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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THIS WEEK IN BAND 9/3/18

Happy Labor Day War Eagle Band/Color Guard,

Way to Go!!!!!  to the War Eagle Band/Color Guard for an outstanding first game!  It was a great day for the program…..fun pep rally, good pre game meal. fantastic first halftime performance and an exciting display from the TECH Band!   This was a great way to start the season.   We want to give a HUGE Thank You to all the parent volunteers who helped to make our first game run so smoothly….thanks to Mrs Castenada, Mrs Gomez and the pre game meal parents….thanks to Mrs Clements, Mrs Milligan and all the chaperons….thanks to Mr Clements, Mr Walton and our great pit crew and thanks to Mr Jackson for being the “voice” of the War Eagle Band!   It truly takes a village to run our program…..AGAIN WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  Snap-Raise Campaign–There are only 3 days left in our Snap-Raise fundraiser and so far we are doing great.   As of today, we have raised $33,886 with 636 supporters and 74\%  participation.  We want to make one final push that will increase our participation to 77\%…that way our profit percentage goes way up!   Please send out and share your child’s Snap-Raise information on all your social media….Let’s make one big final push to reach our goal of 77\% participation!!!!!

2.We want to give a GIANT round of applause to everyone who turned out to help distribute our Flags for our first holiday.   By 11am Saturday morning all 97 routes had been picked up!  We will leave the flags up for 2 weeks!  Flag pick up will be Saturday Sept. 15 from 8 – 11am.  Please be sure to keep your route sheet in a safe place so you can use it to pick up your routes.  Also for tracking purposes we need everyone to sign up for Flag Return in Charms if you have not already done so.  If you were not able to help last Saturday, you can still sign up to help with Flag Return…..just go to Charms to sing up.   THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

3.  Attached to this email are instructions to sign up for the War Eagle Band/Color Guard Remind 101.  Please do this.   We use this feature when we travel to help keep parents informed of arrival times.   This week is our first AWAY game and we will be traveling to Crump Stadium in Alief.  We will be able to let you know of our arrival time through Remind.  Please sign up.

4.- Since we are traveling this week all students will need a Garment Bag to store their uniform in for travel.   Please add that to your list of things you need for game days.

5.  Please look at this weeks schedule closely.   Since it is a short week the rehearsal schedule is a bit different.

6.  Progress Reports for the first Grading Period go out on Tuesday-  PLEASE CHECK YOUR GRADES….the end of the 6 week grading period is coming quickly (Sept. 21)

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Tuesday:   Full Guard rehearsal 3 -7pm with Mr. Sperling
Wednesday:  Full rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday:  Full rehearsal 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday:  Game Day ( v. Elsik HS- away) 7pm…arrive home approximately 11:00pm

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Tuesday- Varsity Band 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band – Etude #1 Due
Wednesday – Varsity Band Rehearsal ( Drumline and Pit included!!!!!!!!!) 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – Full Band rehearsal 3:15 – 4:30pm, Varsity Band rehearsal 4:30 – 5:45pm
Friday – Game Day (v. Elsik HS away) …arrive home approximately 11:00pm

Enjoy the rest of your holiday and be ready for a great week!!!!!
Remember that there are NO Shortcuts to Excellence…..and Excellence is everything is what the War Eagle Band/Color Guard does!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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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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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 8/26/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Happy Sunday, & yes we survived the 1ST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL!
The marching practices this week went well, and we are proud of how hard all of the students have been working on their marching show! We are excited to see how it goes for our first football game!
Now on to the upcoming events and information for this week!

UNIFORM CREW NEEDS HELP IRONING PANT LEG HEMS:
We STILL have a “pressing need” for parent volunteers to come to the band hall during school or during marching practice to iron the hems of the bibbers. Pam Clements will have irons & ironing boards set up in the uniform room all this week, 7:30am to the end of practice time. We MUST have all the bibber hems pressed neatly & looking sharp BEFORE our first game this Fri Aug 31!

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.

FIRST FOOTBALL GAME IS THIS FRI AUG 31:
We are excited and getting geared up for our first football game! This will be an awesome start to our marching season, and we need all parent volunteers to plug in & get involved to make it a success!
There are still opportunities in Charms to sign up to help with pre-game meals, chaperones, pit crew.
Please note, any first time volunteers for chaperone or pit crew needs to purchase the required shirt at or before the game. Please contact Pam Clements or Larry Clements if any questions.
Please refer to Mrs. P’s email to know what your students need to bring on Game Day, so they are prepared & ready for their first game! It’s gonna be alot of fun!

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

1ST PROP BUILDING DAY WAS A SUCCESS:
A BIG THANK YOU to the parent volunteers who came out this past Saturday & helped with the props for our marching show! We were able to get 11 out of the 18 front screens completed and boy are they “bright & beautiful”! Please stay tuned for the next prop building date. We will let you know as soon as possible so you can join us!

