Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 2/5/2024

We would like to begin this week by thanking everyone who came out for our annual Solo and Ensemble Recital this past week! Students had a great opportunity for a first run with their performances and now have a couple weeks to clean! We’ll share a schedule for Solo and Ensemble (Next Thursday the 15th) as soon as we receive it.

Today, The Corpus Christi Wind Symphony will be performing at Del Mar College’s Richardson Hall at 4pm. (101 Baldwin Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78404) The concert is Free, and I recommend students attend this concert if possible! We’re performing one of our pieces the HS Wind Ensemble is working on for spring and Cleveland, as well as a piece that our HS Brass Choir is performing for Solo and Ensemble, and a couple other ‘standard’ band pieces. I highly encourage all of those students, but also any JH students as well to attend concerts like this one so they can hear what a quality group sounds like. The Corpus Christi Wind Symphony is made up of local professionals and amateurs from around the area, and is one of the finest community bands in the state!

Next, Windi and Jazzi tickets are on sale for the May 4th event! You may purchase tickets at http://odemhsband.ludus.com for $15-$25. If you’re new to the event, this is a pops concert/dinner/silent auction we put on each year. It’s probably the most fun concert of the year, and we hope you’ll consider joining us! We’ll be sending out information about what students need to bring to help fill auction baskets in the next couple of weeks.

On Monday I will be passing 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, no later than Monday, January 22nd. (extended to next week due to early release on Friday) Please contact us if you have any questions!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Band Hall Open until 4:15pm
Tuesday:Band Hall Open until 4:15pm
Wednesday:Band Hall Closed
Thursday:Band Hall Closed
Friday:Band Hall Closed
February 15thUIL Region Solo and Ensemble ContestTBA
February 16th-17thRegion Jazz Clinic/Concert 
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!