This Week in Band Boosters 10/8/2017

Hello ORHS Band Boosters!
Hope this finds you resting today from the busy week we just had! Our students had a very challenging week and accomplished so much in a short time: to learn & polish the end of the marching show, participate in the Homecoming parade & pep rally on Wed, the football game/Homecoming halftime on Friday, and to participate in the BOA Marching Contest on Saturday! WOW! Way to go students!  AND A BIG THANK YOU to all the parents, volunteers, chaperones, pit crew, spirit crew, meal crew, uniform washing crew and prop building crew who have stepped up and worked together to make it all happen for our kids! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!
This will continue to be a very busy month, so keep an eye on the calendar, in Charms, email updates and Stay In the KNOW!

Please have your student to Woodforest Stadium by 8:45am tomorrow, with their practice shirts, black marching shoes/black socks, etc. Also bring WATER JUGS! They will rehearse from 9am-12pm tomorrow and will give a PUBLIC PERFORMANCE at 11:45am. If you are able, please come out to the stadium tomorrow and CHEER ON THE WAR EAGLE BAND!

Please join us in the band hall at 7pm to review our past few weeks of marching season, and to learn about important upcoming events. The agenda will be handed out at the booster meeting, so you can take notes, etc.  Also please bring your ideas & suggestions with you to the meeting. It takes a lot of moving parts to make a successful booster organization. And you are a valuable part!

This week’s meal for Friday’s game will be Culvers. The meal for Saturday’s marching contest, Lonestar Preview, will be Chick-fil-A.  Please sign up in Charms if you can help with game day meal prep & serving. Remember if your student has special requests or dietary issues/concerns, please contact Lynette Hill.

Our next Spirit Night will be Thurs Oct 19th 6:00pm -8:00pm at the Chick-fil-A on Sawdust. There is a flyer that will be available at the booster meeting this Tues. There will also be extras that your student can pick up in the band hall. You can present the flyer at the restaurant or drive thru on Thursday, and ORHS Band will get a percentage of the sale. So plan to come out & support our students in a big way!

It is great to see more parents signing up to help with Spirit Committee! Please join us this Saturday as we cheer the students to victory for the Lonestar Preview marching contest. See Charms and Remind 101 for more info.
WOW! The New Bling completely SOLD OUT at it’s debut on Friday! You don’t want to miss out on the beautiful 1600+ rhinestone design, so please email Terri & Carol at if you are interested in ordering this beautiful BLING!
Spirit committee will also be decorating the band hall before the UIL Marching Contest on Oct 24th. We need lots of help with balloons, streamers, posters, etc. Tentative date will be Oct 23rd. More information to come.

The concert season at the Pavilion is coming to a close, but there are still approx 7 concerts that need volunteers! You still have time to earn those valuable points towards your student’s Fair Share and help our ORHS Band Boosters keep this awesome program for next year. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Torres.

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!! WE NEED YOU!!  Our band has the awesome priveledge to host this contest and we MUST have all hands on deck! Even if you can fill only 1 shift, or send food donations, it would be most appreciated! The sign ups have already been posted in Charms. We know you will want to watch our students as they perform that night, so we will work with you! We will have additional UIL information at the booster meeting on Tuesday, so PLEASE plan to attend and find out how you can contribute!

Thank for your continued support and GO WAR EAGLE BAND!!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Boosters

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This Week in Band 10/8/2017

Hello War Eagle Band!    We want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with our Homecoming and BOA Houston Regional contest events.  Thanks to the Chaperones, pre game meal committee,  prop crew, pit crew, and spirit crew etc…..we cannot do what we do with out you!  WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   The War Eagle Band debuted our entire show this weekend at the BOA Houston Regional.    The performance was solid….and the competition was tough.   When all was said and done the War Eagle Band placed 15th out of the 33 bands competing.   It was a good “first” showing of our production and we so proud of how we represented Oak Ridge High School.   We have another busy week ahead…..


#1-  We have a Varsity Band Stadium Rehearsal tomorrow (Monday) from 9am to noon at Woodforest Stadium.   Students will need to meet at the Stadium by 8:45am and be sure you are in practice clothes and BLACK MARCHING SHOES!!!!    There will be a PUBLIC performance of the show at 11:45am….so if you missed it last Saturday ….come on out tomorrow.  (note….JV band does not need to attend this rehearsal).

