Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 8/8/2022

Last week was a very productive week for The Spirit of OHS, and we’re looking forward to soon presenting meet the band on Wednesday, August 17th. We hope you will join us for that event! This week we will be continuing to work on setting drill and hope to have the first half of the show completed this week and be onto our third part! 

Due to teacher in-service, all of the practices across the days with band, athletics, and cheer end up getting swapped around this week to the afternoons. We ask that students please make it from one practice to the next as quickly as they can through the coming weeks! Our evening practices will be 6:30pm-8:30pm this week Monday through Thursday. It’s imperative that students are at every rehearsal as we will be moving rapidly through learning drill these next two weeks!

Our fall fees for marching band need to have been paid at this time. For all Sophomores-Seniors who have marching shoes that fit the fee is $50. This includes the show shirt, shorts, water jug, and helps pay for other items like flip folders, lyres, etc. Freshmen, or any other member who needs shoes will need to pay an additional $40, for a total of $90 to cover marching shoes as well. This has had to increase from last year due to increased prices on items.

Guard members should have paid a total of $400 by the date they tried out. The final fee for them is $100 as long as they were paid in full. (Full 2023 fee is $500 between the two payments) They do not pay the regular band fall fee.

Payments need to be made in CHECK or MONEY ORDER only please to OEISD Memo: Band. We do not accept cash for these items. 

Parent/Community 2022 Show Shirts

If you would like to order extra shirts for parents/family/friends of our 2022 ‘The Road Not Taken’ show. Please complete the form available here (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/2022-Marching-Band-Tshirt-Order-Form.pdf) and send a check/money order made out to ‘Owl Band Boosters.’ Please note this needs to be separate from band fees as these are going to be ordered through the boosters so that we can get the students shirts and shorts ordered sooner. We will accept orders through next Wednesday (17th) at the Meet the Band Performance. Shirts are moisture management material.

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm Parking Lot
Tuesday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm Parking Lot
Wednesday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm Parking Lot
Thursday:Evening Rehearsal: 6:30pm-8:30pm Parking Lot
Friday:No Rehearsal

Upcoming Events:

August 17thMeet the Band Night8:00pm
August 24thBeginning Band Instrument Drive4:30pm-7:00pm
August 26thOdem vs. Karnes City (Karnes City)7:30pm
September 2ndOdem vs. Tidehaven7:30pm
September 5thSpirit of OHS Evening Rehearsal 
We do rehearse on Labor Day! Please make sure students are there!
September 8thOdem vs. Mathis (Televised Thursday Game)6:55pm
September 16thOdem vs. San Diego (San Diego)7:30pm
September 17thAll-Region/All-State Jazz AuditionsAll Day
September 23rdOdem vs. Taft (Taft)7:30pm
September 24thOdem Owl Marching Invitational
(Need at least one volunteer for every student this day)
All Day

You may find our full 2022-2023 Odem Bands Calendar here (Includes JH Dates as well): http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022-2023-Odem-Bands-Calendar-v1.pdf

Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!