Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 5/10/2021

First off, we wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Band Moms!!! Thank you for all that you do for your students and the band as a whole!

This week leads us into our final push for the year with a pretty packed week-and-a-half ahead of us! First we will complete our final guard/drum major/section leader training and practices this week. Friday will be the due date for Leadership Applications, and we will host Guard and Drum Major tryouts after school. 

The Monday after this one, May 17th, we have our Spring Concert for the Odem JH Symphonic Winds and the Odem HS Bands. It will begin at 6:30pm and each student will be provided 2 tickets per student for family/friends to attend. Due to the number of students involved in the performance we must limit attendance. We will live stream this concert on Facebook Live through the Owl Band Boosters Page as well. This is a required graded performance, and due to all students being involved in the final portion of the concert, all students must stay for the whole 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!

The next night, Tuesday, May 18th is the Odem JH Beginning Band and Concert Band concert. That concert will begin at 6:30pm with the Odem JH Beginning Band, and then the Odem JH Concert Band will perform at 7pm. We will clear the Cafetorium of guests in between performances. 

For all of our concert’s masks must be worn indoors at all times. We ask that if you wish to take pictures without masks that you move outside to the front of the school to do so. 

Please note I am waiting to send our schedules for next year out until we have a Region Directors Meeting on Saturday. Without that though please plan for HS students to be involved in a contest/clinic every Saturday of October. We ask that students pick dates other than October for ACT/SAT testing to avoid conflicts with the UIL Area Marching Contest. (There are test dates in June, July, September, and December that would work best)

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!

Marching Band Physicals

Every student in the marching band will need a new on this year, unless they had one this school year. (Most rolled over to this year as a one-time extension by UIL) 

Every student must have a physical prior to the beginning of summer band (guard camp)! You may download a form here: https://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/PrePhysFormRvsd2.21.pdf

It would be very helpful if we could have these forms completed and turned into us or the athletic department by the final day of this school year. 

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
                           Drum Majors 3:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday:               Leadership Training 3:40pm-4:30pm
Owl Band Booster Meeting 7pm – OJH Band Hall
Wednesday:          Guard Practice 4:00pm-4:45pm
                           Drum Majors 3:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday:              Band Hall Closed at 4pm
Friday:                  Drum Major and Color Guard Auditions
Monday:   Odem JH Symphonic Winds and Odem HS Spring Concert 6:30pm
Tuesday:   Odem JH Beginning Band & Concert Band Spring Concert 6:30pm

Upcoming Events:

Friday:                           Drum Major and Colorguard Auditions
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!