Mid-Week Band News: Jan 26 – Jan 29

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • Deadline for payment was Monday, January 24th. 
    • If something caused your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Siblings students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Siblings students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • Thanks to those who were able to attend the Boosters Meeting via Zoom
  • All-State Members:
    • KCA COVID Protocols
    • Schedules for each ensemble are in the students’ music.
    • Parents, please note: All students were given this informationlast week
      • There is very important information in that letter – please read it!
    • All-State members must join this Remind text class so that Mr. Centers can communicate updates to you during the All-State event:
      • All-State 2022 – class code: @allst2022
      • Join in the remind app or by texting the above code to: 81010
  • Symphonic Band 1 Concert at State Conference Friday, Feb 4, 2022
    • Schedule for Feb 4 KMEA Conference Performance
    • All Participating students should turn in $10 for lunch by Friday, January 28
      • All-State Band members must pre-order their lunch by Tuesday, Jan 23 with Mr. Centers for Friday, Feb 4 lunch
    • The Preview Concert will be held at North Oldham High School at 7pm on Thursday, Jan 27. Students need to arrive by 6pm already dressed in concert attire and report to the band room at NOHS
      • For the Jan 27 concert, students may take their tuxedo home after school so that they can change before coming to NOHS
  • After School Band Practice Changes:
    • NOTE: due to the Symphonic Band 1 concert on Thursday, Jan 27 at NOHS, the Symphonic Band 2 rehearsal on Thursday, Jan 27 is canceled to allow time for students involved in both groups to get dinner, change, and report to NOHS by 6pm
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
    • Symphonic 1 will hold a practice after school to prepare for their KMEA performance on Tuesday, Feb 1st 4:00-5:00pm – this will be their final rehearsal before the conference!
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School (info above)
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are still several CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located by the black box 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]
  • PEP BAND
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • S&E Event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at North Oldham High School.
    • A schedule will be provided by KMEA closer to the event
    • Every student in the OCHS Band program participates in a minimum of one event. 
    • All students should now have a copy of their solo or ensemble music and be working on this music
  • 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 right away 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2.  (See announcements in this email for a few upcoming schedule changes.)

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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This meeting is required for all students attending the trip.
  • Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • Deadline for final payment was Monday, January 24th. 
    • If something caused your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Siblings students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Siblings students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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.
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Tuesday Feb 1st – Symphonic 1 Band Special Practice for KMEA
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Monday, February 28th: OC Jazz band performing in a joint concert at CAL.
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 25: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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: Jan 23 – Jan 29

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • Deadline for payment is Monday, January 24th. 
    • If something causes your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Siblings students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Siblings students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • Thanks to those who were able to attend the Boosters Meeting via Zoom
  • All-State Members:
    • KCA COVID Protocols
    • Schedules for each ensemble are in the students’ music.
    • Parents, please note: All students were given this informationlast week
      • There is very important information in that letter – please read it!
    • All-State members must join this Remind text class so that Mr. Centers can communicate updates to you during the All-State event:
      • All-State 2022 – class code: @allst2022
      • Join in the remind app or by texting the above code to: 81010
  • Symphonic Band 1 Concert at State Conference Friday, Feb 4, 2022
    • Schedule for Feb 4 KMEA Conference Performance
    • All Participating students should turn in $10 for lunch by Friday, January 28
      • All-State Band members must pre-order their lunch by Tuesday, Jan 23 with Mr. Centers for Friday, Feb 4 lunch
    • The Preview Concert will be held at North Oldham High School at 7pm on Thursday, Jan 27. Students need to arrive by 6pm already dressed in concert attire and report to the band room at NOHS
      • For the Jan 27 concert, students may take their tuxedo home after school so that they can change before coming to NOHS
  • After School Band Practice Changes:
    • NOTE: due to the Symphonic Band 1 concert on Thursday, Jan 27 at NOHS, the Symphonic Band 2 rehearsal on Thursday, Jan 27 is canceled to allow time for students involved in both groups to get dinner, change, and report to NOHS by 6pm
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
    • Symphonic 1 will hold a practice after school to prepare for their KMEA performance on Tuesday, Feb 1st 4:00-5:00pm – this will be their final rehearsal before the conference!
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School (info above)
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are still several CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located by the black box 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]
  • PEP BAND
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Monday, Jan 24 6:45pm call time for WHITE BAND
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • S&E Event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at North Oldham High School.
    • A schedule will be provided by KMEA closer to the event
    • Every student in the OCHS Band program participates in a minimum of one event. 
    • All students should now have a copy of their solo or ensemble music and be working on this music
  • 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 right away 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2.  (See announcements in this email for a few upcoming scheduled changes.)

