Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 9/28/2020

This week we will be having our Senior Band Member Recognition night during half-time. We will march our half-time show and then bring parents out to recognize the seniors. Please see the section below for more information on that! For Friday’s game I have sent out the Presale Code for parents of band students to use. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, so I recommend you purchase before then. (All senior band parents will need to have a ticket) The site to purchase tickets is here: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=Http%3a%2f%2fodemedroy.hometownticketing.com%2fembed%2fall&c=E,1,oIMcGCOHvoNnXPgfn8YZDlaptkJylXh5eE4GYkcWrfg-ut_9ReofayBiKFtYg8sdyrQ-HF8AbltNvJ6Kb7blZDf_rlQJ1BxHX1WNySe8AxrHWgVX&typo=1

We are adding another group of students to campus this week, as well as continuing virtual learning for many. If your student is in the virtual option make sure they are completing the assignments daily for all of their classes! If a student has a question please make sure they contact their teacher in regards to it. Please note that teachers are truly working overtime right now trying to accommodate for in-person and virtual, please help us ensure students are staying on top of work in both places! Six-weeks grades will be sent out later this week. For HS students Friday’s game eligibility is based upon their report cards this week!

Beginning Band Instrument Drive:

Wednesday from 4:30pm-7:00pm we will be hosting our annual Beginning Band Instrument Drive night with Hillje Music at the Odem JH Band Hall. Please note that masks are required to come into the building, and temperature checks will be performed at that time. We will have the band hall set up for social distancing when you arrive. Please sit in one of the designated areas. We will have a TBD capacity limit and may have to hold some people outside if we get too many people at once. They do have a website you can order from too and instruments will be delivered to us with the rest of them. 

Additionally, you may also visit South Texas Music Mart in Corpus as well. Both companies will do a rent-to-own plan that we recommend as the best option for beginning students. Of note is Hillje will allow for a trade-in towards a nicer step-up instrument down the road if you rent with them. (Any families that wish to do that may also take care of that this evening). As we get to this point each year we have some families that may have an issue with purchasing/renting an instrument. If that is the case for you please contact Mr. Williams or myself and we will help determine an option to best assist. We never want financial concerns to be a reason a student is not a member of the Odem Band program, and will ALWAYS find a way to help.

Senior Band Parents Night:

Friday will be Senior Band Parents night at Half-Time. Parents should meet at the gate nearest where the band sits (scoreboard side) by the end of 2nd Quarter. Mr. Williams will work to get parents organized and ready to come out to meet their student. Each student will come off of the field and then meet their parents on the track.

Parents will need to have a ticket to get into the stadium. You may purchase tickets before the general public online using the code that I sent to students via Remind yesterday. If a student didn’t get it and you need it please let me know and I’ll send it to you. The site to purchase tickets is here: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=Http%3a%2f%2fodemedroy.hometownticketing.com%2fembed%2fall&c=E,1,oIMcGCOHvoNnXPgfn8YZDlaptkJylXh5eE4GYkcWrfg-ut_9ReofayBiKFtYg8sdyrQ-HF8AbltNvJ6Kb7blZDf_rlQJ1BxHX1WNySe8AxrHWgVX&typo=1

Concession Stand Help Needed!

On Friday we need six to eight additional parents to help at the concession stand on Friday. During the last home game, we had to use students to have enough people to run the concession stands. We prefer not to have to use them so that they can fully participate in their performances in the game. Please help us out there! With COVID concerns that we know many have, we have chosen not to sign every parent up like we did last year, and really need the help of volunteers. Please contact Mrs. Edwards if you can help! mandiedwards@stfphc.org

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:                6:30pm-8:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Tuesday:                Band Hall Closed
Wednesday:          4:00pm-5:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Thursday:              6:30pm-8:30pm HS Marching Rehearsal
Friday:                  Odem vs. Natalia 
                           5:30pm – Students at HS Band Hall
                           7:30pm – Kick-Off
                           Halftime – Senior Band Parents Night
                           ~9:45pm – Game ends.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, September 30th:       Odem JH Beginning Band Instrument Drive
Friday, October 2nd:                  Odem vs. Natalia
Friday, October 9th:                   Odem vs. Falfurrias (Homecoming)

Updated Calendar for 2020-2021 here (One Change is Beginning Band Drive is this Wednesday)

Thank you for all of your help and support, please let us know if you have any questions!