Weekly Band News August 2 – August 8
- With the push back of opening day for school to August 24th, we will continue our "summer rehearsal" schedule (Brass on Monday, Woodwinds and Percussion on Thursday, 6-8:30 pm) through August 20th . Rehearsal Dates at this time are scheduled for Brass: August 3, 10, 17 and WW/Perc: August 6, 13, 20.
Vintage Band T-Shirts
Attention all current band students, parents and alumni – Have you lost your old band T shirt? Want to freshen-up your band spirit wardrobe? We will be selling a variety of “throwback” band T shirts before and after Monday / Thursday evening practices for a minimum donation of $5 – cash or check made out to “OCHS Band Boosters”. Questions? Email Charlie Christensen at [email protected].
Marching Uniforms and Concert Attire
We are asking parents to do something we’ve never asked of you before. Due to social distancing
limitations, we are unable to physically measure your student during band camp week as has historically
been done. We are asking for your help and best effort to provide us with as accurate (as possible)
measurements so that we can fit your student with a band uniform – marching and concert. We will need
up-to-date measurement for ALL STUDENTS to insure they have the appropriate sizing. Directions for
how to obtain these measurements are included in e-mail attachments. Measurements for women and
men are DIFFERENT, so please use the proper form. Please send a scanned copy of the completed
form or directly e-mail all measurements for your student to Charlie Christensen at [email protected]
by Friday, August 14th . Pricing for concert attire (full length gowns for women, tuxedo shirts for men) will
be sent at a later date.
Measuring Information is available on the OCHS Band Website. Click here for information on how to measure for concert wear and Dinkles (Band Shoes).
As in years past, we will be selling mums as a fundraiser this year. This has historically been a large generator of band funds and we hope the pandemic does not hinder that this year. So, please participate!
Things to note:
- Order forms were handed out at band camp, can be found at the link below and will be posted the OCHS Band Website.
- All orders need to be turned in by August 24th.
- Money is collected when you take the order.
- If school is not in session, orders need to be dropped off at the school office.
- Checks can be made payable to "OCHS Band Boosters" (We are looking at electronic payment methods as well and will let you know)
- Delivery mid-September (exact date TBD)
Health Check Form
Everyone should complete this form prior to arrival at rehearsals this summer; temp check and a few questions. Anyone answering "yes" to any of the questions should stay home and follow the directions prompted.
Click here to link to Health Check Form (QR option provided below)
QR Code for Health Check
Keep this info handy (maybe print a copy of the QR and put it on the fridge…) as we get through the month of July and early August!
Marching Band Rehearsals
The marching band will continue to meet Monday and Thursday evenings, with the push back of opening day for school to August 24th, we will continue our "summer rehearsal" schedule (Brass on Monday, Woodwinds and Percussion on Thursday, 6-8:30 pm) through August 20th . Rehearsal Dates at this time are scheduled for Brass: August 3, 10, 17 and WW/Perc: August 6, 13, 20. Details for how rehearsals will take place can be found on the OCHS Band website at this link or on Google Classroom . Rehearsals will be 6:00 – 8:30 pm and are held at OCHS. Attendance is expected at summer band rehearsal if you are in town. If you’re on vacation or out of town for any of these dates, please notify Mr. Rogers at [email protected].
For Rehearsals Students will need to bring:
- Face Mask, to be properly worn at all times on campus.
- Each Student will need to bring their own wire music stand with their name on the stand. If you do not have a stand, you can obtain a stand/carry bag from the band program at the first rehearsal for $8.00.
- Flip Folio, These can also be purchased through the band program at the first rehearsal for $8.00.
- Water bottle, Clearly identified with your name.
- Pocket Hand Sanitizer
- Please wear Athletic Shoes, Flips flops and Sandals are highly discouraged. Being on your feet on HOT concrete, you’ll want safe, and supportive shoes.
- Hat, Sunglasses and Sunscreen.
Spirit Wear/Show Shirts
A few parents have asked about additional shirts for themselves or other family members. We have worked with the shirt vendor to set up an online store where you can make these orders. If your student is in the 2020/2021 OCHS Band—ONE short sleeved shirt for your student is INCLUDED in Band Fees for the year. Please note that you would only order for them if you want extras or additional products.
The first order was delivered on the first day of camp. Orders placed after Friday, July 17th will be delivered late August. A portion of the proceeds for these sales will be donated back to the band.
Click this link to order OCHS Band Spirit Wear. There are lots of sizes and styles. They do have extended sizes.
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 this link.
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: Sonja Neely
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Members-at-Large: Natalie Dorris and Kristin Goodloe