Weekly Band News: May 30 – June 5

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

  • Thank you to everyone who helped make the Spring Concert a success.  It was such a great concert.
  • Congratulations to both bands for getting a Distinguished rating from KMEA for their virtual submittal.
  • There will be no band rehearsals this week.  Next rehearsal is for anyone returning to band next year (along with any 8th graders) on Monday 6/7 (the last day of school) from 4-6 pm to pickup and go through marching band music.
  • Drum major auditions will be this Tuesday immediately after school.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • The next Band Booster meeting will be Monday, June 28th at 7:00pm in the band room.  

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

KMEA OPPORTUNITY

As we wrap up the most challenging year in our history and look forward to renewed opportunities for our students in the upcoming school year, the KMEA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are determined to promote and support music education in our Commonwealth with a new energy and focus. We are committed to providing excellent performance opportunities for students and celebrating their accomplishments accordingly.

In the same spirit of renewal, we are requesting ideas for a new, updated logo for our organization. There are no preconceived notions; we simply want a design that visually communicates Kentucky Music Education. We hope that our new logo will be used as a basis for event-specific branding for major KMEA functions, including our Professional Development Conference, All-State Ensembles, Assessment and State Marching Band events. Ideas for both our main and event-specific logos are encouraged. We want to take our time and do this right, and we may well find elements of multiple submissions that we incorporate into our final products. In appreciation for the winning submission, KMEA will allow the design winner(s) to choose a school music program as the recipient of a $250 donation. Our plan is to take the winning design(s) and have them professionally developed into our branding materials.

Please submit ideas in PDF, JPG, JPEG, EPS, or TIF format to newKMEAlogo@gmail.com by noon Eastern Time on Friday, June 18. Include your name and contact information in the email. Submissions are welcome from students, teachers, and all supporters of Kentucky music education. We have a lot of creative talent in our Commonwealth; now let’s put it to work!

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
  • 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 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