Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 8/31/2020

We’d like to begin this week by thanking all of our students who have been showing up to work hard in our rehearsals and online the past few weeks. This year is a year that lacks anything normal, but we appreciate the students who are doing what they need to make it possible for us to do our best!

First up, this Friday, we will not be traveling to the away game with the football team. Due to a number of concerns with traveling safely with a band this fall the majority of the schools around us have chosen to not travel/host bands at away games. We wish the team the best of luck, and will be rooting for them! Our next home game that we will perform at is on September 18th, versus Karnes City.

We will need help at the concession stand on Thursday night for the JV Game that we will be hosting. Please contact Mrs. Mandi Edwards if you are able to help!

For the HS Band students we will have one final week of rehearsals before we are allowed to begin setting drill next Monday. That evening we will rehearse from 6pm-9pm in an effort to begin to get as much drill on the field as we are able to. It is our hope to have half, or more, of the show on by the game on the 18th. We are only writing spots for those students who are attending rehearsals. If a student wishes to be in the drill they need to be in rehearsals! We have a few months to work on the show and clean it to our standards while facing the limitations we are under.

In all of our band classes, Grades 6-12, students should be logging in daily to complete their assignments for class. Per state mandate we must have that contact with students in order to count a student ‘present’ in class. For the JH students I encourage them to join Mr. Williams for their daily Zoom session.

Finally I have placed an Updated Calendar for 2020-2021 here. As we all have learned 2020 has thrown many curveballs to us, but this is our best set of dates at present. A couple things to note include the Marching Contest Dates are now at the end of November/early December. JH Region Auditions have been pushed back to late February, and the Clinic/Concerts for JH and HS have been moved to April. We have also moved our instrument rental night for beginners to the first Wednesday of October at this time.

Thank you for being patient and supporting your students/teachers through this time. This has been an unbelievable year, and truly we just started! I know that as a community though that Odem-Edroy ISD will come out of this stronger than ever!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday: 6:30pm-8:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday: Band Hall Closed
Wednesday: 6:30pm-8:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Friday: Band Hall Closed
Monday 7th: 6pm-9pm HS Marching Rehearsal (Begin Setting Drill!)

Upcoming Events:

Monday, September 7th: HS Rehearsal (Begin Setting Drill) 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 18th: Odem vs. Karnes City (Band Senior Night at Half-time)
Friday, October 2nd: Odem vs. Natalia

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your help and support of these amazing students!