OMEA Honor Band

Honor Band Information

Congratulations to the following students for making the OMEA All-State Honor Bands:

Flute - Alexis Gibson, 3rd chair Symphonic Band; Marissa Jonagan, 4th chair Symphonic Band
Oboe - Ryann Johnson, 1st chair Wind Ensemble; Regan Jones, 2nd chair Symphonic Band
Bb Clarinet - Erin Ranta, 2nd chair Symphonic Band; Amelia Lollis, 4th chair Symphonic Band; Sam Hjelm, 6th chair Symphonic Band; Maloree Morris, 10th chair Symphonic Band; Jadyn Wenrick, 15th chair Symphonic Band
Bass Clarinet - Dylan Borchert, 1st chair Symphonic Band
Alto Saxophone - Kate Omstead, 3rd chair Wind Ensemble; Ben Brown, 4th chair Symphonic Band
Trumpet - Oliver Robinson, 1st chair Wind Ensemble; Isaiah Medina-Agular, 7th chair Wind Symphony; Shea Adolph, 1st alternate
French Horn - Caitlin Tygart, 2nd chair Symphonic Band; Rori Johnson, 6th chair Symphonic Band; Maddox Kuehnert, 1st alternate; Andrew Bennett, 2nd alternate
Trombone - Ethan Hartman, 2nd chair Wind Ensemble
Percussion - Aidan Henderson, 3rd chair Wind Ensemble

For this honor band, the hotel is covered by the Jenks band parent organization. Students/families are responsible for all remaining fees including registration, unlisted meals, and any items they may wish to buy.

Contracts with OMEA were signed by Mr. Beiler and Mr. Hillock on Monday morning (12/9), and will be returned to students after school or the next morning in rehearsal. Make sure and read all information in the folder.  Contracts must be filled out, signed, and uploaded and returned to OMEA by December 14th or students will have to pay increased fees and/or be replaced by an alternate. All registration transactions take place online with OMEA. 

OMEA All-State Itinerary

This information is supplemental to the rehearsal schedule/information that you received in your folder. Make certain that you are familiar with all times and locations. The school pays for hotel – reservations have already been made. Students are responsible for everything else. Students in the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band wear marching band uniforms with maroon pants and polished shoes. Do not be late for a rehearsal or you will be sent home!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th

7:00 AM         All students to be here at this time. Instructions given. Load Van & Bus

We are taking a school bus and van to the Tulsa PAC. Everything needed for rehearsals will go in the bus. Luggage, uniforms or concert blacks, and all hotel items will go in the van. Students should check out marching band uniforms with cream pants at this time. Make sure your white shoes have been cleaned and polished.

7:30 AM         Depart for Downtown

8:00 AM         Arrive @ Tulsa PAC

We are staying at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 East 2nd Street, Tulsa 74103, (918) 582-9000. Luggage will be kept in the van during the day. Arrangements will be made so students may get luggage after either the afternoon or evening rehearsal - it will depend on Mr. Hillock's schedule and when room keys are available.

8:30/9:00 AM         Rehearsals Begin

10:30 PM        Curfew and room check

Do not congregate out in the halls to chat, play hack, or anything else that might disturb patrons that are not associated with the OMEA Convention.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th

Breakfast is on your own. You are allowed to bring breakfast with you or eat breakfast in the hotel restaurant, convenience store, or vending machines. You are not allowed to charge a meal to your room. Be up and ready to go with plenty of time. Know where you are going for rehearsal and/or sectionals. Do not be late for a rehearsal, be early and warmed up.   

5:00 PM          Dinner

After the afternoon rehearsal, we will load up on the buses and go out to dinner to a restaurant. Students will need approximately $15-20 for this meal. After eating, we will return to the PAC and listen to honor groups performing that night. Concerts begin at 7:30pm. Students will have the option to go the Mixer that night (9:30-11:30). 

12:00 AM       Curfew and room check.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th

You guessed it. Breakfast is still the same deal. Go to morning rehearsal as scheduled. Parents will meet students in the lobby after final rehearsal to check them out, take them to lunch, and bring back for afternoon performances. 

All students are to return their uniform to the loft on Monday morning. 

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The following students have passed on to the final round of OMEA All-State Band Auditions.

PICCOLO - April Garcia
FLUTE - Cheyenne Alsbrooks, Lauren Choate, Destiny Davis, April Garcia, Alexis Gibson, Marissa Jonagan
OBOE - Ryann Johnson, Regan Jones
BASSOON - Jakob Olsen, Gavin Bodenstab
Eb CLARINET - Maloree Morris
Bb CLARINET - Sam Hjelm, Andrew Isaac, Amelia Lollis, Elaine McKenzie, Maloree Morris, Erin Ranta, Jadyn Wenrick, Brianna Williams
BASS CLARINET - Dylan Borchert
ALTO SAX - Greydon Baker, Ben Brown, Raina Campos, Kate Omstead,
TENOR SAX - Ben Brown, Raina Campos, Kate Omstead
BARI SAX - Greydon Baker, Ben Brown, Raina Campos, Kate Omstead
TRUMPET - Shea Adolph, Ben Galles, Scotlyn Gelso, Isaiah Medina, Grant Mullican, Oliver Robinson
FRENCH HORN - Andrew Bennett, Holly Hilst, Rori Johnson, Maddox Kuenhert, Caitlin Tygart
TROMBONE - Luke Church, Ethan Hartman, Michael Lanigan
EUPHONIUM - Grant Adamson
TUBA - Kelsey Clark, Josiah Enns, Quentin Koeninger
PERCUSSION - Philip Armstrong, Bryce Cottom, Tanner Craig, Aidan Henderson, Ian Hetherington, Paxton Krafft, Foster Maddox, Grant McClendon, Carter Vash

Students should begin practicing final round audition material immediately. If you own the books, click HERE to see a copy of the audition material. If you do not own the books (highly recommended), then students should request a copy of the music ASAP. 

OMEA Final Round Audition Information

Each student is to pay $25.00 Hotel Fee. Check or Cash is acceptable. Cash should be exact change (Mr. Hillock cannot and will not make change) and in an envelope marked with your name. Checks should be made out to Jenks Band. The fee is due on or before Tuesday, November 19th. Students may want to include their NCDA hotel fee payment at the same time as OMEA final round auditions - even though the deadlines are two different dates. Students may use their trip account to pay for the hotel. Requests to do this must be sent to Jennifer Betancourt by Thursday, November 14th.

We will not be going to the game. Below is the official itinerary for the weekend.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6th
5:00 PM - Load Bus and Box Truck. Turn in marching band flip folders (for a grade).
5:15 PMDepart for Moore
7:15 PM - Dinner in Moore - several area fast food restaurants to choose from. Students need about $7-$10.00, Check into hotel, Get some good rest for auditions
Hotel: Quality Inn, 1809 N Moore Ave, Moore 73160, (405) 912-1400

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7th
7:00 AMWake Up. Continental Breakfast included at Hotel. Dress comfortably. 
8:20 AMDepart for Westmoore High School
9:00 AMDirectors Meeting. 
10:00 AM Auditions begin. Auditions will last all day and into the evening. Be ready for times of intense pressure paired with times of boredom. It is okay to bring stuff to do during downtime (cards, monopoly, homework, etc.) but keep in mind the reason that you are there. Students will need money for both lunch and dinner. A concession area is available on site for lunch. We usually try to take students away for dinner that evening. $20.00 should be sufficient for both meals. Final postings have been made around 9:00 PM the last couple of years. That would tentatively get us back home around 11:00 PM.