Weekly Band News: May 2 – May 8

  • Weekly band rehearsals will take place immediately after school on Tuesdays for Symphonic II and Wednesdays for Symphonic I from 4:00-5:15.  
  • Photos for the End of Year Video were needed by April 30th but we will make one last call.  Please contact Katie Fuller at [email protected] ASAP if you have photos to submit and have not done so yet.
  • New Band Director update:  The candidate screening committee interviewed 4 great candidates last Wednesday.  Some of the band students helped by taking the candidates on a tour of the school prior to their interviews.  A recommendation from the committee was given to the Principal and the hiring process is now in the final stages.  An announcement should be made in the next week or two.
  • As the end of the year approaches, we still need Committee Coordinators for next year.  See the listing below and email [email protected] if interested. 
  • Photo purchase deadline is May 6th. Individual photos are $20 for 4-5 digital photos to download (individual photos only available if student chose to have one taken.) The group band shots are available for print only. 8×10 is $10 and 11×14 for $15 (Symphonic I, Symphonic II, or Composite).  Payment can be made with cash (Please use dropbox in band room. Place payment in a sealed envelope with students name and order information.) via PayPal [email protected]) or Venmo @Mark-Kersting-1. Individual Digital files will be in a Dropbox folder that will be emailed.  Any questions may be directed to Mark Kersting at [email protected].


The Band Banquet is scheduled for May 21st at 6:00pm in the OCHS Gym. 

Spring Concert May 27th at 7:00pm.  The concert will be in the OCHS Gym.  Recordings will be made available for purchase by Main Office Productions (Brad Ritchie).

Important Dates—Summer and Fall 2021
Please note that summer dates and/or times may be changed or adjusted at the discretion of the new band director.

Marching Band Reading Session
          Last Day for Students (TBA);
          4:15-5:30 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 (a.m.; schedule TBA)
Band Camp Week
          July 26-30
          8:30 a.m—8:30 p.m. DAILY
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)



Band rehearsals will take place immediately after school on Tuesdays for Symphonic II and Wednesdays for Symphonic I from 4:00-5:15.  

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]



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
  • Hospitality Co-coordinator to work with previous year’s coordinator.
  • Letterman Jacket/Spirit Wear Coordinator
  • Picture 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] or contact the current coordinator. 



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