IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK
9/27/2021 3:00 - 4:00pm Woodwind Sectionals
9/27/2021 3:00 - 5:00pm Colorguard Outdoor Sectionals
9/28/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal
9/30/2021 3:00 - 5:30pm Full Band Rehearsal
10/2/2021 7:30am Huntingdon Invitational (see below and attachment)
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.
HUNTINGDON MARCHING INVITATIONAL SAT, OCT 2, 2021
See the full schedule of the Huntingdon Marching Invitational at the Paul Ward Stadium in Huntingdon, TN.
7:30am - Get uniform bags and hat boxes ready
8:05am - Load buses
8:15am - Meeting in the big band room
8:45am - Leave HHS
1:57pm - Performance
10:30pm - Arrive at HHS. Put up uniforms, unload truck and U-Haul
11:00pm - Go home
The uniform crew needs your help Saturday getting the kids ready for
competition! Please sign up if you are available! Huntingdon Competition - Oct 2
PARENTS - Do NOT park in the back circle drive or small staff parking lot!! The semi-truck and U-Haul will be the only vehicles allowed in the back circle drive.
GET THE COMMISSARY ORDERS FINALIZED!
Please turn in order forms no later than Friday, October 1, at Noon! (To the wooden box in Mr. Taylor’s office)
All certificates will be distributed at the end of band practice about one week after the order is turned in.
All proceeds benefit the general band fund that helps to cover the extra band staff, buses, repairs, and other band expenses.
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!
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
9/10th grade students will play the first section on their All West Music (https://wtsboa.website/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/21-22-AW-9-10-Band.pdf)
11/12th grade students will play an excerpt from their etudes to be posted closer to the audition (https://wtsboa.website/all-west-convention/all-west-audition-music/11-12-senior-band-2/)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
9/27 - 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 email@example.com | John Hagan firstname.lastname@example.org