Odem Band Schedule Week of 8/14/2017

I hope this message finds you well as we prepare for a historic week for the Odem Bands! In addition to our normal rehearsals this week we will also begin moving into the New Odem High School! I am excited for our students to benefit from a facility that should prove exceptional for the needs of our program! Like all moves though it’s not going to be without some elbow grease!
As of Thursday we were supposed to be receiving two shipments between this past Friday and tomorrow via Freight Trucks. It appears as though those two Freight shipments have been delayed by a day, so we will be changing our plan from what I told the students on Thursday slightly. Monday afternoon’s planned assembly/work day is going to be pushed back to Tuesday due to this. There is potential that we will receive one of the shipments on Monday – and if so I will send out a Remind message in regards to needing help as needed, but I don’t anticipate we will that day. Students in our leadership team will be asked to come at 1:30pm to the old band hall if possible. I understand if they can’t make it though!
Monday evening following our practice we will be taking the students instruments from our practice over to the New High School Band Hall. We will meet to begin though at our ‘old’ band hall.
As of right now the tracking information on the trucks seems to indicate that the big shipment of chairs/stands/racks/etc. will not arrive until Tuesday. My plan will be then to have students meet up at the ‘old’ band hall on Tuesday morning at 10:30am. We will be using our band trailer to make the trips we need to move our equipment, music library, trophies, remaining instruments, etc. over to the new band hall. We can use any students to help that wish to aid us during that time and we will feed them pizza for lunch as a thank you. As the shipment arrives we will unload it and begin assembling all of our music stands and such.
Throughout the next two weeks then we will unbox and begin to get a handle on our space there. For all of the Odem-Edroy ISD community we will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 24th at 5:30pm for the new OJH, and 6:00pm for the New Odem High School. Following the ceremony that the band will perform at, there will be tours of the new school given. Please let your family, alumni, and community members know about this!

Fall Band Fees:

By Wednesday students should turn in their Fall Band Fee #1 of $35. This fee covers students band shirt, flip folders/lyres, a pair of gloves, etc. We will take students sizes for shirts by that date and have them by the first game.
Color Guard need to have their remaining fee accounts paid by this Wednesday as well. That is $100 for most students with an additional $40 if they wish to order the optional bag as well.
By the following week on the 24th of August we need $40 Fee #2 for Freshmen and any upperclassmen who need new marching shoes for the season.

Additional T-Shirt Orders:

Each year I have many parents/community members who would like to have their own Show Shirt for the season. You may order one with the attached form. Please turn in the forms/money by this Thursday. Shirts are $20 and are made of moisture management material. There is a full front this year and a back ‘tag’ design.

Annual Meet the Band:

Our Annual ‘Meet the Band’ event will be held on Wednesday, August 23rd at 8pm. Please come support the students that evening by showing up. I cannot begin to describe how hard this years band has been working, so please come see for yourself!

Rehearsal Schedule This Week:

Monday:  4pm-5pm РInside Music rehearsal
6:30pm-9:00pm – Outside Marching Rehearsal/Move Part 1
Tuesday: 10:30am – Move to New Band Hall (Volunteers needed)
3:30pm-5pm – Inside Music Rehearsal (@New High School Band Hall)
6:30pm-9pm – Outside Marching Rehearsal
Wednesday: 3:30pm-5pm – Inside Music Rehearsal (@New High School Band Hall)
6:30pm-9pm – Outside Marching Rehearsal
Thursday: 3:30pm-5pm – Inside Music Rehearsal (@New High School Band Hall)
6:30pm-9pm – Outside Marching Rehearsal
Friday: Football Scrimmage Concession Stand (Student Volunteers Needed) Time TBA
Thank you as always for your help and support of these students. We are looking forward to a fantastic marching season and school year!!!