#2-  Band Booster Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday Night at 7pm in the Band Hall.

#3-  Ticket information for the upcoming Lone Star Preview Contest:
Pre Sale Online Tickets available at:   $12 for prelims,  $12 for
finals or $20 all day pass.   Gate prices are $15/$15/$25 the day of the contest.


Monday:   Varsity Rehearsal – 9am – noon   Woodforest Stadium (VARISYT BAND ONLY)
***have black marching shoes

Tuesday:  No after school rehearsal
Wind Ensemble bring concert instruments
Concert Band 2 – KOW test in class

Wednesday:   PSAT testing day
Varsity Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm

Thursday:  Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Spirit Night at Chic fil-e   on Sawdust

Friday:   Pep Rally
Game v. College Park
Concert Band 2 – KOW test

Saturday:   Lone Star Preview Marching Contest
8:00am – Rehearsal
9:00 – 10:00am – Break/Bring snack/ change into uniform
11:45am – Prelim Performance
1:00pm – 5:00pm   Stadium/ School break/…..Bring a sack lunch
5:30pm – Prelim Awards and Announcement of Finalist Bands
6:00pm – Dinner…provided by Booster club
8:00pm – Finals Begin
11:00pm – Final Award Ceremony
12:00am – Arrive ORHS

As we begin a new 9 week grading period and reach the halfway point of our contest season…Lets remember that BETTER NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band Boosters 10/1/2017

Hello ORHS Band Boosters!
Hope you are all recovering from the very busy AND SUCCESSFUL weekend! Congrats to our students for placing 6th in Finals Performance at the Friendswood Marching Contest yesterday!
And A HUGE THANK YOU to all the parents & volunteers who made yesterday a success behind the scenes! It takes a lot to get 400 marchers, color guard, percussion, pit equipment & props ready for a performance!
It was a very long day, so we hope you were able to rest and recharge today. Now hold on, because the fun has just begun! We get to do it again this week! So mark your calendars, keep an eye on Charms for any updates, and stay IN THE KNOW!

Yes, it’s that time already! Our hot, sweaty marchers for the last few games & contest have created the need to wash their uniforms! We are asking for our TIDE CREW to step up and come pick up uniforms this Tues-Thurs for washing of the uniforms. We need approx 30 volunteers to wash 10 uniforms each & return to the band hall starting Thurs afternoon but no later than Friday morning! For more information, please contact Pam Clements.

Our volunteers are fantastic! Thank you for making our meal committee a success! And thanks for weathering the new roads and being flexible.
Friday’s pregame meal is Culver’s- choice of cheeseburger or chicken tenders.
Satuday contest meal is Chick fil A.
Please check in Charms for volunteer opportunities to prep/serve for game day & contest day.
Remember, if your child has a dietary need, please contact Lynette Hill

Please check in Charms for volunteer opportunity to help with Spirit Sales at the football game this Friday, and stop by the spirit gear table to get your ORHS Band & Color Guard Spirit Wear!
We look SHARP in our ORHS Colors and it’s a great way to show our WAR EAGLE PRIDE!
Also, we will have opportunities for Saturday morning to show our pride as the buses head to the stadium! Come join the Spirit Crew as we line the road by the 9th grade campus with GOOD LUX signs and cheer on our students! Check in Charms and sign up!

Our next prop building day is this Thurs Oct 5th, from 3:30pm-7pm. If you can use a drill or scissors, or just provide waters/gatorades for the builders, we NEED YOU! If you saw the beautiful screens on the field for Saturday’s contest, then you know how important and vital it is to overall effect of the marchig show to have the front screens completed as soon as possible! If you can’t be there the entire time that is fine, just an hour or two of help goes a long way.
Any questions, please contact Larry Clements.

The season is coming a fast and furious end! But there is still time & alot of opportunity to volunteer! Please check in Charms for upcoming show dates and sign up ASAP. Contact Gina Torres if you have any questions regarding Pavilion.

