Game Day 8/26 ORHS VS Pearland – Dawson – AWAY

This week’s game is AWAY against the Pearland – Dawson Eagles

Schedule is as follows…FRIDAY

What you need to bring: 
a.  Your garment bag for your uniform
b.  Black shoes, long black socks, compression shorts black underarmour, hair ties

Itinerary:

2:35pm – change into uniform
3:15pm – inspection in the old gym pick up Pre Game meal to eat on the bus –Meal this week is Cane’s!
Load buses
3:45pm
– Depart ORHS for Pearland Stadium
7:00pm – Kick off to the first game
9:30pm – End of game, load buses and depart
11:00pm – approximate arrival time at ORHS – we will send a Remind text with exact time.

Students will need to check in uniform and clean out lockers for the weekend.

Stadium is located at 3775 S Main, Pearland, TX 77581

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This Week in Band Boosters 8/21/2016

Hello Parents,

Many thanks to the parents who helped at Band Olympics!! It was a safe and fun night, and successful fundraiser thanks to you! A special shout out to the AMAZING Amy Miller and her Events Committee – what a delicious dinner we enjoyed following the Annual Parent Exhibition! Additional thanks to the Color Guard moms for cutting and hemming their beautiful new costumes, they will be a stunning addition to our marching program.

REMEMBER: Mondays will be a day off for most of the season for all except Battery and Front Ensemble (Percussion).

ADDITIONAL FUNDRAISER – Kroger Community Program

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.

https://www.kroger.com/topic/kroger-community-rewards-3

Kroger Cards

  1. EVENTS:
    1. HALF-TIME SHOW (AKA Football Game) – ORHS vs Pearland HS – Friday, Aug 26 – 7pm – Pearland Stadium, 3775 S. Main, Pearland, TX 77581
      1. SIGN UP in Charms to Chaperone (you must be available by 2:45pm) or to assist with Pit (meet at Pearland at 6:30).
      2. THERE ARE STILL A FEW UNPAID PREGAME MEALS – please check your account in CHARMS or contact orhsbandboosters@gmail.com BEFORE TUESDAY.
    2. VOLUNTEER:
      1. Pavilion:
        1. There are still MANY opportunities to earn points towards your student’s Fair Share Fee or Disney Trip Payments! Sign up on Charms.
        2. REMEMBER to initial the Sign In sheet if you work an event, points are awarded based on this sheet!
      2. FLAGS With Pride – next holiday Labor Day / Patriot Day –sign up in Charms for both the placement (Sept 3) and the pick up (Sept 17).
    3. CHARMS:
      1. A CRITICAL piece of your successful Marching Season! https://orhsband.org/charms/
      2. Questions regarding payments or Pavilion Points orhsbandtreasurer@gmail.com
    4. SPIRIT WEAR:
      1. Order spirit wear and show shirt online though our Spirit Store in Charms – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
    5. STAY INTOUCH:
      1. orhsband.org
      2. Twitter – @orhsband
      3. Instagram – orhsband
      4. FaceBook – Oak Ridge High School Band – @orhsbandtx
      5. Periscope: @orhsband
    6. You tube channel: orhsband

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

August 21, 2016

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

 

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This Week in Band 8/21/2016

Hello War Eagle Band,  We just finished a fantastic summer band and we are very excited about the progress the band made during August camp.  A big Thank You!!!  goes out to Amy Miller and her hospitality crew for a wonderful BBQ dinner after our band exhibition.   It was great to have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the parents.

 

The 8th Annual Band Olympics has concluded and we raised just over $8000.  That is before our results of the “mailer campaign”   More importantly,,,the evening was great fun.  Thanks to SLT president Nate Jordan, vice president Brittany Miller and all of our student leaders.   The night of competition was so much FUN!!!!!!    And we have a new Olympic Champion….from United Kindrum, the Percussion section took Gold.   “Spinaly” (color guard) was awarded the silver and “Trombania” the trombones won bronze.  Congrats to All!!!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1.  Attached are instructions for the Band Remind 101. Remind Sign Up Info  Please have parents and students sign up for this service.   It is the means in which we use to communicate when we are away from campus. (i.e. Traveling to football games, contest, trips etc. )

 

2.  Tomorrow is the first day of school!   And YES….you will need your instrument and music.   The band hall will be open by 6:45am so that you can put your instrument in your locker.   In addition, be sure you are prepared and completely packed for after school rehearsals.   Don’t forget YOUR HAT, WATER JUG, SHORTS, PRACTICE SHIRT, SOCKS AND SHOES!  You will be sent home if you are not prepared.  Remember this is for your health and safety.

