Mid-Week Band News: May 11 – May 14

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • After School Rehearsal for all band classes will be held on Wednesday May 18 (there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday, May 19 for 6th period band). All Band classes will rehearse on Wednesday, May 18 4:00-5:15pm to prepare for the Graduation ceremony. NOTE: No seniors will be at this rehearsal. 
    • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
      • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • KMEA State Assessment 
    • Congratulations to both OCHS Bands for wonderful performances at the KMEA State Assessment!
    • The Concert Band and the Symphonic Band both received DISTINGUISHED Ratings at Tuesday’s KMEA State Assessment
    • Two New Distinguished plaques will be added to the halls of OCHS! 
  • The Final Jazz Cafe for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Friday, May 13 at 6:00 pm 
    • Share this promotional poster for the event with your friends and family on social media
    • We supply finger foods for the guests as well as the jazz band.  Sign up to donate and help with setup here!
  • 🎼The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium 🎵🎶🎵 at 6:30 pm
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family.
    • Recordings of this final concert are available as PRE-ORDER by clicking here
    • Or scanning this QR Code
  • MAY BAND MEETING DATE CHANGE 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
    • Our May band booster meeting will be from 6:00 – 6:30 pm in the auditorium
  • The Band Banquet was a great success!  A huge thanks to all who donated time and supplies for this evening of celebration. 
    • Here is a link to the fantastic slideshow of our band this year! Thank you Katie Fuller for gathering pictures and compiling this treasure!
    • Thank you to Tammy Passiflume, Bethany Keil and all others who helped to plan, set up and clean up this gathering!
    • Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Centers, Mr. Etiene, Mr. Centers and each section coach for filling our band year with purposeful practice and performance opportunities.
    • Much appreciation for our Band Booster Board and Committee chairs for all the behind the scenes efforts that keep our band family going!
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

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

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

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

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

Weekly Band News: May 8 – May 14

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • KMEA State Assessment is Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music. 
    • Here is the schedule for Tuesday, May 10 STATE!
    • We will leave just prior to 1pm – this will give plenty of time for those students taking the AP English Lang test in the morning to eat lunch and change. 
    • Students will eat lunch during 1st lunch on Tuesday (similar to the District Assessment schedule)
    • Parents attending the concerts will need to find parking on side streets near UofL School of Music, or call the UofL Parking to purchase a 1-day parking pass. There is also a paid parking garage very close to the school of music located just beside the business school. 
  • The Final Jazz Cafe for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Friday, May 13
    • Share this promotional poster for the event with your friends and family on social media

      We supply finger foods for the guests as well as the jazz band.  Sign up to donate and help with setup here!
       
  • The Band Banquet was a great success!  A huge thanks to all who donated time and supplies for this evening of celebration. 
    • Here is a link to the fantastic slideshow of our band this year! Thank you Katie Fuller for gathering pictures and compiling this treasure!
    • Thank you to Tammy Passiflume, Bethany Keil and all others who helped to plan, set up and clean up this gathering!
    • Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Centers, Mr. Etiene, Mr. Centers and each section coach for filling our band year with purposeful practice and performance opportunities.
    • Much appreciation for our Band Booster Board and Committee chairs for all the behind the scenes efforts that keep our band family going!
  • 🎼The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium 🎵🎶🎵
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family.
    • Recordings of this final concert are available as PRE-ORDER by clicking here
    • Or scanning this QR Code
  • MAY BAND MEETING DATE CHANGE 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
  • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • May 10: KMEA State Band Assessment at UofL (leave from school at 1pm)
  • May 13: Jazz Cafe 6pm
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert 6:30 pm
  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

Weekly Band News: May 1 – May 7

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • The Final Jazz Cafe for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Friday, May 13
  • The Band Banquet was a great success!  A huge thanks to all who donated time and supplies for this evening of celebration. 
    • Here is a link to the fantastic slideshow of our band this year! Thank you Katie Fuller for gathering pictures and compiling this treasure!
    • Thank you to Tammy Passiflume, Bethany Keil and all others who helped to plan, set up and clean up this gathering!
    • Thanks to Mr. Centers, Mr. Etiene, Mr. Centers and each section coach for filling our band year with purposeful practice and performance opportunities.
    • Much appreciation for our Band Booster Board and Committee chairs for all the behind the scenes efforts that keep our band family going!
  • The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family
  • KMEA State Assessment tentative Schedule has OCHS Bands on Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music. 
    • We will leave at 1pm – this will give plenty of time for those students taking the AP English Lang test in the morning to eat lunch and change. A full schedule will be released once the times are confirmed with the KMEA state assessment manager.
  • MAY BAND MEETING DATE TO CHANGE: 
    • The May 23 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families will be postponed due to the OCMS 8th Grade Promotion night that is being hosted at OCHS on the same night. Parking and building access will prevent us from holding our meeting on the 23rd. Mr. Centers is working to secure an alternate date for this end of year meeting before summer vacation begins. 
  • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing by May 1 if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

