Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 3/6/2023

This is the final week before Spring Break, but we do have a few things to take note of. Odem Band Students Grades 6-12 will have a great opportunity tomorrow when the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Symphonic Winds comes to perform in our Cafetorium! Our students will be released to attend the performance and return to class during 5th Period or A Lunch for the HS students who have A Lunch. We’re looking forward to them having an opportunity to see a high level band performance without having to leave the campus!

Next we do have Windi and Jazzi coming up here soon. I have listed the basket information in the section below, but we ask every band student in Grades 6-12 to please bring one $10 item to put into the silent auction baskets for their section (HS) or grade for JH. The silent auction component of Windi and Jazzi tends to be the best performing part of our fundraiser. We will accept higher value donations as well, but if every student brings one $10 item in their theme we can create a series of great items to auction. We are also seeking out donations of gift cards from restaurants, other business donations, etc. if you work for a company that might be able to help support the bands there!

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

Going into spring break, 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!

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

Windi and Jazzi Baskets

6th GradersFire Pit Basket – Fire Pit, Graham Crackers, Outdoor Signs, Fire Sticks, Marshmallows, Speaker, Chocolate Candy, Lighter, Firewood, Blanket
 7th GradeCookie Basket – Cookie Batter, Cutters, Decorating supplies, etc.
8th GradersIce Cream Basket – Ice Cream Maker, Ice Cream Mixes/Packets, Toppings (Sprinkles, Syrups, etc.), Bowls/Spoons
 BaritonesFamily Night Basket – Various Board Games, Various Movies, Snacks (Popcorn, Chips, Candy)
 FlutesSpa Basket – Candles, Lotion, Powers, Fuzzy Socks, Loofa, Chocolates, Soaps, Bath Salts/Soaks
 PercussionChef’s Basket – Spices/Oils, Kitchen Utensils (Whisk, Peeler, Spatula, Cheese Grater, Spice Grater), Cutting Board, Measuring Cups
 Saxes/BassoonCraft Basket – Craft Bag, Scrapbooking Items, Markers/Crayons, Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks, Scissors/Craft Scissors, Glitter,  Hole Punches, Stickers
 TubasGardening Basket – Garden Hand Tools, Seeds, Water Hose Sprayer, Vegetable/Flower Seeds, Miracle Grow Soil, Jiffy Starter Pots, Gardening Gloves
Clarinets/OboeSummer Fun Basket – Cooler, Pool Floats, Outdoor Games, Kites, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Bubbles, Citronella Candle, Speaker
F  HornOutdoor Basket – Water Bottle, Soft Side Cooler, Protein Bars, Sunscreen, Cooling Towel, Water Flavors, Step Counter, Sun Flower Seeds
TrombonesBBQ Basket – Small BBQ Grill, Grill Utensils, BBQ Tools, BBQ Spices, BBQ Sauces, BBQ Accessories (Thermometer, Bottles, Towels)
TrumpetsCoffee Lovers Basket – Various Coffee Flavors, Biscotti Cookies, Coffee Cookies, Coffee Mugs/Cups, Creamers, K-Pods

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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 4:30pm
Open House
Tuesday:Band Hall Open until 5:00pm
Monthly Owl Band Booster Meeting 7pm HS Cafetorium
Wednesday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Thursday:Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Friday:Band Hall Closed After School
All students need to take instruments home for Spring Break!

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!