Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 9/2/2019

The Odem Owls and the Spirit of OHS had a great first game this past week! It seems like we blinked and September is already here! Tuesday night at 7pm we have our annual Mandatory Band Parent Meeting. We need every student in Grades 7-12 to have a parent present for that meeting. 6th Grade parents are also welcome to attend, but not required. We will go over some very important information about the band program and some changes we are making this year to band fees and concession stand info. At the conclusion of the meeting we will also present trip information to anyone who has not been able to attend a meeting about it. If you cannot attend we ask that you try and catch us after that day before the end of the week to get you caught up.

This week is a busy one with the main event being SATURDAY’s game versus Mathis at Owl Stadium. The game is being Televised by KRISTV, as well as web streamed. The kickoff is at 6:41pm with the band needing to be in place before that for all of the normal pregame routines. We have been told at least part of halftime will be aired on the station/webcast too if you want to pass that onto family/friends that might not be able to attend in person! I will try and get links and post them on the Facebook/Twitter accounts prior to the game.

For our Beginning Band students we will also begin having them play this week. Instruments should be delivered for those who ordered from Hillje on Tuesday or Wednesday. Please make sure that if you did not go through them that they have their instrument by Tuesday. We know from experience that students who do not have their instruments on time tend to be less successful over time. If you are having any issues with getting an instrument we ask that you please contact Mr. Williams so we can help you find a solution. We want every student to have an outstanding musical education through our band program – we will always work with any family that has a financial need to the best of our abilities!

2020 Odem Bands Trip to California:

Finally we need deposits for the 2020 trip to California to be paid by Wednesday of this week. We need to get an accurate headcount of interest and ensure that we have enough students to make the trip viable. We will go over some information on that at the end of the meeting Tuesday, as well as be able to answer additional questions at that time.

Please see this link for a trip packet. (http://www.odembands.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-California-Packet-8-18-2019.pdf)

Upcoming Events:

Monday: Spirit of OHS Rehearsal
Tuesday: Mandatory Band Parent Meeting (All Grades 7-12) – OHS Cafetorium
Saturday: Odem vs. Mathis (Home) – Saturday Game Televised and Live Streamed
September 10th: Monthly Band Booster Meeting
September 13th: Odem vs. Ganado (at Ganado)
September 20th: Odem vs. Santa Gertrudis (Home)
September 21st: All-Region/Area/State Jazz Auditions (Odem Hosting)
SeptemberĀ 27th: Odem vs. Santa Rosa (Home)
SeptemberĀ 28th: Beeville 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: 6:00pm – Watch Friday’s Performance
6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday: 7pm – Mandatory Band Parent Meeting – OHS Cafetorium
Wednesday: 5:00pm-6:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Thursday: 6:30pm-8:30pm – Marching Rehearsal
Friday: 4:00pm-5:00pm – Marching Rehearsal
Saturday: Odem vs. Mathis
4:00pm – Students at Band Hall to Prepare for Game
6:00pm – Seated in Stadium
6:41pm – Kick-Off

Please contact us if you have any questions!