The virtual pep band allowed many of the band students to work together while staying home

OHS band creates a virtual pep band

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster April 21, 2020

Despite social distancing restrictions, the OHS band program was able to get together to raise spirits in the OHS community. Band students and directors all submitted videos online playing the fight song...

Scott Bellovich (10,) Ben Lanier (11) and Colin Akers (12) prepare for their band trip to Truman. The band will be going Feb. 27-28 for a workshop.

OHS wind symphony prepares for Truman trip

Amanda Parker, Opinions Editor February 25, 2020

For many years the OHS band program has had clinicians such as members from the University of Missouri come in to work on music and instrument specific issues to help improve the program.  This...

Drum majors Carley Hopkins (12) and Kayla Cormack (12)  pose for a picture with the trophy.

Band places 7th at national competition

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster October 3, 2019

The OHS band has made history again at BOA (Bands of America) Ohio on Sept. 28.  The band competed in the 3A class and earned fourth placed in their preliminary performance, which allowed them...

Drum majors Ben Lanier (11), Carley Hopkins (12), and Kayla Cormack (12) hold the trophy with  sophomore color guard captain Andrew Blanchette.

Band marches to third place at Tiger Ambush Classic

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster September 26, 2019

The OHS band placed third out of 29 schools and the guard placed second overall at the Tiger Ambush Classic at Edwardsville High School on Sept. 21.  The band competed in the 4A class, the highest...

Courtney Kreyling (9) flies through the performance at Friday's football game.

OHS band prepares for new season

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster September 9, 2019

Last year, the OHS Marching Band placed first at three competitions, went to France to perform at the 75th anniversary of D-Day, and marched in the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup parade. This year, the band...

Head band director Mr. Vance Brakefield conducts the band at the senior farewell concert on May 8.

Band sets sail for France trip

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster May 17, 2019

The Oakville Band is making OHS history by travelling to France with a group of over 100 members to perform for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy this June. “This event is bigger than...

Band performing at Twin Rivers Worship Center.

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance

JoJo LaBrier, Sports Editor December 14, 2018

The OHS drumline performed  “Little Drummer Boy” at the finale of the Twin Rivers Worship Center’s (TRWC) Emmanuel service, on Sunday, Dec. 9. Twin Rivers originally reached out to Bernard...

OHS students that participated in BOA getting recognized.

Band places in BOA

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster November 12, 2018

When the Oakville Marching Tigers won their first competition at Farmington, little did they know that the winning would continue throughout their season. The band placed first in three of their five competitions...

OHS band takes the field Sept. 14th.

Oakville marches to victory

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster September 19, 2018

The Oakville Marching Tigers’ wish came true when they won their first competition of the season on Saturday, Sept. 15. The OHS band received the award of Grand Champions of the Farmington competition...

Marching Band members hold banner while marching in the 2017 Homecoming parade.

Band holds summer community concert

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2018

The school year may be winding down, but the upcoming band season is already starting. On Friday, June 1, OHS Band will be performing at St. Bernadette Church Athletic Fields, which overlooks Jefferson...

Colin Akers (10) performs during football half time on Sept. 8.

Two musicians make all-state

Sophia Indelicato, reporter December 21, 2017

Thousands of students tried out for the All-State Band and Orchestra on Dec. 2 at Hickman High School in Columbia, MO. For the second year in a row, two OHS students made it. Six members of the OHS...

Band students practice in cramped hallway outside the girls bathroom.

Fine arts deserve better facilities

Tad Bast, reporter December 8, 2017

Old technology, overcrowding, security concerns. The Oakville performing arts department is in desperate need of new facilities. All of the the OHS performing arts — choir, band, and theatre —...

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