February Updates

Concert Thursday night 2/21:  Both the Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will be performing their Music Performance Assessment (MPA) literature at 6:30pm in the OHS Café in preparation for their March 1st assessment.

o   Call time for students will be 5:50pm (present, dressed, with all materials) Attire is the exact same as the Winter Concert - ladies need to bring their Shawls if they mistakenly brought one home!

o   The concert should not last longer than about 45 minutes

 

Cookie Dough forms due Friday!: Students were given forms with the goal of selling 15 items (cookie dough/tumblers) each by this upcoming Friday!  All sales must be local as the seller is responsible for delivery!  Cookie dough will arrive immediately following Spring Break! 

Concert MPA Friday March 1st: Both bands will be performing at Flagler Palm Coast High School – free admission! 

o   We expect to be back at OHS around 8:45pm

o   Symphonic Band men will need a BOW TIE (black) and DRESS COAT (black)

Parent Meeting Tuesday March 5th: 

o   Banquet

o   Remaining Fundraisers

o   Leadership/Drum Major Auditions

o   MPA debrief

o   Cookie Dough results

o   Marching Tower

January Update

GR Family,

We had our monthly parent meeting early this week on Tuesday and covered several items. Below is a copy of the agenda for that meeting. A few notes to consider that were reviewed during the meeting:

  1. We WILL follow through with cookie dough as a fundraiser to help assist those who are working to pay off the Disney trip.

  2. We are finalizing a possible fundraiser for either the latter part of the year or over the Summer to help families raise money for next year’s Band Fees.

  3. Several parents asked about raising money for the band such as: United Way, Amazon Wish List, direct donations, and Donors Choose. These have all been investigated with the following results:

    1. No donations have come through via United Way, but if they were submitted the Band Directors would receive the check to provide a receipt to the bookkeeper.

    2. An Amazon Wish List, with a variety of needs for families/community members to purchase is something that can be done - and will be worked on asap.

    3. Direct Donations are welcomed and those submitting them will be provided a receipt and kept anonymous if they so choose

    4. Donors Choose is something that is possible since there is no fee and the donations/purchases would be completely provided by the donor.

January Parent Meeting

I.              Calendar Update

a.     Turner Family Retirement Ceremony – Jan 18th (Wind Symphony)

                                           i.    During School Day – students need money for lunch!

                                          ii.    Concert Attire (same as Winter Concert)

b.     Sym. Rehearsals – Thursdays 2-3:30pm as normal with 3 Mondays (Feb 4, 11, 25) 2-3pm

c.     Solo and Ensemble – February 8/9 @Creekside HS – details TBA

d.     Concert MPA – February 28th, March 1st & 2nd) @Flagler Palm Coast HS – details TBA

e.     Wind Symphony Concert – April 11th @OHS

f.      Mandatory Parent Meeting (Disney) April 4th

g.     Color Guard auditions – April 30, May 2, May 7, May 10 3pm-8pm

h.     Round Table – May 3rd

i.      Spring Concert – May 17th @OHS Café

j.      Percussion placement May 13-17 3:00-6:00pm (Alternate week May 20-24)

k.     Concert Band audition/placement during last 2 weeks of may (determines class for 2019-20)

l.      Summer Camps – Mid-July through start of school – not optional, please plan accordingly

II.            Fundraiser Update

a.     Texas Roadhouse – February – Date TBD (bring flyer to get % towards Band)

b.    Late Feb/March – Coupon Cards

c.     Cookie Dough – Early February

d.    Chocolate Late Spring

III.           Student Leadership – (Section Leader, Captain, Drum Major)

a.     Process – Application, Essay, Performance, Interview

b.     Must attend leadership classes (after school in April)

                                          i.    Drum Major candidates will have a separate audition which will include their interview

IV.          Band BanquetMay 18 @OHS Café

a.     Banquet Committee – decorations & food

b.     Awards for Students

c.     Formal Event – suits, dresses, etc.

