Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 3/18/2019:

I hope everyone had a fun and restful Spring Break! Our schedule with the bands starts getting busier through the end of the year, please pay close attention to dates/events. PLEASE NOTE: We have rescheduled the Pre-UIL Contest Concert from this Thursday to the following week on Thursday, March 28th. We know there is a conflict with HS Track that day, Coach Huerta and the other coaches are going to work with us to make it to where the students are able to be back for our concert.

Monday, we ask that any OHS students who made the All-Region Bands, All-Area, All-State, and/or Earned Medals at Solo and Ensemble to come to the board meeting to be recognized for their accomplishments. We need students to be at the OJH Library by 6:25pm, before the board meeting starts at 6:30pm. We are scheduled to be early in the meeting and should be done before 7pm.

On Thursday we are going to plan on a rehearsal with the HS Wind Ensemble from 6:30pm-8:30pm. We will have pizza available at 5:45pm for students before rehearsal.

Friday the Odem HS Screeching Owl Jazz Band will perform the TAMUK Jazz Festival at 3:10pm at TAMUK Jones Auditorium. We will eat dinner around the campus and students should bring money for that meal. We will be staying for that nights concert of three of the TAMUK groups that will also feature the awards ceremony for our classification. We should return around 10pm that evening.

Colorguard Practices/Tryouts:

Tuesday and Thursday after school until 5pm we will have practices for students interested in trying out for Colorguard for next year. These will take place at the HS for now. We may move these to the OJH Band Hall at some point later. We will let the students know when/if we make that move. We know that students are busy through the spring, but we do ask any interested members to be sure they attend as many practices as they can so that they can be prepared for the tryouts. They’re tentatively scheduled for Friday, May 3rd.

Leadership/Drum Major Training:

We will begin working with students interested in joining our Leadership team this week to prepare for next years Marching Season. We’re going to tentatively schedule a meeting after school on Wednesday. This week we may have to adjust that to best fit all of our students that would like to join in for those. We will have more set times for the following week.

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 22nd: TAMUK Jazz Fest Performance 3:10pm at TAMUK Jones Auditorium
Thursday, March 28th: Pre-UIL Contest Concert – 6:30pm – OHS Cafetorium
Friday, April 12th: OHS After School Rehearsal for Windi and Jazzi
Saturday, April 13th: Windi and Jazzi (Tickets Available Here) (OHS Morning/Afternoon Rehearsal)
April 17th-18th: UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest
Thursday, April 25th: Robstown Concert Festival
Friday, April 26th: South Coast Jazz Festival – Beeville
Saturday, April 27th: All-Region Jazz Clinic/Concert (JH and HS) Beeville
Wednesday, May 1st: OJH Beginning Band Dress Rehearsal After School
Thursday, May 2nd: OHS and OJH Symphonic Winds Spring Concert
Friday, May 3rd: Color Guard and Drum Major Tryouts (Tentative)
Monday, May 6th: OJH Concert Band and Beginning Band Spring Concert
Saturday, May 11th: OHS Wind Ensemble at Texas Music Festivals Contest at CT Johnson HS in San Antonio
Monday, May 13th: 10th Annual Spring Evening of Jazz & Alumni Band
Friday, May 24th: Graduation (OHS Band and OJH Symphonic Winds)
June 2nd-June 3rd: UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest (Pflugerville)
June 16th-20th: Color Guard and Drum Major Camp (Tentative)

This Week’s Band Hall Schedule:

Monday: Band Hall Open until 4:45pm
School Board Meeting at 6:30pm
Tuesday: OHS Colorguard Practice After School until 5pm
OJH Jazz Rehearsal After School 3:45pm-4:45pm
Wednesday: OHS Leadership Meeting until 4:45pm
Thursday: OHS Colorguard Practice After School until 5pm
Friday: Band Hall Open until 3:45pm

Please let us know of any questions/concerns you might have!