This Week in Band 12/7/2014 – UPDATED

War Eagle Band!

Congratulations to the following students who advanced to the Area Auditions in the TMEA All- State process.  ORHS had 10 students receive this honor and it is a record for our program.  These students are now just one step away from achieving the HIGHEST honor a high school musician can attain:

Congrats to:

  • Emma Gray
  • Christian Wyatt
  • Drew Lawson
  • Trevor Burnett
  • Rachel Lopez
  • Taylor Knobloch
  • Jennifer Howard
  • Madysen Lyons
  • Dusty Calhoun
  • Adrian Velasco

They will travel to Bryan HS on Saturday, January 10 to compete!   Good Luck

For our 22 Region Band members…here is the itinerary for this weekends events:

Friday, December 12

3:00pm depart for Klein Forest HS Dinner provided
5:45pm – 8:30pm – Rehearsal
9:30pm – arrive ORHS

Saturday, December 13

7:00am depart for Klein Forest HS
8:15am – 4:30pm  Rehearsal lunch provided

Concerts at Klein Forest

6:30pm  Symphony Winds
7:15pm  Wind Symphony
8:00pm  Wind Ensemble

***you will wear your Formal Black Concert Uniform

Parents are to pick you up at your concert.

Thanks and have a great rest of the week

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 12/7/2014

War Eagle Band,

The ORHS band members competed in Phase 1 of the TMEA All-State Audition process this past weekend. Our band kids represented ORHS extremely well with 25 students being named to the Region 9 District Band, and 22 of those students making the Region 9 Region Band and advancing to the Phase 2 audition. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Emma Gray-Region/District Rachel Lopez-District/Region
  • Elizabeth Baird-Region/District Dusty Calhoun-District/Region
  • Cassidy Short-Region/District Jordan Manson-District/Region
  • Anna Stinson-Region/District John Beaubouef-District/Region
  • Christian Wyatt-Region/District Turner Lime-District/Region
  • Ben Bowman-Region/District Madysen Lyons-District/Region
  • Natalie Miller-District Amber Maggard-District/Region
  • Ben Chloupek-Region/District Gabe Tatman-District/Region
  • Trevor Burnett-Region/District Adrian Velasco-District/Region
  • Jennifer Howard-Region/District Abigail Wharton-District/Region
  • Taylor Knobloch-Region/District Dalia Nouraldeen-District
  • Sydney Rodgers-District/Region Vincent Esposito-District/Region
  • Marcos Rodriguez-District

We are very proud of everyone who prepared and auditioned. You guys ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Week in Band:

Monday:

1.Phase 2 Region Band Auditions – 5pm College Park HS (you must provide your own transportation)

  1. Midwest Percussion Rehearsal (Group A) 3-5pmTuesday:
  2. Midwest Percussion Rehearsal (Group B) 3 – 5pm
  3. Midwest MANDATORY TRIP MEETING – 7pm in the band hall. Parents and students must attend. Final trip information will be handed out. Please bring your photo ID so that we can make a record of it.Wednesday:
  4. Midwest Percussion Rehearsal (Group A and B) 3 -5pm in auditoriumThursday:
  5. HOLIDAY CONCERT: all bands will be performing. Concert begins at 7pm in  the ORHS auditorium. Concert formal uniforms will be worn, please make sure you have the following:

 

Boys: black dress shoes (marching shoes will work) solid black dress socks white tuxedo shirt

Girls: solid black shoes (closed toe and heel) boots, flip flops, sandals not acceptable
****each band will have a specific warm up call time, please ask your child when that will be.

  1. Midwest percussion rehearsal (Group A and B) 3pm – 5pmFriday:
  2. DISNEY DEPOSIT DUE TODAY
  3. Region Band Clinic 6-9pm Klein Forest HS (transportation and dinner provided)
  4. No after school Midwest Percussion rehearsalSaturday:
  5. Region Band Clinic and Concerts-all day Klein Forest HS
  6. Midwest Percussion Rehearsal (Group A and B) 9am – 12pmSunday:

Everyone is invited to the Midwest Percussion Bon Voyage Concert- 3pm at ORHS. Please come and support our Midwest group as they perform the concert they will give at the Midwest International Band Clinic in Chicago. It is going to be Spectacular Concert!!!

