Mid-Week Band News: March 30 – April 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms specifically dealing with medicine were due to the OCHS Nurse on Monday, March 28. If you have any question regarding school medicine, please contact Nurse Trent at OCHS immediately
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day 
    • Here is a digital copy of the itinerary 
    • NOTE: At 1:00PM we will have a Pre-Departure Meeting for all travelers (non-traveling parents are welcome to attend) 
      • Everyone please be seated in the school auditorium at 1:00 PM for the Pre-Departure Meeting
      • Place your suitcase and instrument together in the band room on the floor
    • EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR MR. CENTERS during the trip: 502-822-6362 (this number will accept text messages). Note: there will be times when an immediate response will not be possible from this number
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Recital Night:
    • 10 students from OCHS Band have been selected for the inaugural Recital Night to be held at Crestwood United Methodist Church at 6PM on Sunday, April 10
      • This event is free and open to the public
      • Students will perform solos with piano accompaniment
      • A reception will be held after the event to celebrate these students
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature small ensembles from each of our band sections
    • The audience will be surrounded by the music as each section will showcase their performers
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer Elect positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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 theattached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:
  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

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
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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: March 27 – April 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT (the below forms will be due to the school nurse no later than MONDAY, MARCH 28 (Note the new deadline!)
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen), this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips.
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • UPDATED NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 28 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents who are traveling with us on the trip, if you wish to be in charge of and administer your own child’s medications, there is a form that must be filled out, signed and returned to OCHS nurse. 
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day.
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer Elect positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

  • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT (the below forms will be due to the school nurse no later than MONDAY, MARCH 28 (Note the new deadline!)
    • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen), this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips.
    • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
    • UPDATED NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 28 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
    • Parents who are traveling with us on the trip, if you wish to be in charge of and administer your own child’s medications, there is a form that must be filled out, signed and returned to OCHS nurse. 
  • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day.

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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 theattached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:
  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

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
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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: March 20 – March 26

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Congratulations to both bands for two amazing performances at the district assessment event last week.  Each band earned distinguished ratings on Wednesday at the District KMEA LEPA! Both bands have qualified for STATE! State Concert Assessment will be held at UofL on May 9-10. 

  • Our next Boosters meeting will be on March 21st
    • We will have updates for the Florida trip at this important meeting on Monday- especially regarding the medical forms (see below)
    • Mr. Centers will have updates on the OTC and prescription drugs for the Florida trip to share with the boosters
    • We will discuss a few additional details for the Florida trip
    • We will be organizing and planning for the band banquet and other end of year band activities – we need your help!
    • We also will be discussing officer and coordinator needs for next year.
  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT (the below forms will be due to the school nurse no later than Wednesday, March 30)
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen), this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips
        • Extra copies will be available at the meeting
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 30 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents who are traveling with us on the trip, if you wish to be in charge of and administer your own child’s medications, there is a form that must be filled out, signed and returned to OCHS nurse. There will be copies of this form at the meeting on Monday
      • Parents will have an opportunity to update the Band Medical Release Form for the Florida Trip at this meeting (for example: has your insurance information changed since July 2021?) The new information must be updated by the Monday meeting and will be attached to the original form.
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day.
  • UofL Honor Band (Make up from January) – March 25 – 26
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Order form and Brochure 
    • Spring Flower fundraiser began Thursday, March 3
    • Orders and money are due on Thursday, March 24 
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • NOTE: There is space for 6 separate orders, if you need additional order forms, please pick them up in the band room – we have LOTS of extra forms
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President position and someone shadowing for the Secretary position (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

  • Mr. Centers will have updates on the OTC and prescription drugs for the Florida trip to share at the March 21st Boosters Meeting.
    • We will discuss a few additional details for the Florida trip
  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen)… this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 30 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents will have opportunity to update the Band Medical Release Form for the Florida Trip at the Boosters meeting on March 21st (for example: has your insurance information changed since July 2021?)
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting 
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.

The President-elect shall:

  1. Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
  2. Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
  3. Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
  2. Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
  3. Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
  4. Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
  2. Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
  3. Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
  4. Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
  5. The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board.  This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
  6. Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.

