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Thank you to Marathon!

posted Sep 5, 2014, 10:32 AM by Sherry Tenhundfeld

The Band Association would like to say a big "THANK YOU" to the Marathon station at the five-way.  They have been supporting the band for years, providing ice for band events throughout the entire school year!  Please help us support them by patronizing their station and let them know how much we appreciate their help.

Notes from the OHBA President!

posted Aug 27, 2014, 7:13 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Sep 5, 2014, 10:17 AM ]

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 ( 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 week.
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:

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. 

Email from 8/25:

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.

2014 - 2015 School Year

posted Jul 9, 2014, 8:54 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Jul 31, 2014, 8:01 PM ]

Hello Oak Hills Band Families!
The new school year is fast approaching and that means drumline camp, marching band camp and practices - lots of practices!  We will have the details for band camp posted shortly.  In the meantime, as we prepare for the new school year, we would like to ask band parents for donations of bottled water.  The band association always has coolers on hand filled with cold bottled water to keep our kids hydrated.  We need your help to make sure we have enough for the band camps, practices, football games and parades.  Would you help out by donating a case of bottled water?  Thank you!  The water can be dropped off during camp, at any practice session or before the football games.

As Mr. Welsh mentions in the attached letter that you should have already received at your home, band students need white pants for their alternate uniform.  One place that carries these type of pants is Surplus Work Clothes in Norwood.  This is NOT a guarantee that they will have what you need, but many families over the years have been able to get pants there.

The first parent meeting of the Band Association is on Monday, August 4th at 7pm in the Commons.  Please plan to attend as there is a lot of information shared by the Board members and this is a perfect opportunity to find out how you can participate in your student's band experience!

Proposed By-Law Changes

posted May 2, 2014, 11:33 AM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated May 2, 2014, 11:35 AM ]

The Executive Board appointed a committee to review our organization's By-Laws to ensure everything is correct and up-to-date.  They have completed their review and made several recommendations for revising the By-Laws.  The changes are highlighted in yellow on the attached document.  Please review these changes and be prepared to vote on them at the May 5, 2014 general meeting.  Once the changes are approved, the final document will be posted in the General Information/Forms section of the website.  Thank you!

End of Year Concert

posted May 1, 2014, 8:39 AM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated May 4, 2014, 7:57 PM ]

Our End of Year Concert is Tuesday, May 6th at 7pm in the Commons.  We are asking band parents to bring in snacks for the refreshment table - thank you in advance!  Let's all come out and enjoy the student's last concert of the year!!

After Prom Fundraiser

posted Apr 14, 2014, 1:29 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 1:52 PM ]

The PTA has coordinated a fundraiser to help with the expenses for After Prom.  During the week of Spring Break, 20% of your purchase at Scallywag will be donated to the Oak Hills After Prom if you use the flyer attached below.  After Prom is a wonderful event that keeps our kids off the streets and out of trouble - let's help support it!
Details on the offer (good only during the week of spring break, 4/12 to 4/19):
$5.00 Laser Tag and Miniature Golf Game or
$20.00 3-hour Laser Tag, $2.00 in arcades, personal pizza and fountain drink
20% of sales on either deal will be donated to the After Prom.

After Prom - Volunteers Needed!

posted Mar 23, 2014, 12:52 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 5:39 PM ]

Hi Band Families!
After Prom runs from midnight Saturday night (May 17th) until 5am Sunday morning (May 18th).  The Band Association agrees each year to provide volunteers to help with After Prom - the event wouldn't be successful without all the school organizations pitching in to assist!  The Band Association is looking for 10 parent volunteers starting at 11pm on Saturday night through 5am on Sunday morning.  Please contact Scott Hamilton at 513-910-5063 to sign up or use the form below.
If you cannot volunteer all night, we also need volunteers on Friday night at 6pm to decorate and Sunday morning at 5am to take down the decorations.

After Prom Volunteers

2014 Band Awards Banquet

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:23 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated May 1, 2014, 8:29 AM ]

Our end of year Band Banquet is at 6:30pm on Monday, May 12th at The Farm on Anderson Ferry Rd.  Dinner is $16 per person - please make your reservation and payment in advance.  Reservations are due by May 5th to Amy Knochel, 2360 Quail Run Farm, Cincinnati OH 45233.
April 5th is the deadline to turn in pictures of band students for the band banquet slideshow.  Sandy Jaquet needs a current picture and a baby picture of all our band seniors.  You can email the pictures to Sandy at

Red's Opening Day Parade

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:19 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Mar 17, 2014, 11:11 AM ]

Once again, the Oak Hills Marching Band will be participating in the Red's Opening Day Parade on Monday, March 31st.  The parade is scheduled to start at 12pm (subject to change by the parade committee).  If you are a volunteer walking with the band, please report to the school by 9:30am.  Volunteers are asked to wear black pants and black shoes.  Bring your camera whether you are walking with the band or just coming down to watch the parade and let's get lots of great pictures of our kids!!  If you take pictures, please share them with Mr. Welsh (he uses them throughout the year) and Sandy Jaquet (for the end of year band banquet).  Mr. Welsh's email is and Sandy's email is

OH District Creative and Performing Arts Festival

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:15 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 4:42 PM ]

Saturday, March 29 is the Creative and Performing Arts Festival at Oak Hills High School.  The festival runs from 1pm until 4pm.  Mr. Welsh will inform the students as to when they are to report for their performance.  There will be a variety of performing arts displayed - come out to appreciate the arts and encourage the creativity in our kids!

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