1. Performers – report time is 12pm with luggage

  1. After concert we will load the truck for Chicago

 

What a great week of great music making this week. We hope to see everyone at one or all of our three concerts this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excellence is not our GOAL….it is where we BEGIN!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 11/30/2014

War Eagle Band-  We hope that you  had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday (ate, rested , and played alot)  We also hope that you are ready for the next three weeks….They are busy, busy, busy!

Some general information:

  1. Midwest rehearsals continue everyday this week. Please consult Mr. Dillard’s calendar for specific times.  The first performance is in two weeks and the trip is in 2 1/2 weeks so it is imperative that everyone attends ALL rehearsals.

2. The holiday season is full of many concerts, please consult the calendar for dates and times. All band students are in the process of being fitted into their Formal Concert Uniforms.  We will wear them on December 11 at our Holiday concert.   Please make sure you have the following items:

Boys:  long-sleeved, button down, solid white shirt with a collar (tux shirt)  You can get one from Al’s Formal Wear for a reasonable price.

  • Long SOLID black socks
  • Solid black shoes (your marching shoes will be fine)

Girls:

  • Solid black, CLOSED toe, CLOSED heel shoes (boots, sandals, flip flops not appropriate)

3.  Later on this week I will be sending an email out with more details regarding the Disney trip. In that email will be hotel, parade and chaperon details.

  1. Region Band Auditions Phase 1 are this week. Students have been preparing for this very big audition since August.  Please see the schedule for the auditions below (Friday and Saturday).  Good Luck to all who are auditioning.

This Week In Band:

Monday:

  • Mr. Green will be at the school to clinic the bands during class
  • Full Orchestra Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm
  • Midwest Rehearsals after school

Tuesday: 

Midwest Rehearsals after school

Wednesday:

  • Full Orchestra Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm
  • Midwest Rehearsals after school

Thursday:   

Full Orchestra to perform at  The Holly Jolly Jingle Concert (Woods Pavilion)

3 – 4:30 rehearsal
4:30 – 5:30 dinner (provided) change into formal uniform
5:30 – bus to pavilion
7:00pm  Perform
9:00pm Return to ORHS

Midwest Rehearsals after school

Friday: 

Region Band Audition Phase 1 for the following instruments: (piccolo, oboe, english  horn, bass clarinets, tenor/bari saxes, bassoons, bass trombones, euphoniums and tubas)

4:00pm   DeKaney HS (NO BUS WILL BE AVAILABLE)  you must provide your own transportation to and from the audition.

Saturday: 

Region Band Audition Phase 1(continues for the following instruments:  flutes, clarinets, alto saxes, trumpets, french horns, tenor trombones)

2:00pm  DeKaney HS (there will be a bus available to go to DeKaney at 1pm) Please let us know if you are going to ride the bus or meet us there.  However, there will not be a bus returning to the school after the audition.  You must provide your own transportation from the audition.

That is all for this week….it’s a busy time of year….  So remember….

Excellence is not our GOAL..it is where we BEGIN!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

 

 

 

 

 

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This Week in Band 11/16/2014

War Eagle Band,

There is just one week left to Thanksgiving Break!  We want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped with the Booster Club Car Wash on Saturday.   Even in the cold weather, we had an AWESOME turn out!  We appreciate all the parents and students who braved the cold and helped us with the car wash. (My car looks great!!!! thanks).

Unfortunately, our War Eagle football team lost their playoff game on Friday.  We want to thank them for an exciting season!  Congrats to Coach Rush, his staff and of course the boys on the team.  This officially ends our football/marching season as well. We will be turning in all marching equipment on Monday and students will be doing a locker clean out.   All the marching uniforms will need to be washed before being put away until Disney.   Mrs. Watson will be sending out a request for volunteers to help wash all of our uniforms.

Finally, we want to congratulate 5 of our band students for being named to the Region 9 Region Orchestra.   They are:  Emma Gray, Adrian Velasco, Drew Lawson, Trevor Burnett and Ben Chloupek.  The will be involved in the Region Orchestra clinic and concert this week.   We are so proud of you!

