IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
9/14/2021 3:00 - 5:00pm Full Band Rehearsal
9/16/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal
9/17/2021 6:00 - 9:00pm Mini Band Camp
9/18/2021 9am - 4:00pm Mini Band Camp
Tues/Thurs Rehearsal AND Mini Band Camp:
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).
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.
MINI BAND CAMP WEEKEND
Houston Band Mini Camp is this weekend!
Friday, Sept 17, 6-9pm and Saturday, Sept 18, 9am-4pm
This camp is required for ALL band students.
Friday, the students are free at school dismissal (2:45pm) and need to be on the field in the stadium with their equipment (instruments, flags, rifles, etc), water bottles, and dot cards by 5:55pm
Saturday the students need to be on the field in the stadium with all of their equipment, water bottles, and dot cards by 8:55am
The parents will feed the students lunch outside in the stadium
We will dismiss at 4pm
Saturday's lunch of hamburgers, veggie burgers, and hotdogs with sides of chips, fruit, and dessert will be provided by the Boosters. Please bring a beach towel as your seat. **If you are vegetarian, please email Amy Eoff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by MONDAY, Sept 13th so she can have enough veggie burgers.
**PARENT VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW**
COMMISSARY ORDERS - SUPPORT THE BAND!
Fundraiser runs September 13th – September 30, 2021
Germantown Commissary Certificate includes: 6 Pack (Meat Buns), 1 Qt BBQ Beans, 1 Pt. coleslaw, BBQ Sauce and 1 Qt of Banana Pudding
Certificates-$40 – (Goal is 2 per family)
These coupons make great gifts and for nights when you don’t want to cook. Have fun selling and eating BBQ from a Germantown Landmark, or also visit their Collierville location! (Carryout only)
Payment must be submitted with the order and checks payable to Houston High School Band Boosters! Certificates are valid until December 2022 so be sure to stock up!
EMERGENCY MEDICAL FORMS PAST DUE
If students have not turned in an emergency medical form, it is due no later than Friday 9/17. Please access the Parent Consent and Emergency Information form here: Forms | The Houston Band. Complete the form and have your student submit it to Dave Wohlschlegel.
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 email@example.com.
UNIFORM HELP NEEDED FOR HOME GAMES
Click Here for the Uniform Help Sign Up Genius
The kids will soon be wearing their uniforms for home games and we need help getting them ready! The sign up genius has slots for before the game, and for after the game. Please take a look and sign up where you can. This is a great way to get involved with the band and get to know the kids and other parents. There will be separate sign up geniuses for competitions. If you have any questions, please email Ashley or Leanne at
Mondays will split between woodwinds and brass (colorguard and percussion will set their own schedules). These rehearsals are mandatory.
9/13 - Woodwinds
9/20 - Brass
9/27 - Woodwinds
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org | John Hagan email@example.com