Odem Bands Schedule Week of 7/23/2018 – Summer Band Begins!

Last week the OHS Color Guard and OHS Percussion had great camps to begin our preparation for the new season! Both camps were well attended and we appreciate the students hard work! Additionally I would like to thank our students who came out to help with painting our parking lot. We will be asking Leadership Team members to help finish putting dots on the field Tuesday and Wednesday mornings if they have later sectionals.

This week we will meet with everyone Monday through Wednesday only. As a staff we have The Texas Bandmasters Association Convention that we’ll be attending on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, so we will not rehearse Thursday and Friday this week.

Before I post the specific schedule below please note students should bring the following with them tomorrow: Closed Toed Shoes, Large Water Jug (.5 Gallon recommended) or Camelbak style Water Pack, Bug Spray/Sun Screen, Instrument/Music, and a pencil. Students should wear clothing that is appropriate for stretching and moving around in the evening rehearsals. This week we will be focusing in on fundamentals and conditioning for our season in the evening rehearsals. Beginning August 1st students will also want to bring a roll of duct tape to mark their spots on the field.

Tomorrow students will also be receiving the March-A-Thon packet. We will be running that event Tuesday, July 31st beginning at 4pm this year. We’re starting it earlier so we can have access to the pool still. Please help us collect donations and pledges for the students no later than Monday, July 30th. If a donor has a house for us to stop on along the route we need to have the ability to map that out in advance. Thanks for your help with this event, and you can find a copy of those forms here if you wish to print them off at home. Our goal is for every student to raise $50 or more for this event. Funds will be used for the Spirit of OHS throughout our coming season.

Schedule for This Week:

Monday through Wednesday we will follow this schedule

9:00am-11:00am: High Brass (OHS Main Hall), Woodwinds (OHS Jazz Room), and Front Ensemble (OHS Cafetorium)

11:30am-1:00pm: Low Brass (Main Hall) and Battery (Jazz Room)

9:00am-1:00pm: Color Guard at OJH Band Hall

2:00pm: OHS Leadership Team Meeting

3:00pm-5:30pm: Full Band Rehearsal (OHS Cafetorium Stage/Jazz Room), Colorguard (OJH Band Hall)

6:30pm-8:30pm: Fundamentals Outside at Stadium Parking Lot


Please contact us with any questions or concerns you might have! We’re looking forward to a great season!