Weekly Band News: Feb 16 – Feb 22
ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS
- Summer Band Dates:
- Band Camp 2022 will be held July 25-29 at OCHS
- Summer 2022 OC Band full schedule of dates will be released within the next few weeks
- KMEA Conference Lunch Money was returned to the students at the end of practice today. There were about 5 students that did not pick up their payment. Those envelopes have been given to Mr. Centers.
- Symphonic Band Performance at UofL Update:
- Schedule and information for Feb 21 Concert
- Parents/Adults who are attending the concert: please fill out this very short survey to indicate that you are attending the concert
- To speed up check in at the concert, we have been asked to provide a list of parents/adults from OCHS that are attending the concert
- You will be asked to show proof of vaccination to enter the concert hall at UofL as an audience member
- If you previously signed up on Eventbrite, please fill out this google form also. I have been asked to provide a list of our parents/guardians/etc… that will be attending our portion of the concert
- This next part is a little confusing, sorry about this!
- Following the OCHS Band Concert at 7pm, the OCHS Band students and staff will move to the balcony to watch the UofL Concert Band perform. Any parents/adults that wish to stay for that portion of the concert will have to exit the auditorium, then re-check in for the UofL band portion.
- EVENTBRITE link for the UofL Concert Band (this is not for OCHS Band performance)
- PARKING: The UofL School of Music Lot is going to be open for visitors. You can also park across the street at Manual High School.
- February’s Band Booster meeting originally scheduled for Feb. 21st has been canceled due to the Band 1 performance. The next meeting will be on March 21st.
- Concert Recording from December Band Concert
- There are still several CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located by the black box in the band room
- If you ordered an audio recording (MP3) that was to be emailed to you and you have not yet received it, please contact Brad Ritchie at [email protected]
- Jazz Band Concert Monday February 28
- ALL-DISTRICT PERCUSSION AND JAZZ BAND
- February 25-26 at Christian Academy of Louisville
- Schedule and information
- NOTE: percussion students will be responsible for taking assigned percussion instruments – see link for information
- PEP BAND
- Due to a schedule change for the boy’s game and the addition of the Homecoming Game, this week’s Pep Band Game is moved to THURSDAY, FEB 17, call time is 6:45pm. This will allow the pep band to participate in Homecoming. This was voted on in class by students.
- As tournament plays starts (District, Regional, and State),
- DISTRICT TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND INFO
- Pep Band Sign up for District Tournament is in Google Classroom
- All students have been assigned to one of two pep bands (using school colors) BLUE BAND and WHITE BAND: Rosters are here
- HERE IS THE PEP BAND SCHEDULE for the regular season
- Students are responsible for 4 games as part of their class grade.
- KMEA LARGE ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT (LEPA)
- This event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at NOHS
- This will include every band student
- This is an adjudicated event for all OC Bands each year
- We will leave school via bus at 1:00pm and return back to OC at 7:30pm
- Students will wear formal concert attire
- A full schedule will be released (with performance times) in a few weeks
- The performance are open to the public – parents are encouraged to attend
- Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E)
- S&E Event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at North Oldham High School.
- Schedule for OCHS Band Students listed by time of performance
- Students have been instructed how to resolve time conflicts
- Every student in the OCHS Band program participates in a minimum of one event.
- All students should now have a copy of their solo or ensemble music and be working on this music
- School Musical
- Schedule for Pit Orchestra
- Sign Ups for Pit Orchestra will be through Google Classroom during the week of Feb 14. Spots will be filled by grade level, with Seniors being given the priority
- Students must agree to be at all rehearsals and performances
- 2022-2023 Officers and Coordinators
- As we turn the page to 2022, the OCHS Band Boosters is looking for parents to volunteer for next year in Officer and Committee Coordinator positions. Many of the parents that currently hold these positions are Senior parents and we want to make sure there is enough time for transition to happen.
- Per our bylaws, Officer nominations are required by the March Band Booster Meeting and the election will be held during the April meeting.
- Descriptions for all the Officer positions and the Committee Coordinator positions held by Senior parents is at the end of this email.
- Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in running for an officer position, filling a Committee Coordinator role, or want more information.
- Note: Two positions that could use shadowing right away are Band Web Support and Mums/Spring Flowers Coordinator.
