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September 16, 2019

We hope that everyone had a great weekend. We are very proud of our band students for last Friday’s football performance! They did a fantastic job with the middle school band students, the first time out in uniforms, and maintaining focus on the show performance at halftime. Outstanding job, Band!

The week of our first marching contest is finally here! We have a lot of work yet to be done in preparation for the Arlington Open Invitational this Saturday (9/21). Check the itinerary for details about the schedule. Please be sure that we are all present and focused during rehearsals this week. We will be working hard to get the rest of the show on the field. 

This week is going to be VERY HOT (again), so be sure that we are getting enough rest and water. As always, student safety is our primary concern. We will plan rehearsals accordingly and ask that everyone remains flexible as we work through the week.

This Saturday will be in marching band uniforms. The students will need their black member t-shirtlong black socks, and athletic shorts for under their uniform.



Tuesday (9/17)                       Rehearsal 3:00-5:30

Thursday (9/19)                     Rehearsal 3:00-5:30 

Friday (9/20)  Pep Band for Football @ Arlington

5:00 – Students Arrive at HHS in Show Shirts and Shorts

7:00 – Kick-off

10:00 – Depart Arlington HS

~10:30 – Arrive at HHS 


* See itinerary for details




Please keep checking the calendar on the HHS Band Website. All of our upcoming dates can be found there:

Band Booster Dues

Thank you to all who have paid their dues on time and/or in full!  The third payment is now due (September 15th)!

Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and the purchasing of all of the materials/equipment for Band Camp, marching season and concert season.

As a reminder, a minimum of three payments totaling $550 should have been paid for all band members at this time.  The 2019-20 band dues payment schedule is as follows:

May 15th: $200

July 15th: $175

Sept 15th: $175  <— WE ARE HERE!!!

Nov 15th: $175

Student Accounts

Student Account balances are available in a spreadsheet in charms.

1.  Log into Charms at

2.  Enter “HHSBoosters” as the school code

3.  Use your “Student Area Password” that you share with your student

4.  The spreadsheet is int he “Handouts & Files” folder

Note:  Student names are added to the Student Account Worksheet if/when monies are added to an account.  


Fundraising Update

Please continue to support The Houston Band by purchasing treats from our sponsors at the football game – Say Cheese Food Truck, Mempops, and Donut Hutt.


Please be sure that all coupon orders have been turned in. 


If you are interested in Flocking a Friend, see the attached form, or if you want to help move the flocks, see the signup genius link:


Go to, set up an account using enrollment code: F9L39E9E4629, and buy eGift cards (ScripNow) only, (NOT physical or reloadable cards). On the left hand side of screen, change the search to “card type” and select ScripNow so you don’t get confused! 

There are thousands of retailers who offer rebates for buying their cards, and new this year, the entire rebate goes to your student account! Think food vendors like Starbucks, McDonald’s, Chili’s, Subway. Think about everyday purchases like Target and Wal-mart, TJ Maxx, Old Navy. Think about home improvement like Lowe’s and Home Depot (we bought a new fridge with Home Depot gift cards!) Think travel plans like Carnival and, Air BnB! With some high dollar purchases you’ll be making anyway, put it on a gift card and get the rebate benefit!


Shop online at This is a BIG one because 40% of your purchase goes right back into your studentaccount. Buy your teacher gifts, Christmas presents, birthday gifts for the whole next year! There are more than just bags on this site, so look around and buy some stuff! Then send the link to your friends and family and have them shop online using your student’s name at checkout!

Upcoming Promotions

Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough - for every box sold, $3 goes to your student account

Butter Braids bread - for every bread sold, $3 goes to your student account

The cookies and butter braids will sell themselves if you just tell people you’re selling them. Post a picture on Facebook or Instagram, send out an email, put the flyer in your work breakroom…it’s really easy to sell these!

We know there are a lot of different things going on, but we do that so you can pick and choose which, if any, you want to participate in! There is no requirement, so do one, do none, or do them all! It’s up to you!

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