V.            Remind

a.     As of January 28, Remind texts will NOT work for Verizon customers – download app!

VI.          Disney Trip

a.     62 students participating!

b.     More room for parents (if wanting to chaperone)

c.     Chaperones must:

                                          i.    Ride the Bus

                                         ii.    Stay in the same hotel

                                        iii.    Be Fingerprinted by the School District

 Final Trip payment – February 5th (covering remaining balance)

d.     Mandatory Parent Meeting (Disney) April 4th

VII.         Uniforms – Selling/creating pillows for a fundraiser to raise money for future uniforms

VIII.        Band Parent Organization

a.     “Chairs” for positions – Contact Mr. Robbins if interested!

                                          i.    Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising, Concessions, Logistics, Head Chaperones

End of 2018

GR Fam,

We hope that you are going to find opportunities during this winter break to spend time with family and friends and recharge your batteries as we bring 2018 to a close and gear up for 2019! The students were handed their selections last week/this week for the next big target - Concert Music Performance Assessment in late February! This is where our students will be evaluated on their stage performance as well as their sight reading (music literacy) ability before a panel of judges.  Students were also issued their music for their Solo and Ensemble performances which they should be preparing on an individual basis - this will take place in early February. 

This week students will be given calendars for the Spring semester.  This hard copy is from our online Google Calendar but printed out for your convenience so that you may reference it, write on it, and use it for future planning.  Coupled with this calendar was a letter that went over specific items that may be a little different than that of years past so we intentionally point them out so that everyone is on the same page.  In addition to those notes, the Summer dates were released for all Camps.  These dates and times, (like everything on our calendar) could potentially fluctuate but when/if those changes occur – our ONLINE calendar will always be updated with the latest information – so, when in doubt, the online calendar is the one everyone should go by if there is ever conflicting information as we will not continue to re-print hard copies every time a change is made. 

All wind players have something assigned to them on Smart Music so please make sure these are completely in a timely manner – do not wait until the last minute!  Some students did not complete their scale assignments by Friday’s deadline, even though they were given almost 2 months to complete these tasks.  Please make sure you are doing your part to improve and get better so that we can all reap the benefits.  Parents, we encourage you to follow up with your students about completing their SM assignments.  If you do not have the ability to complete these assignments at home please make sure you are coming into the band room to complete them on one of our available stations!  Students are encouraged to come before school begins, during lunch or from another class (if they’ve completed their work) or after school!

            (Symphonic Band has all 3 pieces, Wind Symphony only have 2/3 assigned)

Please remember that our Disney Trip payment for January is due right when we return!  You are encouraged to take care of this early through RevTrak – the link is on our home page of the website. 

If anyone would like to listen and/or download the recordings from our Winter Concert of the Symphonic Band or Wind Symphony you can find them on our CONCERT BANDS page - click Band Information/Concert Bands

As always, if you have any questions please communicate with us via email and we will be glad to help you!  Have a great winter break!

 

CR & CG

 

 

December Parent Meeting Updates

Below is the agenda for the meeting that was held on Tuesday, December 4th for those parents who could not make the meeting.

Agenda

Parent Meeting

December 4, 2018 – 5:30pm

 

I.              Welcome – Scan QR Code or sign in on sign-in sheet!

II.            Reflection: State Competition, Marching to Concert transition

III.           Winter Concert: December 11th 7pm in OHS Cafeteria

a.     Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony

                                          i.    All Students will remain present until the conclusion of the event

b.    Attire

                                          i.    Girls – Concert Dress

                                         ii.    Guys – White Button Dress Shirt, Black Dress Shoes, Tie (long), Long Black socks

1.     Wind Symphony – Jackets (school has only a few to loan, and Vest (provided by school)

c.     Call Time: 5:15     for students – doors will open at 6:30pm for audience

d.    Refreshments

                                          i.    Last Names A-L: 1-2 dozen cookies, bars, brownies, or desserts

                                         ii.    Last Names M-S: Beverages: Water, Iced Tea, or Lemonade

                                       iii.    Last Names T-Z: Paper ware: Napkins, small plates, cups, etc

e.     Decorations!

