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Noteworthy News, Pictures and Event Recaps ('05-'06 Year)

Dates to Remember

Odessa High School Band of Distinction
Ken Hansen, Director of Bands

713 South Third Street, Odessa, MO  64076


  • May 2 OHS @ Pride Classic
  • May 8 OMS Spring Concert @ OMS GYm 7:00 PM
  • May 12 OHS Spring Concert @ OHS Gym 7:30 PM
  • May 14 Baccalaureate
  • May 19 Graduation @ CMSU Multi
  • May 20 8th Grade Band @ World's of Fun
  • May 21 OHS Band Banquet @ tile gym 7:00 PM

Holiday Concert Monday, Dec 12 Download the Video!

All-State Band Auditions Saturday, December 3 @ Columbia Hickman
Congratulations to Jacob Pennington for making All State Band!

Thanks to all who helped make the Scholastic Book Sale a success Thanksgiving weekend - especially Tracy Bebout for all her work organizing the event and the volunteers!

District Band Tryouts November 12.
Congrats to Rachelle, Cecil, Chris S., Logan, Jacob P., Joe, and Olivia for making All-District Honor Band. They will have the opportunity to audition for All-State Band in Columbia this December 3rd. Congrats to Marshall and Niall for Making Honorable Mention Band. Performance will be held at CMSU Hendricks Hall on Jan 7th at 7:00.

JAMA Marching Festival
Held at Blue Springs on Saturday, October 29 - you can read the press release and view pictures Here!

2005 BOA Recap and Pictures
On Saturday, October 22, the Odessa High School Band of Distinction competed at the Bands Of America Super-Regional Championship. Click here for a recap!

OMI 2005 - Thanks for another Success!
Thanks to all of the Boosters who volunteered for the Odessa Marching Invitational on October 1! Your efforts made this event a success for the second year!
View more pictures here

Band Booster Meetings
Band Booster Meetings are the second Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Band Room. All Parents of Band Members are Band Boosters! Click here for Band Booster News and Meeting Minutes.

Band Contacts:
Ken Hansen, Director of Bands kenhansen@yahoo.com
Kirby Spayde, Asst. Director of Bands kspayde@odessa.k12.mo.us
Belinda Johnson (webmaster for the band website) belinda@prodsol.net

OHS School Website Links:

  • Visit the Odessa High School Site for the BOD here .

  • The Odessa High School website now has pages dedicated to the Color Guard (including Middle School and Winter Guard), including photos and video clips of their performance. Click here to visit the OHS Color Guard area.

  • Original Odessa BOD (geocities) pages here.

Visit the Message Board!About the OdessaBands Website
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OHS BOD Performs in Washington, DC

Printable schedule for 2005-2006 Year


1-5 Marching Band Camp
(8 am-12 1-4)

6th Puddle Jumper Parade 10 AM
8th-9th Marching Band Camp
16th First Day of School
17th First Day of Early Band
18th First Thursday Night Practice
(Note: During marching season will meet from 6:30 to 9:00 every Thursday)
30th Meet the Band of Distinction Night (OHS Football Stadium)


Sep 2nd Liberty Memorial
Sep 9th
Home Football Game
(5:30 PM Warm-Up)
24th Carrollton Band Day
(includes 8th grade)
30th Home Football Game
(6:00 PM Warm-Up)


1st Odessa Marching Invitational
11th Missouri Western Marching Festival
14th Home Football Game
(6:00 PM warmup)

21st-22nd Bands of America Super Regional 
Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis

29th JAMA Marching Festival @ Blue Springs

Click here for Pep Band Schedule

3rd Football game - Senior Night
(6:00 PM Warm-Up)
9th Football Game - Pleasant Hill (Round 1 State Playoffs)
12th District Band Auditions
all day @CMSU
17th Middle School Band Concert
6th, 7th & 8th grades 7:00 PM
Nov 21 Christmas Lighting Ceremony (Jazz Band)


3rd All-State Band Auditions all day
@ Columbia Hickman H.S.
12th Holiday Concert


6th-7th District Band Clinic and Concert @ CMSU
7th District Band Concert 7:00
25th-27th State Band Rehearsals
@ Tan-Tar-A
28th All-State Band Performance
@ Tan-Tar-A


11th Jazz Band Univ. of MO - Columbia???
22nd Conference Band Auditions-Higginsville
25th CMSU Jazz Festival


4th Conference Band Performance - Oak Grove H.S.
11th Pageant of Bands (& Pie Auction) - OHS
28th State Large Ensemble Contest @ Boonville


TBA Solo and Ensemble Contest
TBA State Solo & Small Ensemble Contest - Columbia


May ?? Middle School Spring Concert
12th Spring Concert
TBA Graduation @ CMSU Multi-Purpose Building

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