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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 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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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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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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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/9/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Happy Sunday & hope you and your students are able to rest & recharge from a very busy week this past week! Congrats to our ORHS Varsity Football Team for an exciting win on Friday over the Elsik Rams! And thanks to all the parent volunteers who made our first away game an incredibly successful event! Also, we must thank our parents & families who drove toElsik to support our students! We had a great turnout in the stands! That truly is
WAR EAGLE PRIDE at it’s best! Now on to the upcoming events and information for this week.

SNAP RAISE FUNDRAISER HAS ENDED SUCCESSFULLY:
Thank you to our students & parents who helped us meet our 77\% participation goal for the Snap Raise fundraiser! We will be receiving approx $27,000 as a result, and those funds will definitely be put to great use in supporting our students and this amazing program!

NEXT BOOSTER MEETING THIS TUES 09/11/18:
Please mark your calendars and plan to meet us in the auditorium for our next booster club meeting @ 7pm this coming Tues. There will be lots of information to share with parents regarding the upcoming Friendswood Marching contest and the Disney trip. Also additional information will be given regarding our Mattress Fundraiser which is coming up Sat Sept 22.
You definitely do not want to miss it! We look forward in seeing your smiling faces and we’d love for you to bring your positive thoughts, ideas & suggestions too!

THIS COMING SAT 09/15/18 IS FLAG RETURN DAY:
Our Flag Committee would like to remind you that our Flags with Pride return will be this Sat Sept 15 from 8am-11am. Please be sure to use the same route sheets to pick up the flags you placed. Please also notate any concerns on the sheets when you turn them in (missing PVC sleeves, broken, leaning) The flags will need to be rolled neatly and rubber banded prior to turning in. More details coming soon regarding how to get rubber bands prior to Saturday morning.
Please sign up in Charms for Flag return if you haven’t already done so.
Any questions? Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz & our flag committee. orhsbandflags@gmail.com

SHOW SHIRT ORDERS AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP THURS SEPT 13TH:
If you ordered a “Bright & Beautiful” show shirt, they can be picked up this Thurs from 4pm through the end of the varsity marching practice. Please contact Vicky Roberts if any questions.   orhsbandgear@gmail.com

PAVILION UPDATE-STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP:
Please log into Charms and check the volunteer availability for upcoming concerts. Thanks to the white shirts for keeping this important fundraiser going strong, but we still have lots of opportunities for parents to volunteer and earn those points! Especially for Majic Under the Stars and BuzzFEST in October! Please contact the white shirt crew if any questions. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

Thank you for your continued support of our AWESOME students and this incredible Booster Club–stay “BRIGHT & BOOSTERFUL” my friends!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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Oak Ridge High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

Saturday, September 22 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Oak Ridge High School

Come get a better night’s sleep and support the Oak Ridge Band at the inaugural Oak Ridge High School Band Mattress Fundraiser!

We will have over 20 different mattress sets on display such as Simmons Beautyrest priced up to 50% below retail. The event is ONE DAY ONLY so we need your help to spread the word to family and friends. Every purchase benefits the Oak Ridge BAND!

Come help us kick off this new fundraiser. If you are not in the market for a new mattress, pillows and other accessories will also be available.

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 9/3/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters & Happy Labor Day! Hope you are able to rest & enjoy this much needed rain & cooler temperatures. We had a very successful first football game & halftime show this past Friday. Also, what an exciting opportunity to watch the Texas Tech Red Raider Marching Band perform a special exhibition show for us after the game–WOW! They looked and sounded amazing!
Now on to the upcoming events and information for this week.

1ST FOOTBALL GAME A SUCCESS:
Thanks to ALL the parent volunteers who came together to make our first football game successful! From coordinating the pre-game meals, passing out the meals, helping with the students hair-do’s,
chaperones helping keep control in the stands, pit crew helping with equipment, and our very own “voice of the War Eagle Band” announcing at half time! It’s amazing what we can do when we focus on our students and put their needs as priority #1!

