We hope that everyone had a great weekend. We are closing in on our first contest of the year, and we are hard at work getting the show ready.
The Commissary Coupon sale has been extended! Please turn in all order forms no later than Friday September 13th. Remember, this is a great way to reduce the cost of the spring trip!
This week is going to be VERY HOT, 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.
We will be hosting the band students from Houston and Riverdale middle schools this Friday at our annual Middle School Band night. Please make every effort to welcome our guests and show them what a great group we have.
This Friday will also be our first performance in full marching band uniforms. The students will need their black member t-shirt, long black socks, and athletic shorts for under their uniform. We will be distributing the member shirts to the new students this week.
The Arlington Open Invitational is coming up on Saturday, September 21st. We will rehearse at 3:00pm that afternoon. Our performance time that evening will be 8:40pm. We will send a detailed itinerary in next week’s email.
Tuesday (9/10) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30
Thursday (9/12) Rehearsal 3:00-5:30
Friday (9/13) Home Football vs. ECS
5:45pm – All Students dressed in uniform and in places for warm up
6:10pm – Middle School Students join us for warm up
6:30pm – March into Stadium
7:00pm – Kick Off
~8:00pm – Halftime performance
~9:30pm – Game Ends/Pick up Students from Band Room
Student Account balances are now available in a spreadsheet in Charms.
1. Log into Charms at www.charmsoffice.com
2. Enter “HHSBandBoosters” as the school code
3. Use your “Student Area Password”
4. The Spreadsheet is in the “Handouts & Files” Folder
Please keep checking the calendar on the HHS Band Website. All of our upcoming dates can be found there: https://www.thehoustonband.com/calendar
All-West Audition Music
The 2019 ALL-WESTaudition music is now available on the WTSBOA Website. Please print this and begin working on it asap. The January 18th, 2020 audition is mandatoryfor all students enrolled in an Honors Section of band (grades will be based on student performance at this event). Please see the directors with questions about this assignment. The All-West Audition Music can be found here:
Band Booster Dues
By now, we should have all paid or planned to pay the first two installments (May 15th and July 15th) of the Band Booster Dues. Please work to stay current on these payments as this is how we fund Band Camp and purchasing all of the materials and equipment for Band Camp and the early part of the marching season. The next payment due will be September 15th.
Late payment notices will be issued this week for all accounts that are past due. As a reminder, a minimum of two payments totaling $375 should have been received at this point in time.
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.
If you missed picking up a stadium seat, Show shirt or a yard sign contact either Tricia or Susan.
A flyer has been distributed to your students. Deadline to turn in orders has been extended to Friday 9/13. Watch for updates thru emails and Facebook – The Houston Band.
FLAMINGO FLOCKING has begun! If you are interested in Flocking a Friend, see the information sheet, or if you want to help move the flocks, see the signup genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0944aaa62e5-flamingo