Weekly Band News: July 11 – July 17

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

  • We will have a Notary on site July 15th, 19th, & 22nd from 5:30-6:00pm. 
    • Bring photo ID
    • Our thanks to Jenn Silliman for helping with this!
  • HELP NEEDED!  
  • 2022 Band Trip:  We are in the process of planning for the band trip but wanted to share that the trip this year will be over Spring Break.  We will be passing out information for the trip at the July Band Booster Meeting and then will have a separate trip meeting the week after Band Camp. 
  • OLDHAM COUNTY DAY:  The Band Boosters are organizing a silent auction for Oldham County Day on July 17th and we would like each class to donate towards silent auction items. Please see below for details.
  • We still need Committee Coordinators.  See the listing below and email President@ochs.band if interested. 
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will be on Mondays and Thursdays starting  July 5th through the first day of the school year 6:00-8:30 p.m. at OCHS.
  • The next Band Booster meeting will be Monday, July 19th at 7:00pm in the band room.  
  • See this link to read the most recent Director’s comments.  Director Comments June 2021

SUMMER MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL & PACKET INFORMATION

The marching band will meet Monday and Thursday evenings during July and August. Rehearsals will be 6:00 – 8:30pm and are held at OCHS starting July 5th.   Attendance is expected at summer band rehearsal if you are in town.  If you’re on vacation or out of town for any of these dates, please notify Mr. Centers at David.Centers@oldham.kyschools.us.

Students should have their music prepared and placed in a flip folder for summer rehearsals. If you have not yet picked up a music packet, you may do so at any summer rehearsal, a drum major or band director can help you find the music packets. 

Flip folders and music lyres are also available to purchase from the band boosters. 

Students should dress comfortably to practice outside and wear appropriate shoes and socks for rehearsals. 

  • In order to keep students hydrated throughout band rehearsals, we ask that each band student bring in a case of bottled water the first week of summer band rehearsal.  Thank you in advance!
  • Materials to Purchase through the Band Program at Rehearsals:
    • Flip Folios for $8.00.
    • Lyre Prices:  Baritone $8; Mellophone $13; Trombone $12; Trumpet $7; Bach Combo $19; Clarinet $8; Sax $8; and Drum $11

Summer Packet Information has been uploaded to the band website and can be accessed using this link.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  The Oldham County Public Library (Main Branch) will notarize documents at no cost by appointment only.  You may call and make an appointment at 502-222-9713.   There will also be a Notary on site before band rehearsals on July 15th, 19th, & 22nd from 5:30-6:00pm.  Be sure to bring a photo ID for the notarizing process. Our thanks to Jenn Silliman for helping with this!   All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals. Please refer to the DOCUMENTS Tab under the STUDENTS Section on the OCHS Band Website https://ochs.band/students/documents.

BAND CAMP

Marching Band Camp will be July 26-30.  Attendance is mandatory for all band students.  More information about band camp including safety guidelines, daily schedules and other details will be released in the coming weeks as guidelines are still being determined by the OCBE and the OCHS Band Directors. 

OLDHAM COUNTY DAY

The Band Boosters are organizing a silent auction for Oldham County Day which is Saturday, July 17th.  We will be collecting the following items from each grade level.  If you still have items to turn in, please bring them to rehearsal on Monday, July 12th.  You can also Venmo @StephSkeens if you would like.  Please be sure to tell her what grade the donation is for.

Upcoming Seniors:  Items for a “Gift Card Basket.”  These can be gift cards in any amount from area restaurants, stores, etc.  Might utilize our Scrip fundraiser to order any gift cards.

Upcoming Juniors:  Items for a Family Game NIght Basket.   Board games, card games, anything fun a family can do together.  

Upcoming Sophomores:  Items for a “Coffee, Tea & Fun Snack Basket.”  K-Cups, tea bags, creamers to go in coffees, mugs, fun snacks of any kind.

Incoming Freshman:  Items for a “Spa Day Basket.”  Because we’re getting a late start, upper classman may have to help with this basket.  Items can include lotions, gift cards for nail places or massages, Bath & Body Works, etc.

