Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 9/11/2023

Welcome to homecoming week! This will be a very busy week for us with the Odem Bands as we have Homecoming events through the week and HS All-Region Jazz Auditions on Saturday for our students who are signed up. Then next week is the 2nd Annual Owl Marching Invitational!

For homecoming events we start on Thursday with the Parade at 7:30pm and the Burning of the ‘O’ to follow. For the parade and burning of the O students are encouraged to bring glowsticks to wear, lights, etc. They do need to make sure nothing is taped or attached in a way to their instruments that will damage them. (And have to have it off after that night!) The Burning of the ‘O’ should begin about 8pm. Students will need to be at the Band Hall by 6pm that night so we can do a quick rehearsal and prepare. Friday there is a Pep Rally at 12:15pm and students will need to be at the Band Hall by 5:15pm this week so we can get to the stadium before homecoming court announcements.

As I said above, the 2nd Annual Owl Marching Invitational is next week!!!! We have a Sign-Up Genius link below in the information (https://tinyurl.com/5n7w2bn5) . We very much need every student and a parent/volunteer for them to help with this large event! Please help us make sure EVERY slot is filled! 

Finally, please make certain your student is at each rehearsal/game/contest in the coming weeks. We know it’s a busy time, but it is imperative to the success of the band we do not have missing students. Please remember each of those practices/performances are graded events!

Owl Marching Invitational:

This important day coming up on Saturday, September 23rd (next weekend)! Last year we began hosting the Owl Marching Invitational in Odem. This was a VERY successful fundraising opportunity for us, and we hope it continues to grow through the years. We currently have sixteen bands signed up, and will need volunteers from just before noon until about 11:30pm when we conclude the contest/clean-up. With over 1,200 participants coming for this event, we need every student to have at least one volunteer from their family to help out! Please mark this day on your calendar! Please sign up for a slot here: https://tinyurl.com/5n7w2bn5 It is imperative that we have enough volunteers to make this a seamless contest for our participants. We view this as a long-term fundraiser that can help support our students for many years to come!

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday:Sectionals/Prop Painting?
7pm Booster Meeting
Wednesday:4:15pm-5:30pm – Rehearsal
Thursday:6:00pm-7:00pm – Rehearsal
7:30pm – Parade
~8pm – Burning of the ‘O’
Friday:Odem vs. San Diego
5:15pm at Band Hall
7:30pm – Game Begins
~10pm – Game Ends

Upcoming Events:

Thursday Homecoming Parade/Burning of the O 
FridayOdem vs. San Diego (Homecoming) 
SaturdayAll-Region Jazz Auditions (Robstown) 
September 22ndOdem vs. Taft (Taft) 
September 23rd 2nd Annual Owl Marching Invitational 
September 29thOdem vs. Santa Rosa (Home) 
September 30thUS Bands Victoria Marching Contest~12:30pm Performance
October 6thOdem vs. Monte Alto (Monte Alto) 
October 7thAnnual Marching Clinic3pm-6pm
October 13thOdem vs Hebbronville (Home) 
October 14thUIL Region Marching Contest (Beeville) 
October 20thOdem vs. Banquete (Banquete) 
October 21stHost UIL 2A Area Marching Contest (Perform during tabulation) 
October 27thOdem vs. George West (Home)
Senior Band Parents Night
October 28thUIL Area Marching Contest (Beeville) 

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