Mid-Week Band News: May 25 – May 28

ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS

  • MAY BAND MEETING 
    • The 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies was be held on Wednesday, May 25 
    • Schedule is linked here 
  • Here is the Schedule for GRAD BAND, Saturday May 28
    • 🎓Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 28 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. Band freshman, sophomore, and junior students will 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. 
  • SENIORS: All school owned instruments, mouthpieces, mutes, cases, etc… should be returned by this point. If you have a school owned item, please return ASAP 
  • 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
  • 🌞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. 

SUMMER MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES

BAND PRACTICE REMINDERS:

  • The first summer marching band practice will begin on July 7, 6:00-8:30pm

SIGHT READING FACTORY ACCOUNTS:

 FUNDRAISING REMINDERS:

  • 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 

BAND COMMUNICATION

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].

📆 SAVE THE DATES 📆

Important Dates – 2021 & 2022 School Year 

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • May 28: Graduation Ceremony (Band will perform) at KICC downtown Louisville

Important Dates – 2022 & 2023 School Year 

  • May 25: 2022 OCHS Band meeting for returning and incoming bandfamilies in conjunction with May Booster Meeting
  • Summer Band Rehearsals: (attendance expected if you are in town)  Mondays and Thursdays beginning July 7 through first day of school 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at OCHS
  • July 16: Oldham County Days Parade (in the morning, time TBA)
  • July 25-29 Band Camp: (required)
    • 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM Daily at OCHS
  • After School Rehearsals: (required),  Thursday, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, Aug 11-Oct 13
  • June 13:  Band Booster Meeting
  • Home Football Games: (required performances)
    • August. 19
    • September 2
    • September 16
    • September 30 (Homecoming)
    • October 14
  • At the conclusion of football season, we will begin concert rehearsals
    • Concert Band will rehearse on Thursdays 4:00-5:15 PM
    • Symphonic band will rehearse on Wednesdays 4:00-5:15 PM

BAND BOOSTER LEADERSHIP

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 OCHSBand Website at https://ochs.band.

2022-2023 OCHS BAND BOOSTERSOFFICER/COORDINATORS INFORMATION

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
  • T-Shirts (Thank you to Renee Harris for volunteering!)
  • Band Website Support (Thank you to Eddy Arnold for volunteering!)
  • Pictures/End of Year PowerPoint
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • All District–Need 1 parent work with parent who shadowed this year
  • Drum Major Stand/Stage Setup & Breakdown (Thank you to the Hoene’s for volunteering!)
  • Large Instrument Truck

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