Support the OS Falcon Bands
We occasionally have need for some additional support for special projects in the Falcon Bands program. Our families, friends and alumni can help us out by making donations towards these special projects. Donations can be made through PayPal or mailing a check to the OS Band Boosters (P.O. Box 2904, Olathe, KS, 66063). We can send you a receipt as a 501(c)(3) for tax purposes if you send a request to the Booster treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 2020 - Music Commissioning Project (United Sound group)
The OSHS Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2020 Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop on Friday, February 28, 2020 in the Concert Hall at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, KS. For that performance we are commissioning a piece of music from Richard Saucedo written for that performance. Olathe South is one of only two schools in Kansas with chapters of United Sound, an after school organization that gives students with special needs the opportunity to learn how to play a band instrument working with peer Mentors and to be a part of the performances and social activities with the band (learn more at http://www.unitedsound.org). This piece will be written to include our United Sound New Musicians and they will perform at the ISW in February with the hope of sharing information with other music teachers in the state. About the music:
- We are anticipating that the piece will be titled Three Trails and will celebrate the history of Olathe, KS as a stopping point on the Oregon, Santa Fe and California Trails
- The music will be written in a cinematic western style
- The Olathe Northwest Raven Winds and Frontier Trail Middle School 8th Grade Band are also performing at the ISW and are each commissioning a piece from Mr. Saucedo that will be thematically connected to our piece