Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 1/20/2020:

This week for the Odem Bands will be a pretty quiet one with a short four day week ahead of us. Many of our students are participating in the stock show this weekend and we wish them all the best of luck!

We do wish for you to note a few things for this week. One is the Dallas Trip has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. We will be refunding all trip payments no later than the next Band Booster Meeting on February 11th. Moving forward we will be looking at options to travel in 2021, and polling student interest in different destinations before seeking Board Approval.

Please check out the information on our upcoming Mattress Fundraiser in March, and the Annual Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser to be held in April. In order for both of these fundraisers to be successful we need parent/student involvement. We are asking that every student have a parent at the February 11th Booster Meeting so that a representative from fundraising company can meet and share information with you. We may have some preliminary ideas for the 2021 trip at that point, as well as be preparing for Windi and Jazzi. Please make plans to attend that meeting at 7pm!

Mattress Fundraiser:

Our Mattress Fundraiser for the Odem High School Band is 7 weeks away, on Saturday, March 7th!  We need everyone to help us promote the event!  The success of this relies entirely on us inviting people to the sale that are in need of a new mattress!

Check out this YouTube video to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus

1.  Please JOIN our Facebook event and INVITE your friends!!!! http://bit.ly/OdemBand2020.

2. Join our Texting Campaign: Text: bed 4Odem to: 797979

3.  Text a copy of the attached flyer to all your friends and family with following message: http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Odem-Email-Flyer.pdf

“Odem High School Band needs your help.  Mattress Sale March 7th.  Great beds, better prices.  If you need a mattress, call me and I will explain the details.”

4. Share the attached flyer via email / social media.

Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser:

Our 3rd Annual Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser has been rescheduled for Friday, April 3rd. We have once again setup online ticket order – you can order tickets here at http://odemhsband.ludus.com. There you can pick your seats out and pay easily. We will provide ticket order forms to students in March, or you may also visit the band hall to purchase them. Please help us sell this event out! (Tickets should be paid for via check/money order made out to Owl Band Boosters if paid for at band hall) Tickets are $15 for the longer outside tables, $20 for the middle circular tables, or $25 for the Back tables with chairs. (If you would like the $25 seats I recommend ordering online soon as they sell out quickly!)

Dinner is going to be Fried Fish or Chicken with sides and dessert provided.

We will need basket items for the silent auction that will be held at Windi and Jazzi. The Boosters are also seeking donations of restaurant gift cards and other items to also include and bundle in the silent auction. If you can help with obtaining these donations please contact Mrs. Mandi Edwards. We will provide the students themes for baskets in the next couple of weeks.

Windi and Jazzi is a great event that has grown each year. Please help support this event with a great meal and great music!

Preliminary Summer Band Dates:

We are in the process of verifying camp dates, but wish to provide a pretty firm list of dates for the summer for families to begin planning their vacation plans around.

~June 14th-18th – Texas A&M University Guard/Drum Major/Leadership Camp
July 16th-17th – Leadership Camp dates? (Tentative based on summer clinic)
July 18th – Students to DCI Contest in Calallen
July 20th-22nd – Drumline Camp/Guard Rehearsals
July 27th – Marching Band Camp Begins
July 31st – March-A-Thon

This Week’s Odem Band Hall Schedule:

Monday:            OEISD Closed
Tuesday:             Band Hall closed at 4pm
Wednesday:       Band Hall Open until 4:45pm for Solo and Ensemble Practice
Thursday:          OHS Wind Ensemble Evening Rehearsal 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday:                Band Hall closed at 4:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 4th: 3rd Annual Odem Solo and Ensemble Recital
Thursday, February 6th: UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Robstown
Monday, February 24th: Pre-UIL Contest Concert
Thursday, March 5th: OHS Wind Ensemble and OJH Symphonic Winds UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – Goliad
March 7th: Mattress Fundraiser
April 1st/2nd: OJH Concert Band and OHS Symphonic Band UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – San Diego
April 3rd: 3rd Annual Windi and Jazzi Dinner Fundraiser

You can find the 2019-2020 Odem Bands Calendar here. (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-2020-Odem-Bands-Calendar-Version-1.1.pdf)

Thank you once again for your help and support of these amazing band students!