Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 8/19/2019

Well Summer has come and will officially be gone on Wednesday when we start back up for school! This week is going to be busy as we host our annual ‘Meet the Band’ event Wednesday evening at 8pm at Owl Stadium. We invite all of our students parents, alumni, and community members to see the premiere of our 2019 Marching Show ‘Still There.’ The Boosters will be selling a limited number of show t-shirts that evening.

This week the schedules for our rehearsals will shift again so we invite students to take a close look at the schedule for each day so that we have all students present.

Odem JH Students:

7th/8th Grade OJH Concert Band and Symphonic Winds students will need to have their instruments on the second day of school (Thursday). Please make sure that they get them to school that day so we can get a solid start with those students from the first part of the school year!

Odem JH Beginning Band students will have their Instrument Drive night Wednesday, August 28th at the OJH Band Hall from 5pm-7:30pm. That evening Hillje Music will come and take orders for instruments, accessories, and also offer a great opportunity for older students to trade up to a step-up instrument.

We will send more information on this event to all OJH students on Wednesday. Please contact Mr. Williams for any questions you have. (williamsn@oeisd.org)

2020 Odem Bands Trip to California

Last week we held an additional meeting to present information on the 2020 trip to California. Please contact us if you have any additional questions. We need deposits by September 3rd in order to ensure an accurate count of students who will be traveling on the trip. Please see this link for a trip packet. (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-California-Packet-8-18-2019.pdf)

OHS Fall Band Fees

Fall Marching Band Fee 1 should have been turned in two weeks ago. That amount is $45 for all students in the Spirit of OHS Marching Band.

Freshmen/students who need shoes have a second fee of $40 which will be due by August 22nd. (Freshman/students who need shoes may pay the full $85 at once if they wish)

Color Guard Members should also have paid their second fee of $200. They will need to pay an additional $40 if they wish to have the guard bags.

Upcoming Events:

August 21st: Meet the Band 8:00pm – Owl Stadium
August 28th: Instrument Drive for Beginning Band Students and Step-Up Horns – OJH Band Hall 5pm-7:30pm
August 30th: Odem vs. West Oso (at West Oso)
September 3rd: Mandatory Band Parent Meeting (All Grades 6-12) – OHS Cafetorium
September 7th: Odem vs. Mathis

You can find the 2019-2020 Odem Bands Calendar here. (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-2020-Odem-Bands-Calendar-Version-1.1.pdf)

Schedule this Week:


4:00pm – 5:30pm: Inside Music Rehearsal
7:30pm – 9:00pm: Marching Rehearsal


4:00pm – 5:30pm: Inside Music Rehearsal
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Marching Rehearsal


6:00pm – 8:00pm: Marching Rehearsal
8:00pm: Annual Meet the Band – Owl Stadium


6:30pm – 8:30pm: Marching Rehearsal


5:30pm: Student/Parent Help Needed for Scrimmage Concession Stand

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.