THIS WEEK IN BAND 10/14/18

War Eagle Band/Color Guard
Happy Homecoming!!!!!! It was a great week of Homecoming. Many of our Band/Guard Alumni
returned to say “hi”. It was wonderful to see everyone, and it was nice to have the weekend. We have
just 21 days left in our competitive season….and things are getting exciting. We have our 3 biggest
contests ahead of us and we hope our War Eagle Band/Guard family will come out to all of them and
cheer us on.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1. Lone Star Preview is this coming weekend: The itinerary is below…but here is information
regarding parking and tickets. Lone Star Preview is Saturday, Oct. 20 at Woodforest. You can
purchase tickets online at: www.twhsband.org/tickets.html.
Tickets are: $12 prelims
$12 finals
$20 all day pass
Parking is $5.00
2. We need volunteers to sign up to help host UIL Region Marching Contest on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
We run this contest and will need a lot of help. Please go into Charms to sign up to help. You
will be able to see the War Eagle Band march at 6:30pm….regardless of the volunteer position
you sign up for. There will be an brief logistics meeting on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6pm. Come
on out and help!!!!!!!!!
THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Mr. Dixon is here for masterclasses during class ( you need your concert instrument)
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic band – Etude test #7 in class
Concert Band 1 – scale test Concert A in class
no after school rehearsal
Tuesday – SLT meeting during EN
Varsity Band rehearsal – 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – no after school rehearsal
Thursday – Varsity Band rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45
Friday – Full Band Rehearsal – 3:15 – 5:45
Saturday – Lone Star Preview and Football game
8am – 9am Rehearsal
9:30am Load Buses
11:15am Prelim performance at Lone Star Preview
12:00pm Leave for Game v. Klein Oak
****you must pack a sack lunch to eat on the way to the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2:00pm Game v. Klein Oak
5:30pm Return to ORHS to prepare for LS Preview Finals
*****Boosters will provide dinner
7:30pm Finals begin at Woodforest
11:00pm Return to ORHS
This is the beginning of our most competitive contests! The show is great and the students are getting
better and better. We are looking forward to a productive week…..Students, keep pushing hard and
remember there are no shortcuts to Excellence!!!!!! Excellence in Everything, by
Everyone….Everytime….that is the Oak Ridge way!!!!!!!!!!!! It is going to be a FANTASTIC WEEK!

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THIS WEEK INBAND BOOSTERS! 10/14/18

Hello ORHS Band Boosters! We hope you & your students enjoyed all the Homecoming festivities this past week! We also hope you are all rested & recharged to finish this marching season STRONG! We only have 21 days left!! Which is VERY hard to believe! But it’s going to take ALL PARENTS helping to continue the successful season we’ve started for our students! SO please read this email, and Ms. P’s email that is posted in Charms, so that you can stay in the KNOW on how you can plug in & ASSIST in getting it done!

FIRST SPIRIT NIGHT WAS A SUCCESS AT CANE’S: A BIG thanks to Shannon Ensey for setting up our first Spirit Night! And thanks to all the parents, students, friends & family who came out to support our program!! It was a PACKED HOUSE on THURSDAY! We should be able to report the profits we earned from this event with you soon! Stay tuned for information regarding our NEXT Spirit Night coming soon!

FOOTBALL GAME/LONE STAR PREVIEW MARCHING CONTEST SAT OCT 20TH: This Saturday will be an extremely busy day for our students! We have our prelim performance at Woodforest stadium at 11:15am and then head straight to Klein stadium for the football game vs Klein Oak at 2pm! Please check Ms. P’s email posted in Charms for report time, etc. Depending on our results in prelims, we could be headed back to Woodforest stadium to march in the finals competition directly following the football game! It will take a lot of volunteers this Saturday, so please check in Charms for your opportunity to help! Also be sure your student has a sack lunch to eat on the bus on the way to the football game! Boosters will be providing dinner between the game & finals performance.