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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • Deadline for final payment is Monday, January 24th. 
    • If something causes your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Siblings students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Siblings students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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.
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Tuesday Feb 1st – Symphonic 1 Band Special Practice for KMEA
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Monday, February 28th: OC Jazz band performing in a joint concert at CAL.
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 25: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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

Mid-Week Band News: Jan 19 – Jan 22

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • We will extend the deadline to next Monday, January 24th to give a little extra time.  If it is possible to turn the final payment in this week that is preferred. 
    • If something causes your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Non Band students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Non Band students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • Thanks to those who were able to attend the Boosters Meeting via Zoom
  • The January Director’s Report can be viewed at this link.
  • All-State Members:
  • Symphonic Band 1 Concert at State Conference Friday, Feb 4, 2022
    • Schedule
    • All Participating students should turn in $10 for lunch by Friday, January 28
    • The Preview Concert will be held at North Oldham High School at 7pm on Thursday, Jan 27. Students need to arrive by 6pm already dressed in concert attire and report to the band room at NOHS
      • For the Jan 27 concert, students may take their tuxedo home after school so that they can change before coming to NOHS
  • After School Band Practice Changes:
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
    • Symphonic 1 will hold a practice after school to prepare for their KMEA performance on Tuesday, Feb 1st.
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School (info above)
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are still several CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located by the black box 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]
  • PEP BAND
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Friday, Jan 21 for BLUE and WHITE BANDS (this is a double header verses NOHS
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • S&E Event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at North Oldham High School.
    • A schedule will be provided by KMEA closer to the event
    • Every student in the OCHS Band program participates in a minimum of one event. 
    • All students should now have a copy of their solo or ensemble music and be working on this music
  • 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 right away 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2.  (See announcements in this email for a few upcoming scheduled changes.)

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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • Payment Update:   We have gotten the final invoice from Taylor Tours for the Band trip and have determined the last payment amounts with savings for the bus riders based on our bus capacity.
    • We will extend the deadline to next Monday, January 24th to give a little extra time.  If it is possible to turn the final payment in this week that is preferred. 
    • If something causes your student to miss the Monday deadline (Covid, etc), please email  [email protected].
    • Final Band Trip Totals
      • Student–$172
      • Adults/Non Band students not riding the bus – Your totals are the same as the original contract states (Single $290, Triple-$215, Quad-$208)
      • Adults/Non Band students riding the bus–you will be sent an email with your final amounts.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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.
    • NOTE:  There will not be regular practice for Band 1 and 2 on February 2-3, 2022 due to All-State & KMEA events that week.
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Tuesday Feb 1st – Symphonic 1 Band Special Practice for KMEA
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Monday, February 28th: OC Jazz band performing in a joint concert at CAL.
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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: Jan 16 – Jan 22

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Monday’s Band Booster meeting will be held via Zoom due to the holiday.  
    • The agenda can be found at this link
    • Please plan to attend this virtual meeting using the link information below.
  • Mr. Centers will be discussing very important information for parents and students regarding the KMEA State Conference Performance for Symphonic Band 1 and percussion (Friday, Feb 4) AND information for All-State Participants.  

Monday, Jan 17: Zoom Meeting Information:

Topic: Oldham County High School Band Zoom Meeting

Time: Jan 17, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82120988798?pwd=SVNGZWUwLzg3dGFXZGZYeG9kcU4yUT09

Meeting ID: 821 2098 8798

Passcode: 0G3Ccd

  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are still several CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located by the black box 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]
  • PEP BAND
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Friday, Jan 21 for BLUE and WHITE BANDS (this is a double header verses NOHS
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 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 right away are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
    • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  We hope to have the final amount determined to announce during the booster meeting.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 17, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph 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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
  • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  
    • The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 17, 2022.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting via Zoom (Link is at the beginning of this email)
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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

Mid-Week Band News: Jan 12 – Jan 15

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Next Monday’s Band Booster meeting will be held via Zoom due to the holiday.  Mr. Centers would like parents of those students going to All-State and those students performing for the  KMEA Conference on Feb 4 (Sym. Band 1 and percussion students) to make sure and attend as he will be going through schedule details for those two events. A Zoom meeting link will be provided on Sunday
  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Friday, Jan 21 for BLUE and WHITE BANDS (this is a double header verses NOHS
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 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 right away are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
    • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  We hope to have the final amount determined by the Sunday email.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 16, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid. ***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph 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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
  • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  
    • The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 16, 2022.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.  We highly recommend everyone going on the trip consider this insurance given the ongoing concerns with Covid.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting via Zoom (Link will be sent out Sunday)
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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: Jan 9 – Jan 15

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Friday, Jan 21 for BLUE and WHITE BANDS (this is a double header verses NOHS
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 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 right away are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
    • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  We hope to have the final amount determined by the Wednesday email.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 21, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph 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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • The last payment has been extended to Friday, January 21st.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
  • We are still determining the final amount and are going to push out the deadline to Friday, January 21st.  We hope to have the final amount determined by the Wednesday email.
  • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The updated tentative date for setting the final amount is January 21, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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

Mid-Week Band News: Jan 5 – Jan 8

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • All-District Band
  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Friday, Jan 21 for BLUE and WHITE BANDS (this is a double header verses NOHS
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 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 right away are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator. 
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph 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 FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. A representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip. This trip is required for all students attending the trip.
  • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)

      NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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.
  • Tues. Jan 4: Blue Pep Band Game
  • Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8: All-District Band Weekend
  • Mon., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Mon., March 14 – Florida Trip Meeting 6:30pm
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

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: Dec 19 – Dec 25

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • NOTE:  This email is the final weekly email for 2021  Our next regular email message will be on Jan 2, 2022.  Enjoy a restful and festive winter break!
  • All-District Band
  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • NEXT Pep Band Game is: Tuesday, Jan 4 for BLUE BAND
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.  
    • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2 starting on November 3rd/4th.

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. 

  • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.
  • NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)

    NOTE:  Please do not submit payment until the final payment has been calculated.  (The tentative date for setting the final amount is January 9, 2022.)
  • ***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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.
  • Tues. Jan 4: Blue Pep Band Game
  • Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8: All-District Band Weekend
  • Mon., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1) at North Oldham High School
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

VOLUNTEER & SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES

The OCHS Band Boosters is needing volunteers for open positions for the coming year.  Board positions are elected positions called out in the By laws and include the officer positions and the class reps.  Committee Positions are non-elected positions.

After surveying those currently serving, the following positions are open for next year:

  • Board (all positions except Treasurer are up for elections but the following do not have someone rerunning).
  • Committee Coordinators
  • Alumni Coordinator

In addition, all committee positions are always open to shadowing or additional help.  The committees below have Senior parent this year and would be great to have someone shadowing next year that could take over the following year:

  • Sponsorships
  • Mums Sale Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • T-shirts

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in filling any of the roles listed above or if you are interested in shadowing any committee.  If you would like more details on each position’s role, please feel free to email [email protected] or contact the current coordinator. 

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.

Mid-Week Band News: Dec 15 – Dec 18

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • There will be no Thursday Band 2 rehearsal this next week.  
  • BAND CONCERT, DEC 14
    • Thank you to the parents and friends that helped with the Band Concert on December 14! Your help to clear the stage, hand out programs, take down the stage and cheer for our students is greatly appreciated! 
    • A Note about lighting on the stage:
      • Mr. Centers has notified administration and requested several times that the stage lighting be repaired. The overhead lights do not work for the stage. The students cannot see their music (and you probably noticed that you could not see some of our students). We had to resort to using rechargeable lights to help students see their music. If you noticed the lighting situation, it would not be a bad thing to make mention to those that might hear YOUR voice as a parent – in a polite and respectful manner. 
  • Special Jazz Christmas Concert is tonight!
  • All-District Band
    • All-District Band will be held on Jan 7-8 
    • LINK to All-District Band Schedule
    • All students who were selected for the All-District Band must turn in a $20 participation and folder fee by December 14. 
      • Please make checks payable to OCHS Band. The boosters will send one check to the KMEA 5th District for all these fees collected. Place in  black box in the band room. 
    • A full schedule for All-District Band weekend will be released before break. 
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Symphonic and All-District Concert Band!
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Jazz Band!
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Percussion Ensemble!
  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Rosters and Schedules are also available in band google classrooms for student access
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • The application season for the 2022 Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) is upon us!  See the section below for details on this amazing program.
  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2 starting on November 3rd/4th.

  • There will be no Thursday Band 2 rehearsal this next week (12/16/21).

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 

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

The application season for the 2022 Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) is upon us! GSA’s summer program is a transformational tuition-free experience that provides access to scholarship opportunities at nearly 30 colleges/universities, and we hope to see an applicant pool that represents the many places, identities, and perspectives of the Commonwealth!

Current high school sophomores and juniors can apply for GSA 2022 between November 3 and January 9, but GSA encourages prospective applicants to start by attending their informational webinars that begin next month on October 6 (recordings of the webinars will be made available afterward, as well).

Here are two printable flyers:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_ZGYqXjmHJnNkq4CDNbUm_oIGZ3BWd1/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k10EfEj2mvY5iV_L22SPSkVYCh2b5U52/view?usp=sharing

Here is the application timeline:https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org/education/governors-school-for-the-arts/prospective-students/attend-an-info-session-or-prep-workshop

Students and their advocates may contact GSA with any questions at 502.566.5192 or [email protected].

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. 

  • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.
  • ***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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.
      • This week (12/16/21) there will be no Band 2 rehearsal.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15:  Jazz Concert, 7pm
  • Tues. Jan 4: Blue Pep Band Game
  • Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8: All-District Band Weekend
  • Mon., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting
  • Thur., Jan. 27: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

VOLUNTEER & SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES

The OCHS Band Boosters is needing volunteers for open positions for the coming year.  Board positions are elected positions called out in the By laws and include the officer positions and the class reps.  Committee Positions are non-elected positions.

After surveying those currently serving, the following positions are open for next year:

  • Board (all positions except Treasurer are up for elections but the following do not have someone rerunning).
  • Committee Coordinators
  • Alumni Coordinator

In addition, all committee positions are always open to shadowing or additional help.  The committees below have Senior parent this year and would be great to have someone shadowing next year that could take over the following year:

  • Sponsorships
  • Mums Sale Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • T-shirts

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in filling any of the roles listed above or if you are interested in shadowing any committee.  If you would like more details on each position’s role, please feel free to email [email protected] or contact the current coordinator. 

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.

Weekly Band News: Dec 12 – Dec 18

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • There will be no Thursday Band 2 rehearsal this next week.  The Wednesday Band 1 rehearsal will end at 5 pm instead of 5:15 pm.
  • KMEA State Conference Concert Recording
    • Here is link to pre-order a CD or DVD of the OCHS Symphonic Band 1 concert performance at the KMEA State Conference on February 4th. Only pre-orders will be taken (no orders after the concert). We need to collect ORDERS BY DECEMBER 14th in order to have them submitted on December 15th.
  • BAND CONCERT, DEC 14
    • Our next band concert will be Tuesday, December 14 at 7pm! This will feature all band and percussion classes. 
    • Mr. Centers needs 3 volunteers to help set up the stage extensions on Monday, Dec. 13 at 4:30pm. This involves heavy lifting. If you can help, please contact Mr. Centers directly via email: [email protected]
    • We also need help handing out programs prior to the concert and helping with moving percussion instruments and taking down the stage extensions after the concert.  Please sign up using this link.
    • There will be a special presentation for Mr. Brad Rogers for his induction into the OCHS Hall of Fame at the Dec 14 Concert following the Oldham County Community Band performance. 
  • Special Jazz Christmas Concert set for Wednesday, Dec 15!
    • The OC Jazz Ensemble will be giving a special Jazz Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec 15 at 7PM. 
    • Audience members are invited to bring their favorite Christmas cookies to share in a short reception after the concert.
    • We will need a couple of volunteers to help setup tables for cookies.  Please sign up here using this link.
  • All-District Band
    • All-District Band will be held on Jan 7-8 
    • All students who were selected for the All-District Band must turn in a $20 participation and folder fee by December 14. 
      • Please make checks payable to OCHS Band. The boosters will send one check to the KMEA 5th District for all these fees collected. Place in  black box in the band room. 
    • A full schedule for All-District Band weekend will be released before break. 
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Symphonic and All-District Concert Band!
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Jazz Band!
      • Congratulations to these students who were selected for All-District Percussion Ensemble!
  • It’s Pep Band time! Here’s the information you will need:
    • The first game for WHITE BAND is Monday, Dec. 13!
    • All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) the bands are BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
    • HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
    • Rosters and Schedules are also available in band google classrooms for student access
    • Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade. 
      • Conflicts can be solved by swapping with a “same” instrument in the other band for one game
  • 2022 Orlando Band Trip: 
    • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.

***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

See the trip section below for additional trip details!

  • The application season for the 2022 Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) is upon us!  See the section below for details on this amazing program.
  • 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 Symph Band 1 and Thursday for Symph Band 2 starting on November 3rd/4th.

  • There will be no Thursday Band 2 rehearsal this next week (12/16/21).  The Wednesday Band 1 rehearsal will end at 5 pm instead of 5:15 pm.

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 

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

The application season for the 2022 Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) is upon us! GSA’s summer program is a transformational tuition-free experience that provides access to scholarship opportunities at nearly 30 colleges/universities, and we hope to see an applicant pool that represents the many places, identities, and perspectives of the Commonwealth!

Current high school sophomores and juniors can apply for GSA 2022 between November 3 and January 9, but GSA encourages prospective applicants to start by attending their informational webinars that begin next month on October 6 (recordings of the webinars will be made available afterward, as well).

Here are two printable flyers:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d_ZGYqXjmHJnNkq4CDNbUm_oIGZ3BWd1/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k10EfEj2mvY5iV_L22SPSkVYCh2b5U52/view?usp=sharing

Here is the application timeline:https://www.kentuckyperformingarts.org/education/governors-school-for-the-arts/prospective-students/attend-an-info-session-or-prep-workshop

Students and their advocates may contact GSA with any questions at 502.566.5192 or [email protected].

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. 

  • The last payment will be due January 14th.  This final payment will be less than the other payments.
  • ***If you want trip insurance, you need to set this up BEFORE the final payment.***

Band Trip Info from Taylor Tours:  Here is a link that will allow you to purchase the Group Travel Protection Plan for your trip. Rates are based on overall trip cost and not age. You will need to enter your full trip cost for accurate coverage. You will need to make your purchase prior to final trip payment in order to qualify for the pre-existing medical condition waiver. Please view the group marketing for rates and schedule of coverages then click the link to purchase. You can purchase one plan at a time. For questions on the plan, coverage or procedures, please contact the Group Desk at Travel Insured 844‑440‑8113.

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 and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  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. 
  • 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.
      • This week (12/15/21 Band 1 will finish at 5:00pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
      • This week (12/16/21) there will be no Band 2 rehearsal.
  • Mon., Dec. 13: White Pep Band Game
  • Tuesday, Dec. 14: OCHS Holiday Concert @ OCHS Auditorium
  • Wednesday, Dec. 15:  Jazz Concert, 7pm
  • Tues. Jan 4: Blue Pep Band Game
  • Fri.-Sat., Jan. 7-8: All-District Band Weekend
  • Mon., Jan. 17: Band Boosters Meeting
  • Tue., Jan. 25: KMEA Conference Preview Performance (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Wed.-Sat., Feb. 2-5: KMEA All-State Ensembles and State Conference
  • Fri., Feb. 4: KMEA Conference Performance at KICC (Louisville) (Symphonic Band 1)
  • Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
  • Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
  • Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
  • Wed.-Fri., March 16-18: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (exact date/time will be set by KMEA)
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Week of April 18: Recital Night (Date TBD)
  • Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)

VOLUNTEER & SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES

The OCHS Band Boosters is needing volunteers for open positions for the coming year.  Board positions are elected positions called out in the By laws and include the officer positions and the class reps.  Committee Positions are non-elected positions.

After surveying those currently serving, the following positions are open for next year:

  • Board (all positions except Treasurer are up for elections but the following do not have someone rerunning).
  • Committee Coordinators
  • Alumni Coordinator

In addition, all committee positions are always open to shadowing or additional help.  The committees below have Senior parent this year and would be great to have someone shadowing next year that could take over the following year:

  • Sponsorships
  • Mums Sale Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • T-shirts

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in filling any of the roles listed above or if you are interested in shadowing any committee.  If you would like more details on each position’s role, please feel free to email [email protected] or contact the current coordinator. 

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.