                                          i.    Students are encouraged to wear Holiday Hats, decorate their horns (lights, garland, etc)

IV.          Smart Music

a.     What is it? How will it be incorporated in Band?

b.    Requirements for home use: Laptop, Desktop with Google Chrome or iPad with SM App

                                          i.    External microphones are not required but can impact quality of accuracy of program

                                         ii.    Use of headphones/earbuds decrease chance of errors and help students hear parts

c.     Website URL: www.smartmusic.com/login (select NEW)

                                          i.    Link also available on Band Website

V.             Disney Trip

a.     When: April 26 & 27

                                          i.    Depart approx. 5am Friday

1.     Fri: Park Hours, Parade, Park Hours, Check-in, lights out

2.     Sat: Park Hours, Workshop, Park Hours, depart for OHS arrive approx. 2am (sun)

b.    Where:

                                          i.    Park Hours – Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios

                                         ii.    Parade/Workshop Parks – TBD (by Disney), announcement anticipated for mid-Jan

c.     Meeting: Mandatory Parent meeting for all attending will be held in Late March/Early April

                                          i.    This meeting will cover: Exact Itinerary, Student Expectations, Medication reminders, etc

VI.          Fundraisers

                                          i.    Spirit Night @ Texas Roadhouse (Orange Park) - date TBA (General)

                                         ii.    Cookie Dough - (Late January-Early February) (to Student Trips/General)

                                         iii.    Coupon Cards – March (to Student Trips/General)

                                        iv.    Chocolate Sales – April/May

VII.         Website – www.OakleafBands.com

a.    Calendar, announcements, Remind, RevTrak, Smart Music Link, and more!

VIII.        Facebook

a.    Search Oakleaf Golden Regiment Members, and hit JOIN

IX.          Calendar: The Band Calendar has been updated with a great majority of all Spring Dates and we are also inputting Summer dates as well so that all families can plan accordingly!

 

See you all soon at the concert!

Band Updates 11/27

Hello Golden Regiment Family!

We have an upcoming meeting a week from today on Tuesday, December 4th. For those interested in the financial breakdown of the Band Fee, we will cover this at 5:15 and then we will move on to our many other items promptly at 5:30. This meeting will be very important as it will be our final meeting of the Fall Semester so please make sure that you are there or at least represented so that you do not miss out on important information. As you can see we are working very hard to improve communication with all members and families so that we can operate as efficiently as possible. A few of the avenues we are utilizing to make this work are: our website OAKLEAFBANDS.COM, Remind, Email, and our new Facebook GROUP: Oakleaf Golden Regiment Members (please request to join this on facebook by searching the title and hitting GROUPS) - this is all in addition to the monthly meetings for families to attend!

Each student received a handout today covering many topics and updates so that you can know what to expect at the upcoming meeting, answers a few questions about Disney payment options, Fundraising updates, and more. Please read through this so that you have the most up to date information prior to our meeting next tuesday!

Click the button below to read the OHS BAND HAPPENINGS update!

Website Reboot

All,

We will be using this website as our main source of information vs the ‘newer’ page (oakleafhsbands.com) which was created as the Directors changed over the Summer. This site will be regularly updated with information and made current with all relevant OHS information over the next few weeks. If you see any content on this site that may be out of date or that you are uncertain about please feel free to contact one of the Band Directors.

Thanks!

Chad Robbins

Band Director

Europe Students ONLY

We are now less than 2 weeks from our departure to northern Europe. Below are some reminders regarding this trip. If you have any questions, please email or call anytime. 

