Weekly Band News: May 8 – May 14


  • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble Applications are now open
    • Applications are due May 27
    • NAfME All-National Honor Ensemble will be held Nov 3-6 in Maryland
    • For more information click here
  • KMEA State Assessment is Tuesday, May 10 at the University of Louisville School of Music. 
    • Here is the schedule for Tuesday, May 10 STATE!
    • We will leave just prior to 1pm – this will give plenty of time for those students taking the AP English Lang test in the morning to eat lunch and change. 
    • Students will eat lunch during 1st lunch on Tuesday (similar to the District Assessment schedule)
    • Parents attending the concerts will need to find parking on side streets near UofL School of Music, or call the UofL Parking to purchase a 1-day parking pass. There is also a paid parking garage very close to the school of music located just beside the business school. 
  • The Final Jazz Cafe for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Friday, May 13
    • Share this promotional poster for the event with your friends and family on social media

      We supply finger foods for the guests as well as the jazz band.  Sign up to donate and help with setup here!
  • The Band Banquet was a great success!  A huge thanks to all who donated time and supplies for this evening of celebration. 
    • Here is a link to the fantastic slideshow of our band this year! Thank you Katie Fuller for gathering pictures and compiling this treasure!
    • Thank you to Tammy Passiflume, Bethany Keil and all others who helped to plan, set up and clean up this gathering!
    • Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Centers, Mr. Etiene, Mr. Centers and each section coach for filling our band year with purposeful practice and performance opportunities.
    • Much appreciation for our Band Booster Board and Committee chairs for all the behind the scenes efforts that keep our band family going!
  • 🎼The Final Band Concert will be held on Monday, May 16 at the OCHS Auditorium 🎵🎶🎵
    • This concert will feature all our band classes
    • Share this promotional poster for the concert on your social media and email to friends and family.
    • Recordings of this final concert are available as PRE-ORDER by clicking here
    • Or scanning this QR Code
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families will be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
  • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center (Please note the update to the location). We have been asked by the administration to provide music for the ceremony. This is after school has concluded for the year, however we will need freshman, sophomore, and junior students to perform for this very special occasion. 
    • Current Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students must notify Mr. Centers in writing with a parent signature (not by email please) if they cannot attend this performance. 
  • Drum Major audition packets are available in the band room for all students interested in auditioning for a Drum Major position for 2022-23 school year
  • Solo and Ensemble Assessment Event (S&E) RECAP
    • All students must fill out the Google Form found in their Google Classroom to receive their final credit for S&E
    • Any student who was ill or missed their performance at S&E  for an excused absence must make up the S&E performance with Mr. Centers to receive their performance grade. See Mr. C to schedule an appointment
  • Concert Recording from December Band Concert
    • There are two CD/DVD recordings that have not been picked up. These are located on the dry erase board 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]
  • 🌞Summer Band Dates 🌞:
  • 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 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.  
    • Please email at [email protected] if you are interested in filling a Committee Coordinator role or want more information.  
      • Note:  One position that could use shadowing ASAP is Band Web Support. 
  • The online band spirit wear store is open!  Use this link to order additional band shirts, hats etc.  



Concert Band practices will be from 4 pm – 5:15 pm on Wednesdays for Symphonic Band 1 and Thursday for Symphonic Band 2.  



  • 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 


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
  • REMIND Text for OCHS Band: Remind Texts will be used to notify band parents of  any special announcements or reminders 
  • Contact Information:  For Band Booster questions and business, please use the band booster email [email protected].


Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • Concert Band Rehearsals:
    • Symphonic Band is on Wednesdays from 4pm – 5:15pm.
    • Concert Band is on Thursday from 4 pm – 5:15 pm.
  • May 10: KMEA State Band Assessment at UofL (leave from school at 1pm)
  • May 13: Jazz Cafe 6pm
  • May 16: End of Year band Concert 6:30 pm
  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming band families in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville
  • July 25-29: Band Camp 2022 at OCHS


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.


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.

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.

  • Sponsorships
  • Directory
  • 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