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 
7:30pm: Kick-Off
~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

Upcoming Events:

ThursdayHomecoming Parade/Burning of the ‘O’7pm
FridayOdem vs. Monte Alto (Homecoming) 
SaturdayMarching Band Clinic/Rehearsal at Owl Stadium (MANDATORY – TEST GRADE!)3pm-6pm
October 14thOdem vs. Hebbronville (Hebbronville) 
October 15thUIL 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
All Day
October 21stOdem vs. Banquete – Home (Band Senior Night Pre-Game) 
October 22ndUIL 3A Area E Marching Contest (Beeville)All Day
October 28thOdem vs. George West (George West) 
October 29thHost 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-5thBands of America Super-Regional Competition (AlamoDome – San Antonio) 
November 11thVeteran’s Day Ceremony
Week 1 Playoff Games
November 29thMiddle School All-Region Brass/Woodwind Auditions West Oso
December 3rdHS All-Region Auditions and Middle School PercussionAlice HS
All Day
December 8thHS Winter Concert6:30pm

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!