Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 4/11/2022

This week is going to be one of our busiest of the year as four of our bands participate in the UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluation in Sinton Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We ask that you please help us make certain students come with their concert clothes and arrive on time if there is an early arrival.

Odem JH Concert Band students must be at the JH Band Hall dressed in their concert clothes by 7am Tuesday morning. They will be able to change clothes after their return in time for lunch. The Odem JH Symphonic Winds students will leave after lunch on Tuesday. Odem High School’s Symphonic Band will perform at UIL on Wednesday (see updated times for this group), and the HS Wind Ensemble performs on Thursday. Below I have listed the specific times to be aware of. It is imperative that all students are dressed in their concert clothes so we look uniform on that day!

For our HS Band Students attending the trip to Florida, the deadline to finish paying off the trip was this past Tuesday. Please contact me if this is an issue so we can work out a solution! Room lists were made and turned in, so we are on the hook for the full amounts at this time. At this time trip payments may be sent in a check/money order made out to TMF Tours and brought to Mr. Rash, or they may be paid directly through TMF Tours Website! There will be a MANDATORY TRIP MEETING for students and a parent on Tuesday, May 3rdat 7pm in the HS Cafetorium. We will go over trip rules, the final itinerary, packing information, and answer questions at that time.

UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation

The two Odem JH Bands and two Odem HS Bands will be participating in the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation at Sinton HS next week, April 19-21st. This is a mandatory event for those members, and students will leave for a few hours during the school day. Odem JH Concert Band students will need a ride early in the morning on Tuesday to be at the Band Hall by 7am. Odem JH Symphonic Winds students will need picked up after school, as we anticipate returning after buses run that day. 

Both Odem HS Bands will be able to arrive at school as normal, but the Odem HS Wind Ensemble students will have a mandatory rehearsal on Wednesday (20th) from 3:30pm-5:00pm. We have scheduled that rehearsal to make up for the four day weekend and not having directors at school on Tuesday and Wednesday during class. Please help us ensure students are at these events!

GroupDayAt Band HallArrive at Sinton HSWarm-UpConcertSight-Read
OJH Concert BandTuesday 19th7:00am8:30am8:50am-9:15am9:25am9:50am
OJH Symphonic WindsTuesday 19th12:00pm1:30pm2:05pm-2:30pm2:40pm3:10pm
OHS Symphonic BandWednesday 20th9:20am10:50am11:20am-11:45am11:55am12:20pm
OHS Wind EnsembleThursday 21st8:00am9:50am10:20am-10:50am11:00am11:30am

UIL is a public and open event for you to attend. You are more than welcome (and encouraged!) to come watch your students perform on that day! When we finish our performance on stage we will be led down to the Band Hall for Sight-Reading. At that time you are encouraged to follow us and see the Sight-Reading process, but just please note no photos, video, or audio recording is allowed.

Concert Attire for Students:

Odem JH:

Ladies: Black Blouse and Black Slacks (No Jeans!) with black shoes.

Gentlemen: White Button-Down Shirt, Black Slacks (No Jeans!), Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks, Black Belt, and a tie (Preferably navy blue)

Odem HS:

Black Blouse/Button Down Shirt, Black Slacks (No Jeans!), and Black shoes.

2022 Summer Band Schedule

You may find our 2022 Summer Band Schedule linked below, as well as listed our major competition dates for the fall at the bottom. Please note that Summer Band is mandatory for participation in The Spirit of OHS! If a conflict arises with a date we ask that you reach out to us early so we can be aware, and maybe make something work out to make multiple things happen. We try and be as flexible as possible on many things, but with marching band it is important to have every spot on the field covered. (Any missing members in drill can result in deductions for us as a band at contests!)

Please help us make sure students have the best possibility of being successful this next year! 

Download the PDF file .

Windi and Jazzi 2022

Tickets are now available for Windi and Jazzi that will be held on May 7th here at this site: https://odemhsband.ludus.com/index.php  This has become an annual dinner/concert to benefit the bands that we look forward to presenting each year! This year’s theme is ‘Night On Broadway’ and will feature music from a number of hit musicals, as well as some other works performed by the HS Band Students. This event benefits the Band Boosters and helps us raise funds program wide by ticket sales and the silent auction we hold simultaneously. We need to be selling tickets at this point. Please pass word onto friends/family about this great event. Tickets are purchased online through the link above or may be purchased from the Band Hall Office.

Tickets are $15-$25 per ticket depending on the seating type/location, and comes with a choice of Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken, Sides, a drink, and dessert along with the great entertainment! Please help us make this the best year yet for this event!

2022 Orlando Trip

Final trip payments were due last Tuesday, April 12th. If you haven’t turned that in please do so! The link below will allow you to make payments directly to them.


There will be a MANDATORY TRIP MEETING for students and a parent on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7pm in the HS Cafetorium. We will go over trip rules, the final itinerary, packing information, and answer questions at that time.

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:No School 
Tuesday:UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Day 1 (Sinton HS)
Odem JH Concert Band
Odem JH Symphonic Winds

Wednesday:UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Day 2 (Sinton HS)
Odem HS Symphonic Band

Thursday:UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Day 3 (Sinton HS)
Odem HS Wind Ensemble

Friday:Band Hall Closed After School 


Upcoming Events:

April 19th-21stUIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation
Tuesday (19th): OJH Concert Band
Tuesday (19th): OJH Symphonic Winds
Wednesday (20th): OHS Symphonic Band
Thursday (21st): OHS Wind Ensemble
 See Above
April 29th10th Annual South Coast Jazz Festival (Robstown) 
April 30thAll-Region Jazz Clinic/Concert 
May 7thWindi and Jazzi 
May 16thOdem JH Symphonic Winds and Odem HS Bands Spring Concert6:30pm
May 17thOdem JH Beginning Band and Concert Band Spring Concert6:30pm
May 27thGraduation (Required HS Band and Encouraged for Odem JH Symphonic Winds) 
May 29th-30thUIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest 
June 1st-5thOdem HS Trip to Florida 

Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!