Panther Band Family.
Many of our Band Family know Mark Palacios as an officer of the O’Connor Athletic Booster Club, as a parent, as an always smiling near-constant presence around campus and at football games, as a great supporter of the Panther Band, and as the designer and manufacturer of a lot of our Band Booster clothing and merchandise. Unfortunately, Mark suffered a stroke a few days ago and is hospitalized. We all need to keep the Palacios family in our thoughts and prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.
To help out and to show our support, the Band Boosters are invited to a BBQ fundraiser at Cooter Brown’s Saloon (Bandera Road and 1604 in the Silverado Theater Shopping Center) NEXT Sunday, February 8th, from 2:00 ’til 5:00 PM. Suggested donation is $10.00 per plate. If you want to contribute food or supplies to the effort to help maximize the fundraising, please contact Mickey R at 823-5089 — they need meat, potatoes, serving items, et cetera — but please call Mickey before buying anything to coordinate the donations.
Also, on Tuesday, February 10, Bahama Buck’s Shaved Ice will host a fundraiser from 6:00 ’til 10:00 PM at their location at 8910 Bandera Road.
Again, Mark is a terrific friend of the Panther Band, an amazing source of information and suggestions, and we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Panther Band Family,
Recordings of one Marching Judge and one Music Judge from the history making Area G Finals Contest have been linked on the Multimedia page of the web site. They are at the bottom of the page under UIL Performance Videos.
Below are two letters from the UIL State Office and Our Principal, Ms. Horras congratulating the band on their performance and for making history by being the first O’Connor band to win first place in Prelim and Finals at the Area G Marching Contest.
Below is a link to the comments from one of the UIL Judges at Region 11 Contest last Saturday. This link is also on the Multimedia page as well.
Mr. Thomas Kober will be joining the O’Connor Panther Band as our fourth director. Mr. Kober comes to us from Azle High School in Azle, Texas. We are excited to have him here. You can view his bio by clicking on About Us then Directors’ Bio on the web site.
Please give him a warm Panther Band welcome when you see him at Summer Band.
The Panther Band Boosters join the O’Connor community in mourning the loss of incoming junior Joshua Biggles, a member of the varsity football team who passed away yesterday. In Joshua’s memory, there will be a candlelight vigil at O’Connor at 7:30 PM on Tuesday evening.
Also, there will be a dinner to raise funds for Joshua’s funeral expenses on Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 PM in front of the O’Connor gymnasium. The BBQ dinner will include beef, sausage, and trimmings for a suggested donation of $10.00. Panther Band members who attend the dinner are encouraged to wear their band shirts.
The organizers of the dinner are requesting donations of bottled water, plates, picnic packs, and sliced bread. To contribute supplies or for more information, please contact Mickey Ramos at 823-5089.