Weekly Band News: March 8 – March 14

Monday 6:30 – 10:00 pm
We could use one more bus chaperone for the Boy’s Regional Basketball Tournament at Henry County. Please reply to this email if you can volunteer.

Tuesday 5:15 – 9:30 pm
If boys win Monday night, we will need 1-2 bus chaperones for this Boy’s Regional Basketball Tournament at Henry County High School. Please reply to this email if you can volunteer.

Tuesday 5:00 – 6:00 pm
We need 4-5 more volunteers to help with stage extension set-up. The band will practice on stage both Wed and Thu during school hours. To help with set-up (or tear-down after the concert on Thu) please follow this link:

Saturday 10:00 am – 6:45 pm
We could use one more bus chaperone for the Phi Beta Mu Festival at Male High School on Saturday. Please volunteer for this need at: 


  • Monday, March 9th: Pit orchestra 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Monday, March 9th: Boys Regional second round game; depart 6:30, game 8:00, home 10:00. (Sign up in the Band Room)
  • Tuesday, March 10th: Symphonic I 3:45-5:00; move equipment/chairs to the stage after rehearsal; stage extension setup.
  • Oldham Co. Community Band: 7:30 at OCSAC                                     
  • Boys regional final (if we win Monday): depart 5:15, return 9:30.
  • Wednesday, March 11th: Class rehearsals in auditorium; Symphonic II 3:45-5:00
  • Thursday, March 12th: Pit Orchestra 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • Festival concert at 7:00pm (report 6:15 dressed to the band room)
  • Friday, March 13th: NO SCHOOL (teacher work day)

Phi Beta Mu Concert Festival
We are still in need of 2 chaperones to ride on the buses and 1 truck driver for the instruments for the Phi Beta Mu Concert Festival Saturday, March 14 at Male High School. Bus departs from OCHS
The Official Schedule
Phi Beta Mu Invitational Concert Festival
Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Male High School, Louisville
You will need:
Concert attire.  Gentlemen: I would suggest laundering your tux shirt on Thursday night after our Festival concert performance so you can look (and smell) your best!
$$ for lunch at Mall St. Matthews
The clinic session with a notable University conductor and a chance to hear groups we rarely have an opportunity to listen to are what makes this festival unique.  It is also a great opportunity for them to hear YOU, and to perform our festival selections in a non-adjudicated event before we have our KMEA Assessment on the 20th.
Please be a GREAT audience for other groups performing (put away your cell phone, no conversations while bands perform, etc.)—you would expect the same from them!
9:00 am            Band room open
9:30                  Load equipment on the truck
                        Dress in uniform (ladies, come dressed for the concert)
10:20                Leave for Louisville
11:00                Lunch at Mall St. Matthews food court (careful of uniforms…)
12:00                Leave for Male HS
12:30                Arrive Male HS; assemble instruments (mouthpiece caps on reeds), gather folders
1:00                  In auditorium to listen (Muhlenberg, Ohio, Pikeville)
3:20                  Move to the warmup room (band room)
3:30                  Warm up
4:00                  Performance
4:30                  On stage clinic with Dr. Jay Gephart (Purdue University)
5:00                  Recognitions; final remarks                 
5:30                  Move to truck; pack up
6:00                  Leave for home
6:45                  Home Sweet Buckner
                        Unload it all
                        Put uniforms away PROPERLY; take home personal uniform items!!
Congratulations on your selection to perform in this event!
KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment
We will be performing with both concert bands on Friday, March 20th for KMEA assessment at NOHS. Our performance times are 3:20pm for Symphonic II and 6:40 pm for Symphonic I.  Band Boosters will provide a light dinner for students.  We will need to leave after lunch from school that day, back around 8:00 p.m.  We are still in need for 3 chaperones for the buses for KMEA Festival on Friday, March 20, 2020 at North Oldham High School. Bus departure time is after lunch. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20F0448AAA628A3FB6-chaperone2
Band Booster Leadership Positions
It’s that time of year to begin thinking about next school year and the leadership of the OCHS Band Boosters.  The following Board positions will be open for the 2020- 2021 school year.

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer – This position needs immediate attention for someone to shadow our current treasurer.

If you would be interested in stepping into any of these positions or would simply like to know more about what they involve, please contact Lana Downs at [email protected].
Uniform Coordinator
We will need a uniform coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you would be interested in this position and would like to shadow our current coordinator to see what this position involves, please contact Melanie Woosley at [email protected].
Pit Orchestra Crew Coordinator
We will need a Pit Orchestra Crew Coordinator for the 2020-2021 school year. This position is responsible for coordinating volunteers for seating and drum major stand setup at football games, concert stage set up, and instrument truck rental for away events.  If you would be interested in this position and would like to shadow our current coordinator to see what this position involves, please contact Lana Downs at [email protected].
In addition to the above positions, the following positions for next school year also need to be filled.  Please contact Lana Downs at [email protected] if interested.

  • Show T-Shirt Coordinator
  • Co-Chair for Hospitality
  • OC Day Coordinator
  • Shoparoo Coordinator

Important Dates to Remember
March 7                                    KMEA Solo and Ensemble Assessment (NOHS)
March 12                                  Band Concert
March 14                                  PBM Invitational Concert Festival (Male HS Louisville)
March 19                                 Band Booster Meeting
March 20                                  KMEA Large Ensemble Assessment
March 30- April 3                   Spring Break
May 15                                     Jazz Café
May 21                                     Spring Concert
May 22                                      Band Banquet at LaGrange Baptist Church