This Week in Band 02/12/2017

Hello War Eagle Band!!!!    We want to Congratulate Junior Oboe player, Ben Bowman for doing an outstanding job of representing ORHS in the Texas All-State Symphonic Band.   Ben performed with the band this past Saturday at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention.   The concert was attended by over 2500 and was one of the best All-State concerts in recent years.   We are so proud of Ben’s accomplishment…he is among the top 1% of high school musicians in the State of Texas!!!!!!!   Way to Go Ben!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  Eligibility hits again this Friday…..with a progress report.   If you are currently ineligible you MUST be passing ALL of your classes with a 70 or above by Friday, 2/17.   This is your last opportunity to regain eligibility for the Disney trip!

2.  UIL solo/ensemble contest is this coming Friday at College Park.   Your piano players will be in all week to have final rehearsals with everyone.   On Monday, you will get your assigned time and itinerary for the contest.   You are responsible for transportation to the contest.

3.   FLAG FUNDRAISER is this Saturday!!!!   We need everyone’s help putting out flags for the President’s Day holiday.   Trumpets and Low Brass members …..this is your required holiday!   However, it will take more than just those people.   Please go to Charms and sign up to help us on 2/18.  Remember….it takes a lot of people to make this FR work well and it is our biggest fundraiser we do.  Thank you.

4.  Disney update:   This is a reminder that there will be a MANDATORY trip meeting on Tuesday, February 28.   We will go over the detailed trip packet, itinerary and necessary forms.   Every student going must be in attendance along with at least one parent/guardian.

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Monday – JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesday – Freshmen guard rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm
Varsity guard rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday – JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Thursday – Freshmen guard rehearsal – 3 – 4:30pm
Varsity guard rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm
Saturday – Flag Fundraiser ….help needed, please sign up in Charms

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
****piano accompanists will be here all week to rehearse…be sure you know when your rehearsal time is.
Monday – students receive times for solo/ensemble contest
Wednesday – Mr. Dixon masterclasses during class
Full Orchestra 3 – 5pm
Friday – UIL solo/ensemble contest – 4pm College Park HS
Saturday – Flag Fundraiser …help needed….please sign up in Charms

Let’s make it a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!   Excellence is a HABIT…..form good Habits this week!!!!!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director

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This Week in Band Boosters 02/12/2017

Hello Parents,

 CONGRATULATIONS to Ben Bowman – 2nd Oboist in the TOP BAND in the State of Texas! This is the culmination of MANY hours of independent practice, consistent application of technique, and dedication to be the best – competing against 1000’s of other musicians in District, Region, Area and State competitions. GOOD JOB, BEN and kudos to the Bowman family for raising such a talented (and nice) young man!

The ORHS Band, Orchestra & Choir Directors were out all week (with Ben and at least one choir student – former trumpet Susie Falconer) for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Conference in San Antonio. This is a statewide conference where vocal and instrumental educators meet to share ideas, develop collaborations and to hear ensemble concerts made up of the best students in the state (like our Ben and Susie!). I know they will return this week refreshed and inspired and will bring that enthusiasm to the final preparations for the 2017 Concert UIL competitions.

 ELECTIONS

Please welcome our 2017 / 18 Board – an almost unanimous vote – we look forward to their leadership and know they will do an awesome job supporting the ORHS Band!

1.      Lynette Hill – Events Coordinator

2.      Terri Conley – Secretary (will also lead Gear/Spirit Committee)

3.      Maria Roberts – Treasurer I (returning)

4.      Pam Clements – Vice President I

5.      Liz Amrein – Color Guard Representative (returning)

6.      Gina Torres – President (will also lead Pavilion committee)

7.      Jennifer Looff – Vice President II

8.       Dede DeMay0 – Treasurer II

Feb 7 Band Booster Meeting – Minutes to be posted to Charms this week. Nice turnout and great question / answer with Albert Vela, attending director. You don’t  know what you might miss, if you don’t attend the Booster Meetings!

DATES TO REMEMBER:

·         Fri, Feb 17 – UIL Solo / Ensemble – College Park – 5pm – 10pm

·         Fri, Feb 17 – Booster Board Work Session – new and old board – 6p – 8p – ORHS Band Hall

·         Sat Feb 18 – President Day Flag Placement – (Trumpet / Low Brass Required)

·         Wed Feb 22 – SPIRIT NIGHT – Willie’s Ice House – 4pm – 10pm

·         Sat Feb 25 – President Day Flag PICK UP  – if you placed them, you need to pick them up!

