Band Boosters: Meeting Agenda for June

  • Welcome
  • May Meeting Minutes – Tricia Brown, Review & Approval
  • June Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Zahradnicek, Review and Approval
  • Director’s Comments
  • Election:  Freshman at Large
    • Ryan Baker
    • Keith Duncan
    • Jessi Arnold
  • Upcoming Events
    • July rehearsals—Starting July 7th.  Every Monday and Thursday until school starts
      • Needs:  Help with Check in, Instrument Rental 
    • Oldham County Day—Saturday 7/16
    • Band Camp—July 25th through 29th
    • End of Camp Picnic
  • Committee Coordinators for next year
    • Urgent (Have tasks in summer)
      • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Others 
      • Sponsorships
      • Picture Coordinator
      • Large Instrument Truck Coordinator
      • All District Co-chair with current chair
  • Committees Reports
    • Uniforms
    • T-shirts/Hats
    • Oldham County Day
    • Mums
    • Any others
  • Freshman at Large results
  • Next Booster meeting on July 18th 
  • Open Discussion/Other Business

Band Boosters: Meeting Minutes for May

  • Welcome at 6:05 pm, Brandon Gossett presenting, 75 in attendance
  • April Meeting Minutes – Melissa Gossett, Review & Approval-Angela Schmidt/Renee Harris
  • May Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Zahradnicek, Review and Approval-Not completed in time for the meeting-will have for the June Booster meeting
  • Director’s Comments
  • Upcoming Events
    • Graduation, May 28th
    • Summer Practices—Mondays and Thursdays; starting July 7th-6:00-8:30pm
    • Oldham County Day—July 16
    • Band Camp—July 25 through 29
  • Will need a Freshman Class Representative to the Band Board—Elections in July.  Please email [email protected] if you are interested.
  • Committee Coordinators Needs for next year
    • Urgent (Have tasks in summer)
      • T-Shirts
      • Band Website Support
      • Volunteer Coordinator
    • Others 
      • Sponsorships
      • Picture Coordinator
      • Large Instrument Truck Coordinator
      • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
      • Mum/Flower Coordinator to work with a co-chair
      • All District Co-chair with current chair
  • Band Communication
    • Band Emails—Sent on Sundays and Wednesdays.  
      • Most used communication tool—One adult from each family needs to join email list at a minimum.
    • Facebook group:  Oldham County HS Band Boosters!
      • Is a private group.  Approval by Admin required
      • Good place for parents to ask questions of other parents
      • Band Director is not on this site so make sure to focus question for him via email
    • Remind and Google Classroom
      • Used by Mr. Centers after school starts
      • Used for special announcements, reminders, and changes
      • Parents can signup on Remind.
  • Next Band Booster meeting will be Monday, June 13th
  • Open Discussion/Other Business
    • Buying news bibs-$3600-Tammy Passafume/Nikki Melton-motion carries

Adjourned at 6:46pm-Katie Fuller/ Stephanie Schindler

Weekly Band News: June 5 – June 11

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • 💻Between now and the beginning of summer rehearsals, we will send Sunday emails only.  As rehearsals get rolling, we will resume the mid-week email.
  • GRADUATES: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… should be returned by this point. If you have a school owned item, please return as soon as possible (ASAP) 
  • Is your family graduating from Band and no longer in need of email updates?
    • The unsubscribe link is live at the bottom of this email and looks like the sample image below.  Please scroll down to the bottom to use the actual link.
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • Oldham County Day is coming!
    • We are collecting items for our silent auction baskets for our booth at Oldham County Day.  This is a great fundraiser for us!  You can bring items to practice between July 7th and July 14th.  Please put them in the designated bin.  You can put items on Stephanie Skeens’ front porch at 603 Scott Montfort Dr. Lagrange in a designated bin.  You can also Venmo money to @StephSkeens and we’ll do the shopping for you.  Please feel free to call or text Stephanie Skeens at 502 417 4855 with any questions.  See grade levels below.
      • Freshman:  Spa Day Basket includes items such as Bath and Body Works, lotions, homemade soaps, bath bombs, gift cards for a massage or manicure
      • Sophomore:  “Coffee, Tea and Fun snack Basket.”  Kcups, creamers, tea bags, mugs, fun snacks
      • Junior:  “Family Game Night”  board games, card games, anything fun a family can do together 
      • Senior:  “Gift Card Basket”  gift cards for any amount from area restaurants and stores.
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information. 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

  • The first summer marching band practice will begin on July 7, 6:00-8:30pm

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

  • Students will continue to have access to the Sight-Reading Factory account
  • New accounts will be set up near the beginning months of school for the 2022-23 school year. 

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  
    • You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • Home Football Games: (required performances)
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Board Members for 2022-2023

  • President – Dorian Fix
  • Vice President – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Secretary – Tricia Brown
  • Treasurer – Angela Schmidt
  • Treasurer-Elect – Erika Watt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Mary Tatum
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: 

Access the 2021-2022 Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Access the 2022-2023 Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List here.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Band News: May 29 – June 4

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Between now and the beginning of summer rehearsals, we will send Sunday emails only.  As rehearsals get rolling, we will resume the mid-week email.
  • SENIORS: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… should be returned by this point. If you have a school owned item, please return ASAP 
  • Is your family graduating from Band and no longer in need of email updates?
    • The unsubscribe link is live at the bottom of this email and looks like the sample image below.  Please scroll down to the bottom to use the actual link.
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information. 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

  • The first summer marching band practice will begin on July 7, 6:00-8:30pm

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • Home Football Games: (required performances)
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Board Members for 2022-2023

