Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 1/22/2024

After a couple of odd weeks to start the school year, we’ll get to have our first full week of school this week! Students are preparing for a combination of UIL Concert and Sightreading and Solo and Ensemble right now. Along with that we’re currently preparing for our Cleveland performance in June!

Speaking of performances, on Sunday, February 4th, The Corpus Christi Wind Symphony will be performing at Del Mar College’s Richardson Hall at 4pm. The concert is Free, and I highly encourage students to attend this concert! We’re performing one of our pieces the HS Wind Ensemble is working on for spring and Cleveland, as well as a piece that our HS Brass Choir is performing for Solo and Ensemble, and a couple other ‘standard’ band pieces. I highly encourage all of those students, but also any JH students as well to attend concerts like this one so they can hear what a quality group sounds like. The Corpus Christi Wind Symphony is made up of local professionals and amateurs from around the area, and is one of the finest community bands in the state!

Next, Windi and Jazzi tickets went on sale last week for the May 4th event! You may purchase tickets at http://odemhsband.ludus.com for $15-$25. If you’re new to the event, this is a pops concert/dinner/silent auction we put on each year. It’s probably the most fun concert of the year, and we hope you’ll consider joining us! We’ll be sending out information about what students need to bring to help fill auction baskets in the next couple of weeks.

Tuesday night we will have our postponed monthly Owl Band Booster Meeting at 7pm. We hope you can plan to attend, as we have needs to fill officer positions for next year!

Finally, Spring Band Fees are due this week. Those fees are for all students in Grades 7-12, and are $25/Student payable via Check or Money Order. They help to offset many of the costs in the spring with clinicians, supplies, music, etc. Please make payment out to OEISD, Memo: Band, no later than Monday, January 22nd. (extended to next week due to early release on Friday) Please contact us if you have any questions!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Band Hall Closed after school
Tuesday:Band Booster Meeting 7pm – HS Cafetorium
Wednesday:Band Hall Closed after school
Thursday:Cleveland Trip Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Friday:Band Hall Closed after school

Upcoming Events:

February 1stAnnual Solo and Ensemble Recital5pm
February 15thUIL Region Solo and Ensemble ContestTBA
February 16th-17thRegion Jazz Clinic/Concert 
March 25thPre-UIL Contest Concert (JH and HS)5pm JH, 6pm HS (Tentative)
April 4th-5thUIL Concert and Sight-ReadingTBA
April 26th11th Annual South Coast Jazz Festival 
May 4thWindi and Jazzi Fundraiser 
May 10thAmerican Classics Festival: Odem HS Wind Ensemble and Odem JH Symphonic Winds at Del Mar College2pm/3pm
May 13thOdem JH Symphonic Winds and HS Spring Concert 
May 14thOdem JH Beginning Band and Concert Band Spring Concert 
May 24thGraduation 
May 26th-27thUIL State Solo and Ensemble 
June 3rdCleveland Send-Off Performance 
June 4th-8thCleveland Trip 

Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!