·         Sat Feb 25 – Color Guard Contest – Tompkins HS – times tbd

·         Tues Feb 28 – MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting – ORHS Auditorium

 VOLUNTEER –

February 18 – President’s Day Flags — Pick Up Date February 25  

WANT TO KEEP YOUR BAND FEES FROM BEING RAISED????

SUPPORT THE FLAGS WITH PRIDE PROGRAM!

Trumpet and Low Brass Sections are primarily responsible for this holiday but all sections are welcome to support this fundraiser! 

1.       CHARMS

a.       Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more!https://orhsband.org/charms/

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

2.       STAY INTOUCH:

a.       Photos – don’t forget to send to 2017orhshistorians@gmail.com and /or Facebook

b.      REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva

c.       www.orhsband.org

d.      Twitter – @orhsband – 

e.      Instagram –  orhsband

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

g.       Periscope: @orhsband 

h.      You tube channel: orhsband

3.       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 dollarsevery year to our band program.

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

 

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

Feb 12, 2017

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

 

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This Week in Band Boosters 2/5/2017

Hello Parents

 

 

ELECTIONS

PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE HERE:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHSBand

Voting will remain open one week only.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our Color Guard in their successful competition yesterday!

Varsity – 2nd Place

Jr Varsity – 1st Place

Freshman – 6th Place (after being promoted to a higher class because they are so competitive!)

WAY TO GO LADIES!

 

MEGA BAND:

THANK you to parents and students who helped with Mega Band!

Over 500 students participated in the Master Class and Group Concert.

We fed over 431 students and families – thanks Carol & Johnny Gardner and team!!

This is a fundraiser for our feeder schools, we made over $1400 that will be used for middle school and junior high clinics.

Wind Ensemble and Student Leaders led the Master Classes and were great ambassadors for the ORHS Band program.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

  1. Sun Feb 5 – Online voting for 2017/18 Board opens
  2. Tues Feb 7, 7pm –  BOOSTER MEETING ORHS Band Hall
  3. Sat Feb 18 – President Day Flag Placement – (Trumpet / Low Brass Required)
  4. Wed Feb 22 – SPIRIT NIGHT – Willie’s Ice House – 4p – Close
  5. Sat Feb 36 – President Day Flag PICK UP
  6. Tues Feb 28 – MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting – ORHS Auditorium

 

ELECTIONS

PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE HERE:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ORHSBand

Voting will remain open one week only.

 

Thank you to all those willing to step up and help with the work of making the ORHS Band Program an OUTSTANDING one.

  1. Lynette Hill – Events Coordinatordr
  2. Terri Conley – Secretary (will also lead Gear/Spirit Committee)
  3. Maria Roberts – Treasurer I (returning)
  4. Pam Clements – Vice President I
  5. Liz Amrein – Color Guard Representative (returning)
  6. Gina Torres – President (will also lead Pavilion committee)
  7. Jennifer Looff – Vice President II
  8.  Dede DeMay0 – Treasurer II

VOLUNTEER –

February 18 – President’s Day Flags — Pick Up Date February 25  – Trumpet and Low Brass Sections are primarily responsible for this holiday but all sections are welcome to support this fundraiser!

  1. CHARMS
    1. Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more!https://orhsband.org/charms/
    2. Questions regarding payments or Pavilion Points  orhsbandtreasurer@gmail.com
  2. STAY INTOUCH:
    1. Photos – don’t forget to send to 2017orhshistorians@gmail.com and /or Facebook
    2. REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva
    3. www.orhsband.org
    4. Twitter – @orhsband –
    5. Instagram –  orhsband
    6. FaceBook – Oak Ridge High School Band – @orhsbandtx
    7. Periscope: @orhsband 
    8. You tube channel: orhsband
  3. Kroger Community Program — our third quarter earnings $762 – JUST IMAGINE if EVERYONE LINKED THEIR CARD!
    1. 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 dollarsevery year to our band program.
    2. https://www.kroger.com/topic/kroger-community-rewards-3

 

 

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

Feb 5, 2017

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President
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 2/5/2017

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!    Before you enjoy the big game…here is what is happening with the War Eagle Band!

 

Congratulations to the color guard who competed at their second contest this past weekend.

The Freshmen guard got promoted to a higher competitive class for this contest and they came home with a 6th place finish.   The JV guard had an 11 point score hike and came home with a 1st place medal finish.   And the Varsity guard had an awesome show and was awarded 2nd place.  WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!!!!

