Mid-Week Band News: Oct 28 – Oct 31
- Ticket site is now open at https://ochsathletics.com/
colonel-ticket-central/. Code for all parents is: ochsband. The band has an allotment of 300 tickets. We ask that parents purchase their tickets by end of day today and limit number of tickets to 2. On Thursday, parents can purchase additional tickets based on whatever tickets are left in our allotment—First come first serve. General ticket sales to the public will be Friday at 1 pm if you don’t get tickets.
- Please have uniforms cleaned and returned by Friday, October 30th. Cleaning Instructions are listed below.
- Trumpet and Clarinet KMEA Audition corrections can be found by clicking here.
- Health Check Form must be completed prior to arriving at rehearsal/games each day (when the student has NOT been in the School Building that day.) Health Check Link: https://forms.gle/
- The next Band Booster Meeting will be Monday, November 16th at 7:00pm via zoom. We hope you will attend!
- Seating Auditions will take place November 16-20. Additional Information can be found on Google Classroom
OCHS v. Great Crossing
We will be in COSTUME tonight; your uniform needs to be returned, CLEAN and in the UNIFORM BAG prior to our rehearsal tonight! Any time during the week is fine, as long as they are all in by Friday night.
The Boosters will provide a pregame meal that will be delivered for serving at 4:30 p.m.; a “carnivore” and vegan option will be available. Band members won’t be able to visit the concession area after halftime, so plan to eat the meal ordered through our booster group prior to the game, or eat on your own prior to your arrival in time for rehearsal at 5:30 p.m.
If you are an “A-Day” student coming from home, you should complete the health check questionnaire and arrive at the school ALREADY DRESSED in your COSTUME. If you plan on eating at school, you’ll need to be here no later than 4:30 p.m. A temp check is required upon your arrival!
If you are an “B-Day” student, you should plan to remain after school, bring your COSTUME and dress at school prior to rehearsal. There won’t be time after rehearsal ends!
ALL A-Day STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE THE BAND HEALTH CHECK/TEMP CHECK PRIOR TO ARRIVAL; EVERYONE MUST LOG YOUR ATTENDANCE USING THE QR CODE!
3:45 School dismissal
4:30 Dinner (provided)
5:30 Dressed (Costumes); check in procedure (attendance, temp checks)
5:50 Rehearse show tunes and National Anthem
6:30 Put horns in cases; quick restroom break
6:45 Form block to move to stadium through fieldhouse gates
6:55 Move to our seats; assemble instruments. If we have time, we’ll play 1-2 tunes
7:24 Play National Anthem/Fight Song
8:40est HALFTIME—set up on field per “the plan”, play show tunes and fight song.
HOMECOMING court announcement/introductions TBD
IF YOU MOVE, YOU MASK!!
After halftime: return to seats, restrooms. We will have water available, but a concession stand visit will not be possible. Remember to comply with social distancing, masks, etc. Let’s try to get it all done before end of 3rd quarter so we can play!
10:00 est Game ends; we will play one or two tunes to allow crowd to clear
10:20 Mask up, form our block on the track, percussion and tubas in front (remember to properly distance and wear your mask) return to the band room; store instruments as needed.
NO CHANGING OUT OF YOUR COSTUME AFTER THE GAME; all except percussion and tubas should go directly to your transportation home when we return to the front lot.
Dress: Halloween Costumes! Make sure your choice of costume does not hinder your playing, ability to
see/move, or the wearing of a protective mask. Expect a game temperature in the 50’s!!!
No costume? Dark blue jeans (no holes, please); tennis shoes/socks, Show shirt. You can/should wear a long-sleeved garment or base layer under the show shirt. Cold weather items (jackets, gloves, etc.) are encouraged regardless.
Halftime: I Don’t Care, Chameleon, Show Me How You Burlesque (flags), Seven Nation Army, Fight Song
FOOTBALL GAME VOLUNTEERS 10/30
October 30th will be our final Home Football game of the season and we will need several volunteers to make this final game a success. To sign up, please click on the link below to volunteer and help make this last game GREAT!
UNIFORMS – Any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Concert dresses will be distributed this week. Dresses must be hemmed (floor length with black dress flats/1” pumps – NO HEELS) prior to first performance. If you have not yet paid, please bring check for $55 made out to “OCHS BAND BOOSTERS”. Questions or recommendations for hemming – please email email@example.com
Tux shirts will be distributed after fall break when freshmen are fitted for tuxedos. Please bring check for $17 made out to “OCHS BAND BOOSTERS”.
