Parents: Keep yourselves in the know! Make sure you register with Class Tag. Your student will receive the invitation August 26th!
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!
Honor Band: Students in the 7th and 8th grade who wish to audition for Honor Band may prepare with Mrs. Smith. Honor Band is Saturday, November 2, 2019 at John Marshall High School. This is not required of all band students, only those who are elected to the honor band.
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 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: 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.
Solo/Ensemble Contest: Open to any 6 and 7/8 band member. Contest is usually in January or February at West Liberty University. This is not required of all band students, only those who choose to prepare for contest.
WVMEA All State Conference: The conference is always in March 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 during the school day at John Marshall HS. Festival is usually held in April. This is a REQUIRED STATE ASSESSMENT for 7th and 8th graders.
Spring Concerts: Final concerts are usually held in May 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.