Mid-Week Band News: Sept 16 – Sept 19

  • Information about parent tickets was sent via email Tuesday evening 9/15. Each band student gets 2 and only 2 tickets. Volunteers will need a ticket. If you did not receive an email PLEASE reach out at ocbandnews@gmail.com. Please know that time is of the essence for purchase because they will re-evaluate leftover amounts and you may miss your opportunity.  If you are VLA and have NOT been attending practices you will not receive an email for these tickets.  There are a few VLA Students who have attended practices and they should have received the ticket email.
  • Both practices this week (Monday and Thursday) are for the full band (See below for details).  Make sure students complete the Health check forms PRIOR to arrival for any band function.
  • Mum Pick up is on Thursday. (See below for details.
  • Snap! Raise Homework needs to be done ASAP so we can kick off our fundraiser.  If you have already completed it, THANK YOU!!!  Please see below for an update.
  • Health Check Form must be completed prior to arriving at rehearsal each day. Form and QR Code have also been posted to Google Classroom.
  • The next Band Booster Meeting will be Monday, September 21st at 7:00pm via zoom.  The zoom link will be sent out in Sunday evening’s email and will be posted on the Band Booster FB page. 

Snap! Raise Update From Mr. Rogers

As of 8:43 Monday morning, a total of 80 students have visited the Snap! Raise website and begun the process of creating their accounts.  Of those 80 students, only 39 have completed their 20-email minimum; 31 have not.  If you are among the 42 students enrolled in our band program who have not begun this process, please take the time today to visit the link (below)) and join the project!  If you have two students in your family in band (brother/sister, twins, etc.) create ONE account with BOTH of your names; add as many emails as you can (20+), and upload photos/select prizes.  Snap! Raise has agreed to extend the start date for our project until Sept. 21 (next Monday).  We will be much more successful if you all participate (85% or more to gain the best result)  This is easy…but you still must do the set-up for it to work for you.  Get it done, please.

Sign up by clicking here. 

You will be directed to add your emails. The expectation is that every member of the band has 20 QUALITY EMAILS uploaded to your profile. I will be able to track this!  Make sure your emails do NOT include students, teachers, fake emails, etc. and are only legitimate potential donors. Again, I will be tracking this. There will be incentives for those that participate fully in this campaign, so please get this done!  WE WILL NOT KICK OFF THE PROJECT until you have completed this important preliminary work!! 

Click here and WATCH THIS VIDEO for steps on how to login, or create an account, and pre-load your emails. Thanks for all your hard work toward another successful Snap! Raise project this year!  Snap! Raise information is also posted at the OHCS Band Website. Click here to get started with your Snap! Raise homework!

Rehearsal Plan for the Week

We will have A FULL BAND RehearsalThursday 9/17 from 6:00-7:30.  Health check in for Thursday, we will check in and meet at the football field instead of the front of the schoolBradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.usPlan to work on marching music in next week’s virtual classes as well.   You’ll need a lyre for your instrument as well (flutes exception—music stands).  NO SHARING of music will be possible—and you need your own “set up” anyway!

Football Game Plan for 9/18
OCHS v. SOHS Friday, September 18, 2020 Senior Night

4:30 Band members arrive; health/temp checks at the front of school, then move to back band lot for rehearsal
4:45 Rehearsal on blacktop
5:30 Break/restrooms
5:45 Rehearse National Anthem (band practice lot)
6:00 Form block to move to stadium;

Band Seniors and parents report to stadium at 6:00pm; gather on the track near scoreboard.  Make sure you are masked and stay in “family groups” please.
Line up in alphabetical order…

FOOTBALL seniors (17) are announced first, followed by CHEERLEADERS (4)

6:10 Band underclassmen move to stadium; enter near fieldhouse
6:20 Band underclassmen arrive; seating in portable bleachers near scoreboard.
WW’s in cases; masked up. Maintain proper spacing in seating areas.

At approximately…
6:30 BAND seniors announced. Again, stay in family groups, masked up. I will
be on the track to facilitate things for you.

Team on-field warmups will need to begin while we are being introduced—it has
to be that way, or we can’t get it all in and be ready to start on time. We’ll be fine…

7:00 Band seniors join the rest of the band for pregame music and SSB.
7:24 Play National Anthem/Fight Song
7:30 Kickoff
8:40est HALFTIME—set up on field per “the plan”, play 3-4 tunes and fight song.

