Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 1/8/2024

Happy New Year!

This week we are happy to welcome students back and begin working on our spring event preparations. The spring is a busy time of year for our students with just about every activity, and band is of course no exception! This month we don’t have any events, but we will be working hard at preparing for Solo and Ensemble in February and UIL Concert and Sight-Reading in early April. Please help us make sure that students have their instruments at school tomorrow, so we can ensure we start working right away!

We do have Spring Band Fees coming due this month. Those fees are for 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 Friday, January 19th. Please contact us if you have any questions!

This week we will have a rehearsal for the group traveling to Cleveland on Thursday night from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We need those students to be in attendance at each of these rehearsals to ensure we have a great performance in one of the world’s most spectacular concert halls! Please make sure you are staying on-time and current with your payments, as there are several deadlines for check points this month.

Finally, we wish to congratulate Abigael Ferguson – Bassoon (4th) Irma Coronado – Clarinet (29th), Benjamin Castaneda – Trumpet (8th), Eva Garcia – Trombone (10th), and Adrian Aguirre (9th) on their outstanding auditions at the Area Round of Auditions yesterday!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Band Hall Closed after school
Tuesday:Band Hall Closed after school
Wednesday:Band Hall Closed after school
Thursday:Cleveland Trip Rehearsal 6pm-8pm
Friday:Band Hall Closed after school

Upcoming Events:

February TBAAnnual Solo and Ensemble Recital5pm
February 15thUIL Region Solo and Ensemble ContestTBA
February 16th-17thRegion Jazz Clinic/Concert 
March 2ndTentative Performance with Wind Ensemble at TAMUCC 
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 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!