Odem Bands Schedule Week of 3/31/2019

We’d like to begin this week by congratulating Odem-Edroy ISD on once again being named a National Best Communities for Music Education Recipient! This recognizes OEISD as among the best 623 districts in the nation for music education in grades K-12. Odem-Edroy ISD is one of just 68 Texas school districts named to this list! We appreciate all of the support that Odem-Edroy ISD gives the music classes at Odem Elementary, Odem Intermediate, Odem Junior High School, and Odem High School!

Last Friday the OHS Screeching Owl Jazz Band performed at the TAMUK Jazz Festival and earned 2nd place in our division. Students had a great performance and we congratulate them on their performance!

This week we’ll be gearing up for our next two big events for the Odem Bands. Windi and Jazzi will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 6pm in hte Odem HS Cafetorium. This dinner/concert fundraiser will feature a dinner of Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken, Sides, and Dessert. During the event the Odem Screeching Owl Jazz Band and the Odem High School Bands will perform a variety of music, including favorite movie soundtracks! Tickets are $15-$25 and can be bought online here (https://odemhsband.ludus.com/index.php), or in person via the order forms students were given or to Mr. Rash or Mr. Williams. Tickets should be paid for via Check or Money Order please. We are asking that everyone please purchase their tickets by the end of this week so we can make appropriate plans with the Caterer. We do expect to have some tickets available at the door, but it will be limited that day.

With Windi and Jazzi we are also hosting our silent auction with baskets and donated items from students. The basket themes for the sections of High School are: Flutes – Cookie Basket (Cutters, mixes, toppings, cookbooks, etc), Oboe – Baking, Clarinets – Movie Night (Snacks, popcorn, movies, etc), Saxophones – ‘Birthday’ (Decorations, plates, gift cards, and other items that can be used on a birthday party), Trumpets/Horn – Scentsy, Trombones/Euphonium – ‘As Seen on TV’, Tubas – Crafts (Items for crafting, scrapbooking, sewing, painting, etc.) , Percussion – Camping (Items that could be used on a camping trip)

The 8th Grade Band Members theme is ‘Crockpot Meals’ (Recipe Books, Broth, Grocery Cards, Spoons, Spatulas, Crockpots, etc), and the 7th Grade Band Members theme is BBQ.

We ask that you please get those items into the Band Halls by Tuesday so the boosters can start assembling the baskets!

On the Friday evening before the event we will have a mandatory rehearsal for the Odem High School Band Members, along with another Saturday to prepare for the performance.

The next week on April 17th and 18th the Odem Bands will perform at the UIL Region Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation at Sinton HS. We should be receiving a schedule of performances very soon and will get that information out to you as soon as we have it. The Odem JH Symphonic Winds, Odem HS Symphonic Band, and Odem HS Wind Ensemble will be performing at the event. Students must be eligible to perform – please help us encourage them to have all of their work in before grades are due at the end of this week. Many students who are struggling may benefit from staying after school and working with their teachers, please help us encourage those students to do so!

Tuesday and Thursday this week the Odem HS Color Guard practices will continue for those ladies interested in trying out for the 2019 Color Guard. Those tryouts and drum major tryouts will occur on May 3rd after school.

Upcoming Events:

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 4:15pm
Dr. Scott Jones (TAMUK) clinic with OHS Wind Ensemble in Class
Corpus Christi Wind Symphony Performs at Flour Bluff HS 7:30pm – Free Admission
Tuesday: OJH Jazz Rehearsal 3:45pm-4:45pm
OHS Colorguard Practice 3:45pm-5pm
Wednesday: Leadership Training 3:45pm-4:45pm
Thursday: OHS Colorguard Practice 3:45pm-5pm
Friday: Band Hall Open until 4pm

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!