Happy Sunday War Eagle Band!!!!!
Congratulations to the War Eagle Marching Band for being named Grand Champion of the Sam Houston State University marching festival. It was a tough prelims and finals but our band continues to rise to every challenge. In addition, our Color Guard won the Auxillary Unit Award for Outstanding Color Guard of the entire contest!!!!!!!!! Way to Go Ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The band staff continues to be so proud of the work and dedication that our students exhibit. It is paying off and we are so thrilled to be working with you. A huge thank you to all the parent volunteers who helped out with the game on friday and especially at the contest. We love our band parents!!! We have 5 rehearsals and two contests left in our competitive season. Next up is UIL Marching Contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This Week In Band
Monday: Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 6:00pm (need black shoes)
Tuesday: UIL Marching Contest at Woodforest
- we perform at 6:30pm
- admission is $3.00 (parking is free)
- we are also hosting the event and are calling for all volunteers.
***students will come to the bandhall after school for a run through. Please bring a snack
or lite lunch to eat at 4:00pm
- student’s itinerary: 3:00-4:00 run through/rehearsal
4:00 – 4:30 change/eat snack
5:45pm Warm up
6:30pm Perform at UIL
7:30pm Return to ORHS
Wednesday: a. Report cards go out
- No afterschool rehearsal for anyone (students wishing to audition for the musical
must do so this afternoon)
Thursday: Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 6:00pm (JV band will be dismissed after the dance team
run through approx. 3:45pm)
Friday: Game Day
- Pep Rally (bring ORHS shirt)
- Game v. Woodlands (this is also 8th grade band night for us!) We are pleased to be
hosting the 8th graders from York and Irons!!!!
Saturday: PASIC rehearsal 9am – 12:00pm
Monday (10/26) Region Orchestra Auditions at Klein Collins
PASIC rehearsal-TBA Tuesday (10/27) Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45
Wednesday (10/28) NO FULL BAND REHEARSAL
Possible PASIC rehearsal Thursday (10/29) Full Band Rehearsal 3:15- 5:45 Friday (10/30) LAST Full Band Rehearsal before Contest and Band BBQ Party to celebrate.
Saturday (10/31) BOA Super Regional Contest in San Antonio
tentative itinerary: 6:00am meet at ORHS to load charter buses
6:30am Leave for San Antonio (breakfast provided)
9:30am Arrive Rutledge stadium at Judson HS
10:00- 12:00 Rehearse and change into uniform
1:00pm Arrive at Alamodome
3:15pm Prelim Performance
5:00pm Prelim Awards
6:00pm dinner provided by Boosters
7:30pm BOA finals begin
11:00pm Leave San Antonio
2:00am Arrive ORHS
****marching season is over for another year!
As you can see the next two weeks are the busiest and most important 2 weeks in the band’s fall marching season. We cannot stress enough how important it is that EVERYONE be at EVERY rehearsal!!! Please make every effort to schedule around these last few rehearsals. We want to end this incredible marching season with our very best performances of the year. It is essential that we have everyone …..at every rehearsal.
This amazing season is living up to our mottos: It is the “beginning of Always” for the War Eagle Band…and as we put the finishing touches on our marching show let’s remember that we will do the Ordinary things in very Extraordinary ways!!!!!! It seems to be working out well for us!!!!
Let’s have another GREAT Week!!!!!
Oak Ridge High School