A SPECIAL Letter from the Band Directors 10-28-18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard

Please see the letter below!!!

Below is a schedule of This Weeks Activities. You will be receiving a lot of emails that will detail the specifics of our upcoming trips to BOA Super Regional and to UIL State marching contests. Please be patient as we work through all of the logistics. And please read all of the communications that we send.

THIS WEEK IN BAND: Schedule of Events this week.

Monday – 1. We will be postponing the Etude and Scale tests – scheduled for this week.

 2.No after school rehearsal -please use this day to get ahead in all of your classes...you will
   need to get everything done prior to leaving for State Marching Contest.
3.  Please pay for the Region Orchestra entry fee (if that involves you).

Tuesday – 1. Varsity Rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm ( Mr. Spicer will be here)

2.SLT meeting during EN

Wednesday -1. Disney Deposit #3 Due: $275

2. Varsity Stadium Rehearsal at Woodforest 3:30 - 6:30pm (parent exhibition at 6:00pm)
       ****Mr. Markham and Mr. Calima will be here
       ****Halloween sock rehearsal

Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm

Friday – 1.SLT pep rally at Houser Elem. during school

2.Game v. Klein HS  7pm

Saturday – BOA Super Regional Contest – San Antonio

*****an itinerary will be sent out tomorrow.

Monday – UIL State Marching Contest – Prelim performances

Tuesday – UIL State Marching Contest- Final Performances

*****itinerary will be sent out later this week.

Special “Save the Date”: We have our November Veteran’s Day Flag Holiday coming up.

Flag Pick up will be:  Thursday, November 8 !!!!!   Sign up in Charms please.

As you can imagine there are a lot of logistics that are being worked out. We will get you itineraries and specific information just as soon as we can. Please continue to read through all communications from our Band and Boosters.

It is going to be a FUN week!!!!!

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

Special letter from the Directors

What an amazing day it was yesterday! As I am writing this, I am still overcome with the emotions of our
history making day!!!!! My mind is going 100 miles an hour as we begin to prepare and organize the upcoming
week….But before I get immersed in the planning….it is important to me, and really all of us, to pause …..take a
deep breath….and give thanks!!!!!!
First, I would like to say how grateful I am to be working with such an incredible teaching team. To Mr. Dillard,
Mr. Vela and Mr. Landers, I want to say thank you for your expertise, your leadership, your passion and most
importantly your friendship. It doesn’t get any better than this team….and I am truly humbled and thankful to be
working with you guys.
Secondly, to ALL the wonderful parents of our OR family. Mrs. Comeaux and the entire executive board of the
Booster Club, your guidance and coordination of our support organization is beyond amazing. We are so
thankful to all of our parents who serve or volunteer with: chaperoning, pit crew, meal service, uniform
maintenance, spirit and general cheerleading. Seeing all of you in the stands at every performance with your
incredible signs and hearing all of your cheering…..really energizes us to perform our best. We are so grateful
for your support and selfless work….You truly are:
All Things Bright and Beautiful to our program…..Thank YOU!
I also want to thank our design team, who helped us create this unbelievably special show.
Production Coordinator: Jeremy Spicer
Visual Coordinator: Mark Calima
Music Designers: JD Shaw
Bryan Harmsen
Drill Designer: Pete Weber
Color Guard Choreographer: Jeffrey Sperling
Body Choreographer: Josh Wendt
Electronics/and Percussion: Dr. Jeff Otto
Marching Techs: Mr. Gonzales
Thank you for being apart of TEAM OAK RIDGE!
Third: I would say Thank You…to our Administration, and Faculty of Oak Ridge HS. We could not do what we
do…without your support: Thank you Mr. Johnson for your unwavering belief in us. Thank Dr. Bob Horton,
CISD Fine Arts Coordinator for all you do for us. Thank you Ms. Florian for being our number one fan and
thanks to our incredible cluster teachers: Michael Dick and Vincent Morris from Irons Jr High, Jennifer Brown,
Charlie Stott and Ireland Hirschman at Vogal Intermediate….look at what your “babies” have done!!!!!
And Last….and most important….To the amazing young people of the Oak Ridge War Eagle Band/Color Guard.
Thank you for trusting the process and going bravely into the unknown. Thank you for believing that there are
no shortcuts to Excellence and working so hard to make our goals…..a historical reality! I do not have enough
words to tell you how very proud we are of all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You continue to inspire us each and
every day!
How fitting that we will be finishing our marching season during the month of Thanksgiving. The War Eagle
Nation has much to be grateful for. On behalf of all of the Directors…..
We say THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! It is an honor and a privilege to be your directors.

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