Weekly Band News: August 18 – 24

BAND BOOSTER MEETING
The August Band Booster Meeting will be tomorrow August, 18th at 7:00pm in the Band Room.  We hope to see you there!

MUM Fundraiser
The MUM Fundraiser is underway now through Wednesday, August 28th. Checks should be made out to Oldham County Band Boosters. Pick up will be Thursday, September 12, following marching band rehearsal.  The Mum Fundraiser Form is on the website under Announcements and under Important Announcements under the Student tab. The links below will take you directly to the form for downloading and printing at OCHS Mum Fundraiser Form or https://ochs.band/students/announcements/71-mum-fundraiser-form.
 
OCHS HOME FOOTBALL GAME
Friday, August 23rd is our first home football game and we will need several volunteers throughout the evening to make this night a success for the OCHS Marching Colonels.  We will be having a tailgate meal for the band after school on Friday.  Please click on the attached link to see how you can help and/or provide the food needed for the tailgate. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aaa628a3fb6-tailgate2.

We will need help during the game to assist in moving drum major stands, moving water for the kids, photography, etc.  The link to help in this way is https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aaa628a3fb6-volunteers1.

Graeter’s Ice Cream Sales is always a great fundraiser during our home football games.  This is a great opportunity for younger siblings to help support the band and middle school kids can use this volunteer opportunity for BETA hours, we just ask that an adult be with them to handle the money.  Please click the following link to sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448aaa628a3fb6-graeters.

Thank you all in advance for helping make the first football game a great success.  GO COLONELS!

PYWARE
The Pyware information is now on the website.  It’s a great resource for the kids to review the details of the halftime show. Please refer to it as Pyware 3D Marching Drills and ask your student to follow the instructions found at https://ochs.band/students/announcements/69-how-to-view-drills-on-pyware-3d-viewer.

U of L BAND DAY
It’s that time again!  U of L Band Day for  2019 (7th annual) will be held in Cardinal Stadium on the U of L campus on Saturday, October 5th. U of L will play Boston College, game time TBA.  Each student and parent chaperone costs $20.00.  Participants will receive a game ticket and performers T-shirt; chaperones will receive a game ticket and my undying gratitude!  This has always been a fun day for those who attend, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the opportunity to experience a Division -1 college game day from the perspective of the collegiate marching band.  The form can be found on the band website at https://ochs.band/students/announcements/72-u-of-l-band-day-form.  Please print the form and attach the appropriate payment ($20.00 each person), and put it in the band room drop box no later than Tuesday, September 3rd.  Due to U of L Athletics ticketing deadlines, we won’t be able to take “late” requests!  I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 12th – Marching Band Rehearsal (6:00-8:30pm)
August 14th – First Day for Students
August 15th – First Thursday (after-school) marching rehearsal (4:00-6:00pm)
August 16th – Mums Kickoff
August 19th – Band Booster Meeting 7 pm in band room, all parents are invited to attend
August 23rd – Home Football Game
August 29th – SnapRaise Homework Handout
August 30th – Home Football Game
September 6th – Home Football Game (8th Grade Night)
September 25th – All State Help Session Uof L (5:00pm)
October 5th – U of L Band Day
October 10th – Last Thursday after-school marching band rehearsal (4:00-6:00pm)
October 11th – Home Football Game (Senior Night/Homecoming)
October 14th – Symphonic Band I 3:45-5:00pm (Monday-starts concert band sequence)
October 15th – Symphonic Band II 3:45-5:00pm (Tuesday-starts concert band sequence)
October 16th – Halloween Concert at EOMS
October 21st-25th – Fall Break
November 4th – WKU All State Audition Clinic
November 14th – Fall Concert 7:00pm
November 15th – Jazz Café I 7:00pm
November 18th – 22nd Seating Auditions (makeups 25th and 26th)
November 21st 5th District Auditions at OCHS
November 27th-29th – Thanksgiving Break
December 14th – All State Auditions (John Hardin High School)
December 17th – Holiday Concert
December 18th- 21st – Midwest Int’l Band and Orchestra Clinic
 
The updated full band schedule can be found on the band website at https://ochs.band.

COMMUNICATION
Remind 101
Marching Band students who have a cell phone – please join Mr. Rogers Remind 101 Student group by texting @ocmc2019 to 81010
Parents – one parent from each family please join Mr. Rogers Remind 101 Parent group by texting @ocbandb19 to 81010.  NOTE: All messages sent to the student’s group are also sent to the parent’s  group. 

Facebook – Oldham County HS Band Boosters! (the exclamation point is part of the name)
Parents and students – request to join if you are on Facebook
 
Website – OCHS Band website, https://ochs.band – please check out the NEW band website for band information, calendar, forms, etc.
Email
Contact Mr. Rogers atbradford.rogers@oldham.kyschools.us
Contact the Band Boosters at ocbandnews@gmail.com.

Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.  Questions or corrections to this newsletter can be sent to Sonya Cook at sonya@stingerequip.com.