Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 10/4/2021

We would like to begin this week by congratulating the students on two outstanding performances Saturday that yielded them the Class 1A Champion award! With the extended game on Friday night everyone was exhausted by the end, but I believe our students represented the community of Odem very well! There were many compliments on our show! Most importantly we received some great commentary from our judges as we close in on the beginning of our UIL Contests on the 16th.

For these two weeks we are bringing in clinicians several times through the weeks to get some fresh outside eyes on our show. It is imperative that students are at these rehearsals in order for us to adequately clean our performance and achieve our goals! Being on time and present at rehearsals is probably the most important piece of the puzzle for the next few weeks! Tomorrow evening we have Mr. Craig Ewing coming to work with the band during our evening rehearsal from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Mr. Ewing was the director at Calallen HS for multiple trips to the UIL State Marching Contest.

For this coming Saturday, we had to shift our plans by a half-hour due to our planned clinician having a conflict that he was switched to judging our region contest. Fortunately, we were still able to book another clinician who will be amazing, Mr. Ronnie Rios. Mr. Rios has taught and worked in the Harlingen ISD system for many years, and now serves as the coordinator their districts music programs. As a director his bands attended state marching band contest eleven consecutive times! We are really fortunate to have him coming in! We’re going to shift our rehearsal Saturday to being 3:30-6:30pm to accommodate his schedule. This is a mandatory graded event for all band students!

Odem vs. Banquete (Friday)

Students should arrive at the Band Hall by 5:00pm this day. Students are encouraged to wear a pink shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this Friday, along with shorts for under their uniform. We will hopefully return by 10:30pm or so.

Saturday Marching Clinic

This coming Saturday we will host our annual Marching Clinic before beginning our UIL season next Saturday on the 16th. We are running this clinic time for three hours and will need students to likely be picked up at 6:45pm after putting our equipment away. Mr. Ronnie Rios will be our clinician this day. We need every student to be there Saturday in their Sweet shirt and this year’s marching shorts. Having everyone dressed uniformly will help us with working with the clinician!  This is a mandatory graded event!

3:30pm Rehearsal Begins
6:30pm Rehearsal Ends

6:45pm Students picked up

This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Evening Marching Rehearsal6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday:Band Hall Open for Sectionals3:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday:After School Marching Rehearsal4:00pm-6:00pm
Thursday:Evening Marching Rehearsal6:30pm-8:30pm
Friday:Odem vs. Banquete
5:00pm Students at Band Hall
5:40pm Board Buses/Depart
7:30pm Game Begins
10:00pm Game Ends
~10:40pm Students Picked Up
Saturday:Annual Marching Clinic
3:30pm Rehearsal Begins
6:30pm Rehearsal Ends
6:45pm Students picked up


Upcoming Events:

October 8thOdem vs. Banquete (Banquete)7:30pm
October 9thAnnual Marching Band Clinic at Owl Stadium3:30pm-6:30pm
October 14thHomecoming Parade and Burning of the ODusk
October 15thOdem vs. Monte Alto (Homecoming)7:30pm
October 16thUIL Region Marching Contest (Beeville)5:30pm Perform
October 22ndOdem vs. Skidmore (Skidmore)7:30pm
October 23rdUIL Area Marching Contest (Beeville)TBD
October 29thSenior Band Night (Odem vs. Hebbronville)6:40pm
October 30thHost UIL 2A Area E Marching Contest at Owl Stadium11am-7pm

Thank you for your help and support of these amazing students! Please contact us if you have any questions!