Odem Bands – Schedule Week of 10/30/2023

I would like to begin this week by congratulating The Spirit of OHS on what was undoubtedly their best performance of the season yesterday!!! Though we didn’t make finals, they placed 13th out of 33 bands – ahead of 20 other bands! That was despite starting as the second band and having to be at the school by 4am! They did an incredible job, and we are so proud of the growth from last year to this year, and even from this summer to now! Our competitive season is at a close now, but we will continue to support the District Champion Odem Owls through their playoff games! Please plan for games on the 10th and 17th, but we do have to maintain flexibility there as we plan each of those on a week-by-week basis. 

For this week though, it’s the Owls bye week, and a chance for us all to catch our breath. HS Band students need to make sure they have their concert instruments at school tomorrow, as we will begin ‘sit-down band’ and start preparing for our upcoming Veterans Day ceremony and Winter Concert. There are no scheduled after school rehearsals this week, but if students wish to have some help on Region Music they may stay and work after school on Thursday. 

Once again thank you to every parent who worked the concession stand, helped move a piece of equipment, helped us at our marching contests we hosted, and got your students to school for all of the events and practices! We cannot have a successful program without you all! Please read through the upcoming events, as we still have many more coming soon!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:No Rehearsal – Band Hall Closes at 4:15pm
Tuesday:No Rehearsal – Band Hall Closed After School
Wednesday:No Rehearsal – Band Hall Closed After School
Thursday:Band Hall Open after School for Region Music Help
Friday:Bye Week – No Game (or school for students!)

Upcoming Events:

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 
December 12thOdem JH Winter Concert 

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