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February 22, 2020

Good Afternoon Band Family,

Since we don’t need weekly updates outside of marching season, here is a snapshot of what all is happening with The Houston Band! As always, keep checking the website calendar for the most current dates and information.

All West Convention was a phenomenal experience for our students. Thank you to our chaperones and directors for their work organizing this group of 63! Thank you also to the parents and fellow band students that came to see the performance, we appreciate the support.  Best of luck to the 22 students representing Houston at the All State Convention!  Those elite members will attend a clinic at Opryland April 15-18 ending with another amazing concert.

We have returned to our concert ensembles for class each day. We will be continuing to work with the NY band after school on Thursdays.  After school practices for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will resume after Spring Break.

The Winterguards are each competing today at Collierville's Dragon-Spin, and again next Suaturday at Southaven High School. Please come out to support our Varsity and JV groups. Great work Guards, you make us proud!

ColorFest is coming up March 7th and is The Houston Band’s largest Spring fundraiser! The Houston High School COLORFEST is our annual Indoor Percussion and Color Guard Contest.  All indoor groups, including winds, drumline, percussion ensemble, and color guard units, are invited to participate in a friendly and fun day of performance and competition. This event takes many volunteers and effort, please help support by donating, volunteering and attending.  Please follow the link below for sign up to provide for the concession stand. Each Band section will be putting together a basket for the silent auction. There was an earlier email detailing what items are required from each section. Please get those items into the band room by February 28th.

We have started planning our Fall Marching Show! Be sure to check the calendar. The Football schedule is out and the locations of our Marching Competitions are not finalized but the dates are on the calendar. You will also see band camp dates, returning member meeting and mini-camp dates. Don’t be caught off guard, get those integrated onto your family calendar now.

Thank you for all of your support of our program. The Houston Band would not be what it is without the amazing families involved.

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