📆 SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 📆

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • May 5: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • May 10: KMEA State Band Assessment at UofL (leave from school at 1pm)
  • May 13: Jazz Cafe 6pm
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert 6:30 pm
  • May (Exact Date TBD), Returning/Incoming Band Meeting in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

Weekly Band News: April 24 – April 30

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • Promotional Poster for the PRISM Concert
    • Performing students will meet in the auditorium at 5:00pm for a staging rehearsal
    • Performing students should wear all black
    • Concert Begins at 7:00pm (Auditorium will open at 6:30pm for audience, the balcony will be closed to the audience)
  • The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family
  • KMEA State Assessment tentative Schedule has OCHS Bands on Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music. 
    • We will leave at 1pm – this will give plenty of time for those students taking the AP English Lang test in the morning to eat lunch and change. A full schedule will be released once the times are confirmed with the KMEA state assessment manager.
  • The May 23 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families will be postponed due to the OCMS 8th Grade Promotion night that is being hosted at OCHS on the same night. Parking and building access will prevent us from holding our meeting on the 23rd. Mr. Centers is working to secure an alternate date for this end of year meeting before summer vacation begins. 
  • Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing by May 1 if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • The 6th and 7th Period Bands along with the Percussion students have qualified for KMEA State Concert Assessment. This will occur at the University of Louisville on May 9 or 10 and will be scheduled by KMEA officials by mid-April.
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th at 7pm
    • Each family will be asked to bring a dessert.  Desserts should be bite size and shareable with minimal mess.
    • We will also need cases of water for the banquet.  Please sign up to donate water at this link.
    • Senior Banners need to be turned in for display at the banquet.  Please leave them on the counter outside Mr. Centers office ASAP.  They will be returned to the Seniors afterwards.  
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27  and can be picked up after school. 
    • We will need 5 or 6 parents to help with the delivery on April 27 at 1:00pm. Sign up to help at this link. 
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • May TBD: Jazz Cafe
  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 26: PRISM Concert, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7pm OCHS Auditorium
  • April 27: Spring Flower Fundraiser Flower Delivery
  • April 29: Band Banquet, OCHS Gymnasium
  • May 5: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • May 9 10: KMEA State Band Assessment at UofL
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert
  • May (Exact Date TBD), Returning/Incoming Band Meeting in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

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

Weekly Band News: April 17 – April 23

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • The April Boosters meeting will be held on Monday, April 18 at 7:00pm.  
    • Minutes from previous meetings can be viewed here.
    • The agenda for our April meeting can be viewed here.
  • The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
  • END OF YEAR SLIDESHOW PICTURES DUE BY THURSDAY, April 21!  End-of-Year Slideshow Pictures: If you have pictures you want to be considered for the end-of-year slideshow, please upload them to this location by Thursday, April 21.  Please drop in the main folder (not in the subfolders) that the link jumps to. That’s how the Photo Coordinator knows these are new pictures to be considered for the slideshow. If you have any trouble loading, you may email the pictures to [email protected]. It is a tradition to have a slideshow at our end of year celebration – pictures and videos saved here are the perfect way to be sure all band members and events are celebrated!
  • https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gU5T3jEEF6GhCGaynmrXVNwrs2I7qQY9?usp=sharing 
  • Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing by May 1 if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Attention Senior Parents–Wyatt Scholarship Application were sent in Google Classroom.  These are due on April 20th.  
    • We need 3-5 Junior Parents to help read through applications and select the Wyatt Scholarship winner between the April 20th deadline and the Band Banquet on April 29th.
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • Performing students will meet in the auditorium at 5:00pm for a staging rehearsal
    • Performing students should wear all black
    • Concert Begins at 7:00pm (Auditorium will open at 6:30pm for audience, the balcony will be closed to the audience)
  • Band Trip follow up:
    • Members of the OCHS Band traveled to Orlando, FL this past week and participated in the Disney Imagination Workshop for high school band students. The students recorded several songs, one of which was added to a scene from The Lion King. These are shared with students for a limited time via google classroom. Due to copyright restrictions, we are not permitted to duplicate and distribute to families and/or post on any internet sites such as YouTube or Facebook. 
    • Mr. Centers would like to thank all the parents/adults who traveled with the band to make this trip possible by serving as chaperones. This trip would not have been possible without your help – thank you very much!
    • We had a few items left behind: a dinosaur claw necklace and a black umbrella. These items have been placed in the band room’s lost and found by the exterior door
  • The 6th and 7th Period Bands along with the Percussion students have qualified for KMEA State Concert Assessment. This will occur at the University of Louisville on May 9 or 10 and will be scheduled by KMEA officials by mid-April.
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27  and can be picked up after school. 
    • We will need 5 or 6 parents to help with the delivery on April 27 at 1:00pm
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
    • Schedule for Pit Orchestra
      • We had to add a rehearsal to Tues. April 12 4:00-6:30pm due to slow progress from the May 30 rehearsal
    • A roster for Pit Orchestra has been posted
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • 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 filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We have someone volunteering for all Board positions.  We still need Committee Coordinators.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

