OHS Band sets records at District contest

OHS Band sets records at District contest

Members of the Olney High School Band received the Sweepstakes Award for 20222023 on March 2. The group participated in the University Interscholastic League Region VII Concert and Sightreading Evaluation in Seymour under the direction of Mr. Rodney D. Bennett, Director of Bands for Olney ISD. Selections performed for the Concert portion were “Cheerio March” by Edwin Franko Goldman (arranged by Johnnie Vin- son), “Lyric Essay” by Tom O’Connor, and “Flight of Valor” by James Swearingen. Scores from marching band in the fall, as well as those from the concert and sightreading portions of the spring evaluations determine the Sweepstakes A Award. Bands receiving “superior” ratings in each event qualify for the award. OHS Bands have received eleven Sweepstakes in the last fifteen years.

Two Minutes Before

Two Minutes Before the Wedding

The sweet couple’s wedding ceremony was going to start in five minutes, and Chad and I were in his office, trying to quickly hash out an argument we had been stewing over since the night before. It was going to be difficult for him, the pastor, to go out there and deliver an inspiring wedding day talk if his own wife was glaring at him from the audience.