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News for 08/05/2014

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - DON'T FORGET!!!

We have been contacted by the Athletic Boosters asking for help this Saturday, Aug. 9th at Heardmont Stadium at 1p. They are trying to get everything cleaned up and looking nice before the festival and first game. The football parents normally take care of all of the cleaning up and weed trimming, but this Saturday they have three things going on the same day, and they probably will not have a large turnout. Since we are part of the stadium and the games, it would be really nice if we could help them out. The band and the athletic department have been working hard over the past few years to forge a great relationship which is beneficial to all.

A few of the things we will be doing is putting out pine straw, cleaning bathrooms, painting the concession and bathroom doors, trimming weeds, picking up trash, and probably a few other things. If you could can possibly come help, we can all pull together and make Heardmont the best looking stadium in 7A.

If you could possibly give a little time to help this Saturday, it would be so appreciated.

You are the best!

Thank You, Janet Adwell

HALF-TIME T-SHIRTS ~~ UPDATE 8/7/2014

Last chance to order this year's halftime t-shirt! Cost is $15 each.

To order, please contact Courtney Monnette

 

CHICK-FIL-A ~~ UPDATE 8/6/2014

I am so sorry if you did not catch up with me at Family Night. There were so many people there, I couldn't seem to get around to everyone. I am going to give Mr. Bender a box for them so your child can turn them in to him at school on Thursday. Please do not put them in the red box - just give them to Mr. Bender. If you have not turned everything in, please do so on Thursday. I have to close everything out, and I'm still missing 95 students! That's almost half of the band.

Here are the results so far:

Mellophones: 70%
Clarinets: 60%
Trumpets: 60%
Euponiums: 50%
Percussion/Battery: 50%
Trombones: 50%
Percussion/FE: 40%
Saxophones: 40%
Color Guard: 35%
Flutes: 30%
Tubas: 30%
Dance Team/Majorette: 5%

Almost there, Mellophones!! Please don't forget to give everything to Mr. Bender.

Thanks, Janet Adwell

 

CHICK-FIL-A

Reminder... ALL Chick-fil-A money and unsold coupons (hopefully, you have none of those!!) were due today. Please do not forget to turn them in so I don't have to hunt you down! You should have brought everything to practice at 4:30p or to Family Night. I hope you did your part to help the band by selling your 5 coupons.

Janet Adwell

Here are the results so far:

Clarinets: 50%
Euponiums: 50%
Mellophones: 40%
Percussion/Battery: 40%
Percussion/FE: 35%
Trombones: 35%
Color Guard: 30%
Saxophones: 30%
Trumpets: 30%
Tubas: 20%
Flutes: 10%
Dance Team/Majorette: 5%

 

OMHS SPORTS FESTIVAL (FISH FRY) ~ Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Save the Date! On Aug. 16, 2014, the largest athletic fund raising event of the year will be held as we recognize the OMHS, OMMS, OMYFC Fall Sports teams, Band, and Cheerleaders. Through this event, the athletic department has been able to reduce the debt on Athletic Facilities as well as provide other needed services to various teams and coaches.

More details to follow regarding specific times and band member attire for this event.

Cindy Johnston, Head Chaperone/Band Coordinator

DEADLINE TO PURCHASE TICKETS HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6th

If you have not ordered and would still like to, please email the Eagles Club.

 

MARCHING BAND PRACTICE CONTINUES...

After School Rehearsals Start on August 7th from 3:05 - 5:30. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through marching season.

Please remind students to pack water and appropriate clothing (shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes) for band practice on these days. They can store these items in their band lockers (no food in band lockers please).

Any questions, please contact Cindy Johnston/Head Chaperone/Band Coordinator

 

IMPORTANT FORMS REMINDER

Each student must have a completed Registration/Medical Information Form before they are allowed to be transported on Shelby County buses to Band events. Please be sure that your student has turned in a completed form. You will receive an email soon if we do not have this form completed for your child.

Any questions, please contact Cindy Johnston/Head Chaperone/Band Coordinator

 

CONCESSION NEWS

We have filled the position for the Heardmont Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you Jody Otts for signing up for this position!

The Band Website will soon be updated with the game schedule and the concession volunteers for each home game. If you signed up at registration, please check the website and make sure we have you on the correct night and position.

We are looking to fill positions needed to run the Concessions:

OMYF Volunteer Coordinator for Concessions Needed
The Concessions Chair is seeking someone to fill the position for OMYF Volunteer Coordinator immediately. This person will organize volunteers for concessions during OMYF football games. There are two concessions stands for the Youth, one is behind Oak Mountain High School and one is at Heardmont behind the Sheriff’s Office.