UIL MARCHING CONTEST ON TUES OCT 23RD–WE ARE HOSTING THIS EVENT: We have the great honor & privilege to host Region 9 UIL Marching Contest on Tuesday 10/23. There are still MANY sign up spots open in Charms! We are needing PARKING LOT help, Warm up area monitors, concessions, gate monitors, ticket booth sales, food/drink donations, etc! We are asking/ok BEGGING ALL PARENTS to PLEASE find any way you can to contribute & help out! Volunteers will be fed throughout the day, hydrated as needed PLUS you will be in the drawing for an awesome ORHS Band Bear for your efforts!

UIL VOLUNTEER MEETING THURS OCT 18TH 6PM: Please meet us in the ORHS Auditorium this Thurs at 6pm to review important info, logistics, plans & procedures required to make our UIL marching contest a success! As stated before, it takes ALL HANDS ON DECK to make this event run smoothly and be successful! WE NEED YOU!!

Thank you for your continued support of our fantastic students and this fabulous booster club! GO WAR EAGLE BAND!

Tammy Comeaux, ORHS Band Booster President

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/30/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Thanks to all the parents who volunteered for our game this past Friday vs Klein Forest. Also thanks to the parents who helped with our First Marching Contest on Saturday in Friendswood. Despite the heavy rains & weather delays, our band/color guard looked & sounded AMAZING!! It truly was BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL! A big CONGRATS to our students and directors for placing 3rd in 6A class and then 3rd overall at the contest!
Now to get ready for a very busy week ahead & our next Marching Show this coming Saturday!

SPIRIT COMMITTEE SHOWED UP IN FULL FORCE AT FRIENDSWOOD:
Thanks to the parents, families & friends who braved the bad weather & endless rain on Saturday in Friendswood for our 1st marching contest! If there was an award for the LOUDEST/MOST SPIRITED, our ORHS Band & Color Guard supporters would surely win!
As a reminder, please join our Spirit Committee via Remind 101 to get updates on special cheering events & other ways to support our kids!
Text 81010 with @7k43KKa in the message section of the text.

NO FOOTBALL GAME THIS FRIDAY OCT 5TH:
Please note, there will not be a football game this Friday, as it’s a by-week for our football team.
However, there will be marching practice directly following the early release on Friday, so be sure your students are aware & prepared accordingly.

NEXT MARCHING CONTEST THIS SAT OCT 6TH AT WOODFOREST STADIUM:
We will be performing at BOA-Houston marching contest this Saturday, and our performance time is 8am! Which means the students will be having rehearsal at 5:30am. Thank goodness it is a by-week
and NO FOOTBALL GAME on Friday!
Be sure to read Ms. P’s email from earlier today which has the itinerary attached. We will stay a few hours after our performance to watch other bands perform.  at Please be sure to send spending money with your students if they want to purchase BOA shirts, patches, memorabilia, or snacks from concessions etc.  Also, there are volunteer opportunities in Charms to sign up. Please note, there will be 2 shifts for the volunteers on Saturday. First shift will help with preliminary performance. Second shift will meet at the band hall at 5pm to await the prelim awards and finals announcements.
Second shift will need to be ready to go as soon as we hear the results!

STADIUM REHEARSAL AT WOODFOREST ON MON OCT 8TH:
There is no school on Monday 10/08/18 due to Columbus Day, however we will have varsity rehearsal at Woodforest Stadium 9am-12 noon. Be sure your students are well rested & stay hydrated for an awesome rehearsal.

BOOSTER CLUB MEETING NEXT TUES OCT 9TH:
Mark your calendars & please join us Tues 10/09/18 at 7pm in the Band Hall.
We will be discussing lots of important information and upcoming events. Please bring your ideas, suggestions & positive thoughts so together we can keep this awesome booster organization running smoothly & efficiently!

