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July 15, 2006 Summer Newsletter

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

713 South Third Street, Odessa, MO  64076

July 15, 2006

Dear High School Band Student and Parent,

This letter is to remind you about our summer activities. We have a mandatory band camp July 31-August 4, August 7 & 8, with a performance at Puddle Jumpers on Saturday, August 5. Each day will begin at 8 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. We will take a one hour lunch (12:00-1:00). The marching band fee will cost $80. This money is for our t-shirt, travel, food, hotel and other expenses that the boosters take care of throughout the marching season. Band camp is not optional. To secure your spot in the show you must attend, if there are prior commitments (work not included) students must communicate to Mr. Hansen or Mr. Spayde prior to camp.

We learn our marching fundamentals, parade fundamentals, marching music, parade music, pep band music, and our warm-ups for the marching season during this camp. This year we will also begin learning the marching drill for our show.

You should wear appropriate clothing for the hot, sweaty conditions. Be sure to wear good shoes. Bad shoes will give you blisters and other discomfort. You are STRONGLY encouraged to bring water bottles and suntan lotion for all rehearsals because we will spend as much time outside as we can.

The camp is a fun time to bond together as a band. We work hard and get to know each other very well through this time. Please plan to attend a band social event (tentatively scheduled to take place from 6-9 pm) that will take place on Tuesday. The camp is also a good way to know people before entering High School.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Hansen at 816-718-5945 or Mr. Spayde at 816-999-1148.

See you July 31 at 8:00 a.m!

Ken Hansen, OHS Band Director
Kirby Spayde, OHS Assistant Director



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