Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 9/16/2019

This week is going to be a busy week for the Odem Bands, with Thursday and Friday home games for the concession stand, and hosting Region Jazz Auditions on Saturday. Please pay close attention to the information below on these events. We also have received information for our contest the following weekend on Saturday the 28th in Beeville that I have included below as well.

We are still taking deposits for the trip. We are right on the border of having enough students, so if you’ve been holding out please put in your deposit to ensure we can make the trip happen. The travel company is going to be able to do some direct payments this year via credit card. Please let me know if this is something that might enable you to send your student if you haven’t already paid a deposit.

All-Region/Area Jazz Auditions (Odem Hosting):

On Saturday we will be hosting the HS All-Region/Area Jazz Auditions at Odem HS. Jazz students need to be present by 7:30am so we can make sure everything is setup and ready to go for the contest. We want to make a good impression on our guests that day! Additionally we need some parent volunteers to help us manage the students as they wait for auditions, work the small concession stand we’ll have, and generally help us as we complete the auditions. I believe we’ll conclude the auditions around 3pm based on past years.

Please contact me if you would be available to help! This will count towards the volunteer hours with the incentive program.

Beeville Marching Contest – September 28th:

Late last week we received our performance information for the AC Jones HS Marching Contest in Beeville. Odem HS will conclude the 3A round at 6:45pm. Students will need to be at the Odem HS Band Hall at 1pm that day so we can prepare to travel to this contest. With 18 3A Bands competing at this contest we are viewing this as one of our larger contests leading up to Area which will be held at the same site. I will send out information about tickets and other contest information next week as I receive it.

Please note this is a mandatory and graded performance!

Upcoming Events:

Friday: Odem vs. Santa Gertrudis (Home)
Saturday: All-Region/Area/State Jazz Auditions (Odem Hosting)
September 27th: Odem vs. Santa Rosa (Home)
September 28th: Beeville Marching Contest (AC Jones HS – Beeville) (6:45pm Performance Time)
October 5th: US Bands Showcase (Jourdanton HS – Jourdanton)
October 11th: Odem vs. Hebbronville (Hebbronville)
October 12th: Marching Band Clinic with guest clinician 3pm-6pm
October 18th: Odem vs. Monte Alto (Homecoming)
October 19th: UIL Region Marching Contest (Sinton)
October 25th: Odem vs. Banquete (Banquete)
October 26th: UIL Area Marching Contest (AC Jones HS – Beeville)

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:

Monday: 6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday: No Rehearsal, some sectionals + Prop Work
Wednesday: 4:30pm-6:00pm – Marching Rehearsal
Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Friday: Odem vs. Santa Gertrudis
5:00pm – Students at Band Hall to Prepare for Game
7:30pm – Kick-Off
Saturday: All-Region/Area Jazz Auditions
7:30am – Students at Band Hall to Prepare for contest
8:30am – Other schools begin arriving
9:45am – Auditions Begin
~3pm – Auditions Conclude

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!