The Spirit of Cahaba




News for 4/15/14

From the Treasurer

Spring trip payments are past due. If you need to know your balance contact our treasurer Anise Morris. We have paid all the suppliers and must collect all monies due for this trip to be a success!


Jazz A and Jazz B Upcoming Performance

Alabama Jazz Hall of FameOn April 16, our Jazz Ensembles A and B will perform at the Jazz Hall of Fame at the Carver Theater downtown. Jazz B will perform at 8:40 A.M. and Jazz A will perform at 9:20 A.M.  We will be leaving the school at 7:30 am. After the event, students will eat lunch at Brookwood Mall, then return to school after lunch.  Please be sure to send lunch money with your child that day, if they are attending this event. As a result of the call for additional drivers, we now have enough volunteers who will be providing transport to this event. Thank you!



All uniforms need to be returned to the school ASAP for uniform check and bagging for Spring trip. Even if you are going on the trip and your uniform is bagged, it STILL needs to be returned so we can be sure every uniform is accounted for and checked.

Uniforms for the Spring trip will be bagged and hung on racks in the band room the morning of departure for Chattanooga. Students do not need to have uniforms before that day. When students arrive at the school they will pick up their uniform in the band room before they board the bus.

Please be sure your child packs Bandos, tall black socks and their white band t-shirt for the trip. Anyone needing to borrow a pair of Bandos can come to the uniform closet on the Wednesday, April 23. Uniform moms will be there from 9:30-11:30. Call Jennifer Norton at 447-5760 if you need Bandos and aren't able to meet on that day.

Thank you, Jennifer and Kathy


Booster Meeting

You are invited to attend the April Booster Meeting this Thursday night, April 17th!  The meeting, originally scheduled for 6:00, will begin at 7:00 in the band room.


Upcoming Audition Information

Drum line and jazz ensemble audition material has now been posted in the "Members Only" section. Students who don’t remember their username or password can contact Kristin Emerson, our webmaster, to retrieve this information. Jazz Ensemble auditions must be submitted via recorded CD no later than Friday, April 18. Drum Line and Front Ensemble auditions will be held Monday, April 21 in the band room immediately after school.


Spring Trip Information

Please be sure to attend the Spring Trip Information Meeting on April 17th, following the Booster meeting at 7:00. This meeting will be as brief as possible.  I will be emailing an itinerary before the trip, along with a packing list. (keep in mind that they will be "outdoors" in the mountains, so dress will be a little different)  I will have hard copies of the itinerary on Thursday, and will be available to answer any questions you may have.  

There is an important waiver that must be completed if your student will be participating in the ZipStream at Ruby Falls. Please complete those asap and return them to the directors.  There is a website that shows the details of the activity, and contact information if you have more questions. I have been assured that guides will be with the students to assist them while on the course.

Also, please begin to take all medical forms to the nurse at the school if your child will need medication on the trip.  We will be abiding by the Shelby County Board of Education Medication Policies. 

If your child has any special needs or concerns for the trip, please feel free to contact me via email.

Cindy Johnston, Head Chaperone/Band Coordinator


2014-2015 Band Fees

You are welcomed to begin paying band fees for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. Fees have been set at $700. Payment coupons can be found on the website by clicking here.


The 2013-2014 OMHS Band Video

2013-2014 DVD Promo CoverTaking Preorders Now! Thanks to many of you who have already preordered! Please contact Bob Fitzgerald ( with your Preorder by MAY 2, 2014 if you would like to receive your DVD set at the Band Banquet on May 9th.

Typically orders are taken at the band concerts the week before the Band Banquet to allow time to process the quantity needed. Because the concerts are on May 6th (Tuesday) and May 8th (Thursday) prior to the banquet on May 9th (Friday), it is necessary to go through this preorder process.

The Band Video this year is a 2-DVD set and is $25. Disc 1 includes the pregame show and marching show (GOPRO version, Edited Version, and 2 Wide Angle Unedited versions), Class of 2014 Special Montage, Season Highlights, and many other special features. Disc 2 contains the concert season including Jazz, Percussion, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble.

There are a limited copies of past years DVDs back to "Tommy" (2009-2010 season) if you missed the past couple of years. Take a look at Bob Fitzgerald's YouTube Channel to see past performances.

Payments will be collected May 6th, May 8th, and May 9th....The only way to guarantee your copy will be available on May 9th is to PREORDER by May 2, 2014. I want to be able to have enough for everyone that wants a set, so please reserve your copy by preordering at Please see the 2013-2014 promotional PDF for images of the cover and the disc! Thanks!


Cooking With Spirit!

Cook cost per book is only $10 and includes over 200 recipes from our band families! Click here for  an order form you can use to sell or you may put a check in an envelope labeled "Cookbook". Include with your check the number of cookbooks you are purchasing.


Band Banquet

May 9th at The Hyatt Regency (formerly The Wynfrey) Reserve your seat! Please put your order form along with your check in an envelope in the red box in the band room. Checks should be made payable to OMHS Band Boosters.


Directors Gift

Jessica Pinkston or Parker Cain during Wind Ensemble and Holly Grimes during Symphonic Band are still collecting for Director's Gift. Please Do Not Put Gift Money In the Band Payment Box! If you need to write a check, please write it to Priscilla Fitzgerald.


Senior Predictions

Each senior is responsible for getting a Junior to write their prediction for the Senior memory book that will be given out at the Band Banquet. We need to get the name and their written predictions as soon as possible to allow for the printing of the senior memory book!




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