 

3.  Parents!!!   We need some help please.   We need to “hem” some of our marching pants.   If you sew and can help us out please contact Pam Clements via text at 281- 755-6993.  We really need this done before our first game.

 

4.  Band Pictures:   there was a mix up with the order form the photographer gave us for ordering pictures.   A new form will be handed out in each class tomorrow.   On Monday,Aug. 29 students will be able to take individual and section pictures as well as order the full band picture.   This should help simplify things.

 

5.   If you have any pictures from Band Exhibition or Band Olympics…please send them to our historians for the Band Banquet video:   2017orhshistorians@gmail.com

 

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

 

MONDAY:  1.  Turn in Band Handbook and Social Media forms during class.   They are in

charms and must be signed by a parent and student

2.  Drum Line (battery and front ensemble) after school rehearsal 3:15- 5:15pm

3.  Color Guard,Varsity Band, JV Band no after school rehearsal

 

TUESDAY:  1.  Varsity Band (drum line, brass, woodwinds, guard) after school rehearsal

3:15 – 5:45pm

 

WEDNESDAY:   1.  Music Pass off test – the rest of the contest show – during class

2.  After school rehearsal -Varsity Band (brass and woodwinds only)

3:15 – 5:15pm

 

THURSDAY:  1.  After school rehearsal-FULL BAND (Varsity and JV bands) 3:15 – 5:45pm

YOU WILL NEED YOUR BLACK SHOES

 

FRIDAY:    Game Day:

1.   What you need to bring:  a.  Your garment bag for your uniform

b.  Black shoes, long black socks, compression shorts

black underarmour, hair ties

2.  Itinerary:

2:35pm – change into uniform

3:15pm – inspection in the old gym

pick up Pre Game meal to eat on the bus

Load buses

3:45pm – Depart ORHS for Pearland Stadium

7:00pm – Kick off to the first game

9:30pm – End of game, load buses and depart

11:00pm – approximate arrival time at ORHS – we will send a Remind text with

exact time.   Students will need to check in uniform and clean out

lockers for the weekend.

 

It is going to be a GREAT week.  Remember the War Eagle Band practice EXCELLENCE in everything we do.  So as your start your first semester remember that:  EXCELLENCE IS NOT A SKILL BUT A HABIT…..Form Good Habits!!!!!    Have a great first day!!!!

 

Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School

 

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This Week in Band Boosters 8-14-2016

Hello Parents,

Thank you for your great support at our first Pep Rally – MEET THE WAR EAGLES – there are many football games ahead, and you will be amazed each week at what our band will achieve! If you missed it, you can check out video from last night here https://www.facebook.com/orhsbandtx/ .

A QUICK NOTE REGARDING PAYMENT METHODS for Fair Share, Meals, Gear, etc:

·         CASH – send with your student in an envelope with their name to leave in the Band Hall Safe

·         CHECK – send with your student (see above) OR mail to 330 Rayford Rd Box 230, Spring 77386

a.       IF YOU ELECT TO MAIL YOUR PAYMENT PLEASE BE AWARE OF ANY DEADLINES.

·          CREDIT – Charms / PayPal – This method is strictly for the convenience of those who want to pay by Credit Card and includes  a 3% fee.

 

1.       EVENTS:

a.       Parent Exhibition Night & Dinner – Thursday, Aug 18, 6pm – 8pm ORHS (meet in the gym near the cafeteria

                                                               i.      TICKETS – $10 – (YES, buy a ticket for your student!) We will be accepting ticket purchases by check, cash or Charms / Paypal until 5pm Monday, Aug 15.

                                                            ii.      THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.

2.       VOLUNTEER:

a.       VOLUNTEER MEETING – WED, Aug 17, 7:15pm — MANDATORY Meeting for all parents wanting to volunteer during our Football and Marching Contest Season.

b.      Band Olympics – sign up in Charms to be a Scavenger Hunt Driver (40+ needed)  or Games Monitor (8 needed). Various shifts available between 5pm and 11pm.

c.        Pavilion:  

                                                               i.      There are still MANY opportunities to earn points towards your student’s Fair Share Fee or Disney 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!

d.      FLAGS With Pride – next holiday Labor Day / Patriot Day –sign up in Charms for both the placement (Sept 3) and the pick up (Sept 17).

