This Week in Band 08/10/2014

Dear War Eagle Band Family! You did it!!!!!!! The first week of summer band is in the history books! It went great! We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Diane Watson and the Uniform Officers for the great work they did fitting the uniforms this week. Way to GO!!!!!!!

We know several of you have joined our "Tide Cleaning Crew" and have taken uniforms home to be washed. We cannot tell you how important that is and we thank you for volunteering!

What's Happening this week:

REHEARSALS THIS WEEK: Full Band 7am - 2:30pm

Midwest Percussion 3pm - 5pm (bring a snack)

****color guard will rehearse at the Senior campus due to construction.

MONDAY: Everyone must bring their DOT BOOKS, flip folders and BERPS for inspection

Anyone who has not been fitted into a uniform MUST get it done today. 3pm - 5pm

FRIDAY: Fish Camp- for all Freshmen. If you are assigned a morning time, come to band until 8:45 and then go to Fish Camp( I believe it starts at 9am) and then come back to band in the afternoon. If you are assigned an afternoon time....come to band in the morning and then go to Fish Camp

BAND OLYMPICS: Competition begins Friday night at 5:30pm with Opening Ceremonies. Students will turn in their $70 entry fee either by check or scratch off book. Remember you still have all week to gather donations for your team. Students will be competing with their section in various events such as: scavenger hunt, water balloon toss, tug of war, dodge ball, scale basketball and more. We will need parents to volunteer with carpooling for the scavenger hunt and/or helping to run the events. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Booster president, Gina Torres.

Agenda: 5:30pm Opening Ceremony (ORHS)

6 - 8pm Scavenger Hunt

8 - 11pm Competitive Events (ORHS)

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come watch this Fun event.

SATURDAY: Meet the War Eagles 6pm - 7:30pm students wear blue ORHS t-shirt and shorts

This is the first pep rally of the year. It is at our school stadium and we get to meet the football and volleyball players. The band is a huge part of this event and all band students are required to is our first official performance of the season!

Lets Have a Great Week and remember...... Excellence is NOT our goal...It is where we BEGIN!

Dana Pradervand

Band Director

Oak Ridge High School
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See the Band Calendar on your Smart Phone

Did you know you can sync the band calendar directly to your Smartphone?  The instructions are now posted on the parents page but here they are as well to help you get started.  When the band calendar is updated in Charms your phone will automatically update as well!

  1. Go into the Settings app
  2. Touch “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”
  3. Under Acounts, touch “Add Account”
  4. On the Add Account screen, touch “Other”
  5. Under Calendars, touch “Add Subscribed Calendar”
  6. For the Server value, enter the URL of the public calendar:

  7. Touch “Next” in the upper right corner.
  8. It will verify the server then show a subscription page. Change the description if you like.
  9. Touch “Save” to save the subscription.
Android Devices

To sync with Android devices, you will need to use your Google account and have a Google calendar created.

In your Google calendar on a real computer:

  1. Under “Other Calendars” click the Add link.
  2. Select “Add by URL”
  3. Enter the following URL:

  4. Click “Add Calendar”
  5. Google will begin to sync your calendar, and it will appear on the screen.
  6. Click “Settings”
  7. Change the long name of the new calendar to something you will remember such as “Charms Calendar”
  8. Your phone should automatically be set to sync with your Google calendar.
  9. On your phone: Click on “Calendar”, then bring up the settings for the calendar. Click on Calendar Sync. You should see your google account listed already. Make sure Auto-Sync is checked.
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Pavilion Help Needed for Tim McGraw!

We are in need of 3 volunteers for Saturday, August 9, 2014 (Tim McGraw). Gates open at 6pm.


We need 2 runners and 1 cashier.


In order to volunteer for this show you MUST be TABC certified. If you need to complete your certification, you may attend a free class by send and RSVP to The class is on Wednesday, August 6th from 6-8pm. This is the LAST free TABC class of the season.


Please sign up by Thursday, August 7th in order for us to send a completed roster to Aramark.


If you have any questions, please visit with Rick Ames – he is the stand manager for this show. He can be reached by email at or by cell phone at 832-443-0816.






Sandra Ray

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This Week in ORHS Band 8/3/2014

Hello War Eagle Band Family,

We had a great first day of band. We got all of the “cobwebs” out and I know we will be ready to hit the ground running tomorrow.


#1- medical forms are due by Friday

#2- Please wear your practice shirts to rehearsal everyday. Be sure that you are dress appropriately and are prepared for the heat. Please eat a healthy breakfast and don’t forget your WATER JUG. If you come to rehearsal unprepared we will have to send you home with an unexcused absence.

 NEW INFORMATION: That is going home on MONDAY

#1- Students will be given two forms that require a parent signature:

One is a UIL Acknowledgment form the other says that you have read and understand the Band Handbook. The Band Handbook can be found on the Charms website and please read over it.


#2- We are beginning our first fundraiser for the new year. It is our annual BAND OLYMPICS!. The Band Olympics will be held on Friday, August 15 and it is a competition between all of the sections. Students will receive specific information and a fundraiser coupon book to begin this fundraiser. BE sure and ask them about it when they get home on Monday.


#3- We have a carpool list available for those who might need some help with a ride.

Please go to the following link to sign up If you need a ride and also if you can help carpool.

#4 – Students will need a spiral bound index card booklet. This will be there dot book. We will show them exactly what they need tomorrow. They will need to have it by Thursday. This is their drill book.

 This Week in Band:

 Monday: Full Band Rehearsal 7am – 2:30pm

Percussion Midwest Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm (please bring a snack to eat when you are dismissed at 2:30pm)

 Tuesday: Full Band Rehearsal 7am – 2:30pm

Percussion Midwest Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm (bring snack)

****Seniors/Juniors uniform fitting and locker check out 3pm – 5pm

 Wednesday: Full Band Rehearsal 7am – 2:30pm

Percussion Midwest Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm (bring snack)

**** Juniors uniform fitting and locker check out 3pm – 5pm

 Thursday: Full Band Rehearsal 7am – 2:30pm

Percussion Midwest Rehearsal 3pm – 5pm (bring snack)

**** Freshmen whose last name from M – Z uniform fitting/locker check out 3pm – 5pm

 Friday: Full Band Rehearsal 7am – 2:30pm

Percussion Midwest rehearsal 3pm – 5pm (bring snack)

****Freshmen whose last name from A – L uniform fitting/locker check out 3pm – 5pm

It is going to be a great week: Remember…… Excellence is not our GOAL…It is where we BEGIN!


Dana Pradervand
Band Director
Oak Ridge High School

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Uniform Washing Needed!

Uniform Washing Instructions for Washing Volunteers

Dear Parents,


The Band is in dire need to get their uniforms washed before the first game. Starting Friday, August 8th, we will have uniforms ready to be picked up in batches of 12. Please stop by the band hall way and pick up a batch or let me know and we will send them home with your student. The uniforms need to be returned with in 2-3 days of pick up. All the uniforms need to be back by August 22nd.




Please let me know if you are willing to help and be a permanent member of the washing crew. It is not a huge commitment but we definitely need your help. There will be additional 3 more pick up dates: Sept. 15th, Sept. 29th and Oct. 13th.




Also, if anyone knows of a dry cleaner or owns a dry-cleaning business who is able to give the band a discount on professionally cleaning all the uniforms, please let me know.




Thank you,


Diane Watson


Band Parent/Uniform Committee




Attached are the washing instructions:

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Oak Ridge High School Band in Oak Ridge, Texas.