Band News (week of 10/15-10/21)

Hey Falcons! Please see below from Mr. Bond's email for the week of Monday (10/15) through Sunday (10/21)...

Good Morning,

Congratulations to the band on a wonderful performance at the BOA Conroe Regional this past weekend. It was definitely our best first contest performance we’ve ever had and that is all due to the hard work of our kids. We hope to see everyone at the contest this weekend at Legacy Stadium at 11:15 am.

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful family members who worked in the mum shop this season! You are all the picture of dedication and we are so grateful for your hard work. The 350+ mums and garters you made looked wonderful and over $18,000 was raised for the band! Thank you!!!


Monday – Winds and Percussion Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday – Color Guard Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Illuminating the GPA Game at 6:30 pm in the OTHS PAC

Wednesday – Full Band Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday – Full Band Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday – Football Game vs. MRHS at 7:30 pm

Saturday – Oboe Master Class with Dr. Abby Held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our program coordinator, Alan Spaeth, will be in rehearsal on Wednesday. It is very important that everyone attend both rehearsals for their entire duration.

Football Game vs. MRHS

Our next game will take place on Friday, October 19 vs. Morton Ranch High School at 7:30 pm at Rhodes Stadium. Please remember that all games are mandatory for all students.

Dress for this football game will be full uniform. Wind and percussion students need to wear their show shirt, performance shorts, black socks, Viper marching shoes and gloves (winds). Guard members need to wear a black shirt and black dance pants (you will change into your uniform at the game). Students must also have their flip folder, lyre, all music, instrument in working condition, guard equipment, garment bag, and their OTHS Band water bottle.


3:30 pm – Rehearsal in the stadium

4:30 pm – Eat/Pack/Load

6:00 pm – Depart for Rhodes Stadium

6:15 pm – Arrive at Rhodes Stadium (we are the away team)

7:30 pm – Game Begins

8:30 pm – Approximate Halftime

10:00 pm – Approximate end of game

11:00 pm – Approximate dismissal from OTHS

Illuminating the GPA Game

Tompkins High School will be hosting a live Q&A Panel with University Admissions Officers from around the country on Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 PM in the PAC. The head counselor and orchestra directors have crafted a list of questions designed to shed light on the misconceptions that lead students and parents to believe they must engage themselves in the GPA game. University admissions officers will speak to the idea of holistic admissions as well as what qualities they specifically look for in students beyond just having good grades. The panel includes the Katy ISD area admissions counselors (THE person who reads all applications from Katy ISD) from: Duke, Rice, Northwestern, Boston College, Vanderbilt, and the University of Houston. This event is open to all Katy ISD fine arts students and parents.

Have a great week and enjoy the homecoming dance!

Stephen Bond



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