REMINDER-SPIRIT NIGHT THURS OCT 11TH AT CANE’S:
Please mark your calendars & plan to come out to support our band/color guard program on Thurs 10/11/18 from 5pm-9pm at Cane’s Chicken on Rayford Rd. This is a vital part of our fundraising efforts, so please spread the word to your friends/family/co-workers etc. Hope to see you there!

UIL MARCHING CONTEST TUES OCT 23RD:
Please mark your calendars & plan to help out in any way you can on Tues 10/23 as we HOST this UIL event at Woodforest Stadium. There will be sign ups in Charms soon, and we will need ENORMOUS volunteer efforts, from sending water & food donations for volunteers, to signing up to be an aisle monitor, gate monitor, parking lot & warm up area monitor, judges hospitality & runners, concessions and ticket booth sales.
This is ORHS Band/Color Guard’s time to shine, so we need all parents & families to assist to make this a very successful event.

PAVILION UPDATE–ONLY 1 MONTH TO GO:
The concert season is wrapping up soon, and we’d like to say a special thanks to the parent volunteers & white shirt committee who’ve worked very hard to keep this program successful!
There are still shows to sign up for in Charms. Any questions please contact the white shirt committee. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support of our fantastic students and this fabulous booster club!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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THIS WEEK IN BAND 9/30/18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,
We are SOOOO Excited and proud to report that our War Eagle Band/Color Guard started their contest season off with a BANG!   We competed at the ONE TOWN/BIG SOUND Marching Festival and gave a spectacular first performance.  The War Eagle Band/Color Guard was awarded 3rd place in Class 6A and when it was all said and done….we were awarded 3rd Place Overall in the Festival.  The directors could not have been prouder of how we started the season!  Of course we could not do it without the wonderful support of our parents…THANK YOU to our pre game meal crew, our chaperones, our pit crew, our amazing prop crew and everyone who came out in the band weather to watch us perform.  We love you and appreciate all you do for us!!!!!!!!!!!  WAY TO GO!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  The end of the 9 week grading period is this coming Friday.   ALL Students must be passing ALL classes in order to remain eligible to participate in our successful contest season.   Please check your grades in VIEW IT daily and be sure that you have turned in all assignments and made up any missing work!

2.  We have an altered rehearsal schedule this week…..please make sure you have seen it and plan accordingly…..we have BOA HOUSTON contest this week.   In addition, we are so fortunate to have Mr. Gary Markham (one of the Nation’s top DCI/BOA  adjudicators) here for two days of clinics.

3. The War Eagle Band will be competing at the BOA Houston Regional this Saturday, Oct. 6 at Woodforest Stadium.  The itinerary is attached to this email.  Since it is in our backyard, we hope to see a HUGE Oak Ridge crowd there to support us.   Y’ALL COME ON OUT!!
BOA HOUSTON:  ticket and parking information:
Ticket Prices:  Prelims only – $18.00
Finals only – $18.00
Full Day pass – $27.00
Parking:  $5.00 or $10.00( for in/out privileges)
4.  DISNEY UPDATE:   Your #2 deposit should have been made last Friday.   Check Charms to see that your account is up to date.

5.  Percussionists be prepared to go outside everyday in class (we will dress out everyday).

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
See the rehearsals schedule below:

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Wind Ens./Symphonic Band – Etude #5 is due
Concert Band 1 – G/Gflat scale test

Tuesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm
***front ensemble and soloist will begin at 3:45pm
SLT meeting during EN

Wednesday – NO REHEARSAL!!!!!!!!!!!  Go to tutoring!

Thursday – Mr. Markham is here in all classes
Varsity Rehearsal – 3:15 – 5:45pm (clinic with Mr. Markham)

Friday – 1.  End of the 9 week grading period
2.  FULL BAND REHEARSAL – 1pm – 3:30pm

Saturday – BOA Houston Regional Contest ( see attached itinerary)

Monday: (Oct. 8) – Varsity Rehearsal – at WOODFOREST STADIUM – 9AM – NOON
Clinic with Mr Markham, Mr Spicer and Mr. Calima

It is an exciting time for the War Eagle Band/Color Guard…..we need you to always remember that there are NO SHORTCUTS to EXCELLENCE.    Be prepare to work hard and be EXCELLENT….because
EXCELLENCE IN EVERYTHING is what WE do!!!!!!!!!!!   Let’s have a great week!

