IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
2/28/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion
3/1/2022 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal
3/1/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard
3/2/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard
3/3/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal
3/3/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion
3/4/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard
3/5/2022 Southaven Contest
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
Indoor Percussion on Mondays and Fridays from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Please see the attachment for the full contest itinerary, at Southaven High School.
● 9am - Get Uniforms, Meeting in Big Band Room
● 1120am - Warm-Up
● 1210pm - Performance
● 245pm - Arrive at HHS
WTSBOA Spring Concert Festival
The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band are in the final push as we prepare for the annual WTSBOA State Concert Assessment. This event is FRIDAY, MARCH 11th at West Collierville Middle School, and parents are encouraged to attend if at all possible. The Symphonic Band Performs at 10:30 and the Wind Ensemble performs at 12:10.
THIS EVENT IS MANDATORY FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE WIND ENSEMBLE AND SYMPHONIC BAND.
It has been on the calendar since it was first published (March of 2021), and failure to attend can have an adverse effect on student grades. This is the biggest event of the year for our concert ensembles.
Spring Disney Trip
We are excited to announce that Disney has just informed us that we will be performing in the afternoon parade at Magic Kingdom on Friday April 8th. We will release a detailed itinerary closer to the trip date, but here is the current schedule for our trip.
● Wednesday 4/6 - Leave Germantown and travel to Orlando
● Thursday 4/7 - Animal Kingdom
● Friday 4/8 - Magic Kingdom (with an afternoon parade)
● Saturday 4/9 - Hollywood Studios
● Sunday 4/10 - Return from Orlando to Germantown
Support The Houston Band By Purchasing a Sponsorship T Shirt
Houston Band T Shirts for Sale – Theme “Band is Family” – Designs and color to be determined based on submissions. Guildan Soft Style T Shirt with multiple colors and Band Sponsors will be featured on the back. Sizes range from Adult Small to Adult 4 XL
$16 each: S-XL; $19 each: 2XL – 4XL.
To purchase t shirts, please complete the google form from your computer by following the link: https://www.thehoustonband.com/tshirt-order-form
If you don’t have access to a computer and experience issues, please email Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com for assistance.
To pay online via Paypal, click on the Donate link on the page.
To pay by cash or check, send in payment no later than Thursday March 10th. Payments will be collected from the Band Room on Friday March 11th to place the orders. Please enter T Shirt in the subject line of the check and/or on the envelope along with the band student name.
Online orders and payments will close on Friday March 11th. The plan is for the t-shirts to be in by the end of March and distributed so that they can be worn at Disney if desired.
Order Confirmation –
You will receive a Google Form receipt via email to confirm that your order was placed correctly.
Paypal Confirmation –
You will receive a paypal receipt notification via email to confirm that your payment was sent correctly.
Please feel free to forward the link to family and friends that would like to purchase t-shirts, but please enter the band student that will be picking up the t-shirts.
Children’s sizes may be available by request.
Email Burgess3@gmail.com – Attn: Houston Band T Shirts
Thanks in advance for supporting The Houston Band!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you! Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer - incoming funds)
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
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