Band Update 12/6/2019

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. Please note that there were some mistakes on times in the Paetow letter. The times on the body of my email are all correct. If you go by those, you’ll be fine.

There are multiple chances to see the students perform this week and we hope to see lots of people at each!


Monday – See Charms

Tuesday – See Charms

Wednesday – See Charms

Thursday – Holiday Concert in the OTHS PAC at 7:00 pm

Friday – Jingle Jam Rehearsal from 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Drumline Performance at Girls Basketball Game from 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday – Jingle Jam starting at 8 am

Holiday Movie Night in Main Commons from 7 pm – 10 pm

Jingle Jam

Students need to meet in the main commons by 7:30 am on Saturday, December 14 for Jingle Jam. After the performance is over at around noon, lunch will be served in the main commons.

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.

Holiday Movie Night

After Jingle Jam, everyone is invited to come back to the main commons at 7 pm for a fun evening of movie, snacks and hot chocolate! To RSVP and buy tickets, please go to the link below. All proceeds go to the Open Guard to help with their trip to Dayton for the WGI World Championships in April.

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. This is your semester exam grade!

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 iPhone app, it doesn’t work. However, if you have an Android phone, you can set up Amazon Smile on your app. For instructions on how to do so, please go here