PROPER HAIR CARE PROCEDURES FOR GAME DAY/MARCHING CONTESTS:
Due to the change in uniform requirements this marching season, the students will no longer be wearing the hats with plumes for halftime shows or marching contests. Your students should already be aware of this, but girls must wear their long hair in a “sock bun” and guys must “slick back” their hair to all be in unison.  There are several good hair gel products the guys can use, just not recommended to use any “sticky” gels like Gorilla gel. Please note, the uniform crew is selling the sock buns for $2, if your student does not already own one. You may want to have extras just in case. Also, bobby pins and hair ties are suggested. The chaperones will have extras on hand at football games & contests, but it’s always recommended that your students are prepared.

CHECK OUT THE ORHS BAND FACEBOOK PAGE:
Thanks to Brad Walton for uploading 100+ photos from the first football game! Go check out all the great photos and memories our students have already begun to make! @orhsbandtx

1ST FLAG HOLIDAY WAS A SUCCESS:
Our Flag Committee would like to give a GIANT round of applause to all who turned out this past Saturday to help place flags! By 11am Sat morning, all 97 routes were picked put & being placed throughout our community! WAY TO GO!! Please note, we will be leaving the flags out for 2 weeks, in observance of Labor Day & Patriots Day. Flag return will be Sat Sept 15 8am-11am. Please be sure to keep route sheets in a safe place and notate any concerns on the sheets when you turn them in on the 15th with the neatly rolled flags. Please sign up in Charms for Flag return if you haven’t already done so. Any questions? Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz & our flag committee. orhsbandflags@gmail.com

SNAP RAISE FUNDRAISER ENDING SOON/MATTRESS FUNDRAISER SEPT 22:
Please be sure you are spreading the word about Snap Raise and our Mattress Fundraisers NOW!
We only have 3 days left for Snap Raise, and we need at least 77\\\\\\\% participation so our profit percentage can be higher! Also the ORHS Band Mattress Fundraiser is set for Sat Sept 22 from 10am-5pm in the ORHS Cafeteria. Please mark your calendars now! We need all parents & students to participate for this to be a successful event!

PAVILION UPDATE-STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN UP:
Please log into Charms and check the volunteer availability for upcoming concerts. Thanks to the white shirts for keeping this important fundraiser going strong, but we still have lots of opportunities for parents to volunteer and earn those points! Especially for Majic Under the Stars and BuzzFEST in October! Please contact the white shirt crew if any questions. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

SPIRIT YARD SIGNS  & STADIUM SIGNS AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP THURS SEPT 6TH:
If you ordered a yard sign or stadium sign, they can be picked up this Thursimmediately following the Full Band practice through the end of the varsity marching practice. Distribution will end shortly after the varsity band is finished with practice. Please contact Vicky Roberts if any questions.   orhsbandspirit@gmail.com

CHARMS STATEMENTS TO GO OUT THIS WEEK:
Please keep an eye on your student’s account in Charms, as the Disney trips have been added for those who turned in the contract. Also remember that Fair Share fees must be paid in full in order to be eligible for Disney trip. Also note, Pavilion points earned through Aug 29th have been added to fees. Any questions, please contact Terri Conley.  orhsbandtreas2@gmail.com

