I hope this message finds you well! Before I get to this weeks scheduled events I would like to remind anyone who may still have outstanding sponsorship fundraiser money out to please get that in as soon as possible. Also trip deposits should be made by this week if at all possible. Having an accurate count of students attending the trip is important for us to be able to negotiate the best final prices going forward. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
This weeks main event is the Bands of America Super-Regional Competition in San Antonio at the AlamoDome. Admission for the event is $18 and tickets may be purchased at the box office or through TicketMaster.com. Any parents who help us move props onto the field will of course be free for admission. Please note there will be significantly more rules in place with this contest on some things. We need someone to volunteer to record to video for us as they will not be providing one for us due to some ongoing copyright litigation on a national level. We will have one pass for that person to get to a good vantage point for this. For those not able to make it up to the competition they will be streaming it live at www.flomarching.com
Monday’s practice will be a special one for us. Students are welcome and encouraged to come in costume. If some parents could contribute some desserts for the end of practice we would appreciate it! Beyond that we ask that you help us make sure all students are at all practices this week. This BOA event is one of the premiere marching competitions in the country and the competition will be on a whole other level beyond what we have seen so far this season!
Odem Bands Schedule:
Monday: 6:30-8:30pm Evening Practice – Halloween Practice
Tuesday: Band Hall will not be open after school at all due to All-State Judging being held at the Odem Band Hall.
Wednesday: 5:00pm-6:00pm Evening Practice
Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm Evening Practice/Load for Competition
Friday: BOA Super-Regional Competition
7:30am: Students at Band Hall
8:15am: Board Buses/Depart
10:30am: Arrive at AlamoDome, Walk to Bill Millers for Lunch
12:00pm: Return to Stadium to dress/unload
12:40pm: Unload Truck
2:11pm: Take the Field for 2:15pm Performance
3:20pm: Depart for Dinner at Golden Corral
4:45pm: Depart for Banquete HS for Game
6:45pm: Arrive at Banquete HS
~10:00pm: Depart for Odem HS Band Hall
~10:45pm: Unload buses, truck, dismiss students
Saturday: BOA Super-Regional Competition Day 2 (Optional)
This is the second day of the contest and when the awards ceremony will occur. We do not plan to stay for the finals that evening, but instead will take students to a mall to get a bite to eat/shop. Students should bring money for lunch, dinner, and souvenirs.
8:30am: Depart Odem Band Hall for San Antonio
~10:45am: Arrive at AlamoDome to watch competition
4:15pm: UTSA Marching Band Exhibition Finishes prelims contest
5:00pm: Depart for shopping mall TBA
8:00pm: Depart for home
10:00pm: Arrive at Odem Band Hall
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns! Thanks for your help and support!
Mr. Steven Rash
Director of Bands
Odem High School