Mid-Week Band News: January 8 – January 11

Congratulations on your successful audition for the All-5th District Bands! We are looking forward to an outstanding weekend of music making and activities culminating in a wonderful concert performance.

Thanks to all for taking care of your folder fees prior to the holidays! Your folder fee covers music expenses and clinician costs. Transportation to and from Shelby County will be provided on Friday; transportation will be provided on Saturday morning ONLY. All participants must arrange for your transportation home after the concert on Saturday evening; the equipment truck will remain until the end of the high school concert for LARGE EQUIPMENT transport. IF your horn can go with you in your car after the concert, it should happen that way!

Lunch on Friday and Saturday will be Chick-Fil Sandwiches, Cost is $4.00 per sandwich. Limit 2 sandwiches per student per meal. Money for Chick-Fil-A is due today, Wednesday, January 8th. Please place money in the bandroom dropbox with your students name and number of sandwiches per meal listed on the envelope. Checks can be made out to OCHS Band Boosters. Pizza will be provided for dinner by the band boosters on Saturday evening and will be made available to all OCHS participants— All meals will be delivered to Martha Layne Collins High School. If you have a food allergy or cannot eat Chick-fil-A or pizza, please plan on bringing your own meal.

Friday, January 10th

8:00 am Arrive at OCHS BAND ROOM-put equipment on the truck 8:15 am Load buses (all OCMS students on Bus 2); WE WILL BE TIGHT ON SPACE… 8:20 am Leave for Martha Layne Collins High School 9:10 am Arrive MLCHS; unload. Report QUICKLY to rehearsal areas 9:30 am Rehearsal NOON Lunch (fast food brought to the school) 1:30 pm Rehearsal 5:00 pm Rehearsals end 5:15 pm Leave for home 6:00 pm Home Sweet Buckner Saturday, January 11th ALL will need to bring your concert attire with you (or wear it all day)!!!! We will not be returning to Oldham County before the concert. Our buses will leave after transporting us to Martha Layne Collins on Saturday morning, so don’t leave anything on the bus!

ALSO: rehearsals start EARLIER on Saturday—don’t be LATE for the bus!!

7:30 am Arrive at OCHS BAND ROOM
7:45 am Leave for MLCHS 8:35 am Arrive; move to rehearsal areas 9:00 am Rehearsal NOON Lunch (fast food brought to the school) 1:30 pm Rehearsal 4:00 pm Middle School band concert begins TBA Dinner break; dress for concert (use our concert attire: black dress/tux) (dinner provided) 6:00 pm Report to designated area 6:30 pm Concert (MLCHS auditorium) High School Concert Band High School Wind Ensemble


  • Look through your music; make sure you have the correct mutes, sticks, mallets, small percussion items, etc. DO NOT get to Friday morning without having played through your part a few times!!!!!

  • Have a pencil—you’ll need it.

Pep Band Pep Band lists have been posted to the band website under the announcements tab at https://ochs.band, and Google Classroom.

Pep Band Dates are as follows.

Band A: January 28 January 31 (Combined A & B) February 10 February 17

Band B: January 24 January 31 (Combined A & B) February 4 February 18

The updated full band schedule can be found on the band website at https://ochs.band.

Important Dates to Remember January 10-11 All District Bands (Martha Layne Collins HS) January 23-25 WKU Honors Band January 24-25 U of L Honors Band January 24 Pep Band B January 28 Pep Band A January 31 Pep Band A & B January 31-February 2 UK Honor Band February 4 Pep Band B February 5-8 KMEA All State Bands/ KMEA Conference February 10 Pep Band A February 17 Pep Band A February 18 Pep Band B February 22 CCM Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival (Jazz Band) March 7 KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment (NOHS) March 12 Band Concert March 14 PBM Invitational Concert Festival (Male HS Louisville) March 18-20 KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (NOHS DAY TBD)

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band. Questions or corrections to this newsletter can be sent to Sonya Cook at [email protected].