You will be allowed to visit restroom facilities in the visitors locker room (men) or the
restrooms near the concession area (women) by sections throughout the third and fourth
quarter. IF YOU MOVE, YOU MASK!!

Third quarter CONCESSIONS will be arranged through the athletic boosters. Band Boosters is covering the meal cost of prepackaged choices of concessions for every band member along with bottled water; these will be delivered to our seating area right after halftime. Below is the link to the Google Order Form for the Concessions. Please fill out by the end of practice Monday as no late orders can be accepted.  We anticipate being able to sell Graeter’s Ice Cream at the Game for additional cost. (Cash and Credit accepted).

Google form for concessions: Click here to sign-up!

10:00 est Game ends; we will usually play one or two tunes to allow crowd to clear
10:20 Mask up and return to the band room; store instruments

Dress: Show shirts, dark blue jeans (NO holes), tennis shoes/socks
SENIORS: full uniform, red berets

Halftime: I Don’t Care, Brick House, Oye Como Va, Rock It, Fight Song

SENIORS: “Brag sheets” for the announcer are due at Monday’s rehearsal (9/14)

Volunteer Needs for the Football Game

We are in need of several volunteers on Friday night to make this first football game of the 2020 season a great success for our band students.  Please use the following links to sign up.  Thank you in advance!

Graeter’s Ice Cream Sales: Click here to sign-up!

In addition to ice cream sales (above sign-up), we also need parent assistance for the following:

1.  Take the bottles of water (iced) to and from the football stadium.
2.  Move bleachers on field, bring back to the band room percussion stands, folding chairs and step ladder.
3.  Take pictures of the band during the football game, pass out roses, upload to Band Shutterfly account or put on memory stick / CD and give to Kathleen Beville.
4.  Record the half-time show
5.  Bring food from concession stand and help pass out food and water.
6.  Help monitor 3rd quarter while students are eating and help keep area clean.
7.  Food handlers to retrieve food from concession stand and pass out to band students.

If you can assist with any of the above needs please click here to sign-up!

 

Fall Mums – Volunteers Needed

The mum orders will be ready for pick on Thursday, September 17 from 5:30-7:00 and we need your help.  We need 10-12 students to help unload the truck and organize them by families last name from 3:30-5:30. 

Location:  band practice lot (back lot behind school)

Also, we need 4 adults to help distribute mums during pick up from 5:30-7:00. Please review the available slots by clicking here and signing up! Thank you!

 

Concert Attire

FRESHMAN PARENTS – In anticipation of a concert band season this school year, all freshman students will need to purchase one of two items – Full length gown, $55 (Women) or white tuxedo shirt, $17 (Men).  Checks are due by MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th and should be made out to “Oldham County Band Boosters”.   We cannot place your student’s order unless we have received their measurements – please contact rchrstnsn@icloud.com if you need assistance with measurements or have questions. 

Band Calendar 

We will continue our evening rehearsal schedule in the same groupings we used for past gatherings, rehearsals will run from 6:00-7:30 pm through NTI.

  1. All Brass will rehearse on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30
  2. All Woodwinds/Percussion will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:30

We will continue this rehearsal schedule until we are allowed to return to the building for A/B in-person instruction. At that time, we will adjust to conform with the groups of students in the building and by class period. The after school rehearsal schedule is still subject to revision as we learn about our situation going forward from 9/28 (A/B in person schedule), as are any in-person concert performances in November and December.  We will update as more information is given.  Attendance is expected at band rehearsals.  If you’re unable to attend for any reason, please notify Mr. Rogers at bradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.us.   

HOME FOOTBALL DATES
September 18 vs. SOHS (Senior Night)
October 2 vs. Fern Creek (Homecoming)
October 16 vs. Bryan Station
October  30 vs. Collins

Fall Break October 19 – 23

Corporate Sponsorships

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, Katie Fuller is happy to stop by and talk through how your business can support our band this year.  Complete the contact us form and she will setup a time to meet with you.

Please click here for additional information.

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, click here to complete the online form.

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: OPEN
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Members-at-Large: Natalie Dorris and Kristin Goodloe