The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:

  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Member At-large shall:

  1. Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
  2. Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
  3. Attend monthly board meetings
  4. Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis

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
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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

Band Boosters: Meeting Minutes for March

  • Welcome at 7:03 pm, Chad Adams presenting, 23 in attendance 
  • January Meeting Minutes – Melissa Gossett, Review & Approval:  Charlie Christensen/Michelle Nation
  • February Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Zahradnicek, Review and Approval: Brandon Gossett/Tammy Passafiume
  • Director’s Comments
    • Mr. Centers formally requested $17,000 be transferred from the OCHS Band Booster funds to the OCHS school funds for paraprofessionals, bus transportation, state concert registration fees, reeds, music lyres and supplies, and to continue the OCHS Band Program activities for the remainder of this school year, as well as fund band camp staffing for the upcoming year.  Motions made by Rena Fry and Brandon Gossett.  Motion approved. 
  • Band Trip Update
    • Medical Forms discussion: Need to turn in COVID waiver form.  Medication forms are due by 3/28 to school nurse.
    • Additional Details-students need to wear their band shirts for the clinic and pictures.
  • Band Banquet
    • Date set for Friday, April 29th at OCHS Gym-Seniors need to start brining in their posters after spring break.  Everyone will need to bring a dessert to banquet.   Checking on table availability and the Arvin Center as well.
  • Positions for next year; Elections will be in April
    • Need President 
    • Need either Treasurer or Treasurer Elect
    • Have candidate for Vice President
    • Have someone shadowing for Secretary
    • Committee Coordinators
      • Urgent (Have tasks in summer)
        • T-Shirts
        • Band Website Support
        • Instrument Rental
        • Volunteer Coordinator
        • Oldham County Day Co-chair to shadow current chair
      • Others 
        • Sponsorships
        • Directory
        • Hospitality Co-chair with current chair
        • Picture Coordinator
        • Large Instrument Truck Coordinator
        • All District Co-chair with current chair
  • Upcoming Events
    • U of L Honor Band Makeup March 25 and 26th
    • Pit Orchestra
      • Practices ongoing (Tuesday and Thursday mornings)
      • Sitzprobe on March 31
      • Tech Rehearsals on April 13, 14, and 15th
      • Dress Rehearsals on April 20 and 21st
      • Shows on April 22 and 23rd
      • Jazz will host a performance lunch on April 1st
    • Band Trip April 2 through 8
    • Recital Night at CUMC Sunday, April 10
    • Chamber Ensemble Concert on April 26-Prism concert-Each section and the Jazz Band will perform. 
    • Band Banquet on April 29
  • Committees Reports
    • Spring Flowers Sale-Orders are due 3/24-delivery and pick up will be 4/27
    • Open
  • Seniors need to be thinking about their thank you videos-under three minutes 
  • Next Booster meeting will be April 18 
  • Open Discussion/Other Business
  • Adjourned at 8:00pm Lisa Adams/Staci Centers

Band Boosters: Meeting Minutes for January

  • Welcome at 7:01 pm, Chad Adams presenting via Zoom, 41 in attendance 
  • November Meeting Minutes – Melissa Gossett, Review & Approval-Charlie Christensen/Andi Marx
  • December Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Zahradnicek, Review and Approval-Troy Head/Charlie Christensen
  • Director’s Comments-Reviewed KMEA performance and All-State
  • Band Trip Update
    • Total going=105 (76 students; 29 parents/siblings)
    • Announce final payment if ready ; Payment due this Friday
  • Upcoming Events
    • After School Rehearsals on Wednesday/Thursday for concert band 
    • Rehearsal on Tuesday February 2, 2022, at 4 pm for Symphonic 1
    • Blue Pep Band game on January 21 and February 8
    • White Pep Band game on January 21, January 24, and Feb 18
    • Pep Band for Playoffs will start after Feb 18th   Students will volunteer for these games
    • KMEA Preview Concert at NOHS on January 27 at 7 pm, students arrive at 6 pm
    • UK Honor Band on January 29-28,29,30-students were sent information
    • KMEA All State Ensembles February 2 through 5
    • KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Band 1) on February 4
      • Vote approval on Programs-$1900 for 500 programs-Katie Fuller/Andi Marx/ Motioned carried
    • WKU Honor Band on February 17 through February 19
    • Monday 2/28 Jazz Band students were invited to play at CAL with their Jazz Band
  • Committees Reports
    • Uniform Coordinators – Charlie/Becky Christensen
    • Pictures—Katie Fuller
    • Hospitality—Tammy Passafiume/Bethony Keil 
    • Any others
  • DON’T Fundraising
    • Sponsorships—Katie Fuller
    • Spring Flower Sale—Jenn Silliman/Nicole Tschappat-Run through March with delivery in April or May
    • DON’T FORGET about Passive Fundraisers Amazon and Kroger (free money doing shopping you would be doing anyway)
  • The following Band Booster Organization positions are open for next year and need volunteers:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Sponsorships
    • Directory
    • Hospitality—Need one person to serve with current chair
    • Instrument Rental
    • Website
    • Pictures/End of year PowerPoint
    • T-shirts
    • Volunteer Coordinator (Signup Genius)
    • Alumni
    • All district—Need one person to serve with chair from last year
    • Transportation/Truck Rental
    • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup—Need one person to serve with current chair.
    • Mums/Flower—Need one person to serve with current chair.
  • We will also need 2-3 people to serve on a nomination committee to review the officer nominations.   We will cover with one meeting during the last week of March.  Please email me if interested.
  • Next Booster meeting will be Febraury 21 
  • Open Discussion/Other Business
  • Adjourned at 8:33 pm, Katie Fuller/Charlie Christensen

