendar, including this summer’s mandatory Band Camp, marching rehearsals, football games etc. Be sure to look through and mark them on your family calendar so you can avoid conflicts. Competitions are still being discussed so right now, those are placeholders. But it's always easier to remove something than add it later.
SPRING MARCHING PRACTICE
We will be hosting Spring Training/Marching Fundamentals starting on Tuesday, April 6th
3:00pm-4:00pm. They will be held every week on Tuesday and Wednesdays after school
through May 18th. While these are not mandatory, they are strongly encouraged to catch up on what we missed this Fall. We want to be able to start strong at Band Camp in August and this allows our new band members and this year’s Freshmen to get ahead of the incoming 8th graders. They will be led by our Marching Coordinator Sean Younkin. Sean has a background from Drum Corp International and is really great at teaching the fundamentals of marching techniques and drill execution. Contact the directors or your section leader with any questions.
Forever be a part of The Houston Band Legacy
Commemorative Brick Sale
Orders Due March 12, 2021- No Late Orders Can be Accepted!
The Houston Band is once again offering a historical place on the “Walk of Champions” outside the entrance to the band room. Each 8” x 4” red clay brick is available for a donation of $100 and will feature your personal message with up to 3 lines of text and up to 20 characters per line.
The placement of the new bricks will take place prior to school graduation.
2021-22 HOUSTON BAND BOARD
We have made it half-way through the school year, so now it’s time to plan for next year!
We realize that most freshmen and new member parents have not been able to experience all the fun/work that the Houston Band Board does during a regular year. But we want you to join us for next year! There are plenty of senior parents rolling off the board and we need your help.
Look through the positions list below and email Matt Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org if
there is anything you are interested in. We have job descriptions for each one and by getting
involved now, we can pair you with the person leaving the position for training. We are hopeful that next year brings back Band Camp, Competitions, football Friday nights, Rockathon, Banquets and Concerts. This means we need to put together an enthusiastic board to get the job done. Don’t be shy, if you want to reach out to the current member and talk to them, their contact information is below as well. COME GET INVOLVED!
Band Booster Board
President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising, Uniforms,
Hospitality, Color Guard, Pit Crew, Drumline
We also have committee positions without monthly meeting obligations including, Uniforms,
Fundraising, Hospitality, Senior Recognition, All West Coordinator and Pit Crew
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 have any questions, please reach out to the Directors
Matt Taylor email@example.com John Hagan firstname.lastname@example.org Band Booster Board President Polly Cotten email@example.com Vice President Cheryl Morton firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Holly Clark email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Kelly Flaherty email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Treasurer Molly Opferman email@example.com Fundraising Amy Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org Uniforms Marla Reiser email@example.com
Erin Oldershaw firstname.lastname@example.org
Color Guard Deb Foyle email@example.com
Pit Crew Jeff Borgsmiller JeffBorgsmiller@yahoo.com
Trafford Seymour TraffordSeymour@gmail.com
Drumline Jasen Herrington firstname.lastname@example.org