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

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/23/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Thanks to all the parents who volunteered for our game this past Friday vs Klein Collins. Despite the rain, our band/color guard looked & sounded AMAZING!!
Now to get ready for a very busy week ahead & our FIRST MARCHING CONTEST on Saturday!
It will truly be BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL!

OUR INAUGURAL MATTRESS FUNDRAISER WAS A SUCCESS:
A BIG THANK YOU to the parents & students who came out to support our first mattress fundraiser on Saturday! Despite the crazy weather, we had a good turnout & we will be sharing the results of this fundraiser with you soon! Milcah Ray & her amazing team from CFS/Mattress Firm were awesome, and I know many of you were able to get new mattresses, pillows & comfy sheets at a great savings! Thanks to the kids who wore the mattress suits and helped bring in more customers!

FRIDAY SEPT 28TH GAME DAY MEAL IS JASON’S DELI:
Please note the kids will be fed Jason’s Deli for this Friday’s pre-game meal. If any student has specific dietary needs or concerns, please contact Sandra Castaneda or Diana Gomez for assistance. orhsbandevents@gmail.com. There are also opportunities to sign up in Charms to help serve meals/drinks for pre-game meals!

SPIRIT SALES AVAILABLE THIS THURS SEPT 27TH:
Please note the show shirts will be available for purchase this Thurs 09/27 from 4pm-6pm. This is the LAST chance to get the show shirts before our first marching contest! Please note, Charms spirit store will be open for you to pay online by credit card if you don’t have cash or check. Just show proof of your online purchase to pick up your shirt(s).
Please contact Vicky Roberts if you have any questions.  orhsbandgear@gmail.com

SPIRIT COMMITTEE POSTER MAKING DAY A SUCCESS/SIGN UP FOR NOTIFICATIONS:
Thanks to the volunteers who came out this past Saturday to help with spirit posters!
The posters look great, and the students will really love to see those signs in the stands at contest!
Please join our Spirit Committee for Remind 101 to get updates on special cheering events & other ways to support our kids!
Text 81010 with @7k43KKa in the message section of the text.

SPIRIT COMMITTEE TO SEND OFF BAND/COLOR GUARD FOR FRIENDSWOOD:
Please join us this Saturday by the 9th grade campus to send off the buses as our band/color guard kids go to Friendswood marching contest.  Please bring your posters, energy, excitement and spirit with you as we wish our kids BEST OF LUCK at their first contest! They truly love to see the support from the parents as they travel to contest! The specific time for send off will be sent via Remind 101, so be sure you sign up to receive it!

FIRST MARCHING CONTEST THIS SAT SEPT 28TH:
It’s hard to believe it but it’s time! Our first marching contest at Friendswood is this Saturday!
Everything is coming together and it’s shaping up to be BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL!
Attached is the itinerary and ticket/parking information for Friendswood.
If you have not signed up to volunteer as chaperone, pit crew, or meal/tent crew, PLEASE come out and be our SPIRIT CREW in the stands! The kids LOVE to see all the support and spirit signs!
We have built a reputation in our school district/area/Texas as the LOUDEST & PROUDEST parents of any marching band at the contests! So please come out and be a part of the excitement!

FIRST SPIRIT NIGHT THURS OCT 11TH AT CANE’S ON RAYFORD RD:
Please mark your calendars & plan to come out to support our band/color guard program on Thurs 10/11/18 from 5pm-9pm at Cane’s Chicken on Rayford Rd. This is a vital part of our fundraising efforts, so please spread the word to your friends/family/co-workers etc. All you have to do is say you are supporting Oak Ridge Band at checkout and we get a portion of the proceeds!
Hope to see you there!

