Mid-Week Band News: July 27 – Aug 1
- Greaters will be for sale during some portions of camp including all evening rehearsals from 8:45-9:00 pm and Friday morning from 11:45 -12:30. Cost will be $4.00 per cup.
- The next Band Booster Meeting will be Monday, August 17th at 7:00pm via zoom.
We are still in need of volunteers to help with setup, documenting times and taking temps for the remainder of Band Camp. Morning time will be from 8:15-9:45 and evening is 5:15-6:45pm. Thank you for volunteering and helping get our Marching Colonels checked in and ready to go for Mr. Rogers.
BOYS ONLY – Concert Shoes (DINKLES)
All freshman boys and any boy that needed new shoes should have been fitted for shoes at Wednesday
practice (morning and evening sessions). If you have not yet paid, please bring your check made
payable to “OCHS band boosters” for $31 or cash by last day of band camp – Friday, July 31st .
Questions? Email Charlie Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marching Uniforms and Concert Attire
We are asking parents to do something we’ve never asked of you before. Due to social distancing
limitations, we are unable to physically measure your student during band camp week as has historically
been done. We are asking for your help and best effort to provide us with as accurate (as possible)
measurements so that we can fit your student with a band uniform – marching and concert. We will need
up-to-date measurement for ALL STUDENTS to insure they have the appropriate sizing. Directions for
how to obtain these measurements are included in e-mail attachments. Measurements for women and
men are DIFFERENT, so please use the proper form. Please send a scanned copy of the completed
form or directly e-mail all measurements for your student to Charlie Christensen at email@example.com
by Friday, August 14 th . Pricing for concert attire (full length gowns for women, tuxedo shirts for men) will
be sent at a later date.
Measuring Information sent in previous email on 7/26 is available on the OCHS Band Website under the Announcements Section at this link.
As in years past, we will be selling mums as a fundraiser this year. This has historically been a large generator of band funds and we hope the pandemic does not hinder that this year. So, please participate!
Things to note:
- Order forms were handed out today and are available at band camp, can be found at the link below and will be posted the OCHS Band Website.
- All orders need to be turned in by August 24th.
- Money is collected when you take the order.
- If school is not in session, orders need to be dropped off at the school office.
- Checks can be made payable to "OCHS Band Boosters" (We are looking at electronic payment methods as well and will let you know)
- Delivery mid-September (exact date TBD)
Health Check Form
Everyone should complete this form prior to arrival at rehearsals this summer; temp check and a few questions. Anyone answering "yes" to any of the questions should stay home and follow the directions prompted.
Link to Health Check Form (QR option provided below)
QR Code for Health Check
Keep this info handy (maybe print a copy of the QR and put it on the fridge…) as we get through the month of July and early August!
Marching Band Rehearsals
Marching Band Rehearsals have begun. The marching band will meet Monday and Thursday evenings during July and August. Rehearsal Dates at this time are scheduled for Brass Days, August 3, . Woodwind and Percussion Days July 23 and August 6. We hope to rehearse as a FULL BAND on August 10th as well as Mondays and Thursdays following up until school begins. Details for how rehearsals will take place can be found on the OCHS Band website or on Google Classroom . Rehearsals will be 6:00 – 8:30 pm and are held at OCHS. 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. Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Rehearsals Students will need to bring:
- Face Mask, to be properly worn at all times on campus.
- Each Student will need to bring their own wire music stand with their name on the stand. If you do not have a stand, you can obtain a stand/carry bag from the band program at the first rehearsal for $8.00.
- Flip Folio, These can also be purchased through the band program at the first rehearsal for $8.00.
- Water bottle, Clearly identified with your name.
- Pocket Hand Sanitizer
- Please wear Athletic Shoes, Flips flops and Sandals are highly discouraged. Being on your feet on HOT concrete, you’ll want safe, and supportive shoes.
- Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen.
Summer Packet Information has been uploaded to the band website as well as Google Classroom. There has been an additional form from the OCBE added for the COVID-19 Pandemic. It has been added to the online packet. 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. You may call and make an appointment at 502-222-9713. The library hours are 1:00 -7:00 pm Monday-Thursday, 1:00-5:00 pm Friday and 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday. All forms needed turned no later than July 27th the first day of Summer Band Camp. If you have not yet turned in the required forms, please do so immediately. Please use the following link to access the information Summer Packet 2020-2021
Please take a moment to watch the following video on Summer Rehearsals. Please email Mr. Rogers directly with any concerns or questions at Bradford.email@example.com.
Marching Band Camp will be July 27-31
Please refer to the email Final Band Camp Game Plan for the most up to date information sent July 26th. This information will also be posted to the band website and Google Classroom.
Regardless of what we end up being allowed to do from a marching band perspective, we will still have a band camp! Band camp has always been very important; this year, we have to begin addressing the nearly three months of instruction, performances, and growth we missed since this crazy situation began. The schedule for the week may be adjusted to make our group size, social distancing, and contacts easier to manage. It will still involve a morning and evening rehearsal session as originally planned, but possibly only ONE session for each student each day (either morning or evening).
Attendance is mandatory for all band students. Band Camp information can be found on the OCHS Band website or on Google Classroom. This is the most current information but with so much uncertainty, could be subject to change based on updated instruction from OCHS or OCBE.
Please email Mr. Rogers directly with any concerns or questions regarding Band Camp at Bradford.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Wear/Show Shirts
A few parents have asked about additional shirts for themselves or other family members. We have worked with the shirt vendor to set up an online store where you can make these orders. If your student is in the 2020/2021 OCHS Band—ONE short sleeved shirt for your student is INCLUDED in Band Fees for the year. Please note that you would only order for them if you want extras or additional products.
The first order was delivered on the first day of camp. Orders placed after Friday, July 17th will be delivered late August. A portion of the proceeds for these sales will be donated back to the band.
Click here to shop and order OCHS Band Spirit Wear. There are lots of sizes and styles. They do have extended sizes.
An OCHS Band Directory will be compiled and published among the band members this fall. Participation in the directory is completely voluntary. If you wish to be included in the directory, please complete the online form by clicking here.
Band Booster Leadership
Board Members for 2020-2021
President – Chad Adams
Vice President – Brandon Gossett
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 Members-at-Large: Natalie Dorris and Kristin Goodloe