Middle School Parents: Keep yourselves in the know! Make sure you register with Class Dojo. Your student will receive the invitation on their first day of school!
The schedule for school year is being finalized, but here is a list of tentative and set dates. Performances listed are REQUIRED unless otherwise indicated.
Fruit Sale Fund Raiser: All 6-8 band students will participate in the annual band fund raiser. We sell fresh fruit and cheesecakes from Pee Jay's Fruit Company. The sale will begin in September and end in October. Orders will be delivered to the school the week before Thanksgiving break in November.. STUDENTS WHO SOLD ITEMS MUST ARRANGE FOR PICK UP OF THEIR FRUIT WITH THEIR PARENTS! You cannot take fruit onto the school bus!
Pep Band: The 7/8 Pep Band will perform the Star Spangled Banner and School Song at one football game, one boys' basketball game, one girls' basketball game, and one girls' volleyball game. Dates TBA. The 8th Graders will play with the OGHS Marching Band at the HS home football game on Friday, September 30, 2022 and stay throughout the game to play with the HS band!
Christmas Concert: The 5th through 8th grade bands will perform on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the OGMS gymnasium
Honor Band: Students in the 7th and 8th grade who wish to audition for Honor Band may prepare with Mrs. Smith. Honor Band performs on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Wheeling Park High School auditorium. This is not required of all band students, only those who are elected to the honor band.
Solo/Ensemble Festival: Open to any 7th or 8th band member. Festival is Saturday, January 28, 2023 at John Marshall HS. The makeup snow day is Saturday, February 4, 2023. This is not required of all band students, only those who choose to prepare for contest.
WVMEA All State Conference: Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Fernbaugh, and Ms. Zinn attend this conference the first weekend in March.
Band Festival: The 7/8 Concert Band will compete at Band Festival during the school day at John Marshall HS. Festival is Tuesday, April 18, 2023. This is a REQUIRED STATE ASSESSMENT for 7th and 8th graders.
Spring Concert: The 5th through 8th grade bands will perform on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the OGMS gymnasium. The Jazz Band will also perform on these concerts.
Additionally, the 8th graders will perform with the OGHS Concert Band during their final spring concert in May. Date TBA. This is a required performance for 8th graders.