  • Please review the slideshow that was given at our last meeting in April; a link can be found here. It details all of the necessary information regarding the itinerary, money, airport, chaperone duties, what to pack, flight, luggage, snacks, rules and procedures, etc.
  • We will have 2 after-school rehearsals with our seniors. Thursday, May 31st and Monday, June 4th (early release day). All rehearsals will be 1 hour.  
  • Students will sign up for their rooms and chaperones on Thursday after rehearsal.
  • On Thursday, May 31st all students will receive a permission slip for specific activities at Heino Summer Camp. You will see a list of activities that you may not want your child to participate in. Please check all that apply and send the form back before our departure on June 11th. The form can also be found here.
  • Students will receive a performance t-shirt that will have to be worn the day of our concert in the market square of Zwolle. They must have khaki shorts to wear that day as well.
  • All students will wear their band t-shirts the day we depart. They are to meet at JIA at 9:30 (earlier is better). We will meet in front of the Delta counter (Concourse A).
  • Upon returning to Jacksonville, ALL students will be signed out by their parent or legal guardian. If your child will be picked up by someone other than a parent or legal guardian, you must email Mr. Hall. ***Students WILL NOT be released to anyone other than their parent or legal guardian, unless previously arranged with Mr. Hall***
  • If you wish to have your child carry their own prescription medicine, please complete this form and return it ASAP (a physician’s signature is required).
  • All bedding is available at the camp, however, towels are not. It is recommended (per Mr. McGuffin’s recent email) to pack 1-2 cheap towels and dispose of them before returning to the US. Also, please remember shampoo and soap (with flight restriction size limits).
  • Students are required to bring a small collapsible music stand. We will collect these at our last after-school rehearsal and pack them to take with band equipment.
  • Please remember the luggage size requirements: 22” x 14” x 9”. All students will travel with their carry-on (luggage) and a personal item (backpack).  All instruments larger than a trumpet will be checked in and travel underneath the airplane. Flutes/clarinets will be collected after our last rehearsal (June 4th) to be transported together in a case with other band equipment.
  • Cell Phone International Plans:

AT&T
https://www.att.com/offers/international-plans/country.html/#/NLD

Sprint
https://support.sprint.com/support/international

Verizon
https://www.verizonwireless.com/solutions-and-services/international-travel/

T-Mobile
https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/roaming

 

Band Banquet Update

 

Due to a severely low number of dinner tickets purchased, we will not be eating at the band banquet. In order to facilitate efficiency, If you purchased a ticket and you are a freshman - junior, we will add your ticket money into your band fees for next year (you will see it notated in Charms once the school year is over).  If you are a senior, you will receive a refund in the form of a school check. I have the receipts and will give them directly to Mrs. Skeen (bookkeeper) which will suffice as proof that you made a payment. All refunds are subjected to the OHS financial policy. Therefore, refunds will only be distributed in the form of a school check.

If you are a member who is not returning or don't want your ticket price to be rolled into next year's fees, please let me know through email. I will not take a student's word for it; parents must contact me directly (with the exception of seniors). If anyone would like their receipt, I will hand it directly to you at the banquet. If you do not, we will place them in individual student files, of which are securely stored in the band office.

The banquet will still be an exciting afternoon, presented in the form of an awards ceremony. We will give out awards to students, recognize outstanding students, watch the 2017-18 band video and honor our seniors. This will still be a formal event. 

 

Banquet/Spring Concert REMINDERS

REMINDER: FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO PAY FOR BANQUET MEAL TICKETS AND SUBMIT PHOTOS/VIDEOS FOR THE BAND VIDEO.

Our annual band banquet will be held on Sunday, May 20th at 3 PM. Each meal is $10All tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 11th. A meal ticket is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Please make every attempt to be at the banquet. It is a wonderful way for us to end the year and celebrate our seniors as they bring their high school careers to an end. 

MENU
Chicken Piccata
Baked Penne with Tomato and Cheese
Caesar Salad
Butter Top Yeast Rolls
Fresh Fruit Plate
Assorted Brownies, Cookies, Pick Up Desserts
Unsweet Tea, Lemonade, Assorted Sodas

If you have any pictures or videos from the year, please send them to ohsbandfl@gmail.com so they can be included in the band video.


