Letter from the Director: Next Week’s Rehearsal Schedule

Good evening all:

Thanks for your help and support the past few weeks!  It has been a particularly difficult stretch getting ready for our first actual live performance in over six months.  I thought the band performed admirably on Friday night and represented themselves extremely well.  Just as a point of reference, Friday’s performance was only the third time the entire band has had the opportunity to play together as a group since the last 30 minutes of band camp week–seven weeks ago.  Really pretty remarkable…and something to build upon.

We will return to our "summer" rehearsal format for next week only, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Monday-All Brass

Thursday-Woodwinds and Percussion

The focus next week will be on concert literature and audition excerpts.

Once we begin A/B in-person classes on Sept. 28, all after school rehearsals will occur immediately after school from 4:00-5:15 p.m.  All students will be required to attend one rehearsal per week, and the rehearsal day will be the same as one of the days they attend school regularly (all A-Day students regardless of class on Monday or Wednesday; all B-Day students on Tuesday or Thursday), with no rehearsals on the planned "rotating" Fridays, other than before home football performances (see below).  I’m still working out the logistics on this and will announce the days each group will meet by Monday 9/21…so stay tuned closely!

As a friendly reminder: ALL students and staff must complete the online health screening form, including a self-check of your temperature, prior to arrival on campus for ANY REHEARSAL OR PERFORMANCE EVENT.  

Once you arrive, you are required to have your temperature verified before you enter the building.  

ALL students must complete the attendance check in to verify your arrival and attendance–this is in ADDITION to the health check survey and is used to confirm your attendance at required rehearsals and performances.

Upcoming home football performances (required performances): 

October 2nd (v. Fern Creek; HOMECOMING)

October 16th (v. Bryan Station)

October 30th (v. Collins–Halloween Show???)

NONE OF THESE DATES HAVE CHANGED since they were first announced in February…

I hope to see all of you in our Zoom meeting of the Band Boosters at 7:00 p.m. on Monday night!

Bradford D. Rogers

Oldham County High School Band

1150 N. Hwy. 393

LaGrange, KY 40031