  • President – Dorian Fix
  • Vice President – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Secretary – Tricia Brown
  • Treasurer – Angela Schmidt
  • Treasurer-Elect – Erika Watt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Mary Tatum
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: 

Access the 2021-2022 Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Large Instrument Truck

Mid-Week Band News: May 25 – May 28

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • MAY BAND MEETING 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies was be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
  • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Band freshman, sophomore, and junior students will perform for this very special occasion. 
      • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • SENIORS: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… should be returned by this point. If you have a school owned item, please return ASAP 
  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

  • The first summer marching band practice will begin on July 7, 6:00-8:30pm

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • Home Football Games: (required performances)
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Access the Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHSBand Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERSOFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • T-Shirts (Thank you to Renee Harris for volunteering!)
  • Band Website Support (Thank you to Eddy Arnold for volunteering!)
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown (Thank you to the Hoene’s for volunteering!)
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Band News: May 22 – May 28

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • MAY BAND MEETING 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
    • Our May band booster meeting will be from 6:00 – 6:30 pm in the auditorium on May 25 
    • We need a few volunteers for uniform fitting for next Wednesday night.
      • Sign up here to help!
  • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Band freshman, sophomore, and junior students will perform for this very special occasion. 
      • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • SENIORS: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… should be returned by this point. If you have a school owned item, please return ASAP 
  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

  • The first summer marching band practice will begin on July 7, 6:00-8:30pm

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

Home Football Games: (required performances)

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  •  
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Access the Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHSBand Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERSOFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • T-Shirts
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Mid-Week Band News: May 18 – May 21

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • MAY BAND MEETING 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
    • Our May band booster meeting will be from 6:00 – 6:30 pm in the auditorium on May 25 
  • After School Rehearsal for all band classes was held on Wednesday May 18 (there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, May 19 for 6th period band). 
  • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
      • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • SENIORS: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… need to be returned and checked in to Mr. Centers by Thursday, May 19 
    • All Senior band cubbies must be cleared by Friday, May 20 
  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

Concert Band practices will be from 4 pm – 5:15 pm on Wednesdays for Symphonic Band 1 and Thursday for Symphonic Band 2.  

Notee:  Special Band practice schedule to prepare for playing at Graduation below…

  • After School Rehearsal for all band classes were held on Wednesday May 18 There will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, May 19 for 6th period band. 

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
    • NOTE:  Adjustments to practice schedule in this email as we prepare to play at Graduation are noted at the top of this email.
  • May 19: NO after school rehearsal for 6th period band
  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  • Home Football Games: (required performances)
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Access the Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHSBand Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERSOFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Band News: May 15 – May 21

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • After School Rehearsal for all band classes will be held on Wednesday May 18 (there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, May 19 for 6th period band). All Band classes will rehearse on Wednesday, May 18 4:00-5:15pm to prepare for the Graduation ceremony. NOTE: No seniors will be at this rehearsal. 
    • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
      • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • KMEA State Assessment 
    • Congratulations to both OCHS Bands for wonderful performances at the KMEA State Assessment!
    • The Concert Band and the Symphonic Band both received DISTINGUISHED Ratings at Tuesday’s KMEA State Assessment
    • Two New Distinguished plaques will be added to the halls of OCHS! 
  • 🎼The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium 🎵🎶🎵 at 6:30 pm
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family.
    • Recordings of this final concert are available as PRE-ORDER by clicking here
    • Or scanning this QR Code
  • MAY BAND MEETING DATE CHANGE 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
    • Our May band booster meeting will be from 6:00 – 6:30 pm in the auditorium
  • The Band Banquet was a great success!  A huge thanks to all who donated time and supplies for this evening of celebration. 
    • Here is a link to the fantastic slideshow of our band this year! Thank you Katie Fuller for gathering pictures and compiling this treasure!
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

Concert Band practices will be from 4 pm – 5:15 pm on Wednesdays for Symphonic Band 1 and Thursday for Symphonic Band 2.  

Note:  Special Band practice schedule to prepare for playing at Graduation below…

  • After School Rehearsal for all band classes will be held on Wednesday May 18 (there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, May 19 for 6th period band). All Band classes will rehearse on Wednesday, May 18 4:00-5:15pm to prepare for the Graduation ceremony. NOTE: No seniors will be at this rehearsal. 

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

  • Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].  
  • Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 
  • Band Website
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
    • NOTE:  Adjustments to practice schedule in this email as we prepare to play at Graduation are noted at the top of this email.
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert 6:30 pm
  • May 18: Graduation Band Rehearsal 4:00-5:15 for all freshman, soph, juniors performing in Grad Band V.22
  • May 19: NO rehearsal for 6th period band
  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
  • Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
  • Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
  • Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum

Access the Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHSBand Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERSOFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Concert Band

Emphasis on the OCHS band program, this performance ensemble is made up of students placed by audition each year in Concert Band class, with the addition of musicians enrolled in Percussion Techniques class. Many of these students are in the developmental stage of proficiency and, in a sense, are “training” for Symphonic at some point in the future. The ensemble performs the same concert schedule as Symphonic Band and combines with that group for select performances and for all athletic band activities (marching and pep bands).

Activities/expectations

  • Preparation and performance of marching band music/drill
  • Preparation and performance of symphonic band literature
  • Attendance at all after-school rehearsals (marching and concert)
  • Use of individual evaluation/interactive accompaniment software (SmartMusic)
  • Preparation and performance of a variety of ensemble literature
  • Development and evaluation of individual technique and skills on your instrument
  • Performance at KMEA Solo and Ensemble festival (required of all members)
  • Performance of music for individual evaluation (live and on SmartMusic)
  • Performance of audition music (November) for concert band seating
  • Other performances scheduled throughout the year