Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 4/26/2021

I hope this message finds you well as we close in on the end of the school year! Before I get to some information about this week I would like to make sure that everyone is aware that for the Odem HS Bands and the Odem JH Symphonic Winds their spring concert is scheduled for May 17th. The district has announced that will now be a teacher workday for the district, but we are still going to have our concert that evening. May is a very tightly scheduled month with events across the district and we don’t have a good way to move that concert. Please note that even with school not being in session that day, that is a mandatory graded concert for all students involved in those groups!

This week we will continue working on prepping for our 2021 Color Guard auditions and our Leadership Training for Section Leaders and Drum Majors for next season in the afternoons. Tryouts for Guard and Drum Majors will be Friday, May 14th.

I have attached our Summer Band Schedule here, and ask that parents help us be successful next year by planning any summer vacations around our dates. This coming year is going to be our next chance to attempt to again advance to the UIL State Marching Band Contest. It’s a long road to reach that point, and we need every student present for our summer rehearsals in order to adequately prepare our show. 

We look forward to premiering the first two movements or so of the show to you all at our Spring Concert on May 17th! Please see the section below for all of our Spring Concert Information!

Spring Band Concerts

At this time we are planning to have in-person Spring Concerts to be held in the Odem HS Cafetorium. There will be a limit on tickets per student to fit everyone safely in the space. We will work to prepare that information for you in the next week or so. The Odem JH Symphonic Winds and the Odem HS Band will share a concert on Monday, May 17th. (Note that even with the student holiday the concert is still a mandatory graded event for all students!) 

The Odem JH Concert Band and Beginning Band will share a concert on Tuesday, May 18th.

All concerts are mandatory graded performances, and students will need to wear their concert attire.

OHS Leadership Training

We will continue with Leadership training this week. All Leadership Tuesday and Thursday 3:40pm-4:30pm. Drum Majors on Wednesday as well from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Spring Band Fees

These fees of $25/student are past due at this point. We very much appreciate those of you who have already turned them in. If your student has not yet paid the fee we ask that you please get it turned in this week. Payment should be made out by check or money order to OEISD, Memo: Band 

If there’s an issue with paying please contact us and we’ll find a way to work something out. Thank you for your assistance in getting these fees turned in!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:                Colorguard Practice 4pm-5pm
Tuesday:               Leadership Training 3:40pm-4:30pm
Wednesday:          Guard Practice 4:00pm-4:45pm
                            Drum Majors 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday:              Leadership Training 3:40pm-4:30pmFriday:                  Band Hall Closed After School

Upcoming Events:

May 17th:                        JH Symphonic Winds and HS Band Spring Concert
May 18th:                        JH Beginning Band and Concert Band Spring Concert

Thank you for all of your help and support, please let us know if you have any questions!