3.       CHARMS:

a.       A CRITICAL piece of your successful Marching Season! https://orhsband.org/charms/

b.      Questions regarding payments or Pavilion Points  orhsbandtreasurer@gmail.com

4.       SPIRIT WEAR:

a.       PREORDERS and Spirit Wear for sale Thursday 4:45pm – 5:30pm THIS WEEK ONLY

b.      Order spirit wear and show shirt online though our Spirit Store in Charms – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

5.       STAY INTOUCH:

a.       www.orhsband.org

b.      Twitter – @orhsband

c.       FaceBook – Oak Ridge High School Band – @orhsbandtx

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

August 14, 2016

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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This Week in Band 8-14-2016

Hello War Eagle Band!    It was another great week for the War Eagle Band….we finished learning the drill to our first halftime show, we preliminarily set the Varsity and JV bands, we taught the first half or our competitive show, we performed a pep rally for the FISH Camp and we had our first public performance at “Meet the War Eagles!”   Just 5 days left before the first day of school and our schedule does change this week.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

1.  The Varsity Band Rehearsal Schedule is:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5pm -8pm
The JV Band Rehearsal Schedule is:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6pm – 8pm
Thursday – 5pm – 8pm

2.  On Thursday the War Eagle Band will present an Exhibition Performance for the Parents at 6:30pm
followed by at BBQ dinner.   Monday is the last day to purchase tickets to the BBQ dinner.

3.  Friday is BAND PICTURE DAY.   All band members will report at 1:30pm to get into their uniforms.
You will need:   black marching shoes
long black athletic socks (no visible logos) must be solid black!!!!!
compression shorts
black underarmour shirt
NO JEWELERY OF ANY KIND!!!!!!!!!!!!! (medical bracelet,chains exception)
HAIR-is to be worn back away from the face.   Any hair accessories must be
the color of your hair.    Hair must be Natural color…NON-TRADITIONAL HAIR
COLOR IS NOT ALLOWED WHILE IN UNIFORM.
Boys – must be neatly/ cleanly shaved.
I have included a picture order form if you wish to purchase the band picture.  Payment is due at the time of the order (Friday, Aug. 19)

Picture Order Form

*****If you have NOT been fitted for a marching uniform you must report at 1pm to get fitted!!!!!!

4.  Individual and Section Pictures will be done on Monday, August 29 at 2:35.

5.  BAND OLYMPICS!!!!!!!! Just 5 days left before the Opening Ceremonies.   We hope your donation drive is very successful.   Bring all donations to the Band Olympics at 5:30pm on Friday, August 19.
Parents….you are welcome to come watch the events and cheer for your country!!!!!!!!!
BAND OLYMPICS time:   5:30pm turn in donations
6:00pm opening ceremonies
6:30 -11pm – events
6.  The Band Handbook is in Charms.   Please take some time to read through it.  There are 2 to 3 forms that will be required to turn in by our first game on Friday, August 26.  They are also located on Charms and they are:   Handbook Acknowledgement Form
Social Media Form
UIL Acknowledgement Form (freshman only!)
You may turn those forms in beginning tomorrow.

7.  CALLING ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO CHAPERON!!!!!
We will have a mandatory chaperon information meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7:15pm in the band hall.   If you want to chaperon at any event this year…we need you to attend this very important meeting.

THIS WEEK IN BAND

MONDAY-     1.  Last day to purchase BBQ dinner tickets
2.   Varsity band reports at 5pm (drumline and color guard included)
3.   JV band reports at 6pm

TUESDAY –   1.  Varsity band reports at 5pm
2.  JV band reports at 6pm

WEDNESDAY – 1.  Varsity band reports at 5pm
2.  JV band reports at 6pm
3.  Mandatory Chaperon Meeting at 7:15pm

THURSDAY – 1.  FULL Band reports at 5pm (this is Varsity and JV bands)
2.  Parent Exhibition at 6:30pm bring your lawn chairs

FRIDAY – 1.  Band Pictures – full band reports at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
***if you still need to be fitted into a uniform…you report at 1:00pm
2.  BAND OLYMPICS – 5:30pm – 11pm
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School Rehearsal Schedule:  (This is the schedule for most weeks)