- ALL-DISTRICT BAND RECORDINGS:
- The online band spirit wear store is open! Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.
- We are compiling a band directory. Please opt in to include your student and family information here in order to help everyone be in touch as needed! Complete the google form using this link.
CONCERT BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:
Concert Band practices will be from 4 pm – 5:15 pm on Wednesdays for Symphonic Band 1 and Thursday for Symphonic Band 2.
SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:
- Click here for information regarding the REQUIRED Sight Reading Factory accounts for OC Band students
- It’s not too late to order gift cards through Scrip to earn money for the band! Here is some information: Website: ShopwithScrip.com
- Our Enrollment Code: D7944F4229834
- Amazon Smile: In your Amazon account, set your charity as as the “Oldham County High School Band Boosters”
- Kroger Community Rewards: Oldham County High School Band or code QJ874
BAND PHOTOS NEEDED!
- Say cheese!!! Have you captured any great pics of the band in action? Please upload them to this location! It is a tradition to have a slideshow at our end of year celebration – pictures and videos saved here are the perfect way to be sure all band members and events are celebrated!
- A BIG thank you to Erika Watt who started a folder in our shared drive full of pictures from senior night.
- Senior Night Folder Google Drive Link
- Parents of Seniors should be proud! What a great group of kids!
REMIND Text for OCHS Band
Remind Texts will be used to notify parents of the OCHS Band of any special announcements or reminders
This is an optional communication that you can choose to join to be notified of special announcements and reminders
BAND TRIP 2022
- We will have a mandatory FLORIDA TRIP MEETING on Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm in the band room. All participants and a legal guardian must attend the meeting and will be asked to sign for compliance with band trip regulations as well as compliance with the new Walt Disney World COVID Protocols (see link below)
- All trip participants (and a legal guardian for each student regardless of the student’s age) will be asked to sign that they will comply with the Walt Disney World COVID Protocols. Click the link to read the protocols. This will be discussed at the meeting. These protocols were recently sent to us by the Walt Disney World Company and being made available to you at the link above.
- Additionally, a representative from Taylor Tours will be with us to go over details for the trip.
OLDHAM COUNTY COMMUNITY BAND
Are you or your student musician interested in joining the Oldham County Community Band?
Students who rehearse and perform with this ensemble can claim Beta or NHS community service hours…as a bonus, they’ll have a horn on their face for at least two additional hours a week, reading and performing music they won’t see in their school ensemble rehearsals! What a deal…
The OCCB has plenty of room for students on any woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, but those who play double reeds, clarinet, horn, flute or percussion would be huge in balancing the group and opening up even more repertoire possibilities.
Any kid you consider an “advanced” middle schooler (grade 2-3 capable; good readers) will be able to hang on; most high schoolers fit in right away. There is no audition or membership fee involved for students.
The group generally performs grade 3-4 concert literature, marches, popular music medleys and show tunes. The plan for post-COVID includes performances in late October/early November, Christmas, mid-winter (February/early March) and spring. Check out the informational flier here!
We communicate band news through various channels. Please feel free to pass this information to other new parents who may not be receiving communication yet.
- Emails: Each Sunday evening, an email is sent with details of the week’s band activities, as well as a preview of upcoming events. This is our main source of communication. If it’s a busy week, or there is new information since Sunday, a Wednesday email will be sent out as well. You may request to be placed on the email list by emailing your students Name, Grade and Instrument to [email protected].
- Facebook: The Band Boosters group maintains a private Facebook group called Oldham County HS Band Boosters! You can request to join through Facebook and we’ll add you. This is a good place to get quick answers to your questions, as many people will see your post fairly quickly.
- Band Website
- Contact Information: For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].
SAVE THE DATES – Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year
- Concert Band Rehearsals:
- Band 1 is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
- Band 2 is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
- Mon Feb 21, KMEA Conference “Make-Up Performance for Symphonic Band 1
- Feb 25-26: All-District Jazz & Percussion
- Monday, February 28th: OC Jazz band performing in a joint concert at CAL.