PAVILION UPDATE/REMINDERS:
The concert season is still going strong, and thanks to the parent volunteers & white shirt committee who’ve worked hard to honor our commitment! As a reminder, if you sign up for an alternate position for a show, you must be available to work when there is a cancellation. Please also give plenty of notice if you aren’t able to work a show, so the white shirts can fill that spot in a timely manner. Anyquestions please contact the white shirt committee. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support of our amazing students and this incredible booster club!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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THIS WEEK IN BAND 9/23/18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard!

IT’S CONTEST WEEK!!!!!!  It is finally here…our contest season begins this week when the War Eagle Band/Color Guard debuts our 2018 Show entitled “All Things Bright and Beautiful!”  We will be competing at the Small Town/Big Sound marching contest on Saturday.   The itinerary for Saturday is below, but we want to invite every parent and family member to come out and see us perform.   We want to see and HEAR our War Eagle family in the stands at the contest…..Y’ALL COME ON OUT!!!!!

Thank you to everyone who made our 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser a huge success.  It was a great day and we had a lot of parents and students come out and help.  WAY TO GO…..I will update you on how much we raised in next weeks email.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  Friendswood Contest:   An itinerary along with Ticket pricing and parking instructions will be attached to the Booster Club email.
Itinerary:   Saturday, Sept. 29
8:30am —students arrive ORHS
8:45am – 9:45am   Rehearsal
9:45am – 10:45am-  change into uniform.   Eat snack/lunch
***students, please bring a sack lunch/snack to eat and stay energized
11:00am –  Depart for Friendswood
1:30pm – Warm Up
2:30pm – Prelim Performance!!!!!!!!!
4:30pm – Prelim Awards and Finalist Bands announcement
5:30pm – Dinner (this will be provided by the Booster Club)
6:30pm – Finals contest begins
9:30pm – Award Ceremony and Full Band Retreat
10:30pm – Depart Friendswood
12:00am – Arrive ORHS

2.  Disney Trip Update:
Deposit #2 – $275 is due on Friday, September 28.  Payments can be made in Charms or by Cash
or Check in the band office.
3.  Students will need to bring their New Contest Jackets to school.   We will be using them in rehearsals from now on.

COLOR GUARD CORNER
1.  Rehearsal schedule changes and will now follow the band rehearsal schedule.

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Cut #4 recording due
Concert Band 1: test #1 in class (Aflat/Dflat scales)

Tuesday – SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Varsity Rehearsal –  3:45 – 4:15 ( soloists and front ensemble)
4:15 – 6:45  varsity
****you will need contest jacket

Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Progress Reports come out ( Eligibility is finalized)

Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 4:30pm;  Varsity 4:30 – 5:45pm

Friday –  Disney Payment #2 Due ($275)
Game v. Klein Forest HS (away)

Saturday – Friendswood Marching Contest (Full Band) – all day
***remember to bring a sack lunch and water jug.   Dinner will be provided by the
Booster club.

It is going to be an EXCITING WEEK!!!!  Please come out and support us at the Friendswood Contest.  We promise it will be an awesome performance!  Students:  as we prepare for our first contest of the season and we go through our week of rehearsals..it is important to remember that there are No shortcuts to Excellence….be mentally and physically prepared for every rehearsal!

Excellence is what we do!!!!!

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

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The Guard Report 9/17/18

Quick note for this week —

Sister gift theme for the week is “Beat the Heat” = Summer related items.  The football game is a HOME game even though it’s at Moorhead stadium. Kick off is at 7pm.

Homecoming Mums workshop will be this coming Saturday9/22  in the Guard Room on Sr campus 10 am to 5pm.  Come and Go event – any help would be appreciated.  Please bring with you – scissors, hot glue gun and a long arm stapler if you have one.

