Odem Bands Schedule Week of 12/10/2018 – Winter Concert and All-Region

We would like to begin this week by congratulating the 21 OJH and 14 OHS Students for earning spots in the All-Region Bands this weekend! Additionally 9 of our students advanced to the Area Round of Auditions for Odem High School! It was a good day and the students should be very proud of their accomplishments! Please see the All-Region Clinic/Concert area below for more information on the event this weekend.

First up this week for the Odem Bands though will be their Annual Winter Concert on Thursday evening! The concerts are set to begin at 6:30pm for Odem Junior High and 7:30pm for Odem High School – both concerts will be held in the Odem HS Cafetorium. Their call times to be at the school are:

5:45pm – Odem JH Beginning Band Students on stage

6:00pm – Odem JH Concert Band in OHS Band Hall

6:15pm – Odem JH Symphonic Winds in OHS Band Hall

7:00pm – OHS Band in Band Hall


Concert Attire OJH Students:

Gentlemen: White Button Down Shirt, Black Slacks, Black Belt, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks, and tie (Preferably solid Navy Blue)

Ladies: Black Blouse, Black Slacks, Black shoes.


Concert Attire OHS Students:

Gentlemen: Black Long Sleeve Button Down Shirt (with top button unbuttoned), Black Slacks, Long Black Socks, Black Dress Shoes.

Ladies: Black Blouse, Black Slacks, Black shoes. (All Black, no colors)


Please note the concert is a mandatory and graded event for all Odem Band Students!

(Note: Because this is a concert NP/NP does not apply and all students are eligible)


Odem JH Beginning Band Rehearsal:

Please note that the OJH Beginning Band also has a rehearsal on December 12th after school until 5pm at the OHS Cafetorium. This will be the only time they are able to rehearse with all of the classes together and is a mandatory graded event. Please make arrangements for rides so that students can attend. Students will need to be picked up in front of Odem HS.


All-Region Clinic/Concert:


Friday we will depart with the Odem HS Band students around 2pm and eat an early dinner on the TAMUK campus before their rehearsal. Odem JH Band Students will meet in their Band Hall after school and dinner will be provided for them there before they leave. All students will follow the same rehearsal schedule in Kingsville on Friday/Saturday. We will return Friday night and need students to be dropped off at their Band Halls by 7am on Saturday to return to Kingsville. We will provide lunch on Saturday and Dinner Friday for the students.

The concerts begin at 3:30pm on Saturday in TAMUK Jones Auditorium. Shirts/Plaques are available before/during/after the concert in the lobby. We encourage you to come and see your student perform and pick them up afterwards to take them out to celebrate afterwards. There were over 900 students that competed in the contest Saturday, and your students are among the elite who were chosen for that honor! Any students who remain should bring some money to buy something on the way home for dinner.

The concert order is: HS Wind Ensemble(@3:30pm), JH Blue Band(~4pm), JH Red Band(~4:30pm), JH Wind Ensemble(~5pm), HS Blue Band(~5:30pm, and HS Red Band(~6pm) will finish the performances. I’ve listed approximate times above, actual times will vary depending on the length of the bands programs and the time it takes to transition between groups.

Odem JH ended up with 21 members in the groups, which was the 3rd most of the 31 registered junior high schools. They had the most students within their classification of 1C, and 2nd largest number of students to earn spots in the Wind Ensemble overall. Odem HS had 14 members earn spots in the All-Region Bands, with 9 of those advancing to the Area Round. They had the 3rd largest number of students in the HS Wind Ensemble, and students advancing to Area (most Wind Ensemble and Area students in our Classification!). We also had OJH Student Kalista Ocana earn 1st Chair Trumpet, OHS Students Zenaida Lara earn 1st Chair Clarinet, and Abaigeal Tovar earned 1st Chair Oboe.

Congratulations to all of these students who made the bands!


Odem Junior High School Students:

Garcia, Zoey – Flute – Wind Ensemble
Garcia, Marissa – Flute – Blue Band
Sturgeon, Emilee – Oboe – Blue Band
Doria, Emma – Bb Clarinet – Wind Ensemble
Salinas, Isabella – Bb Clarinet – Blue Band
Parraz, Aaliyah – Bb Clarinet – Red Band
Kiefer, Lillian – Bb Clarinet – Red Band
Gomez, Julian – Alto Saxophone – Red Band
Esqueda, Julietta – Tenor Saxophone – Wind Ensemble
Ocana, Kalista – Trumpet – Wind Ensemble – 1ST Chair
Tovar, Kayla – Trumpet – Red Band
Phillips, Jacob – F Horn – Wind Ensemble
Rivera, Melody – Trombone – Blue Band
McCloskey, Ebin – Trombone – Red Band
Gamez, Joaquin – Euphonium – Wind Ensemble
Espinoza, Jonathan – Euphonium – Red Band
Deleon, Alexis – Tuba – Red Band
Villasenor, Armando – Tuba – Red Band
Aviles, Luke – Percussion – Wind Ensemble
Lopez, Daniel – Percussion – Wind Ensemble
Andrade, Justin – Percussion – Blue Band


Odem High School Students:

Beltran, Krista – Flute – Red Band
Tovar, Abaigeal – Oboe – Wind Ensemble – 1st Chair – AREA
Lara, Zenaida – Clarinet – Wind Ensemble – 1st Chair – AREA
Hirle, Anissa – Bass Clarinet – Red Band – AREA
Aguirre, Joey – Alto Saxophone – Wind Ensemble – AREA
Medina, Samarra – Tenor Saxophone – Red Band
Garza, Landon – Trumpet – Wind Ensemble – AREA
Garcia, Jennifer – Trumpet – Blue Band
Sanchez, Clara – F Horn – Red Band
Sanchez, Ethan – Trombone – Blue Band – AREA
Stanley, Natalie – Tuba – Wind Ensemble – AREA
Espinoza, John – Tuba – Blue Band – AREA
Montoya, Christina – Percussion – Wind Ensemble – AREA
Morin, Vincent – Percussion – Wind Ensemble

(Note Wind Ensemble is the Top Band, Red Band and Blue Band are equal as a 2nd Band. Students alternate one chair then the next to form those two bands)


This Week’s Band Hall Schedule: 

Monday:           Band Hall Closes at 4pm

Tuesday:          Booster Meeting at 7pm

Wednesday:     3:45pm – 5pm OJH Beginning Band Rehearsal at OHS (Mandatory)

Thursday:         Odem Bands Winter Concerts (Mandatory)

6:30pm – Odem Junior High School

7:30pm – Odem High School

Friday:             All-Region Rehearsals

~2pm OHS Departs, OJH to Band Hall after school

Return about 9:30pm to Odem

Saturday:        Region Students at Band Hall by 7am

All-Region Concerts Begin at 3:30pm at TAMUK Jones Auditorium


As always please contact us with any questions/concerns you may have. Thanks for your support of these amazing students!