Please mark your calendars now! We are HOSTING this important UIL event, and we will need all parents to make it a success again this year! We will be posting volunteer opportunites in Charms, we will need help with gate monitoring, aisle monitoring, ticket booth sales, concessions, warm up
area monitors, judges hospitality help, food & drink donations for the volunteers, etc.
There will be multiple shifts for the different areas of need, so if you can just cover one shift or one donation, it will be most appreciated.

Please plan to attend our next ORHS band booster meeting on Tues Oct 10th at 7pm, where we will discuss in more detail the upcoming UIL contest, the upcoming marching contests in Oct/Nov, & much much more!
Please bring any ideas or suggestions with you as well! We are all in this together, and we must always remember why we do what we do as booster parents–it is for our kids and for their continued success! We cannot do what we do as one person or one committee. We need YOU!
Thank you for your amazing & continued support, and GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Boosters

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This Week in Band 10/2/2017

Congratulations to the War Eagle Band for their Outstanding Debut performance of the 2017 Competitive marching show.   It was a great weekend….that started with welcoming the 8th graders from Irons and York Jr Highs to our football game.   There were over 200 future War Eagle and Grand Oak band members.  It was a FUN night and a great way to debut our 2017 Contest Show “LUX”.   Thank you to all the students and parents who helped to make that evening so special for our future band members.

Yesterday, the War Eagle Band made a huge splash at the Small Town, Big Sound Marching Festival.  Our prelim performance placed us in the top 5 at prelims and the War Eagle Band earned a spot in the Finals competition.   The evening was great….and it was clear that our kids came to play….they game a wonderful Finals Performance and at the end of the evening the War Eagle Band was awarded 6th place…..with a show that is not yet quite done.    Our season is off the a Fantastic start!   WAY TO GO WAR EAGLE BAND.

A huge THANK YOU to all the parents who supported us on Saturday by Chaperoning, working our Pit Crew, Contest meal committee,  Spirit crew and all the parents who came out to support us!      What a wonderful sight to see our “parents” and “spirit crew”  lining the road to send us off….and then to see the Signs and hear the cheers in the stands….Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!!    You definitely showed why the Oak Ridge Parents are the best moms and dads around!!!!!  WAY TO GO!!!!!

#1-  Grading Period Update!   We know this has been a very confusing grading period.   We just ended the official 6 week grading period last Friday.   Progress Reports will go out on Wednesday….AND YES!!!!   ELIGIBILITY kicks in.    Students who have a failing grade on the progress report for a class that is not academically waiverable…will become ineligible.   This is how it affects band….they will not be allowed to attend or participate in any Football Games, Parades or Contests until they regain eligibility by passing all classes by the next progress report (in 4 weeks).   This also means that they will permanently lose their Varsity spot if they are in the competitive show.

#2-  Grading Period Update…(Part 2).   Because of Harvey….our 9 week grading period will end this coming Friday….and YES!!!!!   Eligibility will still be a factor.   A student can still lose eligibility if they passed the 6 week progress report (last week) but end up failing a non- waiverable class this week (end of the 9 weeks)….they will become ineligible.  I know this is really confusing….so if you have any questions or concerns….please email a director and we will be able to help clarify your situation.

#3-  This week we compete in our first Bands of America Contest.   This is a nationally recognized and sponsored contest and there will be bands from Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso coming to compete.   The great news is…it is in our backyard.   The BOA Houston regional contest is being held at our own Woodforest stadium.  So it will be easier for everyone to come out and support the band.
Price Information:          Stadium Parking – $5.00
Ticket Pricing – $27 ( all day pass:  includes prelims and finals)
$18 – Prelims only
$18 – Finals only
***see itinerary below

THIS WEEK IN BAND…..Homecoming Week

Monday –   No after school rehearsal for anyone…(the testing center is open for you to go and
make up any work)
Masterclasses – in each class (bring concert horns)
Tests due:  wind ensemble and symphonic band
Student Leadership Meeting – 3pm in band hall

Tuesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45

3:15 – 5:00pm – Full Band Homecoming Halftime Practice
5:00 – 6:00pm –  eat snack and change into Blue Pep Rally shirt and shorts
6:30pm – HOMECOMING PEP RALLY – at the stadium
7:00pm – Dismissed