If you haven’t yet, please send the $10 mum payment to school with your daughter in a sealed envelope to give to Alysha (Social Officer).

Also happening this Saturday is the Mattress fundraiser and Spirit poster session.

See you Saturday!

Liesl Walton
ORHS Band Booster
Color Guard Liaison

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/17/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Thanks to all the parents who volunteered for our game this past Friday vs The Woodlands. There sure were a lot of cheers for our amazing kids, because they looked and sounded great! Now we hope you & your students are fully rested and recharged for anexciting week coming up!

END OF 1ST 6 WEEKS GRADING PERIOD ENDS FRI SEPT 21ST:
We cannot STRESS the importance of this grading period, as it affects your student’s eligibility.
Any student who is not passing all of their classes as of this Friday will be INELIGIBLE! We cannot afford to have empty spots in our beautiful marching show! So PLEASE check your students grades ASAP to be sure they are passing every class!

FRIDAY SEPT 21ST GAME DAY MEAL IS PIZZA HUT:
Please note the kids will be fed Pizza Hut for this Friday’s pre-game meal. If any student has specific dietary needs or concerns, please contact Sandra Castaneda or Diana Gomez for assistance. orhsbandevents@gmail.com. There are also opportunities to sign up in Charms to help serve meals/drinks for pre-game meals!

IRONS 8TH GRADERS TO JOIN ORHS BAND THIS FRI SEPT 21ST:
This will be an exciting and busy night at Moorehead Stadium in Conroe as we will have Irons 8th graders join our band for “Future Ware Eagle Band” students! There are opportunities to sign up for volunteers in Charms, so please do so right away! If you are not able to chaperone or volunteer we encourage you to come out & cheer for our students-they really love to see the support!

BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL CONTEST JACKETS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED:
Please refer to Ms. P’s email to the band earlier today regarding the care & specific washing details for these beautiful contest jackets. We cannot wait to see how the show will look this Friday!  And since there are no extra jackets available, it is IMPERATIVE that you maintain excellent care of your student’s show jacket during the entire marching season.

FLAG RETURN FOR LABOR DAY/PATRIOTS DAY WRAPPED UP SMOOTHLY:
Our Flag Committee would like to say a BIG THANK YOU  to all who turned out this past Saturday to help return flags! While some volunteers placed and/or picked up 2 routes, most everyone placed only 1 route. This means we can work easier & faster by having the work load spread out. There are still opportunities to assist with flag committee if interested. Any questions? Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz. orhsbandflags@gmail.com

PROP BUILDING DAY WAS A SUCCESS:
A BIG thanks to ALL the parents/volunteers who came out this past Saturday to help with finishing the front screens for our beautiful marching show. It was very short notice, but we appreciate you very much for helping out! Keep in mind, we still need to work on the back screens and the trellis for the show, so stay tuned for additional dates/times. At least we got the front screens all finished so our students can begin working with them & perfecting it for the show!

MATTRESS FUNDRAISER SEPT 22:
Please be sure you are spreading the word about our Mattress Fundraisers NOW!
Ms. P attached a flyer to her band email earlier today. Please feel free to print & SHARE with your friends, family, co-workers etc. That is ALL we need to do is get the word out to our community. Milcah Ray & her amazing team from CFS/Mattress Firm will do the rest! Hope to see you there!

SPIRIT SALES AVAILABLE THIS THURS SEPT 20TH:
Please note the Spirit shirts, decals, show shirts etc will be available for purchase this Thurs 09/20 starting at 4pm to the end of marching rehearsal. They will be set up in the band hall, and this will be the last opportunity to purchase spirit gear prior to Homecoming!  Please contact Vicky Roberts if you have any questions.  orhsbandgear@gmail.com

SPIRIT COMMITTEE ALSO PLANNING POSTER MAKING DAY SAT SEPT 22ND:
Please come out to the band hall this Sat 9/22 from 9am-12 noon to help make spirit signs/posters to support our awesome kids! We know you will be at the school anyway purchasing your mattress/pillows/sheet sets. So either before or after the mattress purchase, come to the band hall and show off your creative side!  Please bring poster boards and supplies to help make signs so our kids will be able to spot us cheering for them in the stands at contest!

