Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/20/2023

This week will be a moderately busy one for us with the bands. First off, we will have our monthly Owl Band Booster Meeting Tuesday night at 7pm in the OHS Cafetorium. We need several new officers for this coming year, and I encourage any/all parents of Odem Band Students from Grade 6-11 to please consider coming and getting involved! The Boosters provide an irreplaceable level of support for our program, and we very much need new parents to step into the roles there!

On Thursday we will have our Annual UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest in Robstown at Seale JH. I’ve included a schedule below with times for HS, and the blocks of time for JH. Students will depart from school at 2:30pm and will most likely return to Odem around 9pm. Parents are more than welcome and encouraged to come see their students’ performances! Please just keep in mind that UIL prohibits any Video/Audio recordings of students’ performances while they are in the room! 

Windi and Jazzi tickets are on sale now! Our annual Dinner/Concert Fundraiser will be held on May 6th at 5:30pm in the Odem HS Cafetorium. This year’s theme is ‘Comedy Tonight,’ and will feature tributes to the slapstick eras of musical comedy! You may pre-purchase tickets here: http://odemhsband.ludus.com We will be seeking out donations for basket items and business donations in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out for that information!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have!

UIL Solo and Ensemble Schedules

For JH times I have provided the blocks from UIL. Mr. Williams has been out of town, as soon as he gets a chance we’ll send out the JH Student times more specifically. 

4:25pm501-Timpani SoloAndrade  Justin (11)
4:40pm371-Six or More BrassBrass Choir
4:48pm302-French Horn SoloGarza  Xavier (10)
4:57pm304-Euphonium SoloEspinoza  Jonathan (12)
5:06pm301-Trumpet SoloCastaneda  Benjamin (9)
5:20pm234-Flute TrioFlute Trio
5:26pm275-Clarinet ChoirClarinet Choir
5:35pm202-Flute SoloGarcia  Trinity (9)
5:40pm212-Alto Sax SoloMolina  Elena (10)
5:50pm206-Eb Clarinet SoloDoria  Emma (12)
6:00pm202-Flute SoloSoto  Angelica (10)
7:00pmJH Brass EventsOdem JH Students
7:45pmJH Woodwind EventsOdem JH Students

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Just a reminder the February Trip payments should have been made last week. Please make sure arrangements are either made to pay directly to Bob Rogers Travel through the website, or via check/money order to Owl Band Boosters and we’ll forward it onto them!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:No School for Students
Tuesday:Band Hall Open until 5pm
7pm Owl Band Booster Meeting
Wednesday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Thursday:UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest – Robstown
Depart at 2:30pm
Return ~9pm
Friday:Band Hall Closed After School

Upcoming Events:

February 23rdUIL Region Solo and Ensemble ContestSee above
March 27thPre-UIL Contest Concert 
April 12th-13thUIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation 
April 22ndOdem JH Symphonic Winds and Odem HS Wind Ensemble Performance in San Antonio at Tobin Performing Arts Center (Concert Competition)All Day
April 28th11th Annual South Coast Jazz Festival 
May 6thWindi and Jazzi5:30pm

You may find our full 2022-2023 Odem Bands Calendar here (Includes JH Dates as well): http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-2023-Odem-Bands-Calendar-v1.pdf

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