Friday, May 18th
Spring Concert
OHS Cafeteria

5:30 - Call time
6:50 - Doors open
7:00 - Concert begins


 

Band Banquet

Our annual band banquet will be held on Sunday, May 20th at 3 PM. Each meal is $10. All tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 11th. A meal ticket is not mandatory, but highly encouraged. Please make every attempt to be at the banquet. It is a wonderful way for us to end the year and celebrate our seniors as they bring their high school careers to an end. 

MENU
Chicken Piccata
Baked Penne with Tomato and Cheese
Caesar Salad
Butter Top Yeast Rolls
Fresh Fruit Plate
Assorted Brownies, Cookies, Pick Up Desserts
Unsweet Tea, Lemonade, Assorted Sodas

If you have any pictures or videos from the year, please send them to ohsbandfl@gmail.com so they can be included in the band video. 

Wind Symphony State Performance

State MPA Performance
Tuesday, April 24th
Flagler Palm Coast HS

12:30  - Depart for St. Augustine
1:15 - Arrive in St. Augustine
4:30 - Depart for Flagler Palm Coast HS
5:30 - Arrive at Flagler Palm Coast HS
7:30 - Warm-up
8:00 - Perform
8:45 - Depart for OHS
10:00 - Arrive at OHS

*We will be making a stop in the downtown/historic section of St. Augustine. The students will have a few hours to enjoy the sights and eat lunch. We will allow them to eat lunch prior to departing in the OHS cafeteria, if they choose. There will be very specific boundaries given, of which they MUST abide by.  The St. Augustine experience is a traditional component of the Oakleaf State trip, that stems back several years. Last year, we did not partake in this experience, because the assessment was held in Gainesville. 

*MPA is free to the public for anyone who would like to attend.

*After I have released the students, they may be signed out to ride home with their parents. 

 

Updates and Reminders

 

Congratulations to our Winterguards and Indoor Drumline on fantastic performances last weekend at the FFCC State Championship. A huge thanks to all of our parents and volunteers who helped with the trip. 

4/13 - Roundtable setup at 8:00 (optional for anyone who wishes to help after Culture Night)

4/14  - Round Table Concert
8:00 - 12:00 - Rehearsal
6:00 - Call time
7:00 - Concert begins

This is a unique concert where we feature individual talent throughout the evening. The concert bands and jazz band will perform as well as the winterguards and indoor drumline. The whole evening will culminate with the marching band performing an excerpt from our 2017 show. 

4/16 - Wind Symphony Concert. 7:00 PM

4/17 - Europe trip meeting at 7:00 PM in the band room.

  • All travelers will need their passports. Please email David (david@davidmcguffin.com) directly, if you do not have your passport yet or will not have it by the time of the meeting. 
  • We will take any final payments that evening as well. 
  • We will be going over specifics regarding our finalized itinerary, housing units, clothing to bring, information on cell phones, chargers, Euro cash and other FAQ's. 
  • As we put together our music repertoire, there will be a few brief after-school rehearsals added to the schedule in May. Most of the work will be done in class. These rehearsals will only be about an hour long. Please note, that a couple of these will be after our seniors have already graduated. 

4/24 - Wind Symphony State Performance. Itinerary will be released by next week. 

We are finalizing the details of the band banquet. We should have a menu released by the end of the week. 

 

Upcoming Reminders and Announcements

Good luck to our JV and Varsity Winterguard as well as our Indoor Drumline as they compete in the FFCC State Championship this weekend in Tampa.  Additional information can be found here regarding this trip.

