Band News (week of 12/3-12/9)

Hey Falcons! Please see below from Mr. Bond's email for the week of Monday (12/3) through Sunday (12/9)...

Good Afternoon,

Good luck to everyone auditioning for the region band this weekend! Please refer to my email that was sent out yesterday with instructions/information regarding audition logistics at Paetow High School.

Good luck also to our football team as they play Beaumont Westbrook tomorrow! If we win this game, I will send out information ASAP for the next game.


Monday – Jingle Jam Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday – See Charms

Wednesday – Jingle Jam Rehearsal from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday – See Charms

Friday – Region Orchestra Clinic at Mayde Creek High School

Saturday – Jingle Jam starting at 9 am

Region Orchestra Clinic and Concert at Mayde Creek High School

Jingle Jam

Students need to meet at Jenks Elementary by 8:30 am on Saturday, December 8 for Jingle Jam. Students are also responsible for transporting their own equipment to Jenks that morning. We will have space in the school to store all personal belongings. After the Cinco NW portion of the parade is complete, we will board buses and head to Davidson Elementary for lunch and the second half of the parade. After the Pine Mill portion of the parade, we will bus back to Jenks where everyone will be dismissed.

Students will need to wear a red or green shirt and jeans. The only writing on the shirt should be holiday related. Otherwise the shirt should be blank. Students will also be allowed to “decorate” their instruments with lights (only). Please be smart about this and don’t do anything that is going to damage your instrument.

Solo and Ensemble

All wind and percussion students must submit their original solo music to Mr. Cherwink before their semester exam day. This should include the original instrument and piano parts, with every measure numbered and student name/OTHS Band written on the top right corner.

Region Jazz

Aditi, Will and Alexa will rehearse and perform with the TMEA Region 23 Jazz Band next week! The first rehearsal will take place on Thursday from 6-9 pm at Waltrip High School. The second rehearsal will take place all day on Monday, December 10 at Waltrip, concluding with a concert at 6 pm which everyone is encouraged to attend!

Region Orchestra

Any students who earn a spot in the TMEA Region Orchestra will rehearse and perform with the group next Friday and Saturday at Mayde Creek High School. More information (rehearsal and concert times) on this will be provided after this weekend.

Amazon Smile

Remember, if you are shopping on Amazon for the holidays, go to, enter the Tompkins Band as your non-profit of choice, and go from there. We will receive a percentage of all purchases made through this website with no additional cost to you! Amazon Prime and other special programs are still in effect with this. You must use every time after this in order for us to get any benefit. If you go to or use the app, it doesn’t work.

Have a great weekend!

Stephen Bond