ALL uniforms will need to be laundered prior to returning to the band room after fall break. Instructions for cleaning will follow in Sunday’s Booster email and will be posted on Facebook. Please return any borrowed Dinkles clean in the marching uniform bag.
OCHS MARCHING BAND UNIFORM CARE AND CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Cleaning of the Marching Band uniform is each student / parent’s responsibility at the end of the season.
Items needing cleaning:
- Bib pants
- Marching band jacket
- Borrowed Dinkles (shoes)
Make sure they are all in the bag when returning (Gauntlets do not require cleaning this year but must be returned in the uniform bag).
Things to not leave in the bag – Socks, t-shirts, trash, anything except the above.
Transport the uniform using the black uniform bag. Don’t keep or transport shoes in the bag, unless they are the borrowed Dinkles (shoes).
PLEASE USE LIQUID DETERGENT ONLY!
- Do not use powder detergent or bleach, or detergent with bleach additive. Shout can be used on stains.
WASH IN COLD WATER ALONE ON A DELICATE/MILD CYCLE
DO NOT PUT THE JACKET IN THE DRYER—HANG TO DRY
BIB PANTS CAN BE BRIEFLY PUT IN DRYER ON LOW, THEN HANG WHILE DAMP.
MAKE SURE THE UNIFORM HAS HUNG DRY COMPLETELY BEFORE RETURNING TO THE BLACK UNIFORM BAG
MAKE SURE THE STURDY METAL HANGER IT CAME HOME ON GOES BACK WITH IT.
RETURN UNIFORM TO BAND ROOM BY OCTOBER 30!
Lost or damaged uniform parts will cost you:
Jacket= $260. Pant= $55. Gauntlets= $25
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for helping us take care of our uniforms and keeping them looking new!
We are in need of a new photo coordinator.
- Coordinating volunteer photographers to help take photos at games and concerts and compiling on Facebook.
- Compile/organize at least two photos per band member either individually or in a group.
- Take senior photos at the beginning of band season for buttons given to parents on Senior Night. Buttons can be made at Oldham County Arts Center.
- Organize the end of year slide show to be shown at the banquet with music from the band throughout the year. Other volunteers/parents can assist with music they have recorded.
Please email OCHSBandnews@gmail if interested.
BAND REHEARSALS FOR A/B SCHEDULE
Our required after-school rehearsal schedule is:
ALL B Day students will rehearse: Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15
ALL A Day students will rehearse: Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15
The seating charts/assignments for the A/B "bands" have been uploaded to GOOGLE Classroom and have been loaded to the band website: Each student will set up for their in-person classes on the SAME marked spot (dots in the band room floor, numbered) for all rehearsal activities, during or after school. These spots are socially distanced; each student will continue to use their personal music stand. As always, if you have to miss rehearsal for any reason, please email Mr. Rogers at bradford.rogers@oldham.
HOME FOOTBALL DATES (Required Performances)
October 30th vs. Great Crossing
There has not been a band calendar published yet because everything has been so fluid in terms of scheduling in general. Normally, we would publish a set calendar. Rather than doing that and having to change everything multiple times, we will continue the practice of getting all information concerning potential performances and rehearsals out to everyone in as timely a manner as possible. With that in mind, here are some future events we will attempt to hold between now and Christmas break; you should consider these "tentative" at this point, because the venue may need to change to accommodate either the audience or the performers:
November 12th: Fall Concert
November 13th: Jazz Cafe I
Seating Auditions: November 16-20
December 15th: Holiday Concert
There will be "more", but that’s all we have at this point. We will update any changes or additions as they come.
Last year, many outstanding businesses and corporations supported the Oldham County High School Band by donating goods and services for our marching and concert 2019-2020 seasons. The entire band and our many football game and concert attendees had the benefit of their generous support as they enjoyed each of our band’s musical performances. We were–and are–very grateful for their support! Corporate Sponsorships are $500 annually and the fee may be waived in exchange for services and goods that help to make the band successful each year. Examples of these goods and services include donated catering services, printing services, uniform cleaning services, web hosting services, and sign and banner production services. If you are interested in sponsoring the OCHS band for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact us. Or if you’d rather speak in person, I’m happy to stop by and talk through how your business can support our band this year. Please use the following link for additional information. https://ochs.
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/
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: Sonya Cook
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Members-at-Large: Natalie Dorris and Kristin Goodloe