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.
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:
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!!!!!!!!!
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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