 

Thank you to all the students and parents who participated in the 2nd annual Megaband clinic and concert.   We had over 500 6th, 8th and HS students from the Oak Ridge Cluster perform.  Which goes to prove that MUSIC IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE ORHS cluster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Good Luck goes to Ben Bowman who will be traveling to San Antonio to represent Oak Ridge as a Texas All-State Musician.   We are so proud of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

#1 – Our next Flag Holiday is coming up on February 18.   For the trumpet and  low brass sections this is your required holiday.   A sign up sheet will be going up this week.  EVERYONE must sign up to help on Feb. 18 and pick up on Feb. 25.   However, we will need additional help from to put out our over 2000 routes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   If you are not a trumpet or low brass player, please sign up to help by going to CHARMS.

 

#2- The Disney trip and all other Band/Guard fees should have been paid in full last Friday.   Thank you.

 

COLOR GUARD CORNER:

Monday- JV rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm

Tuesday – Freshman rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm

Varsity rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm

Wednesday – JV rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm

Thursday – Freshman rehearsal – 3 – 4:30pm

Varsity rehearsal – 4:30 – 8:30pm

 

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

***section rehearsals for Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Concert Band 1

Monday – Concert Band 1 – clinic with Mr. Benzer after school 3 – 4:30pm

Sign up for Flag Holiday Help

Wednesday – Academic Showcase 4 – 7pm ( SLT has a booth)

TMEA Convention

 

Thursday/Friday- TMEA Convention

 

****students….Solo and Ensemble Contest is coming up next week…Use the additional class practice time wisely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

That is it for this week….Remember that Excellence is a habit…so be sure to 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 01/29/2017

WAR EAGLE BAND,   Congratulations to our Color Guard for an outstanding debut performance at their first contest.   We had 3 winter guards compete which is a first for ORHS and they did not disappoint!   The Freshmen Guard placed 2nd overall….our JV guard placed 5th in their classification and the Varsity Guard medalled with a 2nd place ranking.   What a way to start the season ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!  Way to Go!
A huge thank you goes out to all of our parent volunteers who helped the guard this weekend!!   Thank you so much!

In addition, we want to thank all of the student volunteers who helped to run the CISD junior high solo/ensemble contest.   I received many wonderful comments form visiting parents, junior high directors and our judges about how AWESOME our students were.   Thank you also to Mrs. Hill and her parent crew for running a concession stand and setting up the hospitality for the event.  Way to Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
#1 – FINAL DISNEY PAYMENT IS DUE THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Yes, its here…..your Disney trip must be paid in full by Friday, February 3.  You may pay it online through Charms or bring a payment into the Band Office.   It is essential that your trip be paid in full by Friday so that we may make our final payments to our vendors securing tickets and hotel.

#2-  ALL BAND/COLOR GUARD FEES – which includes, Fair Share Fees, Winter Guard Fees and gear….must also be paid in full by Friday, February 3.

#3-  There will be a Student Leadership Meeting on Tuesday during Eagle’s Nest.
#4-  Eligibility hits this Friday.  Student’s who are currently ineligible must be passing all classes with a 70 or above in order to regain eligibility and be able to participate in solo/ensemble contest and Disney!!!!!!!!!

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Monday – JV rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesday – officer meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Freshman guard-rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm
Varsity guard rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday – JV rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Thursday – Freshmen guard rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm
Varsity – 4:30 – 8:30pm
Friday – Final Disney payment due
All winterguard fees are due
Saturday – Contest at Cypress Falls HS 7am – 12am

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Mr. Benzer clinic for Symphonic Band – during class
Full Orchestra rehearsal 3 – 5pm
Tuesday- SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Mr Dixon masterclasses during class
Wind Ensemble clinic with Mr. Musella – 3 – 5pm
Friday- Final Disney Payment Due
All Band fees are due
****concert by Texas Lutheran University Wind Ensemble 11am – 12:30pm
Saturday – Megaband Recruiting event – (wind ensemble and SLT)  8am – 12:30pm

Let’s make it a great week and remember….Excellence is a habit….go out a form good habits!!!!!!!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director

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This Week in Band Boosters 01/29/2017

Hello Parents,

CONGRATULATIONS to our Color Guard in their successful competition yesterday!

Varisty – 2nd Place

Jr Varsity – 5th Place

Freshman – 2nd Place

WAY TO GO LADIES!