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

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The Guard Report 8/26/18

Rise UP War Eagle Nation – It’s Game Time!
Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?!?!
Here’s a bit of good-to-know info —
1. The first football game is this Friday 8/31 @ Woodforest Bank Stadium. All tickets are $8 at the gate.
2. Sister gifts – just a token of sisterly affection, no need to spend lots of money ($10 MAX limit). Can be anything homemade or store bought that goes along with the theme of the week. Be creative! Sister gifts are given only at HOME games.
Friday 8/31 – Surviving Guard…things to help get you through a late night game like extra bobby pins, chips, candy, hair ties, make-up wipes, lip balm, etc.
Friday 9/21 – Beat the Heat… Anything summer related like sunglasses, pocket fans, sunscreen, summer scented lotion, water squirt toys, etc.
Friday 10/21 – Favorite Things… Customize to your sister’s favorites list
Saturday 10/27 Travel Kit … Road trip accessories like sleep mask, travel pillows, blankies, ear buds, puzzle and or coloring books, etc.
Friday 11/9 Winter Cold… It can get chilly out there (believe it or not it’s happened). Anything winter related like mittens, ear muffs, scarves, fuzzy socks, blankies, etc.
3. Homecoming is Friday 10/12. A small traditional mum is worn with their uniforms for the homecoming game. The mums are custom made and are coordinated to match one another. The cost of the mum is $10.00 and can be paid with cash to be given to Alysha Allgood, Social Officer, or may be paid via a cash app provided by Mrs. Nikohl Allgood, Guard Mom.
These mums are distributed to the girls on game day. Individualized mums can be worn during the school day but are not allowed once they are in uniform.
4. Football games are FUN but the Guard has a job to do. The girls are not allowed to leave their section to sit or visit with family, go the concession stand or buy spirit gear. Only the directors and chaperones are allowed in the cordoned off “band section”. Chaperones also have a very important job to do – they are tasked with keeping all of the band/guard students and their equipment safe. Please keep this in mind when you see them in the stands.
5. Game Nights are often LATE nights. Once the buses arrive back at the school, the girls are responsible for putting away their equipment and changing out of the uniforms BEFORE they are dismissed. You will be given an estimated time of arrival to the school but they do need time to complete their responsibilities before they are able to leave. Please plan accordingly.
6. There’s lots of opportunities to get involved – game day committees and chaperoning. Sign up in CHARMS! Don’t forget to go to the CISD website and complete the background check prior to signing up. It’s free and results are usually back within a day or two. There’s still time to get it done before the first game day this Friday.

Color Guard Rehearsal schedule for this week
Monday – Flag Line rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity rehearsal 4:15 – 6:45pm – SLT meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Rifle Line rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – Varsity rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – Game Day – home v. Dawson – Pep Rally during Eagle’s Nest – you must have your pep rally shirt

Booster Business
DISNEY CONTRACTS ARE DUE BY THIS FRI AUG 31:
If your student would like to reserve their spot for the Disney Trip March 2019, now is the time to turn in the contract. You may pay the 1st installment via Charms, but the contract itself must be turned in to Ms. P in order for your reservation to be complete.
Also remember that all fair share fees must be satisfied before your student is allowed to reserve a spot for Disney. If you are working Pavilion to pay for Fair Share/trip fees, please check your accounts on a regular basis and keep track of the shows you work, etc.
1ST FLAG HOLIDAY-LABOR DAY IS THIS SAT SEPT 1ST!!
Please mark your calendars now to help with our first flag holiday of 2018-2019 season on Sat Sept 1st from 8am-11am at flag storage. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK to ensure this program remains successful and supports our community and country. Thanks for all who have signed up already in Charms, but there are still plenty of spots that need to be filled. Flags will stay out for 2 weeks to cover both Labor Day & Patriots Day. Flag return will be Sat Sept 15 8am-11am.
Any questions? Please contact Melissa Lunkwitz & our flag committee. orhsbandflags@gmail.com
CHARMS ACCOUNT STATEMENTS WILL BE GOING OUT SOON:
Please note that your students account statements will be going out via email soon. Disney trips, Fair share fees, etc will all be listed on the statements.
Any questions regarding statements, please contact Terri Conley. orhsbandtreas2@gmail.com
SNAP RAISE & MATTRESS FUNDRAISERS ARE VITAL TO OUR PROGRAM:
Please be sure you are spreading the word about Snap Raise and our Mattress Fundraiser NOW! We only have 11 days left for Snap Raise, and our Mattress Fundraiser is set for Sat Sept 22. Mark your calendars! We need all students to participate for this to be successful and our budget depends on these events to sustain our level of commitment to the program! Remember you can share these events on social media, so please get the word out in our community!
PAVILION CONCERTS ARE STILL NEEDING FULL STAFF:
Please log into Charms and check the volunteer availability for upcoming concerts. Thanks to the white shirts for keeping this important fundraiser going strong, but we still have lots of opportunities for parents to volunteer and earn those points! Especially for Majic Under the Stars and BuzzFEST in October! Please contact the white shirt crew if any questions. orhsbandpavilion@gmail.com

Go War Eagles!
Liesl Walton
ORHS Band Booster
Color Guard Liaison

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