Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 11/15/2021

Wow time has flown by here! We’re already at the week before Thanksgiving Break! There are a few important notes here for high school students that I want to make sure everyone gets. First of all, this week will be placement auditions for Spring for the Odem Bands. All students MUST record an audition as part of a test grade. This may be done in class, before school, after school, or during lunch, but must be completed by 4pm on Friday! 

This week our playoff game is on Saturday in Victoria. We need students to be at the Band Hall at 12:30pm so that we can do a quick rehearsal and load our equipment. We understand that some families may have already made travel arrangements to leave that day. If this impacts you I ask that you please contact me so I can adequately plan. With playoff games over Thanksgiving Break it is always understandable that there are going to be some conflicts. We need every student who is in town though to travel to the game! All students are eligible this week due to the break in the school calendar. The next game would be Friday or Saturday the next weekend if the Owls win. 

We are going to be coming up on our Winter Concerts here in a short amount of time. Please note that Thursday, December 9th is the HS Band Winter Concert, and Tuesday, December 14th is the Odem JH Bands Winter Concert. Both concerts will take place in the Odem HS Cafetorium. Prior to that we have our All-Region auditions approaching soon on December 2nd for Junior High Woodwind/Brass Players, and December 4th for HS Players and JH Percussion. Students are highly encouraged to come in before/after school to practice!

Our trip payments/deposits need to be coming in at this time. As of this time we have enough students to make the trip happen, but are at the point where more students attending will help the overall price for everyone. If you have been on the fence on whether or not to send a deposit in I hope you will! Our band trips have consistently been one of the most amazing experiences for our students over the years! We can take those payments in the band hall, but we do need ALL parents, even if you are paying us via check to Owl Band Boosters, to go to this website: https://www.toursandtravelpaytrip.com/Reservation/TripReservation/247 and create a ‘New Reservation’ if you have not already done so.  

You may make one reservation for multiple kids, or chaperone/kid, there. The Tour Company wants to track forms and other payment information there. You may make online payments directly to them for a surcharge, or even mail payments directly to them (they do not charge a fee if you mail it directly).  

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Band Hall Open for Region/Solo and Ensemble3:40pm-4:15pm
Tuesday:Band Hall Open for Region/Solo and Ensemble
Wednesday:Band Hall Open for Region/Solo and Ensemble3:40pm-4:15pm
Thursday:Band Hall Open for Region/Solo and Ensemble3:30pm-4:15pm
Friday:Band Hall Closes at 4pm 
 Odem vs. Tidehaven (Victoria Memorial Stadium)
12:30pm Arrive at Band Hall for Rehearsal and Loading
2:00pm Depart Odem HS
3:45pm Arrive at Dinner Stop
4:30pm Depart Dinner
5:00pm Arrive at Victoria Memorial Stadium
6:00pm Kick-Off
~9pm Game Ends
~10:30pm Return to Odem HS


Upcoming Events:

November 20thFootball Playoff Game Week 2 vs. TidehavenVictoria, 6:00pm
November 26th or 27thFootball Playoff Game Week 3 (TBD)
Please Note: We support the Odem Owls throughout all of their post-season play. Playoff Games are mandatory graded performances!
December 2ndJunior High All-Region Auditions for All Except Percussion4pm-Done
December 4thHS All-Region and JH All-Region Percussion Auditions7am-4pm
December 9thHS Winter Concert6:30pm
December 14thJH Winter Concert6:30pm

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