October 4, 2021

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

10/4/2021 3:00 - 4:00pm          Brass Sectionals

10/5/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm          Full Band Rehearsal

10/7/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm         Full Band Rehearsal


Tues/Thurs Rehearsal:

  • You MUST have your large water bottle (from camp) with you. Fill it up fully before going outside for rehearsal.

  • You should have sunglasses and a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes (so you can keep your eyes open and watch the Drum Majors).

  • Please bring appropriate clothing for an outdoor rehearsal in August (shorts and t shirts).

CONCERT BAND PLACEMENT AUDITIONS

We will be holding Concert Band Placement Auditions for wind instruments immediately after Fall Break.

Woodwinds - Monday October 18th at 3:00pm

Brass - Monday October 25th at 3:00pm

UNIFORM HELP NEEDED


Thank you to everyone who helped with uniforms at the competition this weekend. Everyone's flexibility and patience was very much appreciated! The kids looked great!!


The kids' uniforms are being cleaned over fall break. We need lots of hands helping to put them all back in the garment bags for the next home game. Please take a look at the sign up genius below and sign up to help if you can. The dates are 10/18 & 10/19 from 3:30-5:30. Thank you!!

Help Needed Putting CLEAN Uniforms Away

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.

THE HOUSTON BAND DUES

If you have not paid the full amount of yearly band dues yet, please do so!


Thank you to the families who have paid HHS band dues so far. All payments received via PayPal, Wooden Box, and PO Box through August 17th 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.

SECTIONALS SCHEDULE

Mondays will split between woodwinds and brass (colorguard and percussion will set their own schedules). These rehearsals are mandatory.


10/4 - Brass

10/18 - Woodwinds

10/25 - Brass

MARCHING BAND REHEARSALS

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