Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 4-4-2022

This week we’ll be focusing on our last rehearsals leading into UIL on the 19th-21st. It may seem like a few weeks away, but it’s amazing how quickly it will arrive! 

We are currently meeting with students interested in Color Guard or Leadership Team positions. We will be having Leadership meetings this week on Monday and Wednesday. Guard will meet Monday and Thursday after school.

For our HS Band Students attending the trip to Florida the deadline to finish paying off the trip is next week on April 12th. Please contact me if this is an issue so we can work out a solution! Room lists were made and turned in this week. Trip payments may be sent in a check/money order to the Owl Band Boosters 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 3rd at 7pm in the HS Cafetorium. We will go over trip rules, the final itinerary, packing information, and answer questions at that time.

Below in the section about Windi and Jazzi you will find the themes for each section at the high school, and grades at the JH basket. We build baskets with one item from each student within a theme and then auction it off at our silent auction. This is one of our largest fundraisers outside of the concession stand for the boosters each year. We ask that you please help us bring a $10 item within the theme. We will accept larger items/donations too if you know of anyone that might be able to contribute! We still have a number of students who haven’t brought an item yet – please help us get those in this week!

Finally, we would like to give a big thank you to those of you who helped us put together the benefit for the Hill Family this weekend, or came and supported the event! We say band is a family all of the time, and this weekend was about helping members of our family here!

2022 Summer Band Schedule

I have attached our 2022 Summer Band Schedule to this email, 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. Please be on the lookout for information about this event coming soon, and we ask that if you have a business that you own or work for that might be able to contribute that you reach out to them. 

We need those basket items in as soon as possible please!

Basket Themes

HS Flutes – Crafts (Paints, Sewing, Kits, etc.) 
HS Clarinets – ‘Cookie Basket’ (Cookie Mixes, Cutters, Rolling Pins, decorations, backing sheets/mats, cookbooks, etc)
HS Saxophones – Beach (Towels, Beach Toys, Beach Balls, umbrellas, bags, etc.)
HS F Horns – Scented Basket (Lotions, Candles, Soaps, etc.)
HS Trumpets – Spa Basket (Candles, Lotions, Face Masks, Soaps, etc.)
HS Trombones – Car Wash Basket (Sponges, Soaps, Clothes, Brushes, Polish, etc.)
HS Euphoniums – Sports Basket (Games, Memorabilia, Sports Tickets, Equipment, etc.)
HS Tubas – Movie Night (Movies, Popcorn, Movie Snacks, etc.)
HS Percussion – Baking Basket (Cake Mixes, Recipes, Rolling Pins, Cake Pans, Muffin Pans, etc.)
Odem JH 6th Graders – Gardening Basket (Small Shovels, Seeds, Gloves, Hats, etc.)
Odem JH 7th Graders – Camping Basket (Folding Chairs, Camping Gear, Campfire Accessories, Compasses, Hats, Tent accessories, etc.)
Odem JH 8th Graders – BBQ Basket (BBQ Sauces, Tongs/Spatulas, Recipes, Aprons, Grill Accessories, Canned items, Condiments, etc.) 

This event has done quite well for us in the past! 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 are due next week on April 12th. If you haven’t turned that in please do so! The link below will allow you to make payments directly to them.


You may also pay the Owl Band Boosters via Check or Money Order turned into the Band Hall Office or brought to the Band Booster Meeting next Tuesday.

I sent statements home via email and hard copy last week – please let me know if you see any questions or concerns on them. I’m waiting for a current list of payments that have been issued directly to TMF since the update I had at the beginning of March to send my next one.

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:Band Hall Open After School
Leadership and Color Guard Meetings
Tuesday:Band Hall Open After School3:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday:Band Hall Open After School
2022 Leadership Team Meeting
Thursday:Band Hall Open After School
Guard Practice
Friday:Band Hall Closed after School 


Upcoming Events:

April 19th-21stUIL Concert and Sight-Reading Evaluation
(Specific Days/Schedule TBA)
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!