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 now! 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

SPIRIT SALES AND SECTION SHIRTS:
The spirit sales will be available the first football game this Friday Aug 31, so please stop by the table and pick up your War Eagle Band/Color Guard shirts to show your support! Also, your studentswill be getting the section shirt pre-order forms soon! So be on the lookout for those and be sure they are turned in as soon as possible.

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

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THIS WEEK IN BAND 8/26/18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard,
Well….we made it through the first full week of school!  WAY TO GO….and now we are gearing up for our first football game this week against Dawson HS.   Please read this email in its entirety…there is valuable information regarding game day procedures.   We will be going over all of the “Game Day” events in class on Wednesday.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1.  There are only 11 days left in our SNAP-RAISE fundraiser.   As of this email we have raised $28,658 and have 57\% participation.   Parents it would be really helpful if you would send out your child’s SNAP-RAISE email to all of your contacts via all forms of social media.   We have seen a huge increase when this happens!

2.  Saturday is our first FLAGS WITH PRIDE holiday.  Please sign up to help.  This fundraiser brings in about $50,000 each year to support our War Eagle Band Program.  Flag Pick Up and Placement is Saturday, September 1st, 8-11am.  Flags will stay out for two weeks to cover both holidays.  Flag Return will be Saturday, September 15, 8-11am.  Sign up in CHARMS.  If you have any questions, please email…orhsbandflags@gmail.com!

3.  The Disney trip first deposit is due Friday, August 31.  Please make sure you turn in your signed contract to Ms. Pradervand by Friday.

4.  Friday is our first football game and pep rally.  Students will need to bring all of their uniform parts to school that day. (marching shoes, long black socks, compression shorts, compression shirt, flip folder, instrument, water jug).  We will also have our first pep rally during school.  Students must wear their blue travel shirt (pep rally shirt) for the pep rally.   After school we will have a brief run through rehearsal with the dance team.   Students will then have their first “pre game meal”. (please make sure you have completed your payment for the meal.)  After dinner, students will change and bus over to the stadium for the game.   Pre game festivities begin at 6:30pm and the game will begin at 7:00pm.   We have a wonderful TREAT at this game.   The Texas Tech University “Goin Band from Raiderland”!  will give a special performance after our game!   We are so excited that our students and crowd will get to see a GREAT University Band!.   After the performance we will bus back to school for uniform turn in.   Student’s will be dismissed once they have successfully turned in their uniform.

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
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
Disney trip payment due
Saturday – Flags With Pride Placement 8am – 11am – sign up in CHARMS

THIS WEEK IN BAND:
Monday – Percussion Rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity Rehearsal 4:15pm – 6:45pm
Student Leadership meeting during Eagle’s Nest
Wednesday – Varsity Winds rehearsal 3:15 – 5:15 ( no percussion)
Thursday – Full Band 3:15 – 5:00pm (Game Day Dress Rehearsal) Varsity 5:00-5:45pm
Friday – Pep Rally during Eagle’s Nest (you must have your blue pep rally shirt)
Game Day – bring all of your uniform items
Disney trip payment due
Saturday-Flags With Pride Placement 8am – 11am…sign up in CHARMS

It’s an exciting week!  Freshmen…you will never forget your FIRST performance!   It is going to be great…..let’s all remember that there are NO Shortcuts to EXCELLENCE and let’s work hard to make our debut performance a fantastic one!

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

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 8/19/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters! Happy Sunday, and hope you & your students are enjoying the day before the 1ST FULL WEEK OF SCHOOL! We had a great finale to our summer marching band with the Band Olympics this past Friday! Thanks to all the parent volunteers who came out & helped make it a successful event! And a BIG Congrats to the winning countries: Flutes won Bronze, Color Guard won Silver & France Horns won the GOLD! The Meet the War Eagle Pep Rally on Saturday was also a success! Now on to the upcoming events and information for this week!

HANDBOOK FORMS DUE BY FRIDAY AUG 24:
Please be sure to print the handbook agreement off of Charms, and both the student + parent need to sign and turn in to the band directors by this Friday Aug 24th.

DISNEY CONTRACTS ARE DUE BY 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.

SAVE THE DATE-1ST FLAG HOLIDAY IS LABOR DAY!!
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. Look for sign ups in CHARMS later this week!
Any questions? Please contact our flag committee. orhsbandflags@gmail.com

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE CISD BACKGROUND CHECKS ASAP:
Parents, we thank you SO MUCH for your willingness and enthusiasm to volunteer this year! The round robin booster meeting shows that more parents are wanting to help out & that is incredible!
The first 3 games are already loaded in Charms for volunteers to sign-up.
But PLEASE be sure you have completed the CISD Volunteer background check! It only takes a few minutes, and once you receive your confirmation email, please forward to Pam Clements ASAP.
pamela_clements@yahoo.com

UNIFORM CREW NEEDS HELP IRONING PANT LEG HEMS:
We are in need of parent volunteers to come to the band hall during school or during marching practice to iron the hems of the bibbers. Pam Clements will have irons & ironing boards set up in the uniform room. We MUST have all the bibber hems pressed neatly & looking sharp BEFORE our first game!

