March 21, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

3/21/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

3/22/2022 4:30p-7:30p Varsity Guard

3/23/2022 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

3/23/2022 3p-4:30p Orchestra

3/24/2022 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

3/25/2022 3p-4:30p Indoor Percussion

3/25/2022 3p-5p Varsity Guard

3/26/2022 9a Indoor Percussion


Rehearsal Reminders:

  • 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

 

TAKE SENIOR BANNERS HOME!

The senior banners on the fence around the football field are coming down. All seniors should pick theirs up and take it home.

 

HONOR YOUR STUDENT IN THE BAND BRICK GARDEN

Forever be a part of The Houston Band Legacy!! Commemorative Brick Sale!!


Orders Due Monday, April 4, 2022 - 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 should take place in May.


Please be sure to check your spelling, line placement, and character count prior to submission. Please submit this form with your donation of $100 per brick. Deadline for orders – Monday, April 4, 2022.


Checks should be made payable to HHS Band Boosters. Forms and check or cash can be placed in Woody at the school. Please make sure that the money and form are placed in an envelope.


Payments can also be made via Paypal by going to www.thehoustonband.com, and clicking on Give.


Completed forms should be scanned in or the information emailed to Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com.

 

Spring Disney Trip


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

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: BAND BANQUET MAY 2

Our annual band banquet will be held on May 2, 2022, in the Great Hall.


All students and families are invited!

 

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