Odem Bands Schedule Week of 5/1/2017:


Wow I can’t believe we’ve reached the month of May already! I would like to begin this weeks information by congratulating our students who performed at the All-Region Jazz Clinic/Concert this weekend: Alex Rubio, Clara Sanchez, Brandon Morin, Roberto Ramirez, Justin Ridgway, Christina Montoya, Breanna Sanchez, Matthew Chavez, Lesley Barra, Ethan Tracy, Abby Tovar, Micah Lopez, Jacob Luna, Ethan Sanchez, and Michael Edwards had outstanding performances with the All-Region Jazz Bands! Very proud of those students!

Beginning Band Dress Rehearsal:

This week we have a lot of events going on. First up will be the 6th Grade Beginning Band Dress Rehearsal after school tomorrow (Monday) after school. The students will only have this one opportunity to rehearse together at this mandatory rehearsal. We will conclude practice by 5pm, please arrange rides for your students.

Hector Martinez Memorial Scholarship Applications:

Monday scholarship applications for the Hector Martinez, Sr Memorial Scholarship are due from seniors by 4pm.

Owl Band Booster Meeting Tuesday:

Tuesday night we will have our monthly Owl Band Booster Meeting. The meeting will be important as it is the annual election of officers. Please consider attending if you are able! We will begin at 7pm.

JH Beginning Band and JH Concert Band Concert Thursday:

Thursday evening will be our annual JH Beginning Band and JH Concert Band Concert at 6:30pm in the Cafetorium. JH Beginning Band members need to be seated in the Cafetorium at 5:45pm, and JH Concert Band need to be in the Band Hall by 6pm. We will begin with the JH Beginning Band and follow their performance with the JH Concert Band.
Concert attire for ladies is Black Blouse, Black Slacks, and Black Dress Shoes. Gentlemen need to wear a white button down shirt, tie (solid navy preferred), black slacks, and black dress shoes.

Color Guard and Drum Major Tryouts:

Friday we will have auditions for the 2017 Odem HS Color Guard and Drum Majors after school. We will inform the students about the results once we have tabulated them with the judges.

Spring Band Fees:

I am going to initiate our software to send out statements again here in a few minutes. Band Fees must be paid by Friday or they will be applied as fines to students accounts. Outstanding balances minus the trip payments for Florida next year must be paid. If there is a question or concern about them please contact us.

This Week’s Odem Band Hall Schedule:

Monday:  Scholarship Applications Due by 4pm
Beginning Band Dress Rehearsal after school until 5pm
Tuesday: Final Leadership Meeting During Lunch
Final Color Guard and Drum Major Practices before Tryouts
Wednesday: Band Hall Open until 4:30pm
Thursday:  Beginning Band/JH Concert Band Spring Concert 6:30pm at Cafetorium
Friday:   Color Guard and Drum Major Tryouts after school
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!