OGMS Band Schedule 2017-2018
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The schedule for school year 2016-2017 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 5-8 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 September 25, 2017 and end on October 30, 2017. Orders will be delivered to the school the week of November 20, 2017. 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 at one boys' basketball game, one girls' basketball game, and one girls' volleyball game. Dates TBA. The 8th Graders will be playing with the OGHS Marching Band at the HS home football game and stay throughout the game to play with the HS band!
Christmas Concert: Tuesday, December 5, 2016. The 6 and 7/8 Concert Bands will perform in December. Concert begins at 7:00 pm. Students should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 pm.
Honor Band: 2018 Dates are 1/12 & 1/13 at Brooke HS for those 7/8 band members who make it into Honor Band. This is not required of all band students, only those who are elected to the honor band.
Solo/Ensemble Contest: Open to any 6 and 7/8 band member. Contest date is 1/27/18 at West Liberty University. This is not required of all band students, only those who choose to prepare for contest.
WVMEA All State Conference: Conference this year is 3/1-3/3/18 in Charleston. If a student receives a Superior rating at Solo/Ensemble Contest AND is nominated by the judge, they will submit their audition to the state level to see if they win the honor of performing at the All State Solo/Ensemble Recital. This is not required of all band students, only if a student is selected by the state committee.
Band Festival: The 7/8 Concert Band will compete at Band Festival on Tuesday, 4/24/18 at John Marshall HS.
Spring Concerts: Dates are 5/3/2018 for the 7th and 8th Grade and 5/10/2018 for the Beginning Band and 6th Grade Band. Jazz band will also perform on these concerts.
Additionally, the 8th graders will be performing with the OGHS Concert Band during their final spring concert in May. Date TBA.