Odem Bands Schedule – Week of 12/13/2021

First of all we would like to congratulate the 50+ Odem Band students who performed at the All-Region Clinic/Concerts this weekend! This was the most students we’ve been privileged to take to this event, and they did an outstanding job with their concerts! We would also like to congratulate our HS band students on an outstanding performance this past Thursday as well at their Winter Concert!

This week we will have our last event of this calendar year with the JH Bands Winter Concert on Tuesday! Please see the section below for all information that JH Band parents need to be aware of. If you have further questions please contact Mr. Williams! (williamsn@oeisd.org) 

The only event for HS students this week is our Juniors will be fitted for Letter Jackets on Thursday during lunch. They should have received a packet from Herff-Jones in class, if they didn’t please let me know and I’ll get that to you. For the letter jacket award the school pays for the jacket and the double O patch on the front. If you wish to have other embroidery or patches attached, families are responsible for those. They will have a representative there who can answer all of your questions and process payments from 11:30am-12:55pm.

For OJH Beginning Band students there is a mandatory rehearsal after school tomorrow from 3:45pm-5pm taking place in the HS Cafetorium. We ask that students have rides available promptly at 5pm that day. Since we split beginning band students over 4 sections of classes, this is their one chance to get together and rehearse with everyone. 

The Odem Junior High Concert will start at 6:30pm on Tuesday evening. There are no tickets and the event is free to attend. Please see the concert section below for call times.

Please note that for all band students, concerts are a mandatory part of their grade in the classes. Students must be in attendance at concerts, as there is no realistic way to make up the experience of performing a concert! If there is a significant event such as illness or death in the family we do consider that. If something like that comes up, Mr. Rash or Mr. Williams should be contacted prior to the concert!

OJH Winter Concert Information

This Tuesday is the Odem JH Bands Winter Concert that will take place in the OHS Cafetorium at 6:30pm. Students should be in their seats/ready to go at the following times.

Odem JH Beginning Band: In seats on Stage at 5:45pm

Odem JH Concert Band: In seats in HS Band Hall at 6pm

Odem JH Symphonic Winds: On patio outside waiting for Concert Band to clear by 6:20pm.

The groups will perform in the order above. We anticipate the concert should end about 7:30pm. We will ask that the Symphonic Winds members and any remaining students help out for about 10 minutes with clearing as much of the stage as we can. 

Odem JH Concert Attire:

Ladies: Black Blouse and Black Slacks with black shoes.

Gentlemen: White Button-Down Shirt, Black Slacks, Black Dress Shoes, Black Socks, Black Belt, and a tie (Preferably navy blue)

Please note that every student MUST attend their Winter Concert performance. It is a major grade for both the six weeks and part of their Semester Exams/Projects!

2022 Orlando Trip

A third trip payment should have be made this month. If you haven’t turned that in please do so! The link below will allow you to make payments directly to them.



This Week’s Schedule:

Monday:Beginning Band After School Rehearsal (@ HS)3:45pm-5:00pm
Tuesday:OJH Winter ConcertReport Times:
Beginning Band – On Stage at 5:45pm
Concert Band – In Band Hall at 6:00pmSymphonic Winds – On Patio waiting by 6:20pm
Wednesday:Band Hall Open for Area/Solo and Ensemble3:30pm-4:00pm
Thursday:Band Hall Closed After School 
Friday:Band Hall Closed after School 


Upcoming Events:

December 13thOdem JH Beginning Band After School Dress Rehearsal – Odem HS Cafetorium3:45pm-5pm
December 14thJH Winter Concert6:30pm
January 8thArea Band Auditions 

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