Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/15/2021

Thank you to those of you who joined us last week online and in-person for our Solo and Ensemble Recital! This week our focus with the bands will be to get their entries completed. We had planned on recording tomorrow (Monday), but with the weather concerns we are moving that to Tuesday. We HAVE TO record after school that day in order to make the entry deadline. We will begin at 3:45pm and go until we conclude. 

Reminder that Windi and Jazzi will take place on April 17th. We have a couple of options on the table, but as of right now we are planning to begin by selling 80 seats in the Cafetorium for that event, and should those sell out quick enough, may add a second showing. This year we are also planning to take our silent auction to an online platform so that those who cannot attend, may still participate and support the band! For now our first step though is baskets for our silent auction. Our Boosters have decided this year to do everything based on grade level. Please see below for your students class. We are looking for one item from every student, generally around a $10 value or so. (More is fine, but if everyone brings in one item around $10 it makes for a nice basket when assembled!)

We need these items by Wednesday, March 10th in order to assemble the baskets and photograph them for the auction. 

6th Grade (Class of 2027): Crafts (Painting Supplies, Sewing Supplies, Little Craft Projects, etc.)
7th Grade (Class of 2026): Outdoors (Grilling Utensils, Sports Equipment, Camping Equipment, etc)
8th Grade (Class of 2025): Kitchen (Gadgets, Pans, Spices, Utensils, Plates, etc.)
9th Grade (Class of 2024): Spa (Facial Masks, Scented Candles, Soaps, Lotions, etc.)
10th Grade (Class of 2023): Family Game Night (Cards, Board Games, Puzzles, Popcorn, etc.)
11th Grade (Class of 2022): Sweets (Candy, Desserts, Cake Mixes, etc.)
12th Grade (Class of 2021): Beach/Pool (Blankets, Beach toys, Chairs, Beach Balls, etc.)

Please note that traditionally Windi and Jazzi is the second biggest fundraiser of the year for the Owl Band Boosters. Those funds help the whole band program in Grades 6-12. It’s important that everyone help out by bringing at least one item for their basket!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:              School Closed
Tuesday:              Solo and Ensemble Recordings Beginning at 4:45pm. Wednesday:         Band Hall Closes at 3:45pm 
Thursday:            Band Hall Closes at 4:00pm
Friday:                 Band Hall Closes at 4:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, February 16th:             UIL Solo and Ensemble Recording Day
February 27th-March 3rd:             Recording Window Open for JH All-Region Auditions
March 22nd:                              Pre-UIL Contest Concert (JH and HS)
April 14th:                               UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation (Odem)
April 17th:                                Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser
April 23rd-24th:                          HS All-Region Band Clinic/Concert
April 30th-May 1st:                     JH All-Region Band Clinic/Concert
May 17th:                                 JH Symphonic Winds and HS Band Spring Concert
May 18th:                                 JH Beginning Band and Concert Band Spring Concert
May 28th:                                 Graduation

Thank you for all of your help and support, please let us know if you have any questions!