  • Our Roundtable concert will be held next Saturday, April 14th. We will rehearse that morning from 8 AM – 12 PM. The concert will be that evening at 7:00 PM.  Students taking the ACT will be excused from the morning rehearsal.
  • Monday, April 16th - Wind Symphony will have their State MPA preview performance in the cafeteria.
  • Tuesday, April 24th – State MPA for Wind Symphony at Flagler Palm Coast HS. Itinerary will be released soon.
  • Friday, May 18th – Spring Concert
  • Sunday, May 20th – Band Banquet. Tickets to eat at the band banquet will be $10 per person. It is NOT a requirement to eat in order to attend. As we get closer, I will be releasing the menu and catering information. We will need the money upfront at least 2 weeks prior to the banquet. Again, more information regarding this will be released by next week.
  • Please continue to check the calendar for updates regarding Spring marching rehearsals and auditions.  The band camp and fall schedule is available. There are a few minor adjustments that need to be made, but in all, it is pretty close to being accurate.
  • Our final Europe trip meeting will be Tuesday, April 17th in the band room at 7:00. Everyone must bring their passport with them for final verification. If you are unable to attend, please let me know ahead of time and I will be sure to get the information to you.

As a final note, today I informed our Wind Symphony that this will be my final year at Oakleaf High School. Effectively, after we return from our trip to Europe, my time will be finished.  I wish I could’ve had the opportunity to tell everyone in person, but because of time sensitivity and the necessity of the school schedule it was not feasible. I have genuinely loved my experience at OHS, but the time is right to make a career change and prioritize my focus on my family. Mr. Talaba is a tremendous teacher and will continue to help take this program to new heights. Supporting the new staff and direction, will be paramount if the program is to flourish.

I want to thank our administration for their continued support of – not only our band – but the arts in general at OHS. I want to thank all of our parents and volunteers who have and will always be the backbone of this program. I want to thank all of the incredible staff members that have been instrumental in teaching our students to become better musicians.

Finally, I want to extend my sincere appreciation and thanks to the students that I have had the honor of serving.  I have some of the greatest memories to reflect upon, because of your musicianship, work ethic and unforgettable personalities.  I know the future of the band program is bright because it is made up of some of the greatest people I have ever been around. The most memorable musical moments of my teaching career were made in this band room, on our practice field, on the football field and on the stage during my time at Oakleaf High School.

As the year draws to an end, we will continue to push hard and finish strong. This will be the last time I discuss this in public; the attention will remain on the students and more importantly our seniors as they bring their high school music careers to an end.  

State Solo and Ensemble & Jazz Band + Additional Reminders

State Solo & Ensemble/ State Jazz Band
Monday, March 26th
Buchholz High School

10:00 - Depart
11:30 - Arrive at BHS
2:00 - Jazz Band Performance
3:00 - 5:00 - Assorted Solo Performances
5:30 - Depart
7:00 - Arrive at OHS

*Students will be excused 3rd period - end of the day (with the exception of jazz band, who will be excused 2nd period)

*Students need to bring cash for concessions

*Jazz students will wear all black attire (boys with ties). 


Upcoming Events:

4/6-7 - FFCC State Championships (Winterguard/Indoor Drumline)
4/14 - Roundtable Concert
4/16 - Wind Symphony Concert
4/24 - Wind Symphony State MPA @ Flagler Palm Coast HS
5/18 - Spring Concert
5/20 - Band Banquet

We will begin drumline/colorguard/leadership auditions in April. Please view the calendar for exact dates. 

Tumblers have arrived and will be distributed to students this week. All money is due by Monday, March 26th. 
 

Concert Band MPA

Friday, March 2nd
Concert Band MPA

8:10 (2nd period) - Symphonic Band rehearsal
9:30 – Wind Symphony rehearsal
11:00 – A Lunch (all students will eat during this time)
11:45 – Depart for Bartram HS
12:30 – Arrive at BTHS
4:00 – Symphonic Band warm-up
4:30 – Symphonic Band  performance
7:00 – Wind Symphony warm-up
7:30 – Wind Symphony performance
8:30 – Depart for OHS
9:00 – Arrive at OHS

·         The reason for our early departure time is due to the district's transportation situation; buses have to run their morning routes and afternoon routes, which dictates this itinerary. Students are encouraged to bring their school work with them. There will be plenty of time for them to work on missed assignments for the day.

·         Students are excused for the whole day. Symphonic band students may attend 1st period or report to the band room at 8:10. Wind Symphony students may report to 1st and 2nd period and then report the band room during the 3rd period.

