Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/27/2023

Last week we had a large number of Odem students who participated in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest in Robstown. There we saw a fantastic set of results for our students, including 7 Odem JH Soloist Medalists, 6 Odem JH Ensemble Medalists, 1 Odem HS Bronze Solo Medalist, 6 Odem HS Gold Soloist Medalists, and 15 Odem HS Gold Ensemble Medalists! Sixteen of our students at Odem HS advanced to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest which will be held in Pflugerville on May 28th-29th. Please see the Solo and Ensemble Results below for the full list of medalists and advancing students!

This week will be a light one for the band program, even as our students are ramping up tournaments and contests in other activities. Please help remind students to make sure they are taking care of their academics! We will have our April 22nd trip to San Antonio with the Odem JH Symphonic Winds and Odem HS Wind Ensemble which will be bound by Eligibility rules, as well as Windi and Jazzi for the HS Band Students in May. Those will both be based on this fifth six-weeks we have just begun!

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 this week!

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

UIL Solo and Ensemble Results

Odem JH Band Results:

Macy Laird – Superior Medal – Flute Solo
Olivia Rocha – Superior Medal – Clarinet solo
Alex Rodriguez – Superior Medal – Trumpet Solo
Shawn Williams – Superior Medal – Trumpet Solo
Eva Garcia – Superior Medal – Trombone Solo
Vincent Elizondo – Superior Medal – Euphonium Solo
JJ Gomez – Superior Medal – Tuba Solo

Von Barrera, AJ Contreras, Shawn Williams – Superior Ensemble Medals – Trumpet Trio
Macy Laird, Audryna Martinez, Michelle Rogers – Superior Ensemble Medals – Woodwind Trio

Odem HS Band Results:


Trinity Garcia – Flute Solo – Bronze Medal
Angelica Soto – Flute Solo – Gold Medal
Emma Doria – Eb Clarinet Solo – Gold Medal 
Elena Molina – Alto Saxophone Solo – Gold Medal 
Benjamin Castaneda – Trumpet Solo – Gold Medal 
Xavier Garza – F Horn Solo – Gold Medalist – Advanced to STATE
Jonathan Espinoza – Euphonium Solo – Gold Medalist


Angelica Soto, Janessa Sygaco, and Mareli Martinez – Flute Trio – Gold Ensemble Medals – Advanced to STATE 
Aylin Almendarez, Savannah Beltran, Ricardo Bravo, Irma Coronado, Emma Doria, Abigael Ferguson, Lillan Kiefer, Vanessa Sauceda, Justin Andrade, Aurora Garcia, Jovana Gomez, and Julissa Huerta – Clarinet Choir – Advanced to STATE 

We are incredibly proud of all of these students! For those students who have advanced to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble contest, that will take place this year on May 28th-29th in Pflugerville. We will provide more information about this as we approach the event!

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Just a reminder the February Trip payments should have been made this month. 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:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Tuesday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Wednesday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Thursday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Friday:Band Hall Closed After School

Upcoming Events:

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!