Mondays –  3:15pm – 5:15pm    Battery/Front Ensemble rehearsal
5:30pm – 7:30pm    Color Guard rehearsal

Tuesdays – 3:15pm – 5:45pm   Varsity Band (includes drumline, front ensemble, Color Guard)

Wednesdays – 3:15 – 5:15pm  Varsity Band only (woodwinds and brass)

Thursdays –  3:15pm – 5:45pm  FULL BAND (JV band, varsity band, percussion, guard)

Fridays – game day

This will be the schedule for most weeks.   Days may change when we have a Thursday or Saturday Game scheduled or when we have the Woodforest Stadium rehearsal scheduled.   Please remember to schedule all appointments on the days that your child does NOT have practice.   Once school starts, attendance counts (ie. see attendance policy in the band handbook).

It’s getting busy and we are just 10 days away from our FIRST Game!!!!!   So as we get ready to start the new year remember that EXCELLENCE is not a skill but a HABIT!!!!   FORM GOOD HABITS!!!!!!

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

This email has been sent via Charms Office Assistant on behalf of:
Oak Ridge High School Band
27330 Oak Ridge School Rd
Conroe, TX 77385

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This Week in Band Boosters 8/7/2016

Hello Parents,

What a great week! We are so appreciative of all the parents that came out to fit uniforms every day last week. With the incredible Uniform Committee, they accomplished the task in record time and with great results. Our band will look AMAZING on the field!! Here’s what’s coming up:

  1. CHARMS:
    1. A CRITICAL piece of your successful Marching Season! https://orhsband.org/charms/
  2. SPIRIT WEAR:
    1. On Sale Thursday after Band Practice.
    2. Outstanding gear or spirit items – YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED when ready for pick up.
    3. Order spirit wear and show shirt online through our Spirit Store in Charms.
  3. VOLUNTEER:
    1. Band Olympics – sign up in Charms to be a Scavenger Hunt Driver (40+ needed) or Games Monitor (8 needed). Various shifts available between 5pm and 11pm.
    2. Pavilion:  REMEMBER to initial the Sign In sheet if you work an event, points are awarded based on this sheet!
      1. Aug 12 Hank Williams Jr
      2. Aug 14 Gwen Stefani
  • Aug 19 Heart, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett
  1. AND MORE…..
  1. FLAGS With Pride – next holiday Labor Day / Patriot Day –sign up in Charms for both the placement (Sept 3) and the pick up (Sept 17).
  1. EVENTS:
    1. DPS Driver Safety Seminar – An interactive event discussing the dangers of driving while texting, fatigued, distracted and more. A GREAT opportunity to engage in conversation with your teen driver. This is NOT a defensive driving course, but a highly engaging and extremely impactful event. Provided at NO CHARGE by Texas DPS. Tuesday Aug 9, 7pm – 9pm, ORHS Auditorium. Download the Flyer Here
    2. Parent Exhibition Night – Come out Thursday evening, August 18th, and see all that your students have learned during summer band! It is amazing to see how much they can accomplish in such a short time! After the exhibition, stay for a catered dinner from Pit Master BBQ. This is such a fun time to hang out and to meet other band families. We look forward to seeing you all there! The dinner ticket order form is attached. Tickets are $10 each. Please return your order form and payment to the Band Hall by Friday, August 12th. Your dinner tickets will be given to you the night of the event. 2016 ORHS Band Exhibition and Dinner TIcket Form

      QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? EAGER TO GET INVOLVED? – orhsbandboosters@gmail.com

 

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

August 7, 2016

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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This Week in Band 8/7/2016

Dear War Eagle Band Family,   We made it through our first week of summer band and it went GREAT!  Everyone seems to have gotten into the routine and we have been able to accomplish a lot!!!!!!!  If this first week is any indication of what is to come….the War Eagle Band is going to have an Amazing year!!!

 

Thank you to our Wonderful uniform officers:  (Nicole Clements, Autumn Niemi, Bella Armenta, Jenna Worthen) and Mr and Mrs Larry Clements and All the parent volunteers who helped with our uniform fitting.   In just 5 short days they fitted 280 students in their marching uniforms.  WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!  We could not have done it without you.

