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 50 minutes and are team taught by both Dan Singer and Brian Wilson. Concert bands perform three formal concerts each year. The jazz ensemble meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 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, and Universal Studios. The band will travel to Los Angeles during this year’s spring break.

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.

Required Supplies for Band

Each instrument has a specific set of supplies that are needed to maintain and operate the instrument.  See the list for Required Supplies for Band HERE.  Have your required supplies and your instrument at school each day.

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Solo and Ensemble Information