  • End-of-Year Slideshow Pictures: If you have pictures you want to be considered for the end-of-year slideshow, please upload them to this location by Thursday, April 21.  Please drop in the main folder (not in the subfolders) that the link jumps to. That’s how the Photo Coordinator knows these are new pictures to be considered for the slideshow. If you have any trouble loading, you may email the pictures to [email protected]. It is a tradition to have a slideshow at our end of year celebration – pictures and videos saved here are the perfect way to be sure all band members and events are celebrated!
  • https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gU5T3jEEF6GhCGaynmrXVNwrs2I7qQY9?usp=sharing 

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 26: PRISM Concert, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7pm OCHS Auditorium
  • April 27: Spring Flower Fundraiser Flower Delivery
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • May 6: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • May 9 or 10: KMEA State Band Assessment at UofL
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Mid-Week Band News: April 13 – April 16

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium 
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
  • Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing by May 1 if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Attention Senior Parents–Wyatt Scholarship Application were sent in Google Classroom.  These are due on April 20th.  
    • We need 3-5 Junior Parents to help read through applications and select the Wyatt Scholarship winner between the April 20th deadline and the Band Banquet on April 29th.
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • Performing students will meet in the auditorium at 5:00pm for a staging rehearsal
    • Performing students should wear all black
    • Concert Begins at 7:00pm (Auditorium will open at 6:30pm for audience, the balcony will be closed to the audience)
  • Band Trip follow up:
    • Members of the OCHS Band traveled to Orlando, FL this past week and participated in the Disney Imagination Workshop for high school band students. The students recorded several songs, one of which was added to a scene from The Lion King. These are shared with students for a limited time via google classroom. Due to copyright restrictions, we are not permitted to duplicate and distribute to families and/or post on any internet sites such as YouTube or Facebook. 
    • Mr. Centers would like to thank all the parents/adults who traveled with the band to make this trip possible by serving as chaperones. This trip would not have been possible without your help – thank you very much!
    • We had a few items left behind: a dinosaur claw necklace and a black umbrella. These items have been placed in the band room’s lost and found by the exterior door
  • The 6th and 7th Period Bands along with the Percussion students have qualified for KMEA State Concert Assessment. This will occur at the University of Louisville on May 9 or 10 and will be scheduled by KMEA officials by mid-April.
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27  and can be picked up after school. 
    • We will need 5 or 6 parents to help with the delivery on April 27 at 1:00pm
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
    • Schedule for Pit Orchestra
      • We had to add a rehearsal to Tues. April 12 4:00-6:30pm due to slow progress from the May 30 rehearsal
    • A roster for Pit Orchestra has been posted
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • 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 filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We have someone volunteering for all Board positions.  We still need Committee Coordinators.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 26: PRISM Concert, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7pm OCHS Auditorium
  • April 27: Spring Flower Fundraiser Flower Delivery
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • May 6: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Bands News: April 10 – April 16

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Band Trip follow up:
    • Members of the OCHS Band traveled to Orlando, FL this past week and participated in the Disney Imagination Workshop for high school band students. The students recorded several songs, one of which was added to a scene from The Lion King. This will be shared with students for a limited time via google classroom and at the band banquet. Due to copyright restrictions, we are not permitted to duplicate, distribute, and/or post on any internet sites such as YouTube or Facebook. 
    • Mr. Centers would like to thank all the parents/adults who traveled with the band to make this trip possible by serving as chaperones. This trip would not have been possible without your help – thank you very much!
    • We had a few items left behind: a dinosaur claw necklace and a black umbrella. These items have been placed in the band room’s lost and found by the exterior door
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature small ensembles from each of our band sections
    • The audience will be surrounded by the music as each section will showcase their performers
    • All participating students will need to report to the auditorium at 5pm for staging rehearsal
  • The 6th and 7th Period Bands along with the Percussion students have qualified for KMEA State Concert Assessment. This will occur at the University of Louisville on May 9 or 10 and will be scheduled by KMEA officials by mid-April.
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27  and can be picked up after school. 
    • We will need 5 or 6 parents to help with the delivery on April 27  at 1:00pm
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
    • Schedule for Pit Orchestra
      • We had to add a rehearsal to Tues. April 12 4:00-6:30pm due to slow progress from the May 30 rehearsal
    • A roster for Pit Orchestra has been posted
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • 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 filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We have someone volunteering for all Board positions.  We still need Committee Coordinators.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 26: PRISM Concert, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7pm OCHS Auditorium
  • April 27: Spring Flower Fundraiser Flower Delivery
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • May 6: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Band News: April 3 – April 9

