Band News Week of 9/2/2019

Check out Mr. Bonds email regarding this week!!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Falcon Frenzy pep rally on Wednesday! I hope to see a lot of friends and family at our first game tomorrow night at Mercer Stadium!

Weekly Schedule

Monday – No Events

Tuesday – Full Band rehearsal from 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday – Full Band Rehearsal from 3:30 pm-6:00 pm

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

Friday – Football Game at Klein Cain (Legacy Stadium) at 6:30 pm – Please see the game day info below

Sunday – Mattress Fundraiser in the 9th Grade Commons from 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Football Game vs. Klein Cain

Our next game will take place on Friday, September 6 vs. Klein Cain High School at 6:30 pm at Legacy 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

3:50 pm – Eat/Pack/Load

5:00 pm – Depart for Legacy Stadium

5:30 pm – Arrive at Legacy Stadium (we are the home team)

6:30 pm – Game Begins

7:30 pm – Approximate Halftime

9:00 pm – Approximate end of game

10:30 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. This year, homecoming is early so there’s a lot of stuff that has to happen in a short amount of time. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far!

Spiritwear Store

One of our awesome band parents, Karianne Byargeon, has created a lot of really cool band spiritwear and set up an online store for anyone who wants to purchase through the year. To get your band spiritwear, please follow this link:

Legacy Stadium Rehearsal

We will have a rehearsal at Legacy Stadium on Monday, September 16 from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Students will be responsible for getting themselves to and from this rehearsal since we can’t get buses, so please start to plan rides/carpooling now. We will be taking the 18 wheeler to the rehearsal, so all instruments that normally go on that for games and contests can go on there for this.


Progress reports come out next week. Please make sure you are taking care of your classes.

Mattress Fundraiser

The mattress fundraiser will take place next Sunday, September 8 from 10 am – 5 pm in the OTHS freshman commons. Please encourage anyone you know to come out that day and purchase a mattress from us!

We are in need of some volunteers to help the day of the mattress fundraiser. Students, if you’ve ever dreamed of dressing up as a mattress, this is your chance! To volunteer, please click here:

Football Game Crossover Policy

For all games at Rhodes or Legacy, if we are the visiting team parents will now be allowed to go to the home side of the stadium to watch halftime performances. Gates will open at 5 minutes left in the 2nd quarter and will close at 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter. Please remember that this is not necessarily the case when we’re playing in other district stadiums.

Have a great weekend!

Stephen Bond