Seems a little late to say but I've been having issues logging into the web program to get everything up to date. We are so glad that you are here looking at this page. Stay tuned for upcoming events.
Beginning band had a great time bowling on Jan. 24 and the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic students made lots of music and enjoyed some pizza with our Austin High School Directors and Students at Band-O-Rama.
Jazz band ended December by playing at the Trail of Lights and recently enjoyed the hospitality of the AHS Band Parents and students at the AHS Jazz Supper Club. All the groups performed well and we look forward to our vertical team concert at Central Market on April 15. More jazz details to follow in a few weeks with other details including participating in the Austin Jazz Workshop Jazz Jubilee.
Spring trip payments can now be made either by online at schoolcash or the old fashion way of cash or check (made payable to O.Henry Band). All groups will attend a spring trip. Wind Ensemble and Jazz band to Dallas and Symphonic band and Beginning Bands to Sequin in May. Payments for these trips can be split into small monthly amounts - all Wind Ensemble and Jazz band students should have $100 in their accounts this month. You can always pay the full balance of the trip at any time.
We will be having our Winter Band Concert on Friday December 6 - at 6:30 PM in the O.Henry Gym.
Students have staggered arrival times to make it easier to get their instrument and then be in their set up ready to go:
Beginning Band - arrival time is 5:30 PM
Symphonic Band - arrives at 5:45 PM
Jazz Band - arrives at 6:00 PM
Wind Ensemble - arrives at 6:05 PM
Students should keep their cases in their lockers along with any valuables (cell phones). Cell phones will not be allowed on the performer during the concert. Please help us with this school policy by not texting your child during a performance.
Performances begin at 6:30 PM and all students are to be a good audience for each group. Jazz band will perform on stage in the cafeteria following the full band performances. Please support your child in their music journey by being present at the concert. They've all been working really had in class and I think their performance will amaze you. We hope you can join us.
Band students can stay after-school before the concert begins and work on their homework or just relax and read a book. We may put on a fun holiday movie to watch as we wait for the concert to begin.
Please let us know if you have any questions - there are no tickets or cost to attend the concert! So invite your friends and families to this event. See you on December 6.
Here is the ordering information:
O. Henry MS Band
Picture Day is Here :
Friday, November 1, 2019 - During each class time.
O. Henry MS Band Picture Day - 11/ 1 /19
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Selected members of the O.Henry Pep Band will be performing at Casis Elementary school. Parents should have their child to Casis no later than 7:30 am. Parents will carpool students back to O.Henry - If you're able to drive students back please contact Mr. Pinkney.
Beginning band and 8th grade band students will be performing with the Austin High School band during the Austin High School vs. Bowie High School football game.
The game will be at AISD Burger Stadium
We look forward to seeing you there!!!
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
From the Directors!
Keep those good practice routines going!