·         All students who are scheduled to take the FSA on Friday have been rescheduled to take their test next week.

·         Students are encouraged to bring cash with them for concessions throughout the day. Once we arrive at Bartram Trail, we will not be leaving. The Symphonic Band students may be checked out after Mr. Talaba has released them after their performance. As a reminder, all students must be checked out by their parent or legal guardian ONLY, unless prior arrangements have been setup with the Director(s).

Concert Band MPA is free to the public. 

 

Band Picture Preview Night

As a reminder NATP will be here tomorrow afternoon/evening for parents to view their child's pictures. An email was sent out by the company (see below). Viewings will be in the band room.

 

Dear BAND/CHORUS parents,

Photographs were recently taken of your student for the 2016-2017 Commemorative Composite Display being produced by North American Photographers.  This is the only chance you will have to view the photographs taken of your student at the school.

Wed, Feb 21, 2018 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Thu, Feb 22, 2018 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Proofs will be shown in the BAND ROOM.  

Proof representatives will be available to show you the photographs taken of your student at this time.

Payment is required on all orders.

Students may not view proofs unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Thank you,

NATP | North American Theatrical Photographers
The Composite People"

Jazz Band - MPA/Solo & Ensemble

Thursday, February 8th
Jazz Band MPA
Creekside High School

4:00 - Call time
4:30 - Depart for Creekside HS
6:30 - Warm-up
7:00 - Perform
7;45 - Depart
8:00 - Dinner (at a local Pizza place on San Jose)
9:30 - Arrive at OHS

*Free admission.
*Students will wear all black. 
*Students should bring around $10-$15 for dinner.
*Arrival time at OHS is an estimation. We should arrive no later than 10:00 for sure.

Friday, February 9th - Saturday, February 10th
Solo & Ensemble
Creekside HS

* Individual student times are posted outside of the band room
*Students should dress nice (boys with ties)
*Plan on arriving 1 hour - 30 minutes before the performance time (Creekside can take at least 40 minutes to get to, considering traffic on San Jose).
*SOLO STUDENTS NEED TO BRING THEIR $25 TO MRS. SUMMERS ASAP. She will be here tomorrow after school. Saturday is very busy and can be difficult to pay then. 

New Fundraiser & Upcoming Events

Today we kicked off our tumbler fundraiser. We are asking all of our students to participate. If they are going on the Europe trip, in indoor drumline or a member of winterguard, proceeds from their sales can go towards those respective fees. Of course fundraising is never mandatory, but highly encouraged. Click on the link below to view the website that has been designed for us. Order forms are due by February 2nd. Tumblers will arrive around the beginning of March. 

Oakleaf Band Fundraiser Website
 

Upcoming Events:

2/8 - Jazz MPA

2/9 - Fundraiser forms due

2/9-2/10 - District Solo & Ensemble

2/10 - Winterguard show at Fletcher HS

2/21 & 2/22 - Band picture preview night from 2:00 - 7:00 in the band room

You will be able to view proofs of the photos over the course of 2 afternoon/evenings. We will setup in the band room on the 21st and 22nd of this month. 

Here is an example of the starting price for photo packages:
$24.95 - 1-8x10, or 2-5x7’s, or 4-3x5’s,
Additional package examples can be found by clicking HERE

Week of 1/22

 

Thank you very much to all of the students, parents and volunteers we had this past weekend at the FFCC Premiere event. It was a huge success. Hosting 52 schools and taking care of world-renowned judges from all over the country is a tough task. We could not have done it without the amazing support of everyone associated with our band program. 

Looking ahead:

1/25 & 1/26 - Picture days

1/27 - Percussion Premiere at OPHS

2/1 - Fundraiser start date

2/8 - Jazz MPA

2/9-2/10 - District Solo & Ensemble

The chaperone application is now up for the Europe trip. All applications and background forms are due by February 16th. These can be found on the band website on the trip page. 

 

 

and website on the trip page.