Weekly Band News November 22 – November 28

A Message from Mr. Rogers

We will only have one opportunity to meet each group this week (Monday 3rd and 5th, Tuesday 4th and 6th), so attendance at the Google Meet is something everyone should do; attendance in these is submitted to the office, and they’ll be on you if you aren’t "showing up".  I’d appreciate it very much if you could ensure that your camera is ON and your mic is MUTED for the duration of the class every time we meet.
The edict from the Governor last week curtailing after school group practice for sports through December 13th is being applied to us as well.  That means that the Symphonic II rehearsal we had scheduled (6:00 p.m.) will NOT take place on the 24th.
I’m in conversations with Mr. Deaves and Mr. Schultz in an effort to get permission to allow individuals in for instruction and recording of your All State audition materials when we return from the Thanksgiving break.  As soon as I get definitive instructions, I’ll send them to all of you using all the means I have available (Google Classroom, IC Messenger, and booster email).
I’ll get as creative as I can within the tech constraints to try and produce at least virtual sectional rehearsals with our coaches over the next few weeks leading up to the Christmas holiday.  These would take place during your regular class meetings–you would simply attend a different Google Meet assigned to your section while others were in the "full band" meet for that day.
Collabra assignments will focus on small group collaborations rather than individual things until we finish with our own seating auditions (Dec. 7-14).  Think sections playing your assigned parts along with a recorded "reference track" to put together a section "performance" of sorts.  We’ll see about the potential for a meeting for a full band performance for virtual upload prior to the holidays, but it depends on whether or not extracurricular group activities are allowed to resume after the 13th of December.
It ain’t great, but we just have to keep fighting to move forward in any way we can!
See you in the Meets on Monday and Tuesday.

Mr. Rogers



NTI Daily Schedule(periods 1-3-5 M + Th, periods 2-4-6 T + F)
10:00 am – 10:45 am Period 1 (Monday/Thursday) or 2 (Tuesday/Friday)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Period 3 (Monday/Thursday) or 4 (Tuesday/Friday)
12:15 – 1:00 pm Period 5 (Sym. II; Monday/Thursday) or 6 (Sym. I; Tuesday/Friday)
1:15 pm-3:45 pm Office hours, virtual lessons, etc.
Wednesdays (remediation day, Advisory with period 4/Jazz ensemble)
10:00 am-10:30 am Google Meet with 4th period; attendance and advisory items
11:00-noon/1:00-3:30 Office Hours, small group virtual collaboration, individual lessons

Rehearsal Schedule:



We are in need of a new photo coordinator.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Coordinating volunteer photographers to help take photos at games and concerts and compiling on Facebook.
  • Compile/organize at least two photos per band member either individually or in a group.
  • Take senior photos at the beginning of band season for buttons given to parents on Senior Night.  Buttons can be made at Oldham County Arts Center.
  • Organize the end of year slide show to be shown at the banquet with music from the band throughout the year. Other volunteers/parents can assist with music they have recorded.

Please email OCHSBandnews@gmail if interested.


Last year, many outstanding businesses and corporations supported the Oldham County High School Band by donating goods and services for our marching and concert 2019-2020 seasons. The entire band and our many football game and concert attendees had the benefit of their generous support as they enjoyed each of our band’s musical performances. We were–and are–very grateful for their support!   Corporate Sponsorships are $500 annually and the fee may be waived in exchange for services and goods that help to make the band successful each year. Examples of these goods and services include donated catering services, printing services, uniform cleaning services, web hosting services, and sign and banner production services. If you are interested in sponsoring the OCHS band for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact us. Or if you’d rather speak in person, I’m happy to stop by and talk through how your business can support our band this year.  Please use the following link for additional information. https://ochs.band/donation


An OCHS Band Directory will be compiled and published among the band members this fall.  Participation in the directory is completely voluntary.  If you wish to be included in the directory, please complete the online form found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc90cDQcWD-kq8hvgu3xEPjxbhYdNuG0Rz6UqCnMbOX8yjfxA/viewform


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