Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 10/16/2023

This week we begin by congratulating the members of The Spirit of OHS for earning a Superior Rating at Saturday’s UIL Region Marching Contest! All three judges agreed that it was a superior performance! Their performance has now qualified the band for the Area Marching Contest in a little under two weeks on October 28th! I will have a full schedule for that weekend out soon, but I want to make sure we start planning for a very early call time at the band hall of 4am. We will be the second band to perform out of 34 bands on that day, so it means we’ll be warming up at Beeville around 7:30am. 

This week we’ll be working on cleaning and preparing students for the next two weeks for that performance. However, we will also be hosting the UIL 2A Area E Marching Contest this weekend! The past few years there had been a small number of bands participating, but I’m happy to say we’ll be hosting a full contest and finals for them at Owl Stadium! They will have 12 bands perform in Prelims and 7 bands perform in Finals. We plan to do an exhibition performance at the end of Prelims while judges complete their verification. Finals are tentatively scheduled to begin at 7pm and conclude with their awards ceremony around 9pm. Hopefully we’ll have everything cleaned up and shut down by 11pm.

This is a major UIL event that we will be hosting, and need an army of volunteers to help make this a great experience for their students! We will also be raising funds by selling concessions and t-shirts for the event. Please sign-up here for a spot if you have not already! https://tinyurl.com/3khmc997 (Students will have their own sign-ups) Please note all students must be in attendance for this contest from the setup until teardown! Please help us make this a great event!

We’re quickly making our way through Bandtober here, but still have a bit to go! Please help us make sure students are at every rehearsal and performance – we can’t afford to miss any of them at any practices these next two weeks!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday:No Rehearsal
Wednesday:4:00pm-5:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Thursday:6:30pm-8:30pm Rehearsal
Friday:Odem vs. Banquete
4:45pm: Students at Band Hall
5:30pm: Depart for Banquete
7:30pm: Game Begins
~10pm: Game Ends
~10:45pm Return to Band Hall
Saturday:Host 2A Area E Marching Contest (Tentative)8am: Block off Lots/Post Signs/Tables
10:30am: Volunteer Meeting with Parents/Students
11:00am: Volunteer Lunch
11:30-12pm: Bands Begin to Arrive
1:15pm: First Band Begins Warming Up
2:00pm: First Band Performs for Prelims
5:15pm: Spirit of OHS Performs in Exhibition
5:30pm: Announcement of Finalists
6:15pm: Warmup for Finals Begins
8:30pm: Final Band Performs
9:15pm: Finals Awards
~11pm: Complete clean-up/students released to go home

Upcoming Events:

Friday Odem vs. Banquete (Banquete) 
SaturdayHost UIL 2A Area Marching Contest (Perform during tabulation) 
October 27thOdem vs. George West (Home)
Senior Band Parents Night
October 28thUIL Area Marching Contest (Beeville)Students at Band Hall by 4am!!!!
November 10thPlayoff Game – Round 1
It’s great to see the Owls will advance to the Playoffs again this season! Please plan for games on at least 11/10 and 11/17 for Round 1 and 2 of the Playoffs! We support the Owls throughout their postseason games!!!
November 28thAll-Region JH Auditions (Tuloso-Midway) 
December 2ndAll-Region HS Auditions (Alice HS) 
December 7thOdem HS Winter Concert with Guest Conductor Dr. Ciepluch 
December 8th-9thJH and HS All-Region Clinic/Concerts at TAMUK 

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