Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 10/3/2022
We would like to begin this week by congratulating the members of The Spirit of OHS for their 1st Place Finish in their class at the USBands Goliad Showcase this weekend! They also earned the caption awards for Best Guard, Best Visual Effect, and Best Overall Effect! It was a great start for them!
Over the coming weeks we will be really dialing in our performance, making changes suggested by judges, and refining some changes we’ve already just made in the past week. It is imperative we have students at every rehearsal from here on out. This weekend in particular we will have a rehearsal with a guest clinician on Saturday from 3pm-6pm at the Stadium (Students Report at 2:30pm). This is a required event for HS Band members that does count as a test grade like our performances do. The next Monday (10th) we will also have a guest clinician in during our evening rehearsal we have to have everyone there for that as well!
We are also having a busy week this week with Homecoming here! Thursday evening will be the Parade/Burning of the ‘O’, and Friday will be the game after an early release.
As I said last week, we are officially in ‘Bandtober’ now, so students will stay very busy. Please help us make sure that students are at all rehearsals, games, and contests these next five weeks!
Thank you to those of you who attended our contest this past weekend! We appreciate your support!
This Week’s Schedule:
|Monday:||Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm|
|Tuesday:||Band Hall Closed|
|Wednesday:||Evening Rehearsal: 4:15pm-5:30pm|
|Thursday:||Evening Rehearsal: 5:00pm-6:00pm|
Parade Prep/Parade/Burning of the ‘O’: Concludes about 8:00pm
|Friday:||Odem vs. Monte Alto:|
5:15pm: Students at Band Hall
6:15pm: March to Stadium
~10:00pm: Game Concludes
|Saturday:||Marching Rehearsal with Clinician (Mandatory!)|
2:30pm: Students arrive and take equipment to stadium/Warm-ups
3:00pm: Clinic Begins
6:00pm: Clinic Concludes
|Thursday||Homecoming Parade/Burning of the ‘O’||7pm|
|Friday||Odem vs. Monte Alto (Homecoming)|
|Saturday||Marching Band Clinic/Rehearsal at Owl Stadium (MANDATORY – TEST GRADE!)||3pm-6pm|
|October 14th||Odem vs. Hebbronville (Hebbronville)|
|October 15th||UIL Region 14 Marching Contest (Beeville)|
Students at Band Hall 12pm
Performance at 6:00pm
Announcement of Ratings 7:15pm
Return to Odem at about 8:30pm
|October 21st||Odem vs. Banquete – Home (Band Senior Night Pre-Game)|
|October 22nd||UIL 3A Area E Marching Contest (Beeville)||All Day|
|October 28th||Odem vs. George West (George West)|
|October 29th||Host UIL 2A Area E Marching Contest|
(Note Students must be there this day as we will perform in Exhibition at the conclusion of the contest!)
|November 4th-5th||Bands of America Super-Regional Competition (AlamoDome – San Antonio)|
|November 11th||Veteran’s Day Ceremony|
Week 1 Playoff Games
|November 29th||Middle School All-Region Brass/Woodwind Auditions||West Oso|
|December 3rd||HS All-Region Auditions and Middle School Percussion||Alice HS|
|December 8th||HS Winter Concert||6:30pm|
You may find our full 2022-2023 Odem Bands Calendar here (Includes JH Dates as well): http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-2023-Odem-Bands-Calendar-v1.pdf
Note: There is one additional event scheduled now that is not on that calendar yet. The Spirit of OHS will be marching in the Odem Christmas Parade on December 17th. The parade is set to begin at 6pm. We need every student who is in town still to please be in attendance. More information will come about this event as we draw closer to it.
Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!