Concessions Chair Trainee Needed
The position of Concession Trainee is vacant for the year 2104-2015. This position manages the Heardmont Concession Stands and oversees the OMYF Concessions. The trainee for this position will shadow our current Concession Chairperson Rebecca Wilson in order to train and fill the position of chair of the year 2015-2016.

Concessions OMYF Chair Trainee Needed
The position of OMYF Concession Trainee is vacant for the year 2014-2015. This position manages the OMYF Concession Stands. There are two concessions stands for the Youth, one is behind Oak Mountain High School and one is at Heardmont behind the Sheriff’s Office. The trainee for this position will shadow our current OMYF Concession Chairperson Dee Ann Carlisle in order to train and fill the position of chair for the year 2015-2016.

If you are interested or have concession questions, please contact Rebecca Wilson or call her at 205-529-5284.

 

DRUM-A-THON

All money for Drum-A-Thon was due August 1st.

If you have not yet sent in your money, please place money in an envelope labeled Dawn Clemons and Drum-A-Thon and give the envelope to Mr. Bender.

DO NOT PUT ENVELOPE WITH MONEY IN RED PAYMENT BOX!

For those who have already sent in payments, your receipt will be sent home with your student. Thank you for your support!

Dawn Clemons

 

SPIRIT BUTTONS

Place your order for your Photo Spirit Button now and proudly showcase your band or vusual student! Download the order form here.

Any questions, please contact Dawn Clemons

 

ATTENTION PERCUSSION MEMBERS

Design a Percussion T-Shirt. Go to www.customink.com and use email address mymommydawn@earthlink.net.

Save your design...We will take votes in a couple of days.

 

GAME DAY MEALS ~ Must Order by 8/15

Optional Game Day Meals are being offered this year - all 10 games (home and away) for $50.

You must buy all 10 meals. They include 2 PLAIN Zaxby's Nibblerz, chips, cookies, and water. Bus captains, truck dawgs, and any other adult who knows they'll be volunteering at all games and would like a meal too are welcome to order one for themselves at the same price. Color guard and dance team members are also welcome to purchase meals!

Home game meals are served at Heardmont after field practice and before the pre-game show, and away game meals will be served at OMHS before loading the buses.

ALL ORDERS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 8/15. Students may place their payment (a check, made payable to OMHS Band, with the meal recipient's name and "Game Day Meals" on the memo line) in the red box in the band room. If paying with cash, make sure it's in an envelope marked "Game Day Meals" with the recipient's name.

Questions? Email Janet Adwell or Kristin Emerson

 

COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

We have been contacted by the Athletic Boosters asking for help this Saturday, Aug. 9th at Heardmont Stadium at 1p. They are trying to get everything cleaned up and looking nice before the festival and first game. The football parents normally take care of all of the cleaning up and weed trimming, but this Saturday they have three things going on the same day, and they probably will not have a large turnout. Since we are part of the stadium and the games, it would be really nice if we could help them out. The band and the athletic department have been working hard over the past few years to forge a great relationship which is beneficial to all.

A few of the things we will be doing is putting out pine straw, cleaning bathrooms, painting the concession and bathroom doors, trimming weeds, picking up trash, and probably a few other things. If you could can possibly come help, we can all pull together and make Heardmont the best looking stadium in 7A.

If you could possibly give a little time to help this Saturday, it would be so appreciated.

You are the best!

Thank You, Janet Adwell

 

UNIFORMS

Another successful uniform fitting week is behind us! Thank you to all the wonderful parents who came out to help. Kathy and I were overwhelmed at how many people came to help fit uniforms, sew or do whatever task, big or small, that needed to be done! We especially enjoyed getting to know the new band members. They were very respectful and courteous. What a great group of kids! We are looking forward to a new band year!

Thank you, Jennifer and Kathy

 

BAND CAMP VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

The first two weeks of Band Camp were successful due to the hard work of the students. Helping to make band camp a success were many of our band parents who gave of their time in preparation for the upcoming band season. Volunteers helped with registration, uniforms, ponchos, band camp meals, after practice cool treats, field maintenance, etc. There are too many names to list. Please know that the time and efforts of ALL who helped are appreciated.

Without your support we could not enjoy yet another year of great successes for The Spirit of Cahaba!

 

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This information is provided by the Oak Mountain High School Band Boosters and does not contain official Shelby County Schools information and is not endorsed by the Shelby County Board of Education. The Oak Mountain Band Boosters is a volunteer group of parents of band students supporting OMHS Band through fund raising and volunteer activities. The Shelby County School District claims no responsibility for the content of this website.