Weekly Band Information

Next week will be a busy week for our band, actually the next few weeks are going to be very busy with our performance at TMEA in Memphis quickly approaching, so I wanted to provide some information to you.

We will rehearse after school next week on Tuesday evening, 6:30-8:30, this will allow the students to have a break between school and rehearsal to clear their minds and maybe rest, do homework, or other things that might be pulling at their attention.  We will rehearse on Wednesday after school from 2:45-4:30, and Thursday (if needed) from 2:45-5:00.  If possible, I may not have the rehearsal on Thursday to allow their chops (mouth muscles) additional recovery time before our performance at the Regional Concert Festival on Friday.

Our Friday, March 21, schedule is attached.  Please be aware that there will be a bus to transport students needing a ride to the concert festival performance at Bradley Central High School, but NOT back to OHS.  The festival ends while the school buses are still running their elementary school routes; therefore, all band members will need transportation home from Bradley Central High School.  With your permission students may drive, but I must have a written note stating this with your signature (unfortunately an email while convenient will not suffice as I must have a signature).  If a student(s) will be riding with your child, you must include that student(s) name(s).  If your child will be riding with someone other than a parent, I must have a signed written note stating whom they may ride with.  Please send these notes on Wednesday or Thursday.

Our festival performance should be a wonderful opening to our concert season.  I hope many of you will plan to attend.

Please don’t forget our Orientation Concert with the middle schools on March 25 at 7:00 in the New Gym.

Thanks for all you help and support!

Joel