Band Boosters: Meeting Minutes for November

  • Welcome at 7:03 pm, Chad Adams presenting, 14 in attendance
  • October Meeting Minutes – Melissa Gossett, Review & Approval-Lisa Adams/Brandon Gossett
  • November Treasurer’s Report – Lisa Zahradnicek, Review and Approval-Michelle Nation/Tammy Passafiume
  • Director’s Comments
  • Band Trip Update
    • Total going=105 (76 students; 29 parents/siblings)
    • Payment was due last Friday
    • Last Payment is due January 14th.  This payment will be less than the other payments.
  • Upcoming Events
    • After School Rehearsals on Tuesday/Wednesday and Thursday for concert band 
    • All District Auditions at OCHS on November 20th
    • All State Final Round Auditions/All State Jazz Auditions on Dec 11th at John Hardin HS
    • Blue Pep Band game on December 6th
    • White Pep Band game on December 13th
    • OCHS Holiday Concert on December 14th-  will be recorded and available for purchase
    • Blue Pep Band game on January 4th
    • All District Band Weekend on January 7-8
  • Committees Reports
    • Uniform Coordinators – Charlie/Becky Christensen-need a few more volunteers to wash uniforms and pick up for washing
    • Pictures—Katie Fuller-upload any pictures/videos to link provided in the weekly emails
    • Letterman Jacket—Erika Watt-all letterman jackets and spirit wear has been distributed.  If you didn’t receive yours, please reach out to Chad Adams 
    • All District—Jennifer Otterback/Jessica Walker-still have some volunteer spots available for this event. 
  • Fundraising
    • Graeter’s Ice Cream—Brenda Kibiloski-Didn’t sell at last football game due to weather.  Planning to sell at All-District Auditions and possibly December concert
    • Doing “love offering” donations this year for concerts in place of selling tickets
    • Sponsorships—Katie Fuller
    • Snapraise
    • DON’T FORGET about Passive Fundraisers (free money doing shopping you would be doing anyway)
      • Kroger Community Rewards, Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874
      • Amazon Smile, set your Amazon Smile Charity to Oldham County High School Band Boosters In your Amazon account
  • Band Booster Organization volunteers needed for this year
    • Key Shadowing is the Web Site with Katie Fuller
  • There will be no Band Boosters meeting in December; next on will be January 17th; Board meeting week of January 10th 
  • Open Discussion/Other Business
  • Adjourned at 8:08 pm, motioned by Lisa Adams/Jennifer Otterback

Mid-Week Band News: March 16 – March 19

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

Congratulations to both bands for two amazing performances.  Each band earned distinguished ratings today!

  • Thursday, Concert Band (aka Symph 2) after school rehearsal will be canceled for this week (March 17). We will resume after school rehearsals next week
  • Our next Boosters meeting will be on March 21st.
    • Mr. Centers will have updates on the OTC and prescription drugs for the Florida trip to share with the boosters
    • We will discuss a few additional details for the Florida trip
    • We will be organizing and planning for the band banquet and other end of year band activities – we need your help!
    • We also will be discussing officer and coordinator needs for next year.
  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen), this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 30 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents will have opportunity to update the Band Medical Release Form for the Florida Trip at this meeting (for example: has your insurance information changed since July 2021?)
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day.
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Order form and Brochure 
    • Spring Flower fundraiser began Thursday, March 3
    • Orders and money are due on Thursday, March 24 
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • NOTE: There is space for 6 separate orders, if you need additional order forms, please pick them up in the band room – we have LOTS of extra forms
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President position and someone shadowing for the Secretary position (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

