Weekly Band News: December 15 – December 21

Monday, December 16th will be a combined Symphonic I and II Rehearsal after school students will be dismissed at 5:00.

There will be no Band Booster Meeting for the month of December.  The next meeting will be after winter break in January, date and time TBA.

Winter Concert
The OCHS Bands will Symphonic Bands will present their Holiday Concert Tuesday December 17th at 7:00pm in the auditorium.  The Oldham County Community Band will be joining us for this performance.  Admission will be $5.00 at the door.  Students should arrive in the band room by 5:30 pm and be dressed in their concert attire and ready to warmup by 6:00 pm. 

KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment
All students are required to perform ONE event at Solo and Ensemble Assessment.  That could be a solo performance, or the member of a duet, trio, quartet, or other chamber ensemble.  Forms to enter the event have been provided to the students and can be found on the OCHS Band Website under the announcement tab at https://ochs.band. Fees are $7.00 for a solo, $12.00 for an ensemble of 2-16 members.  Forms are due no later than December 17th.

Uniform Coordinator
We will be in need of a uniform coordinator for the 2020-21 school year.  If you would be interested in this position and would like to shadow our current coordinator to see what this position involves for next school year, please contact Melanie Woosley at [email protected].

Pep Band
Pep Band lists have been posted to the band website under the announcements tab at https://ochs.band, Google Classroom and www.eboard.com/rogersbrad.

Pep Band Dates are as follows.

Band A:
December 13 (Combined A & B)
January 28
January 31 (Combined A & B)
February 10
February 17

Band B:
December 13 (Combined A & B)
January 24
January 31 (Combined A & B)
February 4
February 18

Important Dates to Remember
December 16                           Symphonic I and II Rehearsal 
December 17                          Jazz Band at Rotary Club (Lunch Meeting)
December 17                           Holiday Concert
January 10-11                          All District Bands (Martha Layne Collins HS)
January 23-25                          WKU Honors Band
January 24-25                          U of L Honors Band
January 24                               Pep Band B
January 28                               Pep Band A
January 31                               Pep Band A & B
January 31-February 2           UK Honor Band 
February 4                               Pep Band B
February 5-8                            KMEA All State Bands/ KMEA Conference
February 10                             Pep Band A
February 17                             Pep Band A
February 18                             Pep Band B
February 22                            CCM Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival (Jazz Band)
March 7                                    KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment (NOHS)
March 12                                  Band Concert
March 14                                  PBM Invitational Concert Festival (Male HS Louisville)
March 18-20                             KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment (NOHS DAY TBD)

The updated full band schedule can be found on the band website at https://ochs.band.

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 [email protected].