Mid-Week Band News: March 30 – April 2


  • Florida Trip Updates
    • Medical Forms specifically dealing with medicine were due to the OCHS Nurse on Monday, March 28. If you have any question regarding school medicine, please contact Nurse Trent at OCHS immediately
    • Students will need to pack their OCHS Band shirt to wear on the Disney Workshop day 
    • Here is a digital copy of the itinerary 
    • NOTE: At 1:00PM we will have a Pre-Departure Meeting for all travelers (non-traveling parents are welcome to attend) 
      • Everyone please be seated in the school auditorium at 1:00 PM for the Pre-Departure Meeting
      • Place your suitcase and instrument together in the band room on the floor
    • EMERGENCY CONTACT FOR MR. CENTERS during the trip: 502-822-6362 (this number will accept text messages). Note: there will be times when an immediate response will not be possible from this number
  • Stephen Foster Music Camp
    • EKU is offering a full scholarship to the Foster Music Camp. More information below:
    • All information and forms can be accessed from the webpage this year
    • http://www.jacobsmusiclegacy.org 
    • Please make students aware that they will need to attach two documents with their application.
  1. Please attach a one-page essay describing how music has affected their life. Please include what you hope to learn from this experience.
  2. Please attach a teacher recommendation letter from either your school band instructor or your band teacher
    1. All applications should be received by April 23rd.
    2. Selection will be made by May 1st
  • Recital Night:
    • 10 students from OCHS Band have been selected for the inaugural Recital Night to be held at Crestwood United Methodist Church at 6PM on Sunday, April 10
      • This event is free and open to the public
      • Students will perform solos with piano accompaniment
      • A reception will be held after the event to celebrate these students
  • PRISM Concert: An OCHS Band Chamber Ensemble Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at 7PM in the OCHS Auditorium
    • This concert will feature small ensembles from each of our band sections
    • The audience will be surrounded by the music as each section will showcase their performers
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • Congratulations to all OCHS Band performers: We had 80 Distinguished and 15 Proficient Ratings – this is fantastic! 
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • The Band Banquet date has been set for Friday, April 29th 
  • Spring Flower Fundraiser
    • Flowers will be delivered Wednesday, April 27 and can be picked up after school. We will need several parents to help with the flower delivery 
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board in the band room
    • If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
  • School Musical
  • Summer Band Dates:
  • 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
    • As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Officer and Committee Coordinator positions.  Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.  
    • Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.  
    • Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
      • We do have someone volunteering for the Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions (Thank you).  We still need President and Treasurer Elect positions filled.
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  
  • We are compiling a band directory.  Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed!  Complete the google form using this link.
  • Summer Music Camp Opportunities for high school students off campus


Concert Band practices will be from 4 pm – 5:15 pm on Wednesdays for Symphonic Band 1 and Thursday for Symphonic Band 2.  



  • It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band!  Here is some information:  Website: ShopwithScrip.com
  • Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
  • Amazon Smile:  In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
  • Kroger Community Rewards:  Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874 


REMIND Text for OCHS Band 

Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders 

This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders 



Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?  

Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals!  What a deal…

The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.

 Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away.  There is no audition or membership fee involved for students. 

The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes.  The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring.  Check out the informational flier here!


We communicate band news through various channels.  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 [email protected].  
  • 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. 
  • Band Website
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].

SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
  • Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
  • April 26: Chamber Ensemble Concert
  • April 29: Band Banquet
  • Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS


Board Members for 2021-2022

  • President – Chad Adams
  • Vice President – Brandon Gossett
  • Secretary – Melissa Gossett
  • Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
  • Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
  • 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.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.


There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters:  Officers and Committee Coordinators.  Current holders of these positions are in theattached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

Officers are elected yearly.   Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:

The President shall:

  1. Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
  2. Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
  3. Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
  4. Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
  5. Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
  6. Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee.  The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:
  1. Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
  2. Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.

Committee Coordinator Positions:  These positions are not elected.  Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.  

Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year.  The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator.  Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • T-Shirts
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
  • Large Instrument Truck