Welcome!
Mr. Singer, Mr. Wilson, and the Band Web Development Team welcome you to the website for the OWHS Bands.

About the Oshkosh West Band Program
Oshkosh West’s band program has more than doubled in size over the last decade and has become one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin, totaling nearly 300 band students. Band offerings include four concert bands, a jazz ensemble, two pep bands, a parade marching band, a field-show marching band, and multiple chamber groups. West offers four curricular concert bands including Wind Ensemble, Varsity Band, Concert Band, and the one-hundred-plus member Wildcat Band, consisting of mostly freshman and upperclassmen mentors.
Each of the four concert bands meet daily for 47 minutes and are team taught by both Dan Singer and Brian Wilson. Concert bands perform three formal concerts each year. The jazz ensembles meet twice per week and performs several concerts throughout the year including WSMA solo and ensemble events. The district-wide field-show marching band rehearses starting in August and performs at the Oshkosh West football homecoming game each fall. The parade marching band performs in the fall at two holiday parades, including the Appleton Christmas Parade, the midwest’s largest nighttime Christmas parade, and in the spring at the Oshkosh Memorial Day Procession. All band students participate in solo and ensemble activities in the winter and spring months. The bands travel regularly, and have recently been to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Los Angeles.


OASD Music Department Mission Statement

The Oshkosh Area School District Music Department is committed to developing a well-rounded community through the study and performance of music. An education in music uniquely prepares the whole person to become a responsible, creative and contributing member of society.

PEP BAND SCHEDULE UPDATE

Due to some schedule changes in the athletic department, we have had to modify the pep band performance schedule for this winter.  There has been some confusion in the new schedule,  hopefully the following will clarify the pep band schedule for the winter.


The game originally schedule on Tuesday, January 8th as a Girls Basketball home game against North HS was changed to a double header at North HS.  We wanted to travel to North HS to perform, but have been advised that there will not be room in the North Gym for us.  


So the WHITE PEP BAND performance on JANUARY 8th is CANCELLED.  This WHITE PEP BAND performance is RESCHEDULED to TUESDAY, JANUARY 15th, which is also going to be the annual EIGHTH GRADE PEP BAND NIGHT.


Here is the remaining Basketball Pep Band schedule for First Semester:

  • ​Tuesday, December 11th - BLUE Pep Band (Pre-Game Only)
  • Friday, January 11th - BLUE Pep Band
  • Tuesday, January 15th - WHITE Pep Band (also 8th Grade Pep Band Night)

​​Second Semester Basketball Pep Band Schedule:

  • ​Tuesday, January 29th - WHITE Pep Band
  • Friday, February 8th - BLUE Pep Band
  • Thursday, February 14th - WHITE Pep Band
  • Friday, February 15th - BLUE Pep Band (First Game Only of a Double Header)

Please contact Mr. Wilson or Mr. Singer with any questions.