Email from 9/4:
Effective immediately, ONLY BAND PARENTS ASSIGNED TO WORK a football game will be permitted into the restricted area around the football field. The restricted area being the area the general public is not permitted to be in. In addition, the band room and band hallway will have the same restrictions for every event. If you need access to your student, notify a volunteer working the event so they can advise Mr. Welsh.
If you're assigned to work a football game, you will be responsible for obtaining a Band Volunteer Lanyard. You can obtain a lanyard from Vice President Martha Bacher when you arrive for report time. There will only be enough lanyards on hand for the number of volunteers working.
Parents not assigned to work event, siblings, relatives, friends, etc are welcomed to hang out in the "public area" near the band stand if you would like.
Email from 9/2:
Concerts are around the corner!
Parents can place an ad in the concert brochure. Your ad can be simply an encouraging/support statement for your student, some parents collect money to place an ad for their student's section, i.e. drumline. These ads will be in every concert brochure during the 2014-2015 school year.
Sizes: Business card ad is $15.00. Half page ad is $25.00. Full page ad is $50.00. (page is 8 x 11)
Anyone wishing to place a parent ad in the brochure, please send me (email@example.com) what you would like to say to your student or band section, along with a photo if you would like.
In addition, I can use everyone's assistance locating and securing business ads as well. Any business you routinely visit, your employer, etc. talk with manager or owner to place an ad. It's great advertisement for a cheap price.
If you own a business, we would love to promote it with an ad!
Email from 9/1:
We have a busy week ahead of us. We have performances for a parade,
two football games and a concert.
The first performance is the Harvest Home Parade on Thursday. Parents
who are scheduled to walk in the parade, please wear the red polo, black pants,
black socks and black shoes. It's important to wear the correct attire for
every parade event. If you're scheduled to walk in the parade and you don't
have a red polo, please contact me and I can get you one. ($18) Parents are to
report for the parade on Thursday at 5pm.
Friday night Oak Hills plays Harrison High School. All volunteers that
are scheduled to help with this game, please be there at 5:30pm.
On Saturday we have two events. The first is a performance at Harvest
Home Park at 2pm. Report time for those scheduled to help is 12:45. The
kids will have time to walk around after they perform, so we encourage parents
to send money with their kids to buy something to eat at Harvest Home Park.
Once they return to school, they will immediately change and head to
Mount St. Joseph University to perform for their game during half time.
We will provide a snack during the third quarter as usual for the
students. ALL MEMBERS OF THE PIT CREW NEED TO ATTEND THE MT. ST. JO
GAME. If you are a member of pit and can't attend, please let me know
so I can find a replacement for you. For the football game on Saturday,
all scheduled volunteers must be at school by 4:30pm. The football game
starts at 6pm. and we will return to OHHS at 10pm.
The kids will be in full attire for three of the four events this
week. Please look at the list below to see which outfit your child should
wear for each event.
Thursday - Harvest Home Parade - Full uniform with white trousers.
Friday - Home game - Full uniform with black trousers.
Saturday - Harvest Home Park concert - Alternate uniform (red polo, white
pants, white shoes and white socks) They need to have the alternate uniform on
when they arrive at school Saturday afternoon.
Saturday - Mt. St. Jo. game - Full uniform with black trousers. (they need
to have black shoes and black socks with them when they arrive for the concert.
They will be changing at school for game after the concert).
No ankle socks for any uniform. Thanks for your time! Have a great
Email from 8/30:
Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted with the tailgate party and game. We survived our first lightening delay and the hot weather.
Everyone who sent in snacks, thank you! Special thanks to Tim Brinkerhoff, who donated 30 cases of water for next week's events.
Email from 8/28:
Just a reminder, all game volunteers need to be there by 5:30pm. Also, all volunteers need to wear their red polos with black pants or black shorts.
Don't forget your tickets! You cannot get into the game without them! See you at the game, GO BAND!!!
Email from 8/27:
We have a couple of band families in need of tickets for the Elder game this Friday. If anyone has extra tickets to sell, please let us know.
Email from 8/26:
Email from 8/25:
We have received information from several different sources indicating that the band association is providing dinner for band students Friday evening. The tailgate party is sponsored by several groups, not just band. There will be hamburgers to purchase at the tailgate gathering.
The Band Association exclusively is NOT providing any type of dinner for the students - they are on their own for dinner.
This Friday is our first home game of the season and we play Elder. It should be an exciting night! Just a reminder to those volunteers scheduled for this game, report time is 5:30 - 5:45. The place will be packed, so you might want to get there as early as possible. The tailgate party is 5-7 p.m. Drumline will be performing at the beginning of the tailgate party. Every volunteer needs a paid ticket to get into the game. The tickets went on sale today for the public.
WE NEED SNACK DONATIONS! We supply snacks and drinks at every game for our students. At the home games, we also provide these snacks for the visiting band. With band, majorettes and oakettes there are about 115 students from Oak Hills. We gladly accept donations at the Tuesday/Thursday practices or they can be dropped off at report time on Friday. Some examples of snacks are rice krispie treats, fruit snacks, bananas, apple slices, brownies, cookies or individual packs of chips, pretzels or gold fish.