Thursday – Varsity Band Rehearsal and Clinic with Mr. Markham 3:15 – 5:45pm

Friday –  End of the 9 week grading period
FULL BAND PRACTICE  – 2pm – 4pm ( since we lose practice on Wednesday for the
Homecoming festivities…we will have a full band rehearsal before our football game)
HOMECOMING GAME – 7:30pm v. Montgomery HS (Woodforest stadium)

Saturday – BOA Houston Regional Contest
11:00am – Full Band Rehearsal
12:00pm –  snack, change, load buses (***bring a sack lunch or snack)
3:15pm – War Eagle Band performs in Prelims
5:00pm – Prelims ends…announcement of Finalist bands
6:00pm – Dinner Break ( meal provided by ORHS Booster Club)
7:00pm – Finals competition begins
10:45pm – Finals Awards Ceremony
11:30pm – Return to ORHS
***this day will run just like last week.   You will need to pack everything you did for this last week.

Monday, October 9 –   Stadium Rehearsal ( at Woodforest ) 9am – noon
Full Band is rehearsing
***parents, we will have an exhibition performance of our show at 11:30am with all
the props and pageantry…come on out and see the Full show performance.

Another exciting and busy week for the War Eagle Band….Remember….BETTER NEVER STOPS….so let’s just keep getting better and better!!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 09/24/2017

Hello War Eagle Band Family,    We had a great game Friday…with a fantastic halftime performance.   Thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped with pre game meal, chaperoning, and pit crew!  We loved the VERY spirited crowd and all of the cheering and signs during our performance.   I could hear you LOUD and PROUD from across the field!!!!!!!!!!!!
A huge Thank YOU to Mr. Clements and the “Buildits” prop crew.  They worked really hard to get our Big Props done and ready for our upcoming contest.  WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#1-  This Friday is the end of the 6 week grading period and this WILL affect ELIGIBILITY.  If a student is not passing ALL classes with a 70 or above they will become INELIGIBLE.   How this will affect band…students will not be able to attend ANY football games, contests and parades.  This means they will lose their spot in the marching show for the rest of our season.   In addition,   the 9 week grading period is going to end on Friday, October 9.   This will also affect ELIGIBILITY… if a student is passing at the 6 weeks BUT is not passing on October 9 they will also become INELIGIBLE and will not be able to participate in the Coolest part of our marching season…..The bottom line is this:   PASS YOUR CLASSES THIS WEEK….NEXT WEEK….AND EVERY WEEK!

#2-  On Saturday, September 30 we will be competing in our 1st Marching Contest of the season…The “SMALL TOWN, BIG SOUND” marching festival is at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood, TX.   We would love to have everyone come out and support the War Eagle Band.    Attached is a map to the Stadium:
Ticket Information:      All Day Tickets (prelims and finals)  Adult – $15
Preliminary tickets only – Adult $10
Finals tickets only – Adult $10
The War Eagle Band performs in prelims at 2:45pm
The itinerary is below

#3- Mrs Jan Lewis, associate principal has scheduled the testing center to be open on Mondays during our marching season…in order to better accommodate the band students.   Since Mondays are our no rehearsal day…students can go to the testing center to make up any missed work.  Thank you Mrs. Lewis!!!!!!!!!!

Monday – Masterclasses in all bands (bring your concert horns)
Everyone has an etude or KOW test in class
Brass players – Mr. Dixon masterclasses during class

Tuesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal  3:15 – 5:45 (this includes percussion/guard)

Wednesday –  Varsity Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 5:15pm

Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal – JV  3:15 – 4:30
Varsity band rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45

Friday – 1. Game Day and 8th grade Band night   ORHS v. Conroe at Moorhead Stadium 7:30pm
*****we will welcome the 8th graders from York and Irons Jr. Highs!
2.  End of the 6 weeks grading period

Saturday – Friendswood Marching Contest ( Full Band)
9:00am – 10:00am – Full Band Rehearsal ( black shoes, practice shirts)
10:00am – 11:00am – Dress/Load semi truck
****bring a sack lunch to eat…you will not have dinner until 5pm
11:00am – Depart for Friendswood, TX
12:00pm – Arrive and unload
1:45pm – Warm up
2:45pm – Prelim Performance (we need a big crowd cheering us on!!!!!)
3:45pm – Prelim Awards and announcement of Finalist Bands
4:30pm – Dinner provided by the Booster Club
6:15pm – Final competition begins
9:30pm – Final Award Ceremony
10:30pm – Depart Friendswood
12:00am – Arrive ORHS (tentative)
Things to Bring:
1.   All uniform items:   including the NEW overlay and gauntlets
2.   Garment Bag for uniform
3.   Pack you ORHS blue shirt and shorts and shoes to change into if time allows
4.  Pack extra black socks and black underarmour if you have one (its gets hot!)
5.  Bring money for concessions and patches
6.  Water!  Gatorade!  Water!!!   WATER!!!!!!!

