Concert Band (Fall) and Concert Band (Spring)
This is the traditional “sit-down” band that you would be familiar with from your middle school band experience. We base all of our programs here at OHS around the Concert Band experience. We encourage Freshmen to take both semesters of Band if at all possible (which will prepare you to audition for Symphonic Band at the end of the year). Students participate in 4 concerts per year and will attend MPA (Music Performance Assessment) and the Carowinds Music Festival in the Spring.
Marching Band is an after-school, co-curricular activity that runs from August to November. Marching Band Members perform at home football games and three marching band competitions. Marching Band participants are required to attend Band Camp from August 8-17 (here at the High School). Marching Band students should be enrolled in a Band Class during the school day.
There are additional fees associated with Marching Band (to cover extra instruction and travel). Students receive a half-credit for Marching Band and need to be a part of a band class during the day.
This year, the Marching Band will make a trip to Walt Disney World in April of 2019. There is an additional fee for this trip as well.
Even though there is an extra cost for Marching Band, we have never turned away a student. Our band boosters have a generous sponsorship program!