THANK you to parents and students who helped with the Jr High Solo / Ensemble Auditions and Concessions. This is a great opportunity to for ORHS Band students to support their younger friends, AND an opportunity for a little bit of cash to be earned (from the concessions).

Wind Ensemble & Student Leaders  will be leading Mega Band on Saturday, Feb 4. Parents, please sign up in Charms to helps with our BBQ sandwich lunch immediately following the group concert. This is a fun one, so come down and hear what happens when 6th graders,  8th graders and highschool musicians collaborate!

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

·         Fri Feb 3 – LAST DISNEY PAYMENT DUE by end of school day –

o    ALL BAND FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE MARCH!

·         Sat, Feb 4 – Mega Band – ORHS HS

·         Sun Feb 5 – Online voting for 2017/18 Board opens

·         Tues Feb 7, 7pm –  BOOSTER MEETING ORHS Band Hall

·         Wed Feb 22 – SPIRIT NIGHT – Willie’s Ice House – 4p – Close

·         Tues Feb 28 – MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting – ORHS Auditorium

 

ELECTIONS

Thank you to all those willing to step up and help with the work of making the ORHS Band Program and OUTSTANDING one. Please see the proposed ballot for 2016/17 officers below – any questions or comments can be sent to orhsbandboosters@gmail.com. Online voting will open Sunday Feb 5 and will close Sunday Feb 12.

1.      Lynette Hill – Events Coordinator

2.      Terri Conley – Secretary (will also lead Gear/Spirit Committee)

3.      Maria Roberts – Treasurer I (returning)

4.      Pam Clements – Vice President I

5.      Liz Amrein – Color Guard Representative (returning)

6.      Gina Torres – President (will also lead Pavilion committee)

7.      Jennifer Looff – Vice President II

8.       Dede DeMay – Treasurer II

VOLUNTEER –

February 4 – Mega Band – Wind Ensemble will host 6th graders and 8th graders from our feeder schools to join for one MEGA concert. We introduce their parents to the Band Booster Program this day also at BBQ Lunch. We’ll need lots of help, watch for sign up in Charms!

February 18 – President’s Day Flags — Pick Up Date February 25 – REMEMBER – this program needs lots of volunteers to run successfully – without the income from this fundraiser, annual band fees could be raised $150 – 200 to ensure the ORHS program remains competitive!

 

1.       CHARMS:

a.       Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more!https://orhsband.org/charms/

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

2.       STAY INTOUCH:

a.       Photos – don’t forget to send to 2017orhshistorians@gmail.com and /or Facebook

b.      REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva

c.       www.orhsband.org

d.      Twitter – @orhsband –

e.      Instagram –  orhsband

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

g.       Periscope: @orhsband 

h.      You tube channel: orhsband

3.       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 dollarsevery year to our band program.

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

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

Jan 29, 2017

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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This Week in Band 01/22/2017

Good afternoon War Eagle Band,   We have all settled into a routine by now….section rehearsals are going strong, and color guard is rehearsing daily in preparation for their first contest.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  Disney update – we had room sign up this past week and should have a finalized itinerary by the end of the month.   Next week the FINAL TRIP PAYMENT IS DUE ON FEBRUARY 3.   All students must have their trip paid in full by February 3.  In addition, all other band and guard fair share/winter guard fees must be paid in full by the end of the month.

2.  We will be hosting CISD junior high solo/ensemble contest this coming Saturday.   We will need about 25 to 30 student volunteers to help monitor rooms and run a concession stand.   The contest will run from 7:30am until approximately 3pm.  Students will receive volunteer credit for their help.   A sign up sheet will be up in the bandhall on Monday.

3. SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest on Tuesday….we will need to have all officers attend.   We will be discussing recruiting events as well as begin talking about Band Banquet activities.  Please get a pass from Ms. Pradervand on Monday.

4.   The color guard will be doing a “preview performance” on Thursday evening at 7pm at the 9th grade center.   This is in preparation for their first contest.   We would love see everyone out and supporting our guard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.  Next Flag Holiday in February 18th…we need everyone’s help.