This is going to be a FUN weeks…we have been working really hard on our Contest Show and we final get to debut it this week!!!!!!!!    Let’s make it a Phenomenal Week and remember….BETTER NEVER STOPS!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 09/24/2017

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend, and hope you are ready for a FAST & FUN Marching Season!
Our first marching contest is this coming Saturday, Sept 30th! Can’t wait to see LUX on the field!
So here are some important reminders! Keep an eye on Charms, and stay IN THE KNOW!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to the dads & students who came out yesterday to help get the 9 screens on the frames! There was blood, sweat, but NO TEARS!  Talk about teamwork-Band Dads with power tools is a sight to see!  Stay tuned for the next prop building day to be announced, as we will need more help with the front screens to finish out the props.

The band boosters are pleased to announce that we profited $875.53 for our first Spirit Night at Crust Pizza! WOW! That was an amazing turnout in support of our band program-Good food and fun time of socializing at an awesome restaurant!

There are only 9 shows left for this season at the Pavilion, but there are still many spots that need to be FILLED! It’s a great opportunity to earn points towards your students fair share, and at the same time get to know your fellow band/color guard parents! Check in Charms or contact Gina Torres if you have any questions.

Our pregame meal for Friday’s game will be Double Daves Pizza, consisting of pepperoni or cheese rolls with dipping sauce.
Our contest meal for Saturday’s marching contest at Friendswood will be Jason’s Deli.
If there are any allergies or special food requests, please contact Lynette Hill at
If you can help prep & serve these meals, we need you to sign up in Charms as well!
We will be feeding 575 students on Friday, since York & Irons 8th graders will be joining us!.

Please sign up in Charms if you are able to help Chaperone or help with Pit Crew for this coming Fridays game & Saturday’s marching contest! It’s going to be busy with the 8th graders there too, but we need to show them how awesome it is to be in band & color guard at the high school level!

Mark your calendars now for October 24th and plan to help us in any way you are able, as we are the HOSTS for this important event. We will be posting LOTS of volunteer opportunities for this contest. We will need food donations along with concession help, gate monitoring, hospitality help, etc. We will also need SPIRIT SUPPORT in the stands, so plan on coming out to CHEER ON our ORHS Band & Color Guard as they perform at UIL.

Thanks again for being a valuable part of this amazing program! When we work together to support our kids, there is NO LIMIT as to how far they can go!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Boosters

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This Week in Band 09-17-2017

Hello War Eagle Band!   We are so excited about our first game performance!   The Band and Football team really performed well last Thursday evening.   It was a great way to FINALLY start our season.   Thank you to all of our parent volunteers who helped make our first game run so smoothly!   YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



#1- This week will be our first AWAY game on Friday.  We will be traveling to Deer Park on Friday Night.   Students will need to bring one additional item to school on Friday for the game and that is their Garment Bag.   When we travel….we will put our uniform in the garment bag.


#2-There will not be a pep rally this week.   We do not have pep rallies on weeks that we have AWAY games.


#3-  The Booster Club is hosting our FIRST spirit night of the season.   It will be Thursday at Crust Pizza on Rayford Rd from noon to 9pm.  The ORHS band will receive 15% of every ticket so come on out for a great lunch or dinner and help the band out!



Monday – #1- All-State cut #3 due for Wind Ensemble and Symphonic bands

#2- Percussion Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm


Tuesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal (clinic with Mr. Spicer) 3:15 – 5:45pm


Wednesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal (NO PERCUSSION) 3:15 – 5:15pm


Thursday – #1-Full Band Rehearsal (JV/full band 3:15 – 4:00pm)

(Varsity Band 4:00 – 5:45pm)

#2-Spirit Night at Crust Pizza on Rayford Rd. noon – 9pm


Friday – #1-GAME DAY (Away)  Deer Park – kick off is at 7:30pm

#2- Concert 2 test Bflat KOW in class



Sunday – Student Leadership Team and volunteers put flags out at Woodlands Golf Course for the

Marine Memorial Golf Tournament.


