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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!

St. Patrick's Day Parade

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:12 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 4:43 PM ]

The Oak Hills Marching Band will be marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, March 15.  The parade begins at 12pm.  If you are volunteering, please report to the school by 9:30am.  Volunteers are asked to wear black pants and black shoes.  Bring your camera!!

Oak Hills District Band Festival

posted Mar 10, 2014, 4:05 PM by Sherry Tenhundfeld   [ updated Apr 7, 2014, 3:54 PM ]

All of the bands in the Oak Hills District will be performing in the gym at the high school on Tuesday, March 18.  Come see the bands from the elementary schools, middle schools and the high school!  The Jazz Band will open the show at 6:30pm and the festival begins at 7pm, finishing by 9pm.  See you there!!
Students were given a schedule of rehearsal times by Mr. Welsh.  Rehearsal begins at 3pm on Monday with the high school band and continues throughout the afternoon/evening for the other bands.  Report time for the concert on Tuesday is 6pm for the high school students and 6:15pm for the elementary and middle school students.
 Volunteers need to arrive by 5:30pm.

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