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Monday – JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Tuesday – SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Freshman guard rehearsal 3:00 – 4:30pm
Varsity guard rehearsal – 4:30 – 8:30pm
Wednesday – JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm
Thursday – Freshman guard rehearsal 3 – 4:00pm
Varsity guard rehearsal 4:00 – 6:00pm
Parent Preview Performance – 7:00pm at the 9th grade center gym
Saturday – Contest at Morton Ranch 7am – 12am

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
***section rehearsals continue after school – check each groups calendar

Monday – sign up to volunteer at CISD jr high solo/ensemble contest
Tuesday – Mr Green clinic during all classes
SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Full Orchestra 3 – 5pm
Friday-set up for jr high solo/ensemble contest after school
Saturday – CISD Jr. High solo/ensemble contest 7:30am – 3:00pm

Let’s wish our Color Guard Good Luck this coming weekend…..and remember Excellence is a Habit….form good habits!  Have an AWESOME week!

Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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This Week in Band Boosters 01/22/2017

Hello Parents,

BEST OF LUCK to our Color Guard this week as they begin their winter competition season.

Show your support! Color Guard PREVIEW:

THURSDAY, Jan 26 at 7pm – 9th Grade Gym

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

·         Fri Feb 3 – LAST DISNEY PAYMENT DUE by end of school day –

o    ALL BAND FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE MARCH!

·         Sun Feb 5 – Online voting for 2017/18 Board opens

·         Tues Feb 7, 7pm –  BOOSTER MEETING ORHS Band Hall

·         Wed Feb 22 – SPIRIT NIGHT – Willie’s Ice House – 4p – Close

·         Tues Feb 28 – MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting – ORHS Auditorium

 

ELECTIONS

Thank you to all those willing to step up and help with the work of making the ORHS Band Program and OUTSTANDING one. Please see the proposed ballot for 2016/17 officers below – any questions or comments can be sent to orhsbandboosters@gmail.com. Online voting will open Sunday Feb 5 and will close Sunday Feb 12.

1.      Lynette Hill – Events Coordinator

2.      Terri Conley – Secretary (will also lead Gear/Spirit Committee)

3.      Maria Roberts – Treasurer I (returning)

4.      Pam Clements – Vice President I

5.      Liz Amrein – Color Guard Representative (returning)

6.      Gina Torres – President (will also lead Pavilion committee)

7.      Jennifer Looff – Vice Presidnet II (not in attendance but volunteered by email!)

8.       STILL OPEN – Treasurer II – this is largely a data entry position, it does not require any accounting skills

VOLUNTEER –

January 28 – Jr High Solo & Ensemble – Sign up in Charms to help with concessions or hospitality – all day event.

February 4 – Mega Band – Wind Ensemble will host 6th graders and 8th graders from our feeder schools to join for one MEGA concert. We introduce their parents to the Band Booster Program this day also at BBQ Lunch. We’ll need lots of help, watch for sign up in Charms!

February 18 – President’s Day Flags — Pick Up Date February 25 – REMEMBER – this program needs lots of volunteers to run successfully – without the income from this fundraiser, annual band fees could be raised $150 – 200 to ensure the ORHS program remains competitive!

 

1.       CHARMS:

a.       Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more!https://orhsband.org/charms/

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

2.       STAY INTOUCH:

a.       Photos – don’t forget to send to 2017orhshistorians@gmail.com and /or Facebook

b.      REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva

c.       www.orhsband.org

d.      Twitter – @orhsband –

e.      Instagram –  orhsband

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

g.       Periscope: @orhsband 

h.      You tube channel: orhsband

3.       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 dollarsevery year to our band program.

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

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

Jan 22, 2017

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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This Week in Band 1/15/2017

Hello War Eagle Band,   We hope that you are enjoying the long weekend.   Here is what is happening….the color guard kicked off their winter guard season by hosting a preview contest on Saturday.   Things ran great and everyone did an outstanding job.   Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and to all the color guard girls…you made a great event happen.   Congratulations also goes out to our ORHS region band freshmen who performed a wonderful concert on Saturday.  WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. Everyone should have made their Disney payments last week, and everyone should only have one final payment to make. You will be signing up for rooms this week and must have your accounts up to date in order to do so.   Disney is getting closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Course Registration for next year begins this week…for all band and color guard students, you simply register for the band/guard you are in now. We will make adjustment after Spring Auditions.
  3. Flag Holiday is in February ( 18th) we will need everyones help to get our 2000 routes out. So mark you calendar.

