Odem Bands Schedule: Week of 10/19/2015 – Area Marching Contest Week

Good evening,

Congratulations to the students for an outstanding performance yesterday at the UIL Region 14 Marching Contest! The students successfully made their performance the TENTH consecutive Superior Rating at Marching Contest, which is a major accomplishment! I am planning on having shirts made for current students, family, alumni, etc. to order and purchase to commemorate the occasion. I will get some information out about that by the middle of the week I hope!

Now though it’s time for us to make our plans, adjustments, and rehearse to improve for the Area Marching Contest on Saturday. At this time I believe we will perform at 12:45pm, but that is not yet an official time. I am basing this off the order of advancing bands and the 2013 schedule. Finals should begin about 7:30pm and awards will be announced at 10:30pm. Admission is $5 for the contest.

For Area we will need to make an early start of the day. Color Guard needs to be at the Band Hall by 5:30am for hair and makeup. The remaining Band Students will need to be at the Band Hall no later than 6:30am so we can get on the road early and not get pushed for time at the stadium. The students will change into their uniforms there. We could really use some help to make certain pant lengths are perfect at that time too!

All through this week it is imperative that students attend every rehearsal. I am looking at the forecast and noting that we may have to rely heavily on the beginning of the week to accomplish our outside rehearsals. Regardless of weather we will have rehearsals on each of our normal evenings no matter what, they would just move inside. I’m hoping Saturday will be dry, but in the event it isn’t I will pass along any contingency plans that might come from UIL.

Thank you to all of the parents that have helped out so far this season. We could still use some more parents helping out with setting up our mountain prop this coming week! Thanks again for all of your help and support as we move to the next level of competition!

Monday: 6:30pm-8:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Wednesday: 5:00pm-6:40pm Evening Rehearsal

Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm Evening Rehearsal

Friday: Odem vs. Taft at Taft
5:00pm Students at Band Hall
7:30pm Game Begins
~11:00pm Arrive home in Odem

Saturday: UIL Area Marching Band Competition (TENTATIVE)
5:30am Guard Members at Band Hall for Hair/Makeup
6:30am Band Members at Band Hall
7:45am Board Buses
8:00am Depart
10:30am Arrive at East Central HS
12:00pm Warm-Up
12:45pm Performance for Prelims
3:30pm Prelims Results
4:00pm Depart for Incredible Pizza for Dinner/Watch Performance
7:30pm Finals Begin (Our Draw Order is towards the middle)
10:30pm Finals Results Announced
11:00pm Depart East Central for home
~1:30am Return to Band Hall

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for your help and support,

Mr. Steven Rash
Director of Bands
Odem High School