10/24/2022 Concert Band Placement Auditions BRASS
10/25/2022 Marching Band Rehearsal - CANCELED
10/26/2022 Concert Band Placement Auditions WOODWINDS
10/27/2022 3p-5:30pm Marching Band Rehearsal
10/28/2022 6:00pm Home Football Game
10/29/2022 2:00pm Bandmasters Championship
HOME FOOTBALL GAME OCT 28
Band Room doors will be closed and locked between 3:00-5:00pm. No students are to be in the building between those times.
The students need to wear their Member Shirts, Athletic Shorts and LONG BLACK SOCKS and be seated in the band room ready to warm up by 6:00pm.
Please be sure your child has a flip folder for the football game Friday night. These are available at Lane Music, Amro Music, and on Amazon.
Be sure to buy your football tickets in advance here:
Cash is still accepted, but the website is now the preferred method!
SATURDAY, OCT 29 - BANDMASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, we will be competing at the Liberty Bowl in the Bandmasters Championship. Please plan to arrive at the band room at 2:15pm. 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!!
The Band will host the second Car Wash of the year on Saturday November 5, 2022.
Please check with your band and color guard students about Car Wash Tickets for Saturday November 5th. We will have the same locations as the last Car Wash:
Lane Music (Woodwinds)
Paragon Bank (Percussion and Color Guard)
Buffalo Wild Wings Wolfchase (Brass).
Everyone will arrive by 9:45-10 AM at the latest. We will only be washing cars from 10-12.
Please do your part to try to sell all of your tickets and get your money turned in by Friday November 4th to Woody. 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 missed getting your tickets, please get with the band directors ASAP.
We also need a few more adult volunteers to help with the three different locations. Please contact Amy Burgess at Burgess3@gmail.com to sign up to help.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
COOKIE DOUGH PICKUP!
Cookie dough delivery will be Monday, November 7th, from 2:45 - 5:30 PM in the band room.
Just a reminder, the cookie dough will be frozen and it must be picked up on Monday, November 7th, in the band room. If any Adult Volunteers are available to help, please let Amy Burgess know at Burgess3@gmail.com.
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!
Our next competition is Bandmasters on Saturday, October 29th. This Saturday we will need volunteers to help with hat wraps and shoe shining at our last competition. Please sign up on the sign up genius if you can!
Right after this competition, please look for another volunteer opportunity to help fit the kids for concert wear. This is a big job and we will need lots of helpers. More info to come.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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.