Let’s make it a great week and remember……BETTER NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dana Pradervand

Band Director

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This Week in Band Boosters 09-17-2017

Hi War Eagle Band Boosters! What a great start to our marching season this past Thursday! Hope you were able to make it to the game & watch the awesome halftime show! WOW! Our War Eagle Band was LOUD & PROUD to say the least! We are so excited & look forward to MORE!!





Thanks to those parents who made it out this past Tuesday for our booster meeting! It was an awesome turnout, and we encourage you to continue to attend each Booster Meeting! Bring your questions & suggestions, we love that you are wanting to be involved! That is exactly what we are all about-every parent getting information and finding a way to participate. It is vital to make our program SUCCESSFUL! Look for the booster meeting minutes to be posted in Charms very soon.



This week’s football game meal on Friday will be provided by Chick-fil-A. they will have a choice of nuggets or sandwich. Reminder, if your student has any dietary needs, please be sure they mention it when they pick up their food. Last week the vendor swapped the order and we kept a few turkey sandwiches on the side.

If you have any questions or concerns about game day meals, please send an email to Lynette Hill  & remember to sign up in Charms if you are able to help prep & serve.



Please sign up in Charms if you are able to chaperone or help with pit crew for our first away game. The report times will be a little sooner, due to travelling to Deer Park. Please contact Pam Clements or Larry Clements if you have any questions.



Reminder that this Thurs 9-21 is our first spirit night at Crust Pizza, 12pm-9pm. Remember to place your receipt(s) in the designated box, so our Band program will get 15% of all sales! You can dine in or take pizza to go, but please come out & show your support!



Thanks to all the parents/siblings who came out on Saturday to help “bling” the spirit signs & posters for our band! They turned out great & will definitely “ILLUMINATE” the stands at the upcoming marching contests!



There are still plenty of shows to sign up for in Charms, and we need to finish out this year STRONG!

We want to keep our North 2 Stand for next season, so we can enjoy the new concession equipment & remodel benefits next year! Please contact Gina Torres if you have any questions.



Thanks for all the support for this past flag holiday, it was very successful-great job everyone!

Please remember to sign up in Charms for our next flag holiday in November, which is Veteran’s Day. Please note-we will be placing flags mid-week due to marching contests on the weekends in November.


Remember to continue to check out Charms on a regular basis, reach out to your booster board if you have any questions or concerns and as always-Stay in the KNOW! Thanks again for being part of our band booster family! We cannot do what we do to support our students and the band/color guard program without YOU!


Tammy Comeaux

ORHS Band Boosters



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This Week in Band Boosters 09-10-2017

Hi ORHS Band Boosters!

Hope this email finds you doing well and getting back in a routine! It will be so great to see our War Eagle Band march their first halftime show this week! This will be a busy month, so please read the following reminders, check in Charms often, mark your calendars accordingly & BE IN THE KNOW!



We want to thank those who showed up to help unload & stack all of the bottled water this past week! It takes alot of waters to keep our band & color guard members hydrated at the games & marching contests! And a Big Thank You to Erin & Lawrence for generously providing the flatbed trailer to pick up & deliver the pallets to the 9th grade campus!



We will have our next Booster meeting this Tues 9-12 at 7pm in the Band Hall.

Attached to this email is a copy of the agenda for review. There will be extra copies printed and passed out at the meeting. Please plan to attend, as there will be important reminders, information, and opportunities for you to continue to support this amazing organization.




Please make plans to dine out with your family at Crust Pizza on Rayford Rd next week!

ORHS Band Boosters is having our 1st spirit night fundraiser on Thurs 9-21 from 12pm-9pm. The band boosters will get 15% of food sales that night by anyone who puts your receipt in the box at the register! Not only do you get a delicious meal with friends & family, you are helping ORHS Band get extra funds!  It’s a Win Win! Crust Pizza is located at 3535 Rayford Rd near Grand Pkwy(across from HEB) See you there!



