Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/24/2020

This week we will have our Annual Pre-UIL Concert on Tuesday at 6:30pm at the HS Cafetorium. This concert is for all Odem Band students in Grades 7-12. We know there are a few conflicts with the evening, players in the playoffs are excused and we wish them the best of luck. We need everyone else to please be at the concert so we have our best performance and chance to evaluate what we need to fix over the coming week, until the OHS Wind Ensemble and OJH Symphonic Winds go to UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation. (OHS Symphonic Band and OJH Symphonic Band will attend UIL C&SR on April 1st or 2nd)

Call (Report) Times

  • 5:45pm – Odem HS Symphonic Band – Stage
  • 6:00pm – Odem JH Concert Band – HS Band Hall
  • 6:30pm – Odem JH Symphonic Winds – HS Band Hall
  • 6:45pm – Odem HS Wind Ensemble – HS Band Hall

OJH Student Concert Attire:

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)

The concert will begin at 6:30pm with the OHS Symphonic Band, then continue with the OJH Concert Band, OJH Symphonic Winds, and OHS Wind Ensemble. Students must wear their concert attire:

We have tentative performance times for the first UIL Evaluation next Thursday, March 5th in Goliad. OJH Symphonic Winds will perform at 11:30am, and Sight-Read at 11:55am. The OHS Wind Ensemble will perform at 3:10pm and Sight-Read at 3:40pm. Students will depart the schools at about 9am. We are hoping to have OJH members back at school by 2:00pm, and OHS members back about 5:30pm. This is a tentative plan and may be adjusted still by UIL.

Thank you to everyone who is helping us get the word out about the Mattress Fundraiser. Please continue to talk to everyone you know and ask the question, “Do you need a new mattress?” We are hopeful this will be a very successful fundraiser for the Odem Bands on March 7th. We have additional yard signs and posters if anyone needs any!

Mattress Fundraiser Details:

The Mattress Fundraiser is 2 weeks away! 1 in 10 people buy a new mattress every year! Tell your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers about the sale.  We want everyone to find at least 2 people to come check out the sale. We don’t have to sell products, fill out order forms, handle money or deliver anything, we just promote!  Check out this video to see what the Mattress Fundraiser looks like! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_pQ6O8aVus

We need everyone to do the following things this week:
·         Pass out flyers at work, church, sporting events, and in your neighborhood. 
·         JOIN the Facebook event and INVITE your friends!  We need 100 people to say they are going to the event to earn a bonus from the company! http://bit.ly/OdemBand2020.
·         Join our Texting Campaign: Text: Bed 4Odem To: 797979 
·         Send an email to at least 10 people with the following message:

We will have a mattress showroom with over 30 floor models set up at Odem High School on Saturday, March 7th from 10am-5pm.  All beds are available in all sizes, brand new, made to order, and come with factory warranties.  In addition, we will have sheets, pillows, mattress protectors, and even adjustable power bases!!!  All sales benefit the Odem High School Band Program!

Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser:

Our 3rd Annual Windi and Jazzi Fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 3rd. This year’s theme will be “Heroes” for the event. We have once again setup online ticket orders – you can order tickets here at http://odemhsband.ludus.com. There you can pick your seats out and pay easily. We will provide ticket order forms to students in March, or you may also visit the band hall to purchase them. Please help us sell this event out! (Tickets should be paid for via check/money order made out to Owl Band Boosters if paid for at band hall) Tickets are $15 for the longer outside tables, $20 for the middle circular tables, or $25 for the Back tables with chairs. (If you would like the $25 seats I recommend ordering online soon as there are only 14 more!)

Dinner is going to be Fried Fish or Chicken with sides and dessert provided.

We will need basket items for the silent auction that will be held at Windi and Jazzi. The Boosters are also seeking donations of restaurant gift cards and other items to also include and bundle in the silent auction. If you can help with obtaining these donations please contact Mrs. Mandi Edwards. We will provide the students themes for baskets in the next couple of weeks.

Windi and Jazzi is a great event that has grown each year. Please help support this event with a great meal and great music!

OHS Summer Band Dates:

June 14th-18th: Texas A&M University Guard/Drum Major/Leadership Camp
July 16th: Marching Health Clinic with DMs, Guard Captain(s)
July 17th: Leadership Training
July 18th: Students to DCI Contest in Calallen
July 20th-22nd: Drumline Camp/Guard Rehearsals
July 27th: Marching Band Camp Begins
July 31st: March-A-Thon

This Week’s Odem Band Hall Schedule:

Monday:           Band Hall Closes at 4:30pm
Tuesday:            Pre-UIL Concert
6:30pm – OHS Symphonic Band (Report by 5:45pm)
6:45pm – OJH Concert Band (Report by 6pm)
7:00pm – OJH Symphonic Winds (Report by 6:30pm)
7:15pm – OHS Wind Ensemble (Report by 6:45pm)
Wednesday:       Band Hall Closes at 4:30pm
Thursday:          OHS Wind Ensemble Rehearsal 6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday:                Band Hall Closes at 4:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday: Pre-UIL Contest Concert
Thursday, March 5th: OHS Wind Ensemble and OJH Symphonic Winds UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – Goliad
March 7th: Mattress Fundraiser
April 1st/2nd: OJH Concert Band and OHS Symphonic Band UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation – San Diego
April 3rd: 3rd Annual Windi and Jazzi Dinner Fundraiser

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)

Thank you for your help and support of these great students!