 

REALLY…REALLY…IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

  1. On Friday, we sent home a packet of information about our Band Olympics . This is a major annual event for the War Eagle Band and it involves a lot of FUN as well as a sponsorship drive to raise funds for our program.   Each student received a sponsorship form in which to solicit sponsorship for their section.   I have attached the information explaining this program to this email.   In addition, on Wednesday we are asking that every student bring with them addresses of those individuals who do not live in the area but might be willing to sponsor a band member.  We will be doing a “mailer campaign” and send out a donation letter.  The Band Olympics event along with our Flags with Pride are our 2 biggest fundraisers of the year.   We hope everyone will participate!

 

  1. Tuesday, August 9 our Booster Club is partnering with the Texas DPS to present a Safety Seminar for just are band families. The seminar is free of charge and will be from 7pm – 9pm in the ORHS Auditorium. (more specific information to follow in the Booster club email.)

 

  1. Friday, August 12 is “Fish Camp”! This is an orientation meeting for the entering Freshmen.   You have been assigned a session to go to.   If you are assigned the morning orientation…you are to go to the orientation and then report to band practice when it is over.    If you are assigned the afternoon time, you are to report to band rehearsal in the morning and go to the orientation in the afternoon.

 

  1. Saturday, August 13 is the Annual “Meet the War Eagles” Pep Rally. This is also our First Official Performance of the season.   Band Students are to report to the band hall at 5:30pm.  The pep rally starts at 6:00pm and is open to the public.   We should be done by 7:00pm.   Students are to wear the Blue ORHS pep rally shirt and shorts….bring their water bottles.   This is our first performance and as all performances are, attendance is mandatory.

 

  1. Show Shirts available to purchase. Each year we design a spirit shirt that depicts the Theme of our marching show.   This year’s marching show is entitled “Jewels”.  We have designed a show shirt that you have the option of  purchasing by going to the online store in Charms.  There is a picture of the shirt and the price is $15 and $17.   ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 12!!!!!!!!  NO LATE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

  1. Letterjacket information: If you have qualified for a letterjacket, information was given out by Mr. Dillard last week.   You must be approved prior to the letterjacket fitting.   Letterjacket fittings will be during lunch on Thursday.   THERE WILL NOT BE A MAKEUP DAY!!!!!!!

 

  1. And finally, we are able to announce that this year the ORHS Band, Choir and Orchestra will be offering a Spring Trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando, Florida.  A trip informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 6:00pm in the auditorium.   All information including pricing and itinerary will be thoroughly discussed. The dates of the trip are March 9 – 14, 2017. So mark your calendars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

 

Monday – 1.  Spirit Day – wear “Marvel” apparel

 

Tuesday – 1.  Spirit Day – “Twin Day”  come dressed as a twin

  1. 7pm – Driver Safety Seminar

 

Wednesday – 1.  Spirit Day – “Wacky Wednesday”- dress crazy

  1. Bring Addresses for the Mail Out Campaign for Band Olympics

 

Thursday: – 1.  Spirit Day – “Tacky Tourist”

  1. Kona Ice truck will be here at noon to provide tasty cool treats!
  2. Letter jacket fitting during lunch

***those who have parking passes can pick them up at lunch or after rehearsal.

 

Friday: – 1.  Spirit Day – “Fairytale Friday”

  1. Fish Camp
  2. Show Shirt online orders are DUE TODAY!

 

 

Saturday:  1.  Meet the War Eagles pep rally – school stadium

Be in the bandhall by 5:30pm

Wear ORHS blue pep rally shirt and shorts….bring water jug!

 

That is it for this week….as we begin another great week of rehearsals remember…..

Excellence is not a skill but a habit…..Go out and form Good Habits this week!!!!!!!!!!

 

Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School

www.orhsband.org

 

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This Week in Band Boosters – 7/31/2016

Hello Parents,

Welcome to the first ever “This Week in Band Boosters” email. Throughout marching and other busy seasons, we’ll be keeping you up to date on volunteer needs, fundraising efforts and special events that you will want to be certain make your calendar. We’ll do our best to keep it short and sweet – just the facts ma’am!

CHARMS:

If you have not logged into Charms – please do so TODAY.  (see attached instructions)

Open the calendar and print or sync to your phone.

IF YOU CAN NOT LOG IN TO CHARMS,  send an email to orhsbandboosters@gmail.com.

SPIRIT WEAR:

Preorders available for pick up on Friday, Aug 5 after band practice.

We will be selling spirit wear at this time as well.