SHOW SHIRTS & SPIRIT SIGN ORDER FORMS ARE DUE BY THIS WED AUG 22:
If you’d like to pre-order the BRIGHT & BEAUTIFUL show shirt and/or spirit signs for this year, please turn in the order form & money to the band hall by this Wed 08/22.
Any questions can be directed to our spirit committee. orhsbandgear@gmail.com

GEAR CAN BE ORDERED THROUGH THE ONLINE WEB-STORE:
If your student is in need of any extra gear items, please check the web-store for online ordering. Please note the orders will be fulfilled when merchandise is in stock or received from vendor. Please note, online gear orders must be paid in full before items will be delivered to students/parents.

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 need 100\\\% participation 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! We want, and NEED, Oak Ridge Band to be the top mattress selling band organization & snap raise participant inour area!! Which means we need you,
your family, friends, co-workers, and employers to help us!

Thank you for your continued support of our amazing students and this awesome booster club!
We realize everyone has busy lives, but we also realize these few years of high school will be over in the blink of an eye. So let’s keep that in mind as we work together for our students success!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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THIS WEEK IN BAND 8/19/18

Hello War Eagle Band/Color Guard-  We made it through the start of school…..and it has been a great week.  It culminated with our Annual Band Olympics and the competition was better than ever.   Congratulations to our Medal Winners:    Bronze Medal – Flute Section, Silver Medal – Color Guard and the 2018-2019 Gold Medalists- the French Horn Section.   It was a Fun night and thank you to all of the parents who came out and participated!!!!!!!!!!!!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

#1- Disney Contracts are still being collected.   Please remember that if you pay online, I still need the signed Contract in order for your reservation to be  complete.

#2- Handbook forms are due by Friday.   They must be signed by a parent/guardian and the  student.

#3- SNAP RAISE Fund Raiser Update – We are doing well.  As of this email we have raised $23, 758 with 51.2\% participation.   We really need to up our participation to 77\% in order to receive 77\% of our monies raised.   All you need is one donation to be counted in the participation number….so continue to share your account link on all venues of social media.   Also, continue to add email addresses!   Keep up the good work!

#4-Our Private Lesson program is in full swing.   We are so proud of the exceptional private lesson staff we have assembled to help our students.   Please return private lesson contracts to Ms. P. this week.  If you want more information regarding our private lesson program, you can find it under the documents section in CHARMS.

#5-“SAVE THE DATE”…For Flag Fundraiser for the Labor Day Holiday!
Flag Pick up and placement is:  Saturday, September 1 from 8am to 11am
Please sign up in CHARMS later this week …
If you have any questions please go to orhsbandflags@gmail.com

#6- New Band parking lot directions – for after practice pick up.   We are going to try a new parking lot configuration that will help the traffic flow for after practice pick up…it will also protect students as they go in/out of band hall.   At 3:15 we will shut the gate access closest to the band hall.   You will have to enter the parking lot at the far end of the parking lot (towards the JV stadium) and then follow the flow of traffic cones.

COLOR GUARD CORNER:
Monday – flag line only  3:15 – 5:15pm
Tuesday – full guard 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Rifle line only – 3:15 – 5:15pm
Thursday – full guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – full guard 3:15 – 5:45pm
Saturday (final Saturday practice) 7am – 11am

THIS WEEK IN BAND
Monday – Percussion and flag line only 3:15pm – 5:15pm
Tuesday – Varsity Band – 4:15 – 6:45pm
Wednesday – Varsity winds and rifle line only 3:15 – 5:15pm ( no percussion or flag line)
Thursday -FULL BAND 3:15 – 4:30PM
Varsity Band 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday – Varsity 3:15 – 5:45pm
Saturday (last Saturday rehearsal) 7am – 11am

This is our first full week of classes…..Remember to set up good habits in all of your classes…and do not forget that  THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO EXCELLENCE!!!   And Excellence in everything is what the War Eagle Band/Color Guard is about!   Let’s have a great week!

