Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 12/16/2019

We’d like to begin this week by congratulating the members of the Odem Bands who represented us at the Region Concert this past weekend! I hope they enjoyed themselves! It was especially a cool experience to have composer, Randall Standridge, in as the clinician for the Wind Ensemble and for our kids to meet him in class on Friday!

This week is the final week of the semester, but we do have two concerts Monday and Tuesday still. Monday is the OHS Band Concert that will begin at 7:30pm in the Odem HS Cafetorium, and Tuesday will be the OHS Screeching Owl Jazz Winter Evening of Jazz at 7pm in the Cafetorium. We hope you will be able to join us as we have our final performances of a very successful 2019 year!

Wednesday all OJH Students should be taking their instruments home after school for the break. OHS students will need their instruments through Thursday as we will have a Winter Sports Pep Rally that day at the end of school.

A quick note for our All-Area students, their auditions will occur the Saturday we return from break. Students who are advancing should make sure they practice regularly over break. I’ll be out of the country through the 28th, but the following week may be able to meet them at the Band Hall for help or to use equipment there as needed.

Odem HS Winter Concert, Monday

The Odem HS Winter Concert will be held on Monday, December 16th. Students will need to be in the Band Hall ready to warmup at 7pm. Their concert will begin in the Cafetorium at 7:30pm.

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)

Screeching Owl Jazz Band 11th Annual Winter Evening of Jazz – Tuesday

The Screeching Owl Jazz Band will conclude the Odem Bands Concert Season on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm in the OHS Cafetorium. As always it’s a fantastic evening of holiday favorites, jazz standards, and desserts! We hope you’ll keep this date on your calendar!

Concert attire is the same as high school band, except bright solid colored ties for gentlemen are preferred. HS Jazz students need to bring a dessert for the performance. Students will be needed for Sound Check at 5:30pm.

This Week’s Odem Band Hall Schedule:

Monday:              7:30pm Odem High School Winter Band Concert
Tuesday:             7:00pm Odem HS Screeching Owl Evening of Jazz
Wednesday:       Band Hall Open until 4:30pm –
. JH Instruments Go Home for Break
Thursday:           Band Hall Open until 4:30pm
. All Instruments Go Home
Friday:                 No School – Winter Break

Upcoming Events:

Monday: 7:30pm OHS Winter Band Concert (OHS Cafetorium)
Tuesday: 7:00pm Screeching Owl Jazz Band Winter Evening of Jazz

Saturday, January 11th: Area Auditions (Orange Grove)
Tuesday, February 4th: 3rd Annual Odem Solo and Ensemble Recital
Thursday, February 6th: UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Robstown
Monday, February 24th: Pre-UIL Contest Concert
Thursday, March 5th: OHS Wind Ensemble and OJH Symphonic Winds UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – Goliad
April 1st/2nd: OJH Concert Band and OHS Symphonic Band UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – San Diego

You can find the 2019-2020 Odem Bands Calendar here. (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-2020-Odem-Bands-Calendar-Version-1.1.pdf)

As always please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your support of these hard working students! Happy Holidays!