  • Mr. Centers will have updates on the OTC and prescription drugs for the Florida trip to share at the March 21st Boosters Meeting.
    • We will discuss a few additional details for the Florida trip
  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen)… this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 30 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents will have opportunity to update the Band Medical Release Form for the Florida Trip at the Boosters meeting on March 21st (for example: has your insurance information changed since July 2021?)
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting 
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.

The President-elect shall:

  1. Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
  2. Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
  3. Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
  2. Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
  3. Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
  4. Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
  2. Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
  3. Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
  4. Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
  5. The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board.  This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
  6. Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.

The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:

  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Member At-large shall:

  1. Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
  2. Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
  3. Attend monthly board meetings
  4. Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis

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
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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: March 13 – March 19

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • KMEA Large Ensemble Performance Assessment, Wednesday, March 16
    • IMPORTANT: We need 4 parent chaperones for this trip –PARENTS: sign up to help here
    • Link to Schedule – this will be held at North Oldham High School
    • Both band classes will perform for a panel of judges
    • This is our most important performance event each year, the results of this event are published and sent to all music educators across the state.
    • This is a required and graded event for all students
    • The performance are open to the public – parents are encouraged to attend
    • Students will wear their Formal Concert Attire for this event
      • Students need to bring all uniform items to school Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • We are starting the planning process for the end of the year Band Banquet and need parent volunteers to help particularly non-senior parents.  If you are interested, please email Tammy Passafiume at [email protected].  The Banquet is Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Order form and Brochure 
    • Spring Flower fundraiser will begin on Thursday, March 3
    • Orders and money are due on Thursday, March 24 
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • NOTE: There is space for 6 separate orders, if you need additional order forms, please pick them up in the band room – we have LOTS of extra forms
  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. There will be some important information regarding the Walt Disney World COVID protocols and some paperwork that must be signed at the meeting. See the information below for a link to the protocols for Disney
  • Our next Boosters meeting will be on March 21st.
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  Two positions that could use shadowing ASAP are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

Here is a link to information handed out at the first Florida 2022 Band Trip Meeting. 

  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. All participants and a legal guardian must attend the meeting and will be asked to sign for compliance with band trip regulations as well as compliance with the new Walt Disney World COVID Protocols (see link below)
    • All trip participants (and a legal guardian for each student regardless of the student’s age) will be asked to sign that they will comply with the Walt Disney World COVID Protocols. Click the link to read the protocols. This will be discussed at the meeting. These protocols were recently sent to us by the Walt Disney World Company and being made available to you at the link above. 
    • Additionally, a representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • Mon., March 14 – Mandatory Florida Trip Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Wed., March 16: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment 
  • Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting 
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.

The President-elect shall:

  1. Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
  2. Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
  3. Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
  2. Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
  3. Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
  4. Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
  2. Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
  3. Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
  4. Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
  5. The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board.  This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
  6. Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.

The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:

  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Member At-large shall:

  1. Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
  2. Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
  3. Attend monthly board meetings
  4. Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis

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
  • Mum/Spring Flower Sales Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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 Coordinator

Mid-Week Band News: March 9 – March 12

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • 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
  • KMEA Large Ensemble Performance Assessment, Wednesday, March 16
    • IMPORTANT: We need 4 parent chaperones for this trip –PARENTS: sign up to help here
    • Link to Schedule – this will be held at North Oldham High School
    • Both band classes will perform for a panel of judges
    • This is our most important performance event each year, the results of this event are published and sent to all music educators across the state
    • This is a required and graded event for all students
    • The performance are open to the public – parents are encouraged to attend
    • Students will wear their Formal Concert Attire for this event
      • Students need to bring all uniform items to school Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • We are starting the planning process for the end of the year Band Banquet and need parent volunteers to help particularly non-senior parents.  If you are interested, please email Tammy Passafiume at [email protected].  The Banquet is Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Order form and Brochure 
    • Spring Flower fundraiser will begin on Thursday, March 3
    • Orders and money are due on Thursday, March 24 
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • NOTE: There is space for 6 separate orders, if you need additional order forms, please pick them up in the band room – we have LOTS of extra forms
  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. There will be some important information regarding the Walt Disney World COVID protocols and some paperwork that must be signed at the meeting. See the information below for a link to the protocols for Disney
  • Our next Boosters meeting will be on March 21st.
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  Two positions that could use shadowing ASAP are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

Here is a link to information handed out at the first Florida 2022 Band Trip Meeting. 