Did you know that joining the Spirit Committee is so easy?  just text @orhsban to 81010. Look for sign up opportunities in Charms this week for game day spirit sales and upcoming poster social on Sat 9-16 from 9am to 12pm.

A Big thank you to the parents that have helped us pass out gear & spirit wear thus far!



Great job & thank you to all who helped place flags this weekend for Patriots Day. Please remember this Saturday 9-16 is pickup day for flags. Please remember to pick up every flag on your route (sometimes an extra flag will be placed after the initial run). Mark on your route sheets any flags that are leaning, missing tags, missing pvc sleeves, etc. Please also ROLL THE FLAGS FLAT and neat before returning to storage.

This week’s pre-game meal on Thurs 9-14 will be provided by Jimmy Johns.

Will be choice of turkey sandwich or ham & cheese sandwich, and includes cookie, chips, pickle.

Each box meal has packet of mustard/mayo inside.

Please plan accordingly if you did not purchase the pre-game meal for your student.

If your student has special dietary needs, please contact Lynette Hill, our events coordinator.

Her email:

As always, thank you for being an important part of our Band Booster program. We need EACH of YOU to continue to do what you do, so that our band program will continue to SUCCEED!


Tammy Comeaux

ORHS Band Boosters


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This Week in Band 09-10-2017

Hello War Eagle Band Family,   It was so great to see everyone back and school….and so ready to go! We are clearly back in the swing of things.  This week is our first Football game and our debut performance of the War Eagle Band.   Please read this email in its entirety it has a lot of important information.


#1-  Everyone will need to bring the following items to school on Thursday in preparation for the game.

Color Guard – uniform and all necessary accessories!

Band members:   Black shoes

Long solid black athletic socks ( plain…no design)

Compression shorts ( to wear under the bib pants)

Black under armour shirt ( if yours is on back order you may wear the

black show shirt or a black t-shirt)

Long hair must be tied up and off the collar of the uniform.  Please use a

hair colored tie that matches your hair color.   You cannot wear

headbands, white bows, ties etc….

No makeup may be worn with the uniform….so bring items to remove makeup

NO COLORED NAIL POLISH…French tip or clear is allowed……pale pink, brown

or nude will NOT be allowed.

Your Gloves

You will be issued a blue mesh bag to put your flip folder and gloves in for the


All band/guard members will go through an official inspection prior to leaving for the game….you must pass inspection to be allowed to perform.   If you have any questions….please ask before Thursday so we have an opportunity to help you.


#2- Open House is tomorrow evening and we would love to see and talk with you.   However, Tuesday night is a Booster Club meeting at 7pm in the Band Hall.   Most of the most important information will be discussed at the Booster Meeting.


#3- If you did not sign up for the Pre Game Meal Plan….Please make sure that you have dinner coming to you at 4pm on Thursday.   Everyone must eat something….Game Nights are long.



MONDAY:  Last Chance to pass off the School Song-everyone must have it passed off in order to

perform  Thursday Night

Varsity Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm

Open House 6 – 7:30pm


TUESDAY:  Last Day to pass off School Song

Varsity Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm

Band Booster Organization Meeting – 7pm in the Band Hall


WEDNESDAY:   All Classes – movement 2 – test during classes

FULL BAND (Varsity and JV) rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm


THURSDAY:  GAME DAY:  Bring all of your items to school ( see above)

3pm – 4pm – Run Through Rehearsal

4pm- 4:40pm – Pre Game Meal (no one is allowed to leave campus)

4:40 – 5:20pm – Dress into Uniform

5:20pm – 5:40pm – Inspection

5:40pm – Load buses and leave for Woodforest

6:30pm Pre Game Activities

7:00pm – Kick Off

9:00pm (approx)  Load buses and return to ORHS

****everyone must unload truck and turn in uniform before leaving…this will take about

30 – 40 minutes since it is the first game.


FRIDAY:  Everyone is at school

No after school rehearsal


SATURDAY:   Flag Pick up and return to storage 8am – 11am


Our First Spirit Night is September 21 (Thursday) at Crust Pizza on Rayford Rd.   Come have dinner and a part of the proceeds go to the War Eagle Band.


That is it for this week…..Remember BETTER NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!!!  Let’s have a great week.



Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School


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