CONGRATULATIONS! Third Overall at our first contest! If you were there to see the other bands we were up against, you will agree that it is VERY GOOD!!! If you didn’t attend this week’s contest, please plan to SUPPORT the ORHS BAND at the Band of America (BOA) contest this weekend, Oct 1 — PERFORMANCE at 3:30pm and FINALS after 7:30pm – the music is great, the marching is super cool and EVERY WEEK they IMPROVE by leaps and bounds! THIS band is on THEIR WAY to the ALAMODOME!!! (VETERAN TIP: down load the Periscope App on Twitter or Facebook and watch every contest LIVE, thanks to Shane Miller!!)
A HUGE THANK YOU to those parents who helped with meal, pit and chaperone for Friday’s game – with 8th GRADERS! – that’s our future band members AND PARENTS!!! For those who haven’t heard… the“Section of the Week” was, THE BAND BOOSTER PARENTS!!!!
And a SPECIAL RECOGNITION to the Chaperones, Meal and Pit Volunteers who traveled down to Friendswood (a scant few hours after leaving the football game!) and endured the heat, rain, lightening delays and more heat, to support our band at their very first 2016 contest!! Our directors and students count on YOU to focus on the details so THEY can focus on the MUSIC!
1. SPIRIT WEAR – ONLINE SALES OPEN THIS WEEK!! – look for the Band Spirit table under the stands at each home game. NEW – color guard shirts available and more sizes of our band sprit shirts!
2. Kroger Community Program — our third quarter earnings $762 – JUST IMAGINE if EVERYONE LINKED THEIR CARD!
a. This is an ongoing program that you can link to you Kroger Card. If you have signed up in the past you must renew each year to continue the commitment. Each donation is calculated as small percentage of your grocery totals, but together it all adds up to thousands of dollars every year to our band program.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Wednesday, Oct 5 – 6pm – Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally – Oak Ridge School Rd and ORHS Stadium
Friday, Oct 7 – Homecoming Game – Limited HalfTime Performance
Saturday, Oct 8 – NO CONTEST – Homecoming Dance
Tuesday, Oct 11 – Band Booster Meeting, 7pm – 8pm – Questions? Concerns? This is YOUR forum!
a. HALF-TIME SHOW (AKA FOOTBALL GAME) – ORHS @ Montgomery– Friday, Sept 30 7:30pm – Montgomery Bear Stadium – 22825 Highway 105 W, Montgomery, TX 77356
i. PRE-GAME MEAL – Firehouse Subs
b. Saturday, Oct 1 – Band of America Contest – Woodforest Stadium
i. Check out Ms P’s email for details. – Late afternoon meal for this event – CHICK FIL A – ALL STUDENTS will be fed on meal at contest as part of the Marching Season Budget. ***PACK A SNACK*** AN****
a. Game Day AND Contest Days: (you must sign up in Charms)
i. Friday, Sept 30
1. Pre Game Meal volunteers needed – arrival 2:15pm
2. Chaperone (you must be available by 3:15 pm) or to assist with Pit (CHECK IN CHARMS FOR TIMES!)
ii. Saturday, Oct 1 – BOA Contest (look for details and sign up – in Charms)
i. There are still a FEW opportunities to earn points towards your student’s Fair Share Fee or Spring Trip Payments! Sign up on Charms.
ii. REMEMBER to initial the Sign In sheet if you work an event, points are awarded based on this sheet.
c. FLAGS With Pride – Next holiday – Veterans Day – Friday Nov 11 – PLACEMENT TIMES TBD our typical Saturday morning will conflict with BOA Super Regional Contest in San Antonio!
a. Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more! https://orhsband.org/charms/
b. Questions regarding payments or Pavilion Points email@example.com
a. REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva
c. Twitter – @orhsband –
d. Instagram – orhsband
e. FaceBook – Oak Ridge High School Band – @orhsbandtx
f. Periscope: @orhsband – live feed of every half time show and contest!
g. You tube channel: orhsband
–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board
Sept 25, 2016
ORHS Band Booster President