Thank you for your continued support of our sensational students and this wonderful booster club!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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THIS WEEK IN BAND 9/17/18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,

We had another great football game….despite the weather!   Thank you to all the parents who helped to make our game run so smoothly!!!!!  You guys are AWSOME!  A Huge THANK YOU goes to everyone who helped with the Flag Return.   It went very well…..WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  Friday is the end of the 6 week grading period and it is an ELIGIBILITY progress report.   Which means….anyone who is not passing all of their classes as of Friday will become INELIGIBLE.  If you become ineligible, you are not allowed to participate at games and contests.  You are allowed and expected to attend practices.  Losing Eligibility may result in loss of marching spot.  KEEP TRACK OF YOUR GRADES PLEASE!

2.  Last Friday students received their Contest Jacket (which you have paid for).  They look great and we cannot wait to debut them.  Here are the WASHING INSTRUCTIONS:
a.  DO NOT PUT THEM IN A WASHING MACHINE OR DRYER!!!!!!!
b.  HAND WASH in cold water with a mild detergent.  DO NOT USE WOOLITE.
c.  Rinse in cold water and HANG TO DRY.
d.  Do Not:   dry clean
iron
use hot water
e.  If you get a stain on it…use WINDEX for oil or grease stains.
****we do not have extra sizes and cannot reorder…so if something happens we do not have
another one for you to purchase.

3. 1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, September 22 from 10 – 5.   Please see the attached flyer and help us get the word out.   That is the only thing we have to do….please spread the word!

4.  At this Friday’s Game against Klein Collins we will be hosting the “Future War Eagle Band Members”….our 8th graders from IRONS Jr. High will be joining us.   It will be a really fun evening!

5.  We are looking for a band/guard parent that can video our contest performances.  We need someone who has equipment that can take video of the entire football field.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. P.

COLOR GUARD CORNER
Monday:  Flags 3:15 – 5:15
All Guard members meet at Senior Campus for class.
Tuesday:  Full Guard 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday: Rifle Line 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday: Full Guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday:  Game v. Klein Collins at Moorhead Stadium
***Progress Report Day – this will affect Eligibility!!!!!!
Saturday:  1st Annual Mattress Fundraiser  10am – 5pm Senior Campus Cafeteria

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Mr. Dixon will be here to do masterclasses in Wind Ensemble,Symphonic and Concert 1.
(bring concert instruments)
Percussion Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm( note: this will be the last Monday practice.  You will
be moving to a Tues/Wed/Thurs schedule)
Tuesday -Varsity Rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Varsity Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15
Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 4:30, Varsity 4:30 – 5:45
Friday – Game v. Klein Collins -Moorhead Stadium …8th grade Band Night
Progress Report Day – this will affect Eligibility!!!!!!!!!
Saturday – 1st Annual Band Mattress Fund Raiser – 10am – 5pm; Senior Cafeteria

We are getting closer to our First contest….so as we go through practices this week, let’s remember that there No Shortcuts to Excellence and Excellence is what we do in the War Eagle Band/Guard program!    Let’s have a Fantastic Week!!!!!!