- Sat. March 5: KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment at NOHS
- Mon.. March 7, Current 8th Grade (Incoming Freshman) Band Info meeting 7pm
- Tues., March 8: KMEA Assessment Preview Concert at OCHS
- Mon., March 14 – Mandatory Florida Trip Meeting 6:30 pm
- Wed.-Fri., March 16: KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment
- Mon., March 21: Band Booster Meeting
- April 2-8: OCHS Florida Band Trip (optional)
- Sun. April 10: Recital Night at Crestwood Methodist Church 6:00 pm
- Week of April 25: Chamber Ensemble Concert (Date TBD)
- Week of May 16: GALA Concert (Date TBD)
- July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS
BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP
Board Members for 2021-2022
- President – Chad Adams
- Vice President – Brandon Gossett
- Secretary – Melissa Gossett
- Treasurer – Lisa Zahradnicek
- Treasurer-Elect – Angela Schmidt
- Senior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
- Junior Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
- Sophomore Member-at-Large: Natalie Dorris
- Freshman Members-at-Large: Mary Tatum
Access the Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List for additional names and contact emails using this Band Booster Board and Committee Leaders Contact List link.
Past Emails and other important information can be found on the OCHS Band Website at https://ochs.band.
2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERS OFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION
There are two groups for OCHS Band Boosters: Officers and Committee Coordinators. Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.
Officers are elected yearly. Below list the responsibility of each officer position from the bylaws:
The President shall:
- Coordinate all the activities of the organization.
- Within one (1) month after being elected to office, appoint all committees and committee chairpersons with the advice and consent of the Executive Board.
- Within one (1) month after taking office, and with the other officers and Director, review the budget of the organization for the coming year.
- Be an ex officio member of all committees, except the nominating committee.
- Chairs all meetings of the Executive Board and the meetings of general membership.
- Be the single point of contact for the Band Director to the Band Boosters or assign a designee. The President (or designee) is responsible to communicate and organize all necessary involvement of the boosters to help with the band program and activities.
The President-elect shall:
- Chair all meetings in the absence of the President
- Assist the President in coordinating the activities of the organization.
- Assume the office of President in the event of retirement or removal of the President for any reason.
The Secretary shall:
- Keep the minutes of meeting in a record book and report the minutes of each meeting when called on in the Order of Business. Provide the President and all board members a copy of the minutes of each meeting within ten (10) days after each meeting.
- Records attendance at each meeting i.e., including the names of each board member/officer and the number of members in attendance.
- Chairs all meetings in the absence of the President and President-elect.
- Maintain and store current copy of Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.
The Treasurer shall:
- Collect and keep all fundraising monies of the organization per Redbook rules in banks designated by the Executive Board and maintain a book of accounts which shall be audited annually by a qualified individual at the end of each band year.
- Perform all other duties customary to the office per Redbook rules.
- Be an ex officio member of any Fundraising Committee.
- Continue any accounting procedures established by the Board of Directors and may not amend these procedures without prior approval of the Board of Directors.
- The audit of the Treasurer’s books shall be performed by a qualified disinterested third party (such as an independent CPA) or 3 band parents that are not part of the Executive Board. This audit should take place within sixty (60) days of the end of the band year, which ends June 30 of each year.
- Prepare all financial documents and assist the auditor with any reasonable requests.
The Treasurer-elect/Treasurer ex officio shall:
- Assist the treasurer in all their duties, except check signing and bank deposits.
- Serve as treasurer for a 2-year term following their term as Treasurer-elect.
Member At-large shall:
- Participate in the Executive Board meetings, as the voting member to represent the memberships’ interest.
- Be the only position that is eligible to be held more than two (2) consecutive years.
- Attend monthly board meetings
- Acts as the individual who reconciles the treasurer bank statements on a monthly basis
Committee Coordinator Positions: These positions are not elected. Multiple parents can share the coordinator position if desired.
Below is a list of the committees that we currently know need to be filled for next year. The best way to find out more details on the committee’s role and responsibility is to contact the current coordinator. Current holders of these positions are in the attached spreadsheet along with their email addresses.
- Mum/Spring Flower Sales Coordinator
- Hospitality–Need 1 parent to work with last year’s coordinator
- Instrument Rental
- Band Website Support
- Pictures/End of Year Powerpoint
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Alumni Coordinator
- All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
- Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown
- Large Instrument Truck Coordinator