Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 1/7/2018

Happy New Year!

I hope your holidays were relaxing! As we enter January we don’t have many events, but we will be gearing up for a very busy few months to round out the year. Please see each section below for more information on this spring’s upcoming events.


2020 Washington, D.C. Trip Deposits Due

The deposits for the 2020 Washington, D.C. Trip should be made by January 15th. It is imperative that we verify the interest of students and get a solid count for our contract information with our travel company. That deposit is $120 and is non-refundable. Please contact me if you need more information or another trip packet. All Band Students currently in Grades 8-11 are eligible to attend this trip. (Must remain in program through the trip)


Band Booster Meeting – Tuesday

We will have our monthly band booster meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the Band Hall. Please come for updates on upcoming fundraisers. We will have some updated trip information that night and collect trip payments as well.


Area Auditions – Saturday

We have 9 students who have advanced to the Area round of auditions that will be held in Orange Grove this weekend. Those students will compete for their chance to perform with the All-State Bands in February. Students need to be at the Band Hall at 7:15am so we may depart for Orange Grove. They should bring some money for the snack bar, or snacks with them. We will stop on the way home for dinner which will be covered by the school. Students may be picked up early if that is their/your wish. Please contact me in regards to the procedure there!


JH All-Region Jazz Auditions

OJH students in 7th and 8th grade are invited to audition for the ATSSB All-Region Middle School Jazz auditions. This is a recorded process that we will complete before the end of this month. Mr. Williams will hand out the music this coming week, if your student is interested they should be sure to be working on it the next few weeks. We will set the specific date for recordings this week.


JH and HS Solo and Ensemble

In February Solo and Ensemble is on February 7th in Robstown. We hope to have our first annual Solo and Ensemble recital on Tuesday, February 5th so students can play for their parents and the community. Eligibility for Solo and Ensemble is based off of the 3rd Six Weeks grades that will be given to students on Thursday. Students will be asked to verify their registration for the event tomorrow before being locked in.


Band Hall Schedule

Monday:          No School for Students

Tuesday:          Band Hall Open for Practice until 5pm

7:00pm Booster Meeting

Wednesday:     Band Hall Open for Practice until 5pm

Thursday:        Band Hall Closed after school

6:30pm-8:30pm OHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal

Friday:            Band Hall Open Until 4:30pm

Saturday:        All-Area Auditions (Students at Band Hall by 7:15am)


Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!