November 29, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

11/30/2021 2:45p-4:30p Symphonic Band Rehearsal

11/30/2021 3p-5p Varsity Guard

12/01/2021 3p-5p Junior Varsity Guard

12/02/2021 2:45p-4:30p Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

12/03/2021 3p-5p Varsity Guard

12/04/2021 9a-4p Jr Varsity Guard Drill Camp


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


 

Congratulations to our All-West Symphony Orchestra Selections!

Congratulations to the following Houston Band members on their selection for the WTSBOA All-West Symphony Orchestra:


Daniel Uh - Oboe Megha Parikh - Clarinet

Sarah D'Souza - Bassoon Ashley Yan - Clarinet

Cindy Liu - Flute Eric Xie - Trumpet

Yuka Yang - Flute Smayan Sompali - Tuba

 

The Houston High School Band Holiday Concert

Monday, December 13th in the HHS Auditorium

Mark your calendars! Our holiday concert will be on Monday, December 13,at 7:00pm in the Houston High School Auditorium. Ticket information will be sent home later this week.

 

Concert Wear Information

All concert wear has been distributed. This document went home with each student when they were assigned their concert wear: concert wear information. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY. There is important information on hemming and cleaning.


Also, please make sure your child has ALL of the pieces they need by the end of this week (12/3). Some kids were not given ties, so those ties are in stock now. If you are missing a tie, or any other piece of the uniform, please email houstonbanduniforms@outlook.com by Friday and we can make arrangements to get your child the needed items.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please remember that ALL rehearsals and performances are mandatory for all members of the Houston High School Band Program. Missing rehearsals or performances can have an adverse effect on student grades. We depend on each and every band member

to have a successful year.

 

Holiday Bell Ringing/Performance Opportunity

Mr. Nesvick is organizing a Salvation Army bell ringing and holiday music performance for Saturday, December 4th at the Germantown Kroger on Farmington Ave. Service Hours will be awarded and it's always a good time spreading holiday cheer and raising money for the Salvation Army.


Please click the link and read the directions for sign up. Any questions, please email him at spencer.nesvick@gmsdk12.org.


Holiday Bell Ringing Sign up Genius

 

THE HOUSTON BAND 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 through October 4th 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