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

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The Guard Report 8/12/18

Upcoming events:
Monday 8/13 — Dress fittings 4pm
Tuesday 8/14 — Picture Day 8am, Letter Jacket fitting 11am
Friday 8/17 — Band Olympics 5:30p
Wednesday 8/22 — Last day to order the SHOW SHIRT
Friday 8/31 — Last day to make Disney reservations.
The picture order forms were handed out last week. Additional forms are available in the band hall.  All forms & payment are due on Tues 8/14 –  there will be no make up days or late ordering.
We still have 12 guard girls with Uniform fees UNPAID.  Please note: dresses will not be fitted or distributed until the fees have been paid.
Week 3 –  Schedule

Monday –  Uniform fitting 4pm and Varsity Band rehearsal 5pm – 8pm

Tuesday – Picture Day 8am – 11am  and 11am – Letter Jacket fittings

Wednesday – first day of school – no rehearsal

Thursday – 3:15 – 6pm rehearsal

Friday – Band Olympics Party – 5:30pm – 11pm

Saturday – Meet the War Eagles Pep Rally 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Volunteer opportunities available THIS WEEK – Please sign up in CHARMS

VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE CISD BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO SIGNING UP: Please send your approval email to: Pamela_clements@yahoo.com

Have a great week!

Liesl Walton

ORHS Band Booster

Color Guard Liaison

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THIS WEEK IN BAND BOOSTERS! 8/12/18

Hello War Eagle Band Boosters!
Hope you are ready for the first day of school this week! Wow! Where did our summer go?
Thanks to ALL of the parents who came out for our first Booster Meeting of 2018-2019 season! A big THANK YOU for signing up to help on the various committees! And congrats to all of the winners of the awesome raffle items!  See, it “pays” to come to the booster meetings! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month! Mark your calendars and join us! Now, on to an exciting week for our program!

BAND/COLOR GUARD PICTURE DAY TUES AUG 14TH:
This Tuesday Aug 14 is our Band/Color Guard Picture Day, and all students should arrive to the band hall by 8am. Be sure your student is dressed in their game day attire, the black compression shorts, black underarmour compression shirt, long black socks (no design, just plain) and black marching shoes.  We will treat this as a “game day run through” so please be prepared. The picture order forms were handed out last week. There are additional forms available in the band hall.  All forms & payment are due on Tues, as there will be no make up days or late ordering.  We also need a few parent volunteers to assist with uniform inspection, hair styling, etc on photo day. If you can assist, please contact Pam Clements.  Pamela_clements@yahoo.com

VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE CISD BACKGROUND CHECK:
We absolutely LOVE the fact that parents want to volunteer and help our program be successful. In order to do so, we must ask that any parent who wishes to volunteer must complete the CISD background check and forward it to Pam Clements. The instructions are attached.
It must be completed every year and parents that sign up in Charms that have not done this WILL be removed from events if this background check is not completed.
Please send your approval email to: Pamela_clements@yahoo.com

SNAP RAISE FUNDRAISER OFF TO A GREAT START:
Our first fundraiser for 2018-2019 is off to a fast start, and thanks for sending in the emails. We’ve raised $12,711 of our $30,000 goal so far. So please remind your family, friends, co-workers, bosses, etc to donate as well!  We need your help!

NEW SHOW SHIRT & SPIRIT ITEMS ON SALE:
Please see the attached file(s) for the band & color guard show shirts and spirit items, yard signs etc for 2018-2019. We will also be selling spirit items/shirts/lanyards at Band Olympics and Pep Rally this coming Fri & Saturday.  Any questions, please contact Vicky Roberts  orhsbandgear@gmail.com

DISNEY TRIP MARCH 2019 RESERVATIONS OPEN NOW:
If your student would like to attend the Disney trip in March 2019, please turn in the initial deposit and the completed reservation form now. The Disney packets were handed out at the Round Robin Booster meeting this past Tuesday. There are extra copies in the directors office of the band hall.
The deadline is Aug 31.

BAND OLYMPICS THIS FRIDAY AUG 17TH:
The annual Band Olympics is this Friday from 5pm-11pm. Our students will be celebrating the end of summer band, and it is a great social event filled with fun, games, and food! Each section will be a unique “country” and it is a fun & competitive evening! We have parent volunteer opportunities listed in Charms, as we will need lots of parents to drive the students on the photo scavenger hunt portion of thecompetition. We will also need parents to volunteer to help sell pizza & snacks for the kids. (send cash for your hungry students)  We also need parent volunteers to sell spirit wear.  There are sign up slots listed in Charms, so please plan to help out if you can!

MEET THE WAR EAGLE PEP RALLY SAT AUG 18TH:
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the pep rally to kick off our football season. The students need to wear the pep rally shirts for Saturday, Aug 18th, and be at the band hall before 5:30pm. More info to come from Ms. P and the directors regarding the pep rally.

Thanks for your continued support of our amazing booster program and our amazing students. Please feel free to contact your booster board, the directors, fellow band parents, etc if you have any questions or concerns. This will be an amazing year if we all focus and work together for a common goal-To be BRIGHT & BOOSTER-FUL!
GO WAR EAGLE BAND!
Tammy Comeaux
ORHS Band Booster President

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