Odem Bands Schedule Week of 5/14/2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re already on the final week of the year for most of our students! Tomorrow night, Monday, we will have our final concert of the year with the Screeching Owl Jazz Band in the Odem HS Cafetorium. We plan to begin the concert at 7pm, but may be a little bit later coming from the School Board meeting at 6:30pm. We will be recognizing Solo and Ensemble, Texas Music Scholars, and the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading successes from this past couple of months. We ask that those students arrive at the OJH Library by 6:20pm.

The rest of this week will be a quiet one for us as things wrap up for the year. OJH Band Students should have taken their instruments home for the summer on Friday due to testing and trips occurring this week. Students may check out school instruments they use for the summer with Mr. Williams. Forms were passed out to those students last week and must be completed before a school instrument goes home for the summer.

OHS students will continue to rehearse each day due to our upcoming Graduation performance on May 25th. OJH Symphonic Winds students are expected to join as well to help fill out the numbers as we are graduating one of the largest senior classes we’ve had in a while! Those students and OHS students will rehearse at 4pm on Friday the 25th to prepare. We will then be feeding the students pizza before they’re expected to be in their seats by 7:20pm. We will be playing before graduation begins this year.


Other upcoming dates:

Friday, May 18th: Final Day of School for Most Students – Personal instruments should be taken home for summer. School instruments may be checked out.

Monday, May 21st: OJH Band Trip to Schlitterbahn

Friday, May 25th: Graduation Practice at 4pm OHS Band Hall. Seated for Graduation at 7:30pm for Pre-Ceremony Music. Graduation Begins at 8pm. Mandatory for all OHS Band Students and OJH Symphonic Winds Students.

Sunday, May 27th-Monday, May 28th: UIL State Solo and Ensemble (Depart at 12:30pm) Return around 6:00pm on Monday.

Wednesday, May 30th-Thursday, May 31st: Drumline and Front Ensemble Practices Times TBD

Thursday, May 31st: Florida Trip Rehearsal (Practice together in smaller trip group) 4:30pm-6:00pm

Saturday, June 2nd: Check-In/Lock-In for Florida Trip

Sunday, June 3rd-Friday June 8th: Trip to Florida

July 18-20th: Drumline, Front Ensemble, and Guard Camps (Mandatory for members)

Monday, July 23rd: Band Camp Begins


Please contact us with any questions you have! Thanks for an outstanding year with the Odem Bands!!!