Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/19/2024

We wish to begin by congratulating our Odem JH and Odem HS students on an OUTSTANDING series of performances at the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest last week! The Odem JH Students brought back 5 Soloist Superior Medals, and 13 Ensemble Medals. Odem HS students brought back 7 Gold Superior Soloist Medals, 1 Bronze Superior Soloist Medal, and 30 Gold Ensemble Superior Medals! A record twenty-five students qualified to compete at the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest on May 27th! Please see the section below for specific student results!

This week we will again have a rehearsal for our Cleveland Trip. We know students schedules are getting very cluttered this next month, so please help us get students there, but also just please let me know if we’ve got another group conflict that day. Between all of the sports and activities in the spring there is no ‘perfect’ day to have this rehearsal unfortunately!

Two weeks ago, I passed out updated balance amounts for students traveling to Cleveland. We need students caught up on payments this month please! All payments need to be completed by the first week of April for the trip! As we close in on the trip it is imperative, we have payments in so the travel company can make payments for items as they come up. 

Finally, Spring Band fees should be turned in by this time for 7th-12th Grade students. Please turn those in as soon as possible! Fees are $25/Student payable via Check or Money Order. They help to offset many of the costs in the spring with clinicians, supplies, music, etc. Please make payment out to OEISD, Memo: Band. Please contact us if you have any questions!

2024 UIL Solo and Ensemble Results

Odem Junior High School

JH Soloist Superior Ratings
Alexander Rodriguez, Trumpet
Priscilla Jaime, F Horn
Vincent Elizondo, Euphonium
Ysidro Roman, Trombone Solo
Vladimir Hunter, Tuba Solo

JH Ensemble Superior Ratings
Brass Choir – Adrian Casarez, Vincent Elizondo, Ysidro Roman, Berta Jasso, Alysel Huerta, Isabella Huerta, Robby Perez, Vladimir Hunter, Priscilla Jaime

Trumpet Quartet – Berta Jasso, Alysel Huerta, Isabella Huerta, Alexander Rodriguez

Odem High School

Soloist Superior Ratings
Angelica Soto, Flute – Class 1 Gold Medal – Advanced to State!
Macy Laird, Flute – Class 1 Gold Medal
Elena Molina, Alto Saxophone – Class 1 Gold Medal
Vince Barrera, F Horn – Class 1 Gold Medal – Advanced to State!
Xavier Garza, F Horn – Class 1 Gold Medal – Advanced to State!
Benjamin Castañeda, Trumpet – Class 1 Gold Medal – Advanced to State!
Eva Garcia, Trombone – Class 1 Gold Medal – Advanced to State!
Milton Garcia, Euphonium – Class 3 Bronze Medal

Ensemble Superior Ratings
Mixed Clarinet Quartet – Irma Coronado, Abigael Ferguson, Vanessa Sauceda, Olivia Rocha, Luke Aviles – Class 1 Gold Ensemble Medalists – Advanced to State!

Woodwind Choir – Alma Almendarez, Irma Coronado, Abigael Ferguson, Lillan Kiefer, Tatum Martinez, Elena Molina, Caitlyn Ramirez, Olivia Rocha, Vanessa Sauceda, and Janessa Sygaco – Class 1 Gold Ensemble Medalists – Advanced to State!

Brass Choir – Adrian Aguirre, Justin Andrade, Vince Barrera, Benjamin Castañeda, Adrienne Contreras, Avyn Corona, Jovanna Gomez, Eva Garcia, JJ Gomez, Julissa Huerta, Samantha Sharpe, Shawn Williams – Class 1 Gold Ensemble Medalists – Advanced to State!

Percussion Trio – Justin Andrade, Luke Aviles, Julissa Huerta – Class 1 Gold Ensemble Medalists – Advanced to State!

The HS students who advanced to the UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition will travel to Pflugerville on Sunday, May 26th, and perform on May 27th. (We will return home that night) More information will come for this event as we receive it. 

We wish to congratulate all of our students on their outstanding accomplishment!!!!!!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:No School
Tuesday:Band Hall Closed
Wednesday:Band Hall Closed
Thursday:Band Hall Open
6:00pm-8:00pm Cleveland Rehearsal
Friday:Band Hall Closed

Upcoming Events:

March 25thOdem JH Pre-UIL Contest Concert6:30pm
March 26thOdem HS Pre-UIL Contest Concert6:30pm
April 4th-5thUIL Concert and Sight-ReadingTBA
April 26th11th Annual South Coast Jazz Festival 
May 4thWindi and Jazzi Fundraiser 
May 10thAmerican Classics Festival: Odem HS Wind Ensemble and Odem JH Symphonic Winds at Del Mar College2pm/3pm
May 13thOdem JH Symphonic Winds and HS Spring Concert 
May 14thOdem JH Beginning Band and Concert Band Spring Concert 
May 24thGraduation 
May 26th-27thUIL State Solo and Ensemble 
June 3rdCleveland Send-Off Performance 
June 4th-8thCleveland Trip 

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