Band News (week of 9/17-9/23)

Hey Falcons! Please see below from Mr. Bond's email for the week of Monday (9/10) through Sunday (9/16)...

Good Morning,

There are a couple of opportunities to see the band perform this weekend that may be affected by the weather. We hope to see everyone at the game and percussion contest tomorrow (10:20 am at SLHS), but if there are any changes, we will send out a remind and post on twitter.

Mum sales have begun! Please tell everyone you know to buy their mums from the Tompkins Mum Factory!

The mattress fundraiser will take place this Sunday, September 16 in the freshman commons from 10am-5pm. Come out and get a great mattress or any other bedding accessory you need at a great price. Spread the word!

Our next spirit night will take place on Monday at Mod Pizza on 1463. This is also open house, so since you don’t want to cook on open house night, you should get dinner at Mod Pizza. Tell them you’re with the OTHS Band and we’ll get a portion of your sale.

Weekly Schedule

Monday – Color Guard rehearsal from 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Mod Pizza Spirit Night

Tuesday – Winds/Percussion rehearsal from 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

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 at Clear Creek (Veteran’s Memorial Stadium) at 7:00 pm (see details below)

Football Game vs. Clear Creek

Our next game will take place on Friday, September 21 vs. Clear High School at 7 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Please remember that all games are mandatory for all students.

Dress for this football game will be khaki shorts (black dance pants for guard), show shirt, belt, tennis shoes and socks. Students must also have their flip folder, lyre, all music, instrument in working condition, guard equipment, and their OTHS Band water bottle.


2:50 pm – Rehearsal in the stadium

3:45 pm – Eat/Pack/Load

4:45 pm – Depart for Veteran’s Memorial Stadium

6:30 pm – Arrive at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium (we are the away team)

7:00 pm – Game Begins

8:00 pm – Approximate Halftime

9:30 pm – Approximate end of game

11:45 pm – Approximate dismissal from OTHS

Mum Factory

The Falcon Mum Factory is in need of MANY volunteers to help cut, staple, fold, assemble and more! YOU CAN DO THIS even if you aren’t creative — everyone can use a pair of scissors and cut a straight line! The Annual Homecoming Mum Sale is the band’s largest fundraiser and we rely on our wonderful volunteers to help make it happen. Please see the Mum Factory Facebook page for details about hours, etc.

Band Trivia/Social Media

Do you know fun and obscure facts about the band? If so, send your band trivia to and we’ll use those in some fun ways over the course of the year.

Also, if you are posting about band on social media, be sure to use #othsfalconband and #othsdesertjourney in your post.

Have a great weekend!

Stephen Bond