Odem Bands Schedule Week of 11/5/2018

We would like to begin this week by congratulating the Spirit of OHS on completing their outstanding competitive marching season! Friday’s performance at the Bands of America Super Regional Competition earned them 3rd Place in our Classification, and represents the first time we have placed at this major competition! Congratulations to all of the students for their efforts this year!

This week is going to begin to taper off some of our scheduled events, but we do still have a  fairly busy week ahead. Monday evening, at 7pm in the HS Cafetorium, we will have our meeting on the 2020 Washington, D.C. trip. Please come even if you are unsure of your student attending the trip! We will have a fairly set itinerary, payment plan information, and be able to take deposits if anyone is ready to place those. We would like to have those in by the first of December if possible so we can get an idea of interest as we finalize and sign contracts with our travel company. We still have some wiggle room through the next 11 months on adding people.

All OHS students must have their concert instruments on Monday as we will begin rehearsing for the OEISD Veteran’s Day Ceremony on Friday. That performance will take place in the morning at 8:30am. Students will wear their uniforms to the event. We will also be working to prepare for our Winter Concert on December 13th.

Friday night will then be our Senior Band Parents night. We will recognize our Senior Band Members and their parents Friday evening before the game. Parents need to be at the gate by where the band sits (scoreboard side) by 6:30pm so Mr. Williams can line everyone up. The ceremony itself should start about 6:45pm.

Our final performance of our ‘War Dance’ show will take place Friday during half-time. We will be moving to our traditional playoff shows from then on. Please note that I expect us to go at least a few rounds into the playoffs. Please continue to keep Friday’s open, including the Thanksgiving Break Week Friday as you plan ahead. We will mostly not have evening rehearsals anymore through this semester unless we need them to prepare for a playoff game show.


Odem Band Hall Schedule:

Monday:                   7pm – Parent Meeting for the 2020 Trip to Washington, D.C. (HS Cafetorium)

Tuesday:                  4:00pm – Band Hall Closed

Wednesday:             Band Hall Closed after school

Thursday:                4:30pm – Band Hall Closed

Friday:                    Veterans Day (Be at Band Hall by 7:40am)

.                               8:30am – Ceremony Begins

.                               5:15pm – Students at Band Hall for Game

.                               6:30pm – Parents at Gate

.                               6:45pm – Senior Band Member Recognition

.                               7:30pm – Game Begins


Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!