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

 Monday:
All Marching Equipment will be turned in.
All hats and gauntlets will be turned in.
Locker clean out.
Region Orchestra Section Rehearsal – Klein HS

Tuesday:
Region Band club  for anyone auditioning for Region Band. (after school – optional)

Wednesday: 
Region Cut #9 test (Wind Ensemble)
KOW in E major test (Concert 1 and 2)
Full Orchestra Rehearsal 3-5pm

Thursday:  
Region Cut #9 test (symphonic band)

Friday: 
End of semester Region Band project.
Region Orchestra Clinic

Saturday: 
Region Orchestra Clinic/concert

We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope you enjoy your time off and will spend it with family and friends!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

 

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Uniform Washing – Volunteers Needed

Dear Parents/Students,

The Band has had a great Marching season but now it’s time to clean and store the uniforms.  We need a lot of help washing ALL uniforms, event the spare ones, to ensure that they ready for next year.  Please stop by the Band hall and pick up a set of 10 or 15 uniforms, or more if you are willing.  The uniforms that are matched up (bib and jacket) need to stay together, there are also some that are separate jackets and a couple of bins of spare bibs that also need washing.

n the band hall today and at 2:30 tomorrow to help distribute the uniforms.  If you can’t make it today or tomorrow but can stop by later this week, I will have the uniforms that still need washing on the racks in the band hall.  If your student drives and you want me to send a set with them, please e-mail me and I will be happy to do that.

Thank you so much!!
Regards
Deana Watson

 

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Game Day 11/14/2014 Klein Collins vs. ORHS — HOME

War Eagle Band

Tomorrow (Friday 11/14)  is our first Playoff Game-Here is really important information:

#1-  The game is at Woodforest Stadium at 7:30pm-  We will NOT Caravan over to the stadium….The District is providing school buses for the game.   Parents, you will not need to Caravan…students will ride the bus to and from the game.  We should be back at ORHS by 10:30pm

#2-  All band students will receive a Pre Game meal tomorrow night.

#3- Students are asked to dress appropriately for the weather.   They can wear long sleeved shirts, thermals, etc.   They can bring jackets and gloves etc….

Other important information:
#1- Disney Deposit #3 is due TOMORROW
#2- All Car Wash money and unsold tickets are due TOMORROW
#3-  Booster Club Car Wash Fundraiser is Saturday from 9am – 1:00pm in the front parking lot of the school

Thanks and have a great day

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 11/9/2014

Hello War Eagle Band,

Congratulations to our Varsity Football team who is advancing to the first round of the Playoffs.  Way to go Team!   We have a busy week ahead of us…..

#1-  The 3rd Disney trip deposit is due on Friday.  It is $175 and you can pay online through Charms or send a check (made out to ORHS Band).

#2- Car Wash Ticket sales began last Friday and will continue through this Friday.  Every student was issued 5 tickets in hopes of pre-selling them.   The money and any unsold tickets are DUE FRIDAY—-NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!   The Car Wash is on Saturday from 9am – 1:00pm in the School parking lot.  Students please sign up to work a shift and earn points for your section!

#3-  November Booster Club meeting is this week (Tuesday 7pm)

#4- Midwest Rehearsals continue for the Percussion section

 This Week in Band:

 Monday:
Midwest rehearsal for Percussionists after school

Tuesday:

  • Band Booster Organization November Meeting, 7pm in auditorium
  • Region Band club- after school for anyone who wants extra help on All-State music

Wednesday: 

  • Full Orchestra Rehearsals begin 3pm – 5pm
  • Test Day ( wind ensemble/symphonic band cut #8 concert 1 and concert 2 KOW in A major)

 

 

 

Thursday:

  • Fitness Gram will be given to all band students during class.  Dress appropriately…you will be running, doing push ups and sit ups.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Friday:

  • Disney deposit Due
  • Car Wash tickets/money due

PLAYOFF GAME DAY: 

Home game v. Klein Collins, 7:30pm.  Woodforest

 

#1- standard game day procedure
#2-  All Students will be fed a pregame meal
#3- Caravan lines up at 5:45pm to Leave at 6pm
#4-Game starts at 7:30pm

 

 

 

Saturday:

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER 9am – 1pm   School parking lot!  Come get your car washed!

 

 

 

It is going to be a great week War Eagles!!!   Remember:  Excellence is not our GOAL…..

 

It is where we Begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School
www.orhsband.org

 

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ORHS Band Car Wash – Nov 15th, 9am-1pm

Hey Band!

I am happy to announce we are having a CAR WASH!!!  This is the first of 3 fundraisers to finish out our band fundraising and I have tied a competitive EDGE to it!

If we can really push each fundraiser we have a HIGH probability of making the end of year Band Banquet FREE for our band students!  (For us Freshmen parents, this event usually has about a $50/person ticket price to attend this black tie event!)