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

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The Guard Report 9/9/18

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Monday is just around the corner – the start to another BUSY War Eagle Marching Band week! Here’s a few things to keep in mind…
1. Monday 9/10 – Open House @ ORHS 6pm-7:30pm … NO after school PRACTICE
2. Tuesday 9/11 – Band Booster Club meeting will be held in the auditorium @ 7pm.
3. Eligibility will be affected in just two weeks! It will be here before you know it and we wouldn’t want to be missing any of our Guard Girls for the first competition on Sept 29th @ Friendswood. Please keep an eye on your daughter’s grades – She must be maintaining a 70 or above in all classes to participate at games and competitions.
4. Practice Schedule for this week has been revised due to Open House and the availability of our choreographer Mr. Sperling. The three practice dates are for ALL Guard
Monday – No Practice
Tuesday –3pm – 7pm w/ Mr. Sperling
Wednesday – 3:15pm – 5:15pm
Thursday – 3:15pm – 5:45pm
5. Friday 9/14 – AWAY game vs The Woodlands @ Woodforest Stadium. Kick-off is @ 7pm.
6. Don’t forget to sign up for OAK RIDGE BAND 2018-2019 Remind 101. This is the way to stay in the loop when the band/guard travels. The directors will send out reminders and updates as well as ETA’s for the buses getting back to the school. Text the message @orband18 to the number 81010. If that gives you trouble, try texting @orband18 to 936-755-3995. There’s also a REMIND 101 mobile app if you prefer to get push notifications on your smartphone.
Booster Business
1. SNAP RAISE Fundraiser was a success! We reached our 77\% participation goal and raised approx. $27,720 for our program. Please send out a huge “Thank you” to all of your family and friends that supported our girls and helped us reach our goal.
2. Important information for the Mattress Fundraiser, the Friendswood Marching Contest, and the Disney Trip will be given at the Booster Meeting Tuesday @ 7pm. Come a little early and watch the band practice for a bit then stay for the meeting.
3. “ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL” Show Shirt orders will be available for pick-up on Thursday 9/13 from 4pm – thru the end of rehearsal. Please contact Vicky Roberts if you have any questions orhsbandgear@gmail.com
4. Flag return day is Saturday 9/15 8am-11am. Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz with any questions orhsbandflags@gmail.com
5. There’s still time to earn points for your Fair-Share and Trip Fees. Sign up in Charms to volunteer at the Pavilion. The White Shirt Crew would be happy to answer any of your questions – just email them @ orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com
Guard Mom note – The Homecoming game is Friday 10/16. It has been tradition for the girls to receive a Homecoming mum to wear at the game. Typically, a group of guard parents get together a few times to make the mums. We are planning on having the first “MUM Making” party on Saturday 9/22 – place and time to be determined. We have 40 mums to assemble – we would love to have your help! More details to follow soon…very soon.
**NOTE** The cost for this mum is $10. You should have gotten a cash app request from Guard Mom Nikohl Allgood. We are missing a few cell numbers on our contact list so if you did not get the request, please contact Nikohl @ 281-381-6731. If you would rather send cash to school with your daughter, please put $10 in a sealed envelope with her name on it and have her turn it into Alysha (Social Officer).
If you are interested in seeing what the mums looked like last year, check out the PARENTS THAT LOVE OAK RIDGE GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE. I’ll re-post some pictures. The girls enjoy having this privilege – it is something special that the directors allow only the GUARD to do for Homecoming. BUT it is an ALL or NOTHING type of thing. That means we have to have 100\% participation or it cannot happen. Also, because it will be considered a part of their uniform, the girls are ONLY allowed to wear the mums that are “Guard Mom made” at the game. We will hand out the mums on game night after the girls have changed into uniform. If your daughter wore a mum of her choice to school that day, there will be a place for her to hang that mum in the guard room for safe keeping while we are at the game.
One last thing… PARENTS THAT LOVE OAK RIDGE GUARD FACEBOOK PAGE is aclosed group for parents only. Very recently, we had some guard girls request to join so they can access the AWESOME pics that we parents post. You know the ones that they give us a hard time about taking but then can’t wait to see. Due to unfortunate past situations, we have to decline any student request to join the parent page even though we realize it’s only to get access to those “dreadful” pics that they secretly love. So feel free to save and share the pics to their other media accounts for them to enjoy.
Hope to see you Tuesday night at the Booster Meeting!
Liesl Walton
ORHS Band Booster
Color Guard Liaison
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Oak Ridge High School Band in Oak Ridge, Texas.