October 17, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES

10/18/2022 3p-5:30p Marching Band Rehearsal

10/20/2022 3p-5:30p Marching Band Rehearsal

10/22/2022 2:00p Arkansas State Competition

SATURDAY, OCT 22

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

MARCHING CONTEST

On Saturday, we will be competing in the A-State Open at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro AR. See the attached flier for the complete competition details.

PARENTS - DO NOT PARK IN THE BACK CIRCLE DRIVE OR THE SMALL STAFF

PARKING LOT! The semi truck and U-Haul will be the only vehicles in the back circle drive.


CAR WASH TICKETS!!

Thanks to everyone that supported the Cookie Dough Fundraiser! The Houston Band appreciates your support!

The Band will host the second Car Wash of the year on Saturday November 5, 2022.

Tickets will be distributed to band and colorguard members on Tuesday October 18. Please be on the lookout for the tickets coming home. Each ticket is $10 and the goal is to sell 10 tickets.

Please do your best to sell all of the tickets to support the band. The locations for each group will be determined the week prior to the event. The tickets can be used at any location.

The money raised through fundraising pays for transportation for the band, guard equipment, sheet music, props, equipment repairs, etc. All of the funds raised are used to make the band program better and to ensure that your students have the best possible experience.

If you are interested in being an adult volunteer at the Car Wash, please contact Amy Burgess at burgess3@gmail.com

THE LAST MARCHING BAND PRACTICE OF 2022

Hi Houston Band students and families! The last marching practice is just around the corner. We need your help! Please email copies of any band pictures you have over the last four years to sheilajeevan@yahoo.com for us to share. We need the pictures by Tuesday, October 25th so we can display them for the last practice.

One more favor! Below is a signup genius for candy for all the students to get a candy bag on the 28th. We have around 145 kids sowe need a lot of candy! If you can please help with the candy and bring it into Mr Taylor 's office by Tuesday, October 25th that would be great! Thank you so much guys!

Please Send Candy!! Signup

UNIFORM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - PLEASE HELP!

Thank you to all the parents who have helped with uniforms this year so far! We could not do it without you! If you haven't had a chance to volunteer, there are several more opportunities coming up! We are a fun group, and it's a great way to get to know the kids!

The marching uniforms were cleaned over fall break, and we are scheduling 2 work days to help put them away: Monday, October 17th & Tuesday, October 18th from 3:30-5:30pm. We could really use a bunch of helpers! This is a big job, but goes really fast with lots of helpers. Please sign up on SignUp Genius to help if you can!

Uniform Put Away SignUp Genius

Our next competition is at Arkansas State on October 22nd. We always need helpers to shine shoes and get the hat wraps distributed and placed on the hats. We always welcome new volunteers! We are a fun group, and it's a great way to get to know the kids! Please take a look at the sign up genius to help.

Sign Up to Help 10/22 at AR State!

THE HOUSTON BAND PAYMENTS

ALL payments are now past due. Payment coupons can be found here: https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms

**As a reminder, payments are $725 (siblings $100 discount - $625)**

Please be sure you are up-to-date on your payments!

Many of our yearly expenses happen right now during marching season, so prompt payments are very much appreciated!!

Thank you to the families who have paid so far.

Payments can be made by a check payable to The Houston Band Boosters. Drop off in the wooden box located in Mr. Taylor's office or mail 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.

JOIN THE PIT CREW!

The Pit Crew needs new members to join and help the kiddos during halftime shows and competitions! The primary responsibility of the Pit Crew is to HAVE FUN! …and help move the front ensemble, or “pit,” onto and off of the field during football games and marching competitions. The Pit Crew also is responsible for building and making props as needed, transportation (truck and UHaul), repairing and maintaining carts and equipment (i.e. painting carts, inflating tires, replacing tires, keeping ladders in operational condition, etc.).

Having a student in the pit is not a requirement to be in the Pit Crew. The Pit Crew is open to all Houston Band parents who wish to join. So please join us! It’s a really cool vantage point to watch the show from (right down on the field) and possibly get a closer look at your son or daughter performing in the process!

If you are interested in joining the Pit Crew, please contact Jeff Borgsmiller via mobile phone 901-568-7583 or email jborgsmiller@tcco.com. If you’re unsure, and want to watch a show or two before joining that’s ok – you’re welcome to join at any time during the season.

VOLUNTEER AND HAVE FUN! WE NEED YOU!

We’ve got SUPER FUN volunteer opportunities galore, so no matter what you may be interested in or how much (or how little) time you have, we’ve got a spot for you, and we NEED you! There’s nothing more fun for kids than band – and their families! If you are interested in volunteering with The Houston Band, please complete this form as soon as possible as committees are forming now!

2022-2023 HHS Band Parent Volunteer Interest Form

Thanks for being a part of this great group and for making The Houston Band the BEST BAND IN THE LAND!


The Houston Band 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.

Important dates have been updated on the calendar.

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 or John Hagan john.hagan@gmsdk12.org.