Right now, we need volunteers for the car wash.  I have broken it out into three 2-1/2 hour shifts to give plenty of opportunity for our students & parents to volunteer and help.  If there aren’t any more spots left, SHOW UP ANYWAYS!!!!  The more help the better!  We are always happy to have as many volunteers as possible.

Here is the competitive edge… each section is trying to accumulate as many ‘points’ as possible for their section (same section break outs as Band Olympics, feel free to bring your flag and wave it PROUDLY!)

  • Each ½ hour volunteered/person = 1 point
  • Each car wash pre-sale ticket sold = 1 point
  •  Total accumulation of points from all car wash pre-sales & volunteer ½ hour intervals by each person in the section = total section points.

The section with the most points at the end of all 3 fundraisers (Cow Patty Bingo & Bake Sale will happen in January & February) wins the opportunity to pick their seats first at the Band Banquet!!!  You could be front row and not have to stand in line for 5 hours to be the first in the door.  (LOL)

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Car Wash Coming Soon!

The ORHS War Eagle Band is having a car wash to help raise money to support our band program!  Come help support our great musicians!

  • Car Wash will be November 15th from 9 am-1pm.
  • There will be 3 shifts to signup/volunteer (available in Charms in the volunteer section).
  • Students will be asked to sell at least 5 pre-sale tickets at $10 each prior to the Car wash.
  • The day of the car wash will be donations only.

 

Please ensure to sign up for at least 1 shift, but all 3 would be AWESOME!!!  Can’t wait to see you all there and ensure to spread the word with friends, neighbors, co-workers, and random people you see around the area.

 

Goooooooo War Eagle Band!

 

Questions?  Email me:  gwenapark@yahoo.com

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Veteran’s Day Flags

Veteran’s Day is here and we have the responsibility of putting out flags.

We have a lot of routes/flags that need to be placed. Please follow the link below to add your name to volunteer. I need help with putting out flags and at the storage facility – both areas count as you volunteering.

We will need a minimum of 3 adults and 3 students at the storage unit and a minimum of 71 volunteers to place/pick up flags.

Signing up is now in CHARMS. Please log into your CHARMS account to see the volunteer needs for storage and placing/picking up flags. When you sign up to volunteer you will be asked to provide your phone number and email address.

(if you already added your name to the previous spreadsheet, please go and add your name to the new volunteer area in Charms. I cannot do it for you as you will be required to add your phone number and email address)

CHARMS is set up with 2 volunteer signups for the holiday. If you plan to work both days (distribution and return) you will need to sign up in both volunteer spots.

The more people we have sign up (and show up) to help – the fewer flags each route will have.

Flag pick up is from 9 am to 11 am Saturday, November 8th.

Flag drop off will be 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday, November 12th.

(Directions for placing, picking up and rolling flags are below)

The Flag Storage:

Woodlands Boat & RV Storage

25520 Richards Rd., Unit #30 (Located off Hannah and Richards Rd.)

Thank you for all of your help with this fundraiser.

Placing the flags instructions:

You will pick up a route(s) and the appropriate number of flags from storage. Once you arrive at your first address you will remove the flag from your vehicle, UNROLL it and place it in the sleeve at the flag tag on the curb.

  • Some new subscriptions may not have a sleeve and flag tag yet, these houses will require rebar be placed in the ground and the flag placed on the rebar.
    • If this is needed place the flag in line with the front door

DO NOT STICK THE FLAG IN THE GROUND WITHOUT EITHER A SLEEVE OR REBAR

Picking up flags instructions:

When picking the flags back up, redo the route that you did when placing flags.

  • Pick up the flag out of the yard (get any rebar used as well). Please watch to see if the sleeve comes out – please notate any maintenance issues with the tag or sleeve on your sheet of paper.
  • Place the flag – flag first – in your vehicle.
    • You may roll and rubber band the flag when it is picked up or wait until you are back at storage.
  • Once all flags are picked up return them to storage, assist with putting the flags away and return your route packet(s).

PLEASE MAKE NOTE:

  •        come early to get the route you want – early bird gets the worm….
  • please remember to call/text Rachelle immediately if there is any issue while putting out your route – missed flags without notice will result in no credit for the route (713-492-5384 – text is fine. Provide need your name, route # and brief description of issue)
  • feeling ambitious….take more than 1 route, increase your chances of winning in the drawings

PLEASE RESPECT OUR NATIONS FLAG AND DO NOT ALLOW IT TO TOUCH OR DRAG THE GROUND.

Thank You,
Rachelle Blunt
ORHS Band Flag Coordinator

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