OR – order online through our Spirit Store in Charms.

VOLUNTEER:

Pavilion: Sign up in Charms to work these events –

Aug 3 Korn and Rob Zombie

Aug 12 Hank Williams Jr

Aug 14 Gwen Stefani

Aug 19 Heart, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett

AND MORE…..

FLAGS With Pride – next holiday Labor Day / Patriot Day – remember to sign up in Charms for both the placement (Sept 3) and the pick up (Sept 17).

EVENTS:

Parent Exhibition Night – Mark your calendar, Thursday, Aug 18, 6p – 8p. Marching demonstration followed by a family meal. We’ll announce the ticket sales soon!

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? EAGER TO GET INVOLVED? orhsbandboosters@gmail.com

ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

July 31, 2016

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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This Week in Band 7/31/2016

Hello War Eagle Band!!!!   This is the first OFFICIAL email of the season.  It was great to see everyone on Saturday…and I am glad we dusted off the instruments and warmed up our “chops”!  Thank you so much to Gayle Maples, Tina Manson and Crew for preparing our gear and handling gear pick up.   It went very smooth and hopefully everyone has what they need.   YOU GUYS ROCKED!!!  Tomorrow summer band rehearsals will be in full swing!

 

What you need to know for this week:

 

#1-  Come dressed appropriately for rehearsal.   Everyone should have picked up their gear and will have the appropriate practice clothes for rehearsals.  Please wear your gray practice shirt, athletic shorts, lace up tennis shoes, socks….YOU MUST WEAR A HAT!!!   Wear sunscreen and BRING YOUR WATER JUG FULL OF DELICIOUS WATER….

 

#2-Eat a good breakfast…full of PROTEIN and you hopefully you are drinking water while you are reading this email!  And remember to pack a LUNCH for the day!

 

#3-Bring your instrument(s) and all of your music, flip folder and pencil.  Remember those of you who are doing the All-State Music audition track will need your concert instrument as well for the master class.

 

#4-  If you were not able to pick up your gear on Saturday, our booster moms will be in the band hall on Monday and Tuesday from 12pm  – 1pm.  You can bring your payments and also be able to pick up any spirit gear ordered as well.  In addition…on Friday, Aug. 5 anyone wanting to order Band Spirit Wear can do so after practice at 3:30pm!!!!

 

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

 

MONDAY – 1.  Rehearsal at 7am (everyone meet in auditorium)  Don’t be late!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. 12 – 1:00pm   Gear pick up
  2. 4:00 – 6:00pm  Senior/Junior uniform fitting- BRING YOUR MARCHING SHOES

 

TUESDAY – 1.  Rehearsal 7am – 3:30pm

  1. 12 – 1:00pm  Gear pick up
  2. 4:00 – 6:00pm  Sophomore uniform fitting-BRING YOUR MARCHING SHOES

 

WEDNESAY – 1.  Rehearsal 7am – 3:30pm

  1. 4:00 – 7:00  Freshman A – H uniform fitting -BRING YOUR MARCHING SHOES

 

THURSDAY – 1.  Rehearsal 7am – 3:30pm

  1. Kona Ice truck will be here from 12 – 1pm–bring money for ice cream!!!!!1
  2. 4:00 – 7:00pm  Freshman I – P uniform fitting -BRING MARCHING SHOES

 

FRIDAY – 1.  Rehearsal 7am – 3:30pm

  1. BAND OLYMPIC INFORMATION WILL BE HANDED OUT TO GO HOME
  2. 4:00 – 7:00 Freshman Q – Z uniform fitting – BRING MARCHING SHOES

 

That is the schedule for next week.  Please remember if there are any conflicts with any of these events to email the band directors.  HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE!

 

Ms. P’s Words of Wisdom….EXCELLENCE  is not a SKILL..but a HABIT!  Form Good Habits!!!!!!!!

 

Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band 07/25/2016

Dear War Eagle Band,   We hope you all have enjoyed a wonderful,restful and fun summer.  Now it’s time to get things going for what is going to be the MOST SUCCESSFUL year in ORHS Band history!.  I am sending this email a week early to give our newest War Eagle bandsmen time to get ready for DAY ONE!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

#1- Every student must have current medical/travel card on file by August 1.   If you have not already turned one into the the school, you must turn it into me (Ms.P.) on Saturday, July 30 or Monday, August 1.   Please make sure to have signed all the necessary blanks.

