Weekly Band News December 13 – December 19

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83264669587?pwd=QXZ6L2piQ3lpOTlvR2J5eCtKMys1Zz09 
Meeting ID: 832 6466 9587
Passcode: 4CHc7q 


We will meet with Symphonic Band II (5th period class) on Tuesday evening, December 15th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  

We will meet with Symphonic Band I (6th period class) on Wednesday evening, December 16th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

9th grade percussionists should attend on Tuesday; all upperclassmen Percussionists should attend on Wednesday.  Tuba and Euphonium players will receive special instructions from Mr. Schmidt to enable you to work on both your KMEA conference music and rehearse with the bands.

Parents and spectators will not be allowed to attend the rehearsals due to the restrictions.
If parents or their student are uncomfortable with this arrangement, they should let me know they will not attend. Please email with concerns [email protected]. This will NOT be graded but is an opportunity.  No one should feel compelled to attend if they have someone quarantined at home, currently dealing with the virus, or just simply feel unsafe in any way.


NTI 12/14-18

Use the Meet code in the banner for your band class to attend FULL BAND MEETS from this point forward.

If you are in a sectional, a SEPARATE code or class "nickname" will be provided for you to join there instead of the regular band class for that day.  These will be posted in the Stream for your class. 

Working cameras are a must for attendance in Meets or Sectionals; make sure you are able to comply with this going forward.

All week: upload auditions for All County Band https://forms.gle/tphiyc3EBH8SybLd8

Monday: Last day to upload seating auditions to Collabra

Percussion Tech regular class 11:00; Sym. II or sectionals 12:15. Band Booster meeting 7:00 p.m. via Zoom 

Tuesday: Jazz 11:00; Sym. I or sectionals 12:15.  Sym. II and 9th grade percussion 6:00-8:00 p.m.; record music for virtual Holiday concert.

Wednesday: Advisory 10:00

Thursday: Percussion Tech sectional 11:00; Sym. II or sectionals 12:15.  

Friday: Jazz 11:00; Sym. I or sectionals 12:15

NTI Daily Schedule (periods 1-3-5 M + Th, periods 2-4-6 T + F)

10:00 am – 10:45 am Period 1 (Monday/Thursday) or 2 (Tuesday/Friday)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Period 3 (Monday/Thursday) or 4 (Tuesday/Friday)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Period 5 (Sym. II; Monday/Thursday) or 6 (Sym. I; Tuesday/Friday)
1:15 pm-3:45 pm Office hours, virtual lessons, etc.
Wednesdays (remediation day, Advisory with period 4/Jazz ensemble)
10:00 am-10:30 am Google Meet with 4th period; attendance and advisory items
11:00-noon/1:00-3:30 Office Hours, small group virtual collaboration, individual lessons



We are in need of a new photo coordinator.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • 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 [email protected] if interested.


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.band/donation


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/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc90cDQcWD-kq8hvgu3xEPjxbhYdNuG0Rz6UqCnMbOX8yjfxA/viewform


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


We are need of the following volunteers. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested.

  • Alumni Coordinator
  • Photo Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Web Back-up Support
  • Other shadowing opportunities are available. These allow you to learn the job this year so that you can do it next year!