Hello War Eagle Band,
Well its here…..our Contest season begins this week with our debut performance at the US Bands Regional contest on Saturday. Look for all the detailed information below. But first, we want to thank our wonderful parent volunteers who helped us with our game last Friday night. We really appreciate your help. A huge thank also goes out to Mr Clements and his volunteers who spent Saturday finishing our props for our show. In addition, we want to thank the Booster Club for the purchase of a 70″ television for the bandhall so that we can finally view our halftime performances on a big screen. WAY TO GO PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is an incredibly busy week for the ORHS marching band and we need A LOT of parent help! Here is how you can help:
#1- We will be hosting the USBands contest on Saturday as well as competing in it. We will need all the volunteers we can get to do various jobs during the all-day event. Please go to Charms and sign up to help. One special volunteer that is needed is someone who has a great digital camera that has the capability of video taping each band and then immediately transferring it onto a thumb drive for each of the participating bands. If you are techno..savy and can help us with this, please contact Ms. Pradervand.
#2- Color Guard is in need of anyone who can sew. We have one more set of flags that require sewing. If you can help with this EASY sewing project please contact Mr. Landers.
#3- And finally…it is time to wash the uniforms and get them ready for our first contest. Uniforms are ready to be picked up on Tuesday and laundry instructions will be provided. Please sign up in Charms.
THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday: #1- All-State project pass off #3 during class. (wind ensemble, symphonic bands..bring
your concert instruments)
#2- PASIC rehearsal 3-5pm
Tuesday: #1- Mr Dixon will do brass masterclasses during class (all brass bring concert instru.)
#2- Full Band Rehearsal (color guard included) 3:15 – 5:45
#3- uniforms can be picked up for washing
Wednesday: #1- Wind/Guard rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday: #1- Full Band rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45
(have black shoes)
Friday: #1- PASIC Rehearsal and Picture Day (bring concert black attire for picture, you will
rehearse after the picture)
#2- Pep Rally Day (bring blue ORHS shirt to school)
Saturday: US BANDS CONTEST and a HOME GAME
10:00 – 11:00am Full Band Rehearsal (black shoes)
11:00 – 12:00pm LUNCH -bring a sack lunch to eat
Change into uniform
12:00pm Depart for Moorhead Stadium
2:15pm ORHS WAR EAGLE BAND performs at USBAND contest
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased at the gate.
3:00 – 4:30pm Load truck – Eat dinner (provided by Booster Club)
4:30pm Leave for Game at Woodforest Stadium
6:00pm Game v. Kingwood
9:30pm Arrive at ORHS
As you can see it is going to be a busy week. Students please make sure you are organized and on top of all the different things happening this week. Stay HYDRATED and HEALTHY….we need everyone in top shape for our first competitive performance!
Finally, we are so excited to announce that we received a letter this week from The Foundation for Music Education. The ORHS Wind Ensemble was selected as a Commended Winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors project. There were 239 entered from 32 different states and only 14 bands received this honor. Our wind ensemble was one of them……We are so proud of all our students. Hard work and perseverance does get rewarded!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So let’s make this week the “Beginning of Always” by doing the Ordinary things in EXTRAORDINARY ways…..Let’s BE EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oak Ridge High School