September 6, 2020

NOTES FROM THE DIRECTORS


We are happy to say that students will be playing their instruments in class beginning

this TUESDAY 9/8/20. Just a few notes about this below:

  • Don’t forget that you will still enter the building just as you have since August (please do not try to enter school through the band room doors)

  • You may drop off instruments in the band room starting at 7:30am. Then you will go straight to your 1st period class

  • Please bring all required materials (masks with a slit for playing, puppy pads or similar material to absorb water, and collapsible wire music stands. These can fit in your instrument locker)

  • Students will come straight to the band room after 3rd period and then we will assign seats prior to eating lunch

  • At the end of the day, students will be able retrieve instruments to take home. Just remember that you must depart the building no later than 3:00pm

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK

SENIOR BANNERS

Senior photos were taken this past week. Thanks to everyone who paid for the senior banners already. If you didn’t pay last week, please do so - details below:


Payment: $26.50. Do not submit payment to the band or band boosters. Preferred payment via Venmo (username: rwkidder). You can also write a check, payable to Richelle Kidder, and drop off at 9227 Longwood Lane, 38139. No cash, please.


Questions: Richelle Kidder: rwkidder@hotmail.com

BAND T-SHIRTS

Since there is not a “show shirt” this year, section leaders and the directors decided to produce a 2020-21 Houston Band shirt for all members. This will be used as a possible performance shirt later this year. The graphic image was designed by Freshmen Color Guard member, Tess Oldershaw. The shirts will be a “carolina blue” color. ALL band and color guard members need complete the Band T-Shirt Order Form to select their t-shirt size no later than Saturday, September 12th. Be sure to hit submit at the end. If we don’t hear from you, we can’t guarantee a size.


Parents: you are welcome to purchase additional shirts at $16.00 each. Please complete the order form and indicate how you will complete payment. This can be done via check/cash turned into the “Woody box” at school, mailed to Band P.O. Box or with Paypal/credit card through the donate button on the website.


ALL ORDERS MUST BE COMPLETED BY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th.

FOOTBALL PEP BAND

We are still hoping to have a small pep band for the Houston football game on September 18th. This will not be a mandatory band event but a volunteer opportunity. A sign-up genius will be distributed as soon as we get clearance from the Shelby County Health Department. Seniors will be given first priority then Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen.


There will be very specific guidelines that will need to be adhered to by those playing at the game. We will also have mandatory after school rehearsal (3:00pm-4:30pm) on Wednesday, September 16 and Thursday, September 17 for those signed up. Please don’t sign up for a spot if you can’t be there for those rehearsals.

FUNDRAISING

Flamingo Flocking is BACK!

https://www.thehoustonband.com/fundraising


Flock a Friend $25

Roosting season is August 24-Oct. 25th

Call or text Amy Burgess at 901-832-8900 to arrange a flock TODAY!


What a fun way to brighten someone’s day. Sections will be helping with flock

placements this year. Challenge your section leaders to be the first to sign-up.

BOOSTER DUES UPDATE

If you have not paid the $500 booster dues for this school year, please do so as soon as possible. Our budget is built around everyone paying their share. We accept PayPal

https://www.thehoustonband.com/payments or by checks by mail (HHS Band Boosters PO Box 38233 Germantown, TN 38183). Please contact Molly Opferman (Assistant Treasurer) with any questions (opferman@gmail.com or 901-337-7154). Thank you!


Along with dues payments, if you have not returned your two forms (Parent Consent and Performance Contract already, please complete those. They can be found here: https://www.thehoustonband.com/forms. You can print them, sign and and return to thehoustonbandgtwn@gmail.com.

Houston High School | 9755 Wolf River Blvd, Germantown, TN 38139 | Phone: 901-756-2370 | Fax: 901-756-2377

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