Odem HS Wind Ensemble Advances to State

On April 13th the Odem HS Wind Ensemble performed at the UIL Region Concert and Sight-Reading Contest. They earned Odem High’s 4th Consecutive Sweepstakes Award that day and their performance was recorded. Each piece that they recorded was submitted to the Association of Texas Small School Band’s(ATSSB) Outstanding Performance Series Competition (OPS). At the region level they were the only high school in our division to advance all three possible pieces to the Area level of the contest when judged on June 3rd! Odem JH also advanced their march to the Area Level.

This past Thursday the Area Hearing was held and we are pleased to announce that for the first time in history Odem HS is advancing to the State Round of OPS! This is a significant accomplishment given the high quality of bands in our Region/Area and students are to be congratulated!

The final State Round of the contest will be held at the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention on July 20th in San Antonio. Congratulation again to the members of the group for an outstanding recording!