Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 5/20/2019

It’s amazing how fast the year flies by each year and before we know it we’re here at Graduation Week! Our band events have mostly wrapped up at this time, so there’s not a lot of announcements to make this week.

The first item is that OJH students should be taking their instruments home for the summer tomorrow. Symphonic Winds students will need their instruments on Friday for graduation, but will not be playing any further in class after tomorrow. Please check all JH students instruments to see if they have MR/Warranty coverage still good. If they do it’s an excellent idea to take them into the music store to get looked over before the new year begins since that is free.

We do ask that if you are going to do that it be before June 10th in an effort to make sure instruments get repaired in plenty of time. If your student has an instrument from Hillje they will be able to come by and pick it up and we can work on a drop-off date potentially too. Please let Mr. Williams know if that is something we need to help with.

All students who use school instruments must have a Summer Instrument Agreement completed before we can send the instrument home. Those were sent out with students last week and should be signed by parents and brought back before the instruments can go home. Please contact Mr. Williams if you have any questions with this!


Graduation will take place on Friday at Owl Stadium. All band students in High School and the OJH Symphonic Winds must perform at this ceremony. We will rehearse at 4:00pm before the ceremony for a sound check and last minute rehearsal. Students should bring water with them as I anticipate the temperatures will be warm that afternoon. For the ceremony students should dress nicely in either their concert clothes or other nicer attire. All clothing must meet school dress code, and students should not wear jeans or shorts.

We will feed the students pizza before we go back out for the ceremony. Please contact us if you have any questions!

Upcoming Events:

Friday, May 24th: Graduation (OHS Band and OJH Symphonic Winds) 
June 2nd-June 3rd: UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest (Pflugerville)
June 16th-20th: Color Guard and Drum Major Camp (Texas A&M University Commerce)

This Week’s Band Hall Schedule:

Monday: Band Hall Open until 4:30pm
OJH Students take Instruments Home for Summer
Tuesday: Band Hall Open until 4:30pm
Wednesday: Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Thursday: 2:30pm – Brass Choir Rehearsal for State Solo and Ensemble
Band Hall Open until 4:00pm
Friday: Graduation
4:00pm – Rehearsal with Students on Field (Please be on time!)
6:00pm – Pizza for students
7:15pm – Students in seats at Stadium
7:30pm – Begin Pre-Ceremony performance
8:00pm – Ceremony Begins

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have! Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!!!!!