Mid-Week Band News: July 8 – July 11

  • The next Band Booster Meeting will be Thursday, July 16th via zoom.  A meeting link will be sent at a later date.
  • Volunteer information for the 2020-2021 School year can be found at Volunteer 2020-2021

 
Marching Band Rehearsals and Packet Information

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 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

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. These bottles will be used if a student forgets their water bottle or needs additional water during rehearsal. This water supply is also used for the band members during football games. Other items needed include disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer. Thank you in advance!

The marching band will meet Monday and Thursday evenings during July and August.  Rehearsal Dates at this time are scheduled for Brass Days, July 13, 20, and August 3.  Woodwind and Percussion Days July 16, 23 and August 6.  We hope to rehearse as a FULL BAND on August 10th.  Details for how rehearsals will take place can be found on the OCHS Band website at https://ochs.band 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 bradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.us.

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.
  • Please wear Athletic Shoes, Flips flops and Sandals are highly discouraged.  Being on your feet on HOT concrete, you’ll want safe,supportive shoes.
  • Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen.

Please take a moment to watch the following video on Summer Rehearsals.  Please email Mr. Rogers directly with any concerns or questions at Bradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.us.
Summer rehearsal video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qwg4ka3ndib7s92/OCSummerrehearsalvideo.mov?dl=0

Marching Band Camp will be July 27-31. Attendance is mandatory for all band students.  Band Camp information can be found on the OCHS Band website at https://ochs.band or on Google Classroom.

Please use the following link to watch the Band Camp week video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mdsps82yr2k9ek4/BandCampvideo.mov?dl=0

Links for Marching Band

Marching band parts (PDF): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/36p0mfsqa2wpymi/AABVXJJFOyc8MKZBv-mUGvjqa?dl=0

Marching band MP3s: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/m57405i0f6peq9l/AABafVM3flZlTMj9NBfLCAo2a?dl=0

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.
 
They will deliver to the high school in a few weeks.  A portion of the proceeds for these sales will be donated back to the band.
 
Here is the link to OCHS Band Spirit Wear. There are lots of sizes and styles. They do have extended sizes. 

https://teesntextiles.com/ocband/shop

Band Communication

We communicate band news through various channels.

Google Classroom for 2020-2021
The Google Classroom code for students for the 2020-2021 School year is Marching Colonels: q2wft5f ONLY students should register for this class; It will be used to keep them informed without having to resort to emailing as we move through the summer.  I’ll set up individual class periods later once everyone’s schedules are finalized.

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.

Remind
Remind will become increasingly important as get into the great unknown called "summer 2020".
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

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
If you need to communicate your student is sick/ on vacation and will miss rehearsal, please email Mr. Rogers directly at bradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.us.
 
For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email ocbandnews@gmail.com.

Band Directory

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 found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc90cDQcWD-kq8hvgu3xEPjxbhYdNuG0Rz6UqCnMbOX8yjfxA/viewform

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 Member-at-Large: 2 Candidates: To be voted in at the July Booster Meeting

Volunteer opportunities for next year are listed below:

1.) Alumni Coordinator

If you are interested in this open position or would like information on what the position will entail, please email the Band Boosters at ocbandnews@gmail.com.