Weekly Band News: June 6 – June 12

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

  • Congratulations to Brayden Gossett and GracieBurrows on being selected as the OCHS Drum Majors next year!
  • Rehearsal on Monday June 7th (the last day of school) is for anyone returning to bandnext year (along with any 8th graders) from 4-6 pm to pick up and go through marching band music.
  • As the end of the year approaches, we still need Committee Coordinators for next year. See the listing below and email President@ochs.band if interested. TWO POSITIONS THAT HAVE SENIOR PARENTS ARE SCRIPT CARDS AND LETTERMAN JACKETS. THESE MUST BE FILLED SOON.
  • We have someone who has volunteered to fill the Freshman at Large spot for next year. We will have an election at the next band booster meeting. Anyone else interested in running will need to email at president@ochs.band by Monday, June 21st.
  • Parents of Graduating Seniors… This will be your last band email as we will be archiving this senior class into alumni. If you have an incoming 8th Grader, please email their name and instrument to communication@ochs.band so their transition into band is smooth and you do not miss any communication.
  • The next Band Booster meeting will be Monday, June 28th at 7:00pm in the band room.

LAST DAY REMINDERS

CONCERT INSTRUMENT CHECK IN:

This will be done using the same Google Form used for checkout at the beginning of last year.

Anyone playing a school owned instrument should plan on checking it IN tomorrow (Monday) so they can be sent in for their annual maintenance. THIS INCLUDES TAKE-HOME INSTRUMENTS issued to students for home practice (euphoniums, horns, tubas, etc.). PARENTS can bring these instruments from home when they come to pick up their student at the end of the reading session.

Anyone NOT attending tomorrow afternoon’s event must bring the instrument in on Tuesday. We will be sending the instruments in for maintenance on Tuesday afternoon!

If you are involved in a summer music opportunity (Wind Band Institute, Foster Camp, etc.) and need an instrument to use for that purpose, you’ll need to work that out with me individually on MONDAY to make those arrangements.

MARCHING INSTRUMENT CHECK OUT:

Mellophones and marching baritones are the primary “different” horn used outdoors. These can be officially checked out after the reading session, but you should expect to take a little extra time to complete the Google Form. You can take the instrument home after you’ve completed the checkout process.

All Percussionists will be responsible for an instrument rental fee that covers both the marching and concert equipment used for the year.

No fees will be collected for school owned instruments tomorrow; you’ll receive a form in your email to complete and return with your rental fee.

END OF YEAR LINKS

Below are the links for the Band Banquet Video, Senior Videos. and Photos. PLEASE NOTE: We are almost at our max for free capacity for storage. The below links will be available through the end of June.

Spring Concert Senior Words of Thanks Video Link
Full Senior Words of Thanks Video Link
Band Banquet Video Link
SY2020-2021 Band Pictures Folder Link
SY2020-2021 Band Videos Folder Link

OLDHAM COUNTY DAY

The Band Boosters are organizing a silent auction for Oldham County Day which is Saturday, July 17th. We will be collecting the following items from each grade level from now until July 8th. You can either drop in the bandroom during the rest of the school year or on the front porch of Stephanie Skeens’ house at 603 Scott Montfort Dr. LaGrange ( There will be a bin on the front porch beginning June 1st) during the month of June. When July rehearsals begin you may drop in the bandroom.

Upcoming Seniors: Items for a “Gift Card Basket.” These can be gift cards in any amount from area restaurants, stores, etc. Might utilize our Scrip fundraiser to order any gift cards.

Upcoming Juniors: Items for a Family Game NIght Basket. Board games, card games, anything fun a family can do together.

Upcoming Sophomores: Items for a “Coffee, Tea & Fun Snack Basket.” K-Cups, tea bags, creamers to go in coffees, mugs, fun snacks of any kind.

Incoming Freshman: Items for a “Spa Day Basket.” Because we’re getting a late start, upper classman may have to help with this basket. Items can include lotions, gift cards for nail places or massages, Bath & Body Works, etc.

Please contact Stephanie Skeens, Sophomore Rep for 2021-22 with any questions. 502-417-4855

EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS

Please link the link to view additional information. https://mcusercontent.com/778c454a91b2c1b8609991c3a/images/282303f7-ae32-eb85-3d16-e95f10e07aae.jpg Parents might want to get involved in with the board of education…Oldham County actually receives a very small amount of ESSER funding compared to many other districts in KY (same problem as SEEK funding…we are perceived to have “money” so our cut is smaller), if possible, we should leverage what we do and get in any way we can.

SAVE THE DATES

Important Dates—Summer and Fall 2021

Marching Band Reading Session
Last Day for Students June 7th
4:00-6:00 p.m. at OCHS

Summer Band Rehearsals
Mondays and Thursdays
Starts July 5th through the first day of the school year
6:00-8:30 p.m. at OCHS

Oldham County Day Parade
July 17th


Band Camp Week
July 26-30
8:30 a.m—8:30 p.m. DAILY
OCHS

After school rehearsals (marching band)
Every Thursday; August 12—end of season

HOME FOOTBALL DATES FALL 2021 (required performances)
August 27th v. Shelby County
September 10th v. Meade County
October 7th (THURSDAY) v. Eastern (7:00 start)
October 22nd v. GRC (we will not play this game-fall break)
(Fall Break October 18-22)
October 29th v. Bullitt East (Senior night)

VOLUNTEER AND SHADOWING OPPORTUNITIES

The OCHS Band Boosters is needing volunteers for open positions for next year. Board positions are elected positions called out in the By laws and include the officer positions and the class reps. Committee Positions are non-elected positions.
After surveying those currently serving, the following positions are open for next year:
Board (all positions except Treasurer are up for elections but the following do not have someone rerunning):

  • Treasurer – Elect

Committee Coordinators

  • Script Gift Cards Coordinator
  • Letterman Jacket/Spirit Wear Coordinator
  • All District Co-chair to work with previous year’s coordinator.
  • Alumni Coordinator

In addition, all committee positions are always open to shadowing or additional help. The committees below will have Senior parent next year and would be great to have someone shadowing next year that could take over the following year:

  • Sponsorships
  • Mums Sale Coordinator
  • Directory
  • Instrument Rental
  • Band Website Support
  • T-shirts

Please email me at President@ochs.band if you are interested in filling any of the roles listed above or if you are interested in shadowing any committee. If you would like more details on each position’s role, please feel free to email me at President@ochs.band or contact the current coordinator.

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: Sonya Cook
Junior Member-at-Large: Katie Fuller
Sophomore Member-at-Large: Stephanie Skeens
Freshman Members-at-Large: Natalie Dorris and Kristin Goodloe