 

COLOR GUARD CORNER:

TUESDAY:  Freshman guard rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm

Varsity guard rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm

WEDNESDAY:  JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm

THURSDAY: Freshman guard rehearsal 3 – 4:30pm

Varsity guard rehearsal 4:30 – 8:30pm

FRIDAY:  JV guard rehearsal 3:30 – 6:30pm

 

THIS WEEK IN BAND:

**section rehearsals/percussion ensemble after school rehearsals continue

TUESDAY:  Mr. Dixon brass masterclass during classes

WEDNESDAY:  Full Orchestra rehearsal 3 – 5pm

THURSDAY:   Mr. Benzer clinic with Symphonic Band(during class)

Concert Band 1 (after school 3 – 4:30)

 

Now that have settled into the new semester…make it your resolution to make EXCELLENCE a HABIT!!!!!!    That is the ORHS Band Way!    Let’s have a great week!

 

 

Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School

 

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This Week in Band Boosters 1/15/2017

Hello Parents,

And January is off to a great start….

Congratulations to Ben Bowman for winning 1st Chair Oboe as a 2017 Texas All-State Musician!

Applause as well go to the 11 musicians who were successful in the Freshman Region Band competition – great work students (and the parents who drive them to and fro!!)

ATTACHED – Jan 10 Booster Meeting Minutes – you will also find this year to date profit and loss statement in the Files section of Charms.

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

 

·         Fri Feb 3 – LAST DISNEY PAYMENT DUE by end of school day

o    If your student does not have all band fees paid at this time, they WILL NOT be allowed to sign up for bus or hotel room!!!

·         Sun Feb 5 – Online voting for 2017/18 Board opens

·         Tues Feb 7, 7pm –  BOOSTER MEETING ORHS Band Hall

·         Wed Feb 22 – SPIRIT NIGHT – Willie’s Ice House – 4p – Close

·         Tues Feb 28 – MANDATORY Spring Trip Meeting – ORHS Auditorium

 

 

ELECTIONS

Thank you to all those willing to step up and help with the work of making the ORHS Band Program and OUTSTANDING one. Please see the proposed ballot for 2016/17 officers below – any questions or comments can be sent to orhsbandboosters@gmail.com. Online voting will open Sunday Feb 5 and will close Sunday Feb 12.

1.      Lynette Hill – Events Coordinator

2.      Terri Conley – Secretary (will also lead Gear/Spirit Committee)

3.      Maria Roberts – Treasurer I (returning)

4.      Pam Clements – Vice President I

5.      Liz Amrein – Color Guard Representative (returning)

6.      Gina Torres – President (will also lead Pavilion committee)

7.      Jennifer Looff – Vice Presidnet II (not in attendance but volunteered by email!)

8.       STILL OPEN – Treasurer II – this is largely a data entry position, it does not require any accounting skills.

COLOR GUARD UPDATE

ORHS Winter Guard Program hosted an Area Guard Clinic and Preview this weekend. Guard members and parents organized parking, signs, check in, ticket sales, concessions and more for approximately 10 visiting schools. Thanks for your help – Nikohl, Terri, Kathy, Bradley, Debie, Rachelle, Dede, Tara, Stacy, Liz, Liesl (and more!!) – we have  AMAZING parents in the ORHS BAND & COLOR GUARD PROGRAMS!

Watch the calendar for Winter Guard Events – the first contest is soon – Jan 28 at Morton Ranch.

VOLUNTEER –

January 28 – Jr High Solo & Ensemble – Sign up in Charms to help with concessions or hospitality – all day event.

February 4 – Mega Band – Wind Ensemble will host 6th graders and 8th graders from our feeder schools to join for one MEGA concert. We introduce their parents to the Band Booster Program this day also at BBQ Lunch. We’ll need lots of help, watch for sign up in Charms!

February 18 – President’s Day Flags — Pick Up Date February 25 – REMEMBER – this program needs lots of volunteers to run successfully – without the income from this fundraiser, annual band fees could be raised $150 – 200 to ensure the ORHS program remains competitive!

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2.       CHARMS:

a.       Calendar of Events, Fee or Gear Payment History, much more!https://orhsband.org/charms/

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

3.       STAY INTOUCH:

a.       Photos – don’t forget to send to 2017orhshistorians@gmail.com and /or Facebook

b.      REMIND 101 – text to 81010 / @mspraderva

c.       www.orhsband.org

d.      Twitter – @orhsband –

e.      Instagram –  orhsband

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

g.    Periscope: @orhsband 

h.      You tube channel: orhsband

4.       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 dollarsevery year to our band program.

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

–ORHS Band Booster Assoc Board

Jan 15, 2017

Amy Birdwell
ORHS Band Booster President

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