  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. All participants and a legal guardian must attend the meeting and will be asked to sign for compliance with band trip regulations as well as compliance with the new Walt Disney World COVID Protocols (see link below)
    • All trip participants (and a legal guardian for each student regardless of the student’s age) will be asked to sign that they will comply with the Walt Disney World COVID Protocols. Click the link to read the protocols. This will be discussed at the meeting. These protocols were recently sent to us by the Walt Disney World Company and being made available to you at the link above. 
    • Additionally, a representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • Mon., March 14 – Mandatory Florida Trip Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Wed., March 16: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment 
  • Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting 
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.

The President-elect shall:

  1. Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
  2. Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
  3. Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
  2. Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
  3. Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
  4. Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
  2. Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
  3. Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
  4. Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
  5. The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board.  This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
  6. Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.

The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:

  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Member At-large shall:

  1. Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
  2. Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
  3. Attend monthly board meetings
  4. Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis

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
  • Mum/Spring Flower Sales Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year Powerpoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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 Coordinator

Weekly Band News: Mar 6 – Mar 12

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (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
  • Incoming Freshman (current 8th grade) INFO MEETING, Monday, March 7th at 7pm
  • KMEA Large Ensemble Preview Concert, Tuesday, March 8th at 7 pm.  
    • View the schedule for this Preview Concert here.
  • KMEA Large Ensemble Performance Assessment, Wednesday, March 16
    • IMPORTANT: We need 4 parent chaperones for this trip –PARENTS: sign up to help here
    • Link to Schedule – this will be held at North Oldham High School
    • Both band classes will perform for a panel of judges
    • This is our most important performance event each year, the results of this event are published and sent to all music educators across the state
    • This is a required and graded event for all students
    • The performance are open to the public – parents are encouraged to attend
    • Students will wear their Formal Concert Attire for this event
      • They need to bring all items to school Wednesday, March 16, 2022
  • We are starting the planning process for the end of the year Band Banquet and need parent volunteers to help particularly non-senior parents.  If you are interested, please email Tammy Passafiume at [email protected].  Tentative date for the Banquet is Friday, April 29th pending availability of the gym
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Order form and Brochure 
    • Spring Flower fundraiser will begin on Thursday, March 3
    • Orders and money are due on Thursday, March 24 
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • NOTE: There is space for 6 separate orders, if you need additional order forms, please pick them up in the band room – we have LOTS of extra forms
  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. There will be some important information regarding the Walt Disney World COVID protocols and some paperwork that must be signed at the meeting. See the information below for a link to the protocols for Disney
  • Our next Boosters meeting will be on March 21st.
  • 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]
  • School Musical
  • 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 Officer and 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.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  Two positions that could use shadowing ASAP are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.

CONCERT 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.  

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 PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

Here is a link to information handed out at the first Florida 2022 Band Trip Meeting. 

  • We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. All participants and a legal guardian must attend the meeting and will be asked to sign for compliance with band trip regulations as well as compliance with the new Walt Disney World COVID Protocols (see link below)
    • All trip participants (and a legal guardian for each student regardless of the student’s age) will be asked to sign that they will comply with the Walt Disney World COVID ProtocolsClick the link to read the protocols. This will be discussed at the meeting. These protocols were recently sent to us by the Walt Disney World Company and being made available to you at the link above. 
    • Additionally, a representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!

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
  • 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

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • Mon.. March 7, Current 8th Grade (Incoming Freshman) Band Info meeting 7pm
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Mandatory Florida Trip Meeting 6:30 pm
  • Wed., March 16: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment 
  • Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting 
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • April 29: Tentative Banquet Date
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • 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 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.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.

The President-elect shall:

  1. Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
  2. Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
  3. Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.

The Secretary shall:

  1. Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
  2. Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
  3. Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
  4. Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

The Treasurer shall:

  1. Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
  2. Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
  3. Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
  4. Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
  5. The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board.  This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
  6. Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.

The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:

  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Member At-large shall:

  1. Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
  2. Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
  3. Attend monthly board meetings
  4. Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis

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
  • Mum/Spring Flower Sales Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year Powerpoint
  • T-Shirts
  • 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 Coordinator