#2-  Start preparing for the HEAT.  We will be doing our outside marching block from 7am to 10am every morning.  You need to prepare your body by doing the following:
a.  try and get outside this week during that time.   Take a walk, go play Pok mon GO, etc
b.  Drink at least 6-8oz of water EVERY hour.   You have to start hydrating your body NOW!!
c.  EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST EVERYDAY.  It should include a protein of some sort (eggs, bacon, sausage, etc.)  Fruits, especially bananas, peanut butter etc.. Try to avoid dairy products such as milk or yogurt before practice.   One “pop tart” is not going to get your body through a marching practice.  And if you are not used eating breakfast-START-you will not make it through a practice if you do not eat.

#3- Dress appropriately and bring all your equipment.   Everyone will have picked up their gear orders on Saturday so for Monday, August 1 everyone is expected to be wearing:
tennis shoes (that lace up and tie)
socks
athletic shorts
Gray ORHS Band Practice Shirt
HAT!!!!!! – everyone MUST be wearing a hat – no exceptions
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
LARGE WATER JUG – with water only!!!!!! No exceptions
***if you show up and are not dressed appropriately or do not have all your equipment we will send you home .  This is for your safety!!!!!!!!!!!

#4- Instruments should be in excellent working condition.
All your music
FLIP FOLDER – can be purchased at Music and Arts

#5- Attendance is EXTREMELY important and will start to count.   Please keep us informed of any absences and understand that if you have to miss a rehearsal-you are responsible for making up the missed information.  Absences could affect your marching assignment.

#6-  We will post what Concert Bands everyone has been scheduled into on Saturday.  If you are in the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band you will need both your marching and concert horns each day.  You will need your concert horns for your daily All-State music masterclass.  If you are in Concert 1 and want to go through the All-State process you will also need your concert horn.

#7- We will be fitting the marching uniforms on everyone next week.   Please bring your black marching shoes to try on the uniform.   That way we can accurately hem your pants.

#8-PARENTS- this one is for you.   If you are wanting to volunteer in anyway for the band, you must go through the CISD Volunteer Background Check.   Please go to the Conroe ISD website and search for the Volunteer packet.   Please fill out and submit the forms asap.  We will be needing chaperons at our first event on Friday, August 19.

SCHEDULE:
Saturday, July 30         9am – noon  GEAR PICK UP in the MPR room.  Anyone can come and pick up
your gear.  Please make sure you do because you need it on
Monday.

9am – 2pm- Drumline can come up and practice on the marching instruments.
If you did not get a chance in June please make some time to come
up and practice.

9am – 11am – All Woodwinds have music pass off test.
12pm – 2pm  – All Brass have music pass of test.

Monday, August 1      7am – 3:30pm     FIRST DAY OF FULL BAND
1.  everyone will meet in the auditorium by 7AM
2.  Pack a sack lunch
3.  Here is the daily schedule:    7am – 10am     marching block
10:15am – noon  masterclasses
12:00 – 12:45pm LUNCH Break
12:45 – 2:45        music block
2:45 – 3:30      full ensemble/announcements
3:30 – 4:00      officer meeting

4:00 – 6:00  Uniform Fitting – SENIOR AND JUNIORS
***bring marching shoes

Tuesday, August 2      7am – 3:30pm    Band Rehearsal
4:00 – 6:00pm   Uniform Fitting – SOPHOMORES
***bring marching shoes

Wednesday, August 3  7am – 3:30pm  Band Rehearsal
4:00pm – 7:00pm   Uniform Fitting – FRESHMEN (A – H)last name
***bring marching shoes

Thursday, August 4     7am – 3:30pm  Band Rehearsal
4:00pm – 7:00pm  Uniform Fitting – FRESHMEN (I-P)last name
***bring marching shoes

Friday, August 5         7am – 3:30pm  Band Rehearsal
4:00pm – 7:00pm  Uniform Fitting – FRESHMEN (Q-Z)last name
***bring marching shoes

PLEASE note that we will dismiss students on time each day.  However, it will take a few minutes for students to clear the rehearsal area and put up all equipment.  Your patience with this will be greatly appreciated.

That is about all for this first email.   If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us or a Booster Club officer or a student leader.   We are so excited to start and can’t wait to see everyone!
Enjoy what is left of your summer and remember…..HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE!

Musically,
Ms. P.

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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