Mid-Week Band News: Sept 23 – Sept 26
- Next Football Game is October 2nd. We anticipate that the Band location will be the same as last week and that tickets for parents will be the same. Reserve Tickets for the game will go on sale 48 hrs prior to the event. General admission seats are available at 1:00pm the day of the event. Ticket prices are $8 for Varsity Football.
- Snap! Raise kicked off on September 21st, thank you to everyone who is participating. We will give weekly updates as the fundraiser progresses.
- Please see below for updates on the Band Calendar.
- 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 October 12 at 7:00pm via zoom. We hope you will attend!
Other links to check out while on site this week:
- U of L School of Music Virtual All State Audition Help Session
- Director’s Comments September 21, 2020
Can you believe next Friday night, October 2, will be our second fall football game and the Marching Colonels will play? We had such great help last game, we are in need of volunteers to keep the greatness going. (Please notice Graeters Ice Cream is included in this sign up and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift has its own place to volunteer). Our volunteers will need tickets to get in. Band will have notice 48 hours before the public can buy them at 1pm on the day of the game. These tickets are for present band members and their family. Alumni will need to wait until Friday.
Band Rehearsals for A/B Schedule
Our required after-school rehearsal schedule going forward, beginning 9/29:
ALL B Day students will rehearse: Tuesdays from 4:00-5:15
ALL A Day students will rehearse: Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15
Because students are expected to put in 40 minutes on the days they are not in the building, all will receive assignments to do on the days they are not here for their class. Band students will see these in the form of home practice verification, individual performance assignments (recorded), and music theory sheets. You can find the seating charts/assignments for the A/B "bands" by clicking the links below. These have also been uploaded to GOOGLE Classroom.
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. Music folders for each student will be issued on 9/28 and 29; all should bring their printouts for concert band music with them on the first day of in-person classes (see Google Classroom/Materials)
All students are expected to attend one rehearsal after school each week, and are graded on their attendance and participation. In addition, our sectional coaches will by necessity be using this time to pull their sections for their time with the students and/or any individual lessons you might arrange with them. These rehearsals are extremely important, especially with the alternating nature of our in-person opportunities and the fact that "both bands" (Symphonic I and II) are randomly combined under the A/B format.
Finally, please take full advantage of the communication sent through booster email, the website, Remind, and IC Messenger. We can guarantee there WILL be changes, usually at the last minute, that will impact us going forward. We will do the very best we can to keep everyone in the loop! Attendance is expected at band rehearsals. If you’re unable to attend for any reason, please notify Mr. Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL students must complete the attendance check in to verify your arrival and attendance–this is in ADDITION to the health check survey and is used to confirm your attendance at required rehearsals and performances.
A-Day/B-Day schedule for in-person CLASSES, beginning NEXT MONDAY
A Days: Monday, Wednesday, + Alternating Fridays
B Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, + Alternating Friday
Next week 9/28-10/2:
A’s: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
B’s: Tuesday, Thursday
Second week 10/5-10/9:
A’s: Monday, Wednesday
B’s: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
It has come to our attention that some are still confused about football games/dates. Nothing has changed from the schedule of games announced in February and posted with the summer information other than the first scheduled game being cancelled.
HOME FOOTBALL DATES (Required Performances)
October 2nd vs. Fern Creek ( Homecoming)
October 16th vs. Bryan Station
October 30th vs. Collins
Fall Break October 19th -23rd
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.
After a successful Friday night football game, we are going to attempt to fit the entire band in full uniform before the next game.
UPPERCLASSMEN – Please pick up last year’s uniform at practice this week, try it on and return it next practice / school day to make any necessary exchanges.
FRESHMEN – We will begin fitting the freshmen at practice this week (Monday, Thursday) and teach them how to wear them. Anyone who can stay a short time after practice this week for fitting is helpful.
Female students without DINKLES – please plan to wear an alternate shoe – dark tennis shoe or inexpensive black lace up shoe. We also have a limited number of used Dinkles that we can loan out as well.
FRESHMAN PARENTS – Please remember to send in your money for concert dresses and tuxedo shirts. Dresses are $55.00 and shirts are $17.00, checks made out to “OC band boosters. Thank you to those parents who have already paid. Due SEPTEMBER 28.
Snap! Raise Update From Mr. Rogers
Snap! Raise kicked off this past Monday and we are looking forward to a successful fundraiser. We will give weekly updates on our progress. Thank you to everyone who is participating.
If you still need to sign up, you can do that 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, Mr. Rogers will be tracking this. There will be incentives for those that participate fully in this campaign, so please get this done!
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!
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.
Fundraising Made Easy
Kroger Plus Community Rewards
OCHS Band participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program. Please register your Kroger Plus card online (same frequent shopper card you use to get Kroger’s discount prices) and link it to the Oldham County High School Band. Our band program earns 4% of what you spend at Kroger. You don’t have to do anything else except shop at Kroger. You DO NOT lose your own rewards points or fuel rewards.
If you have a KROGER PLUS card that’s already registered at www.kroger.com:
- Go to www.kroger.com/
communityrewards. Sign in to your account with your email and password.
- Click on "Enroll."
- Enter our school’s ID Number QJ874 or search for "Oldham County High School Band."
- Select "Oldham County High School Band" and hit "Enroll".
If you have a KROGER PLUS card, but have never registered it online at www.kroger.com:
- Go to www.kroger.com and click "Register" in top right-hand corner.
- From "Create an Account" page, enter the requested information. Then click "Create Account".
- Link your Kroger Plus card to your new account. This number is found on the back of your Kroger Plus card.
- Click on the Community Rewards link.
- Click on "Enroll".
- Enter our school’s QJ874 or search for "Oldham County High School Band"
- Select "Oldham County High School Band" and hit "Enroll".
- Go to smile.amazon.com
- Under Select a Charity type: Oldham County High School Band Boosters Inc
- Click “Select”
- Click the check box next to the statement “Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com to support Oldham County High School Band Boosters Inc.”
- Click “Start Shopping”
- You will see “Supporting: Oldham County High School Band Boosters Inc” below the search bar in Amazon each time you log in.
- Set smile.amazon.com as your favorite
- Simply open another browser, go to smile.amazon.com and everything in your cart is there, and you can complete your purchase.
- Important Note – Using the Amazon app on your handheld device DOES NOT use Smile. Simply add the items to your cart in the amazon app, then using your handheld browser, log into smile.amazon.com to complete the purchase.
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