Please contact Stephanie Skeens, Sophomore Rep for 2021-22 with any questions.  502-417-4855

Oldham County Day Parade Details: 

July 17, 2021 – SCHEDULE

  • 7:30am band room opens
  • 8:00am load equipment
  • 8:45am leave for LaGrange
  • 9:00am unload at parade site
  • 9:15am warm up
  • 9:45am in formation and lined up for parade
  • 10:00am parade begins
  • 11:30am approximate end of parade, load equipment and buses
  • 11:45am approximate return to OCHS and unload

Students will wear:

  • Khaki shorts
  • Tennis shoes & socks
  • 2021 Band shirt (to be passed out at rehearsal on Monday, 7/12)

2021 parade route will begin at LaGrange Elementary school, proceed east to 1st street ending at the shopping center where Southeast Christian Church and Planet Fitness are located

Students who are being picked up at the end of the parade route must notify the person in charge of taking attendance for their bus and also must make arrangements for their instrument (if the instrument is going back to the school and the student is not)

MUSIC THEORY

Mr. Centers will be able to offer a Music Theory course for all interested students this coming school year. The class will be offered during 2nd period and will cover both written and aural music theory knowledge and skills. This course is open to any student who desires a deeper knowledge and understanding of how music works, including musical analysis and composition. It is highly recommended for any student considering studying music in college at any level in the future. 

If you are interested in this course, please email Mr. Steedly at matt.steedly@oldham.kyschools.us as soon as possible so that you can be added to this course. 

This course is not just for band students. If you have a friend in choir or someone who would be interested in this course, please share this information with them. 

 OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND

Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  Check out the informational flier here!

BAND COMMUNICATION

We communicate band news through various channels and additional channels (Google Classroom, Remind) will be added as the school year begins.  Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.

Emails

  • Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events.  This is our main source of communication.  If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well.  You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to communication@ochs.band.  

Facebook

  • The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters!  You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you.  This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly. 

Contact Information:

  • For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email president@ochs.band.

SAVE THE DATES

Important Dates—Summer and Fall 2021

  • Summer Band Rehearsals
    • Mondays and Thursdays
    • Starts July 5th through the first day of the school year 6:00-8:30 p.m. at OCHS
  • Oldham County Day Parade
    • July 17th 
  • Band Camp Week
    • July 26-30
    • 8:30 a.m—8:30 p.m. DAILY at OCHS
  • After school rehearsals (marching band)
    • Every Thursday; August 12—end of season
  • HOME FOOTBALL DATES FALL 2021 (required performances)
    • August 27th v. Shelby County
    • September 10th v. Meade County
    • October 7th (THURSDAY) v. Eastern (7:00 start)
    • October 22nd  v. GRC (we will not play this game-fall break)
    • (Fall Break October 18-22)
    • October 29th v. Bullitt East (Senior night)

VOLUNTEER AND SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

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

Committee Coordinators

  • All District Co-chair to work with previous year’s coordinator.
  • Alumni Coordinator

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

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

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

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

Board Members for 2021-2022

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

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

Weekly Band News: May 24 – May 29

  • The next OCHS Band Booster meeting will be Thursday, June 18th, at 7:00pm via Zoom.
  • Welcome Letter for the 2020-2021 OCHS Band can be accessed at the following link Welcome Letter for OCHS Band 2020-2021.
  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

REMIND and Google Form for 2020-2021
Google form for all returning and incoming OCHS Band members for 2020-21: Some have done the Google form already, others have not.  Remind will become increasingly important after we finish the school year and get into the great unknown called "summer 2020".
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MihCti5SMCqlrpsxH1xGHb-5fZflK030DnOx8pHB_kI/edit?usp=sharing
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 MARCHING BAND STUDENTS ONLY: text @ocmc2020 to 81010
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 BAND PARENTS ONLY: text @ochsBB20 to 81010

Band Booster Leadership Positions
We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year in place by June 30.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Secretary – Sandy Walker
Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (2 People to Co-Chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com
2) Mum Fundraiser Coordinator
Questions? Contact Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

3) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

4) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

5) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

6) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Mid-Week Band News: May 20 – May 23

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Password: 4eb78k

  • Welcome Letter for the 2020-2021 OCHS Band can be accessed at the following link Welcome Letter for OCHS Band 2020-2021
  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

REMIND and Google Form for 2020-2021
Google form for all returning and incoming OCHS Band members for 2020-21: Some have done the Google form already, others have not.  Remind will become increasingly important after we finish the school year and get into the great unknown called "summer 2020".
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MihCti5SMCqlrpsxH1xGHb-5fZflK030DnOx8pHB_kI/edit?usp=sharing
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 MARCHING BAND STUDENTS ONLY: text @ocmc2020 to 81010
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 BAND PARENTS ONLY: text @ochsBB20 to 81010

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (2 People to Co-Chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com
2) Mum Fundraiser Coordinator
Questions? Contact Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

3) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

4) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

5) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

6) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Weekly Band News: May 17 – May 23

  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

Cleaning Woodwind and Brass Instruments

This video is a great reference for all of our woodwind and brass players; Link: https://youtu.be/byBd5sXryy8
Even if you don’t have a personally owned band instrument, you really should clean what you play more than once a year!  Woodwind players should pay particular attention on how to clean the clarinet or saxophone mouthpiece properly–easy and effective.

REMIND and Google Form for 2020-2021

Google form for all returning and incoming OCHS Band members for 2020-21: Some have done the Google form already, others have not.  Remind will become increasingly important after we finish the school year and get into the great unknown called "summer 2020".
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1MihCti5SMCqlrpsxH1xGHb-5fZflK030DnOx8pHB_kI/edit?usp=sharing
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 MARCHING BAND STUDENTS ONLY: text @ocmc2020 to 81010
Remind 101 class for 2020-2021 BAND PARENTS ONLY: text @ochsBB20 to 81010

NAfME

NAfME has launched a new campaign to ask that Congress appropriate at least $200 billion specifically for education for states to avoid drastic education budget cuts. Without this funding, music programs will be jeopardized. We are asking members to reach out to their members of Congress to request $200 billion in the next legislative relief package to backfill state education budgets. For more information, visit nafme.org/advocacy/grassroots-action-center.

Everyone has seen the effects of the battered economy, but as educators, we have not yet felt the worst. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, the combined revenue shortfall for state budgets–not including additional costs incurred by COVID-1–will be approximately $650 billion. States are already looking to revise their budgets for the current and next fiscal years. Many are considering cuts across the board, including millions of dollars from education budgets.

NAfME and our affiliates believe that Congress must appropriate at least $200 billion specifically for education for states to avoid drastic negative consequences. Without this funding, music programs will be jeopardized, and students will not have the access to a well-rounded education that they need and deserve.

We are asking you to reach out to your members of Congress to request $200 billion in the next legislative relief package to backfill state education budgets. Fill out the form on the NAfME webpage, and feel free to add your own personal stories about how music has helped you and your students cope with these trying times. Together, we will get through this, and ensure that our students and schools will too.
www.nafme.org/advocacy/grassroots click on state education budgets.

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (2 People to Co-Chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com
2) Mum Fundraiser Coordinator
Questions? Contact Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

3) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

4) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

5) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

6) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Mid-Week Band News: May 13 – May 16

  • Please use the link Concert Instrument/Folder Turn-In to access the instructions and details for the approved plan for us to check in our concert instruments and practice folders FRIDAY, May 15th.  This has also been sent to students on Google Classroom;
  • Welcome Letter for the 2020-2021 OCHS Band can be accessed at the following link Welcome Letter for OCHS Band 2020-2021
  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (2 People to Co-Chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

2) Mum Fundraiser Coordinator
Questions? Contact Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

3) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

4) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

5) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

6) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Weekly Band News: May 10 – May 16

  • Welcome Letter for the 2020-2021 OCHS Band can be accessed at the following link Welcome Letter for OCHS Band 2020-2021
  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (2 People to Co-Chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com
2) Mum Fundraiser Coordinator
Questions? Contact Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

3) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

4) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

5) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

6) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Mid-Week Band News: May 6 – May 9

  • Welcome Letter for the 2020-2021 OCHS Band can be accessed at the following link Welcome Letter for OCHS Band 2020-2021
  • Summer Packet Information has uploaded to the band website.  This information will not be printed by the OCHS BAND Boosters and will need to be printed at home.  The Medical Release form will need to be notarized.  All forms will need to be turned in the first week of Summer Band Rehearsals.Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents.  We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids. The Band Boosters are a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.  In order to maintain that non-profit status, the Executive Board must have at minimum President and Treasurer for the 2020-2021 School Year.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (Kim Zarotny is the other co-chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

2) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

3) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

4) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

5) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Weekly Band News: May 3 – May 9

  • Please use the following link to access the information https://ochs.band/students/documents
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021
  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.
  • Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  

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Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents. We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (Kim Zarotny is the other co-chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

2) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

3) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

4) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

5) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Mid-Week Band News: April 29 – May 2

  • Summer Band Rehearsals will begin on July 6th.  (Monday and Thursday evenings 6:00-8:30pm.)
  • Band Camp will be July 27-31.  Band Camp is mandatory for all band students.

 
Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents. We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.
 
Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (Kim Zarotny is the other co-chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

2) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

3) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

4) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

5) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.

Weekly Band News: April 26 – May 2

  • Participation fee $160.00/student (inclusive) paid at registration; suggested waiving this for 2nd/3rd children.                                             
  • Band Camp $80.00 paid at registration                                             
  • Uniform $20.00 paid at registration                                      
  • Transportation $100.00 paid at registration                                     
  • Instructional Materials $15.00 paid at registration                                      
  • Instrument Rental additional $40.00 semester/$80.00 year if needed.       

                                   
Fundraising Requests for submission 2020-2021
Oldham County High School Band Boosters, Inc.
All District Band concessions ($300.00 net)
Amazon SMILE ($500.00 net)
Band Concerts ($2500.00 net)
Grater’s ($2200.00 net)
Jazz Concerts ($750.00 net)
Kroger Community Rewards ($2000.00 net)
Oldham County Day ($1500.00 net)
Mums ($3250.00 net)
Patron Project ($1500.00 net)
Program Ads ($900.00 net)
Scrip Program ($1500.00 net)
SnapRaise ($15500.00 net)
Work Projects ($2000.00 net)
Shoparoo ($600.00)
 
Total net revenue budgeted all fundraising projects: $ 35,150.00
 

Band Booster Leadership Positions

We need to start positioning the band for the Booster parental support they will need next year. A large portion of our Band Booster Executive Board are Senior parents. We need volunteers for next year to provide the structure and support the band needs to be able to participate in the opportunities Mr. Roger’s provides for the kids.

If you want to know what’s involved, click on the name of the position and a document should download onto your device with a description, a rough estimate of time involved, and contact info for the person who is currently doing that job this year.

Board Member Vacancies for 2020-2021
President – vacant
Vice-President (also called President-Elect) – vacant
Treasurer – vacant
Senior Member-at-Large: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Member-at-Large – vacant

Other vacancies for next year are listed below:

1) Hospitality co-chair (Kim Zarotny is the other co-chair)
Questions? Contact Cathy Middleton @ tiogachick@gmail.com or Kim Zarotny @ zarotny@aol.com

2) Pit Crew Coordinator
Questions? Contact Henry Sipes @ henry.sipes@samtec.com

3) Shoparoo Fundraising
Questions? Contact Melanie Woosley @ melaniewoosley@aol.com

4) Large instrument truck rental for events and truck driver coordinator 
Questions? Contact Lana Downs @ lgdowns@aol.com

5) Alumni coordinator
Questions? Contact Susan Bunting @ bgrs92@sbcglobal.net
 
The band needs you and your kid needs you to be involved. Thanks for all you’ve done to support the band this year and let’s get set up for a great year next year.