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • HAPPY SPRING BREAK TO ALL OF OUR BAND FAMILIES!
    • This week, there will only be a mid-week email if there are updates and new information to share.
  • OCHS Band’s Honors Recital will be held on April 10 at 6:00pm at Crestwood United Methodist Church. This is free and open to the public. This recital will feature 10 of our Distinguished OCHS Band students
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature small ensembles from each of our band sections
    • The audience will be surrounded by the music as each section will showcase their performers
  • The 6th and 7th Period Bands along with the Percussion students have qualified for KMEA State Concert Assessment. This will occur at the University of Louisville on May 9 or 10 and will be scheduled by KMEA officials by mid-April.
  • The OCHS Trumpet Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, May 6 at OCHS Auditorium. 
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Recital Night:
    • 10 students from OCHS Band have been selected for the inaugural Recital Night to be held at Crestwood United Methodist Church at 6PM on Sunday, April 10
      • This event is free and open to the public
      • Students will perform solos with piano accompaniment
      • A reception will be held after the event to celebrate these students
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
    • We will need 5 or 6 parents to help with the delivery on April 27 
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in 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 filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We have someone volunteering for all Board positions.  We still need Committee Coordinators.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: OCHS Band’s Honors Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: PRISM Concert, Chamber Ensemble Concert, 7pm OCHS Auditorium
  • April 27: Spring Flower Fundraiser Flower Delivery
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • May 6: Trumpet Ensemble Concert, OCHS Auditorium
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Mid-Week Band News: March 30 – April 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms specifically dealing with medicine were due to the OCHS Nurse on Monday, March 28. If you have any question regarding school medicine, please contact Nurse Trent at OCHS immediately
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day 
    • Here is a digital copy of the itinerary 
    • NOTE: At 1:00PM we will have a Pre-Departure Meeting for all travelers (non-traveling parents are welcome to attend) 
      • Everyone please be seated in the school auditorium at 1:00 PM for the Pre-Departure Meeting
      • Place your suitcase and instrument together in the band room on the floor
    • EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR MR. CENTERS during the trip: 502-822-6362 (this number will accept text messages). Note: there will be times when an immediate response will not be possible from this number
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Recital Night:
    • 10 students from OCHS Band have been selected for the inaugural Recital Night to be held at Crestwood United Methodist Church at 6PM on Sunday, April 10
      • This event is free and open to the public
      • Students will perform solos with piano accompaniment
      • A reception will be held after the event to celebrate these students
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature small ensembles from each of our band sections
    • The audience will be surrounded by the music as each section will showcase their performers
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Officer and Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer Elect positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

The President shall:

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck

Weekly Band News: March 27 – April 2

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms VERY IMPORTANT (the below forms will be due to the school nurse no later than MONDAY, MARCH 28 (Note the new deadline!)
      • If you wish for your student to have over the counter medications (ie ibuprofen, acetaminophen), this formmust be filled out and returned to the school nurse – this is not the same form for school days – this form is specifically for field trips.
      • IF your student has a daily medication, this form must be filled out and returned to the school nurse ASAP. This is not the same form as for a regular school day – this is specifically for field trips. 
      • UPDATED NOTE: Any daily medications needed for the spring break trip must be turned in to the OCHS school by MARCH 28 – this is a hard deadline. She can not accept any medications for this trip after this date.
      • Parents who are traveling with us on the trip, if you wish to be in charge of and administer your own child’s medications, there is a form that must be filled out, signed and returned to OCHS nurse. 
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day.
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Officer and Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer Elect positions filled.
  • ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus

CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

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

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

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

BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!

REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

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

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

CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS TO SIGN UP FOR REMIND TEXTS 

BAND TRIP 2022

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

OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

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

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

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

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

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

BAND COMMUNICATION

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

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

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

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

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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

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

The President shall:

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

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

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

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck