SmartCell Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

We are VERY excited to announce that this Fall, we have partnered with SmartCell Fundraising to use their amazing Stocking Stuffer Fundraising Program. 

This Program:

  • Is 100% Online & ecommerce based
  • Requires no “selling” and minimal time from you
  • Allows you, your family, and your friends to purchase highly sought after Android and Apple-Certified tech accessories from top-branded manufacturers—at or below retail prices!
  • Provides a great selection of items that make excellent holiday gifts for everyone—especially those small Stocking Stuffers.  Only 11 more Friday’s until Christmas!!
  • Ships the items direct to the buyer’s door!

Now besides offering great holiday gifts at great prices, your student will receive 40% of the purchase price.  Let me share that with you again:  Your student gets 40% of each sale!  This program allows you to raise a substantial amount of Panther Bucks by doing what we all do during the holidays:  Buying gifts for our friends and family.  What could be easier! 

Please go to from 10/15/2017 until 12/01/2017 and scroll to the bottom to enter in our unique School Code: PantherBand and your student’s name.  You will be taken to a landing page which provides more information.  Please don’t be shy and share the code with friends and family so that they can also purchase great gifts, and help our organization at the same time.

Please contact me with any questions.  Let’s make this an amazing fundraiser for our organization!

Sandy Lockwood
O’Connor Panther Band

Friday Night Concessions Help Needed

Good morning Parents.  We have very few volunteers for concessions the Friday night football game.  If we cannot fill all concessions for Friday nights game, we incur a significant fine by NISD.  It’s a very busy week and we know it’s becoming increasingly difficult to meet all our obligations.  Please do what you can to come out, support our athletic teams and their fans, hang out with some pretty cool Band Boosters, and witness my wicked popcorn making skills.  You have to see it to believe it!  If that peaks your interest, please sign up for Friday.  

Chris Whan

Band Booster President

Thursday GDD and Duncanville Food

Please don’t forget to turn in your order forms for Oct. 24th’s Game Day Dinner and meals in Duncanville. The last day to turn it in is this Tuesday, Oct. 17.

This is a mandatory meal and every band member must send it in with payment. You can pay Mrs. Ramos on Monday or Tuesday before 4th period or I will be there Monday and Tuesday after school near the food room or the uniform room.

We accept checks (made payable to O’Connor Band Boosters with your student’s name on the check) or cash. We do not accept payment from Charms accounts.

I sent out emails explaining these meals last week and will send reminders today and tomorrow. If you’re not receiving the emails, please check your student’s Charms account to verify or update your email address.

If you have any questions, please email me at

Marcia Wilson

Thank You Parents!


A huge SHOUT OUT to all the food crew, water crew, move crew, and chaperones who helped make yesterday’s meal so successful! It all went very smoothly with everyone coming together! Thank you Sonia, Brenda, Sonja, Mickey, Sandy and all of your volunteers!!

With the late arrival times Saturday night (Sunday morning?!), food and water crews didn’t clean and put everything away. We will be doing that Monday afternoon at 4:30 pm. Everyone is invited to help; if we have many hands, it won’t take very long. We will be cleaning coolers, putting food away, and finishing unloading the trailers. There is something for everyone to do and if you’ve never joined any of the crews, now would be a short term way to be involved with your student.

Thank you again to all the volunteers who supported our band yesterday!

Marcia Wilson