Thanks to all of you for joining us at Round-Up. The kids sounded great and had a fun time! We have a very busy month ahead so please take a moment to add the following events to your calendar. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming Pep Band performance.
Monday, October 7 – Pep Band performs at OHMS Football Game vs. Lamar
This year we will perform in the stands at two O. Henry “A” team football games. Both games will take place at House Park . The dates are Monday, October 7 vs. Lamar and Tuesday, October 15 vs, Murchison. Please see the attached document for more details about these two events, We need the attached football permission form signed and returned at your earliest convenience. We are also in need of parent volunteers to help out on game days. If you are available and would like to help, please go to this link to sign-up. https://signup.com/go/UnLUgZR
Tuesday, October 15 – Pep Band performs at OHMS Football Game vs. Murchison - (See link)
Friday, October 25 – Austin HS Band Night
On Friday, October 25, all OHMS 6th and 8th grade band members will perform at the Austin High vs. Bowie HS football game at Burger Stadium. Students need to arrive at the stadium by 6:30 PM wearing the red mustang band t-shirt with jeans. There is no bus transportation for this game. Students also need to bring their instrument, lyre, and flip folder with pep music. This event is required for all band students in 6th and 8th grade. 7th graders are welcome to join us for extra credit. Students are free to leave after watching the half time show. We hope you can join us for an exciting evening of music, fun, and high school football.
Please let us know if you have any questions for concerns. Thanks for your support!
We will place an order for the long sleeved black shirt - the cost of the shirt is $16 if we place a group order - or $19 if you order it on your own. We are trying to avoid having to pay a expedited shipping charge so all orders must be received by Friday 9/20. If you need to make payment arrangements please email your director. We will measure students during block day this week to be sure we order the correct size.
This Friday September 20th the O.Henry Pep Band will get our Round-Up started at 3:30 - Students should wear their band T-shirt to school so they are ready to Rock!
Parents joins us around the flag pole as we celebrate another year of success.
Students will be allowed to change after their performance - students should tag their instrument cases and their backpacks during ACES to store them in the library once we are finished. The band hall will be closed soon after our performance - students can pick up their instruments at the end of the event.
We are excited to hear you play on Friday!
Plan on arriving a few minutes early, if possible to put your instrument in your locker before the start of school. For 1st period athletes - Mr. Pinkney or Ms Boltz will be here before your practice starts to open the band hall for you to take care of your instrument too!
As a General rule:
When we bring instruments to school they are to be stored in your band locker for the duration of the school day. The band hall is usually open early before school to help you drop it off and instruments can be picked up each day right after school. If you ride the bus home then we will help you determine the best time of day to pick up your instrument based on your class schedule.
If you will be using a large school instrument, Tuba, Horn, Euphonium / Baritone - depending on the number of students needed a school horn an additional instrument can be rented for home practice - this will be on a first come first served basis - students who ride the bus may be given preference - the rental fee is $100 for the year. If you need to work out financial assistance please talk to a director. We're here to help.
Payments can be made online at: https://austinisd.schoolcashonline.com
We are so glad you will be apart of our musical journey for the 2019 - 2020 School Year!
Couple of items before the start of school:
1 - No Instruments on the first day - we will let you know in class when to bring them to school.
2 - When we bring instruments to school they are to be stored in your band locker for the duration of the school day. The band hall is usually open early before school to help you drop it off and instruments can be picked up each day right after school. If you ride the bus home then we will help you determine the best time of day to pick up your instrument based on your class schedule.
3 - If you will be using a large school instrument, Tuba, Horn, Euphonium / Baritone - depending on the number of students needed a school horn an additional instrument can be rented for home practice - this will be on a first come first served basis - students who ride the bus may be given preference - the rental fee is $100 for the year. If you need to work out financial assistance please talk to a director. We're here to help.
We just learned today (7/25) that due to the ongoing AC construction at O.Henry events like Transition camp have been cancelled. However, we are glad we will be able to have our Mustang band camp this year in the Austin High School's Performing Arts Center. Here is the new information:
O.Henry Mustang Band Camp
Students using school instruments are encouraged to email Ms. Boltz at email@example.com on or before August 1 to be sure we have one in good working condition so you can take advantage of summer band. Woodwind players should acquire their own reeds at the store ahead of time. Percussion students should bring mallets and sticks (in a stick bag) to all activities.
Instrumental rental fees for the year can be paid at any time during camp to secure the use of the instrument for the entire school year.
Summer band camp is right around the corner -
Monday, August 5 - Friday, August 9
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Schedule of activities:
Meeting new people
Playing our instruments
All students with at least one year of experience are encourage to attend.
This is a great way to meet or re-connect with friends as well as get your instrumental
routines going again.
See you soon!
Beginning Band and Symphonic band Spring Trip to San Antonio - Friday May 3
All Bands - Spring Concert - Tuesday May 7, starting at 6:00 PM
WIth special guest Professor Jeff Helmer and the Austin High School Jazz band
Fine Arts Showcase - Tuesday May 21 - Doors open at 5:00 PM
Please join us for a festive night of Fine Arts - ticket order forms have been given to your child during class - Please return the order forms no later than May 10th for accurate food orders.
Groups performing include: Dance, Choir, Orchestra, Symphonic band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Mariachi and Theater. The cost is $10 and that includes a Student designed Fine Arts T-Shirt, and dinner - choice of pulled pork sandwich or 5 oz hamburger or vegan plus chips, drinks and cake - there could be some Pinata fun as well. The evening should be finished by 8:00 PM.
From the Directors!
Keep those good practice routines going!