Band places 7th at national competition

Band places 7th at national competition

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 to move onto finals.  Saxophone section leader Sophie Kettenbrink (11) said, “finding out we made final...

Band marches to third place at Tiger Ambush Classic

Band marches to third place at Tiger Ambush Classic

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 class of the competition.  “I thought it went well. A little bit hectic,” said drum major Carley Hopkins (...

OHS band prepares for new season

OHS band prepares for new season

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 has even more planned, and it all started with the MEMC (Metro East Marching Classic) on Sept. 7. ...

Band sets sail for France trip

Band sets sail for France trip

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 any of us have ever realized,” said flute section leader Christina Meier (12).   The band was...

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance

JoJo LaBrier, Reporter

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 Middle Schools band to perform, and the middle school referred them to OHS drumline. TRWC compensated ...

Band places in BOA

Band places in BOA
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Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 and is now nationally ranked as a division one band. At the Farmington Marching Invitational (Sep...

Oakville marches to victory

Oakville marches to victory

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

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 with a leading score of 80.0. OHS band earned the best score out of all 17 schools at the comp...

Band holds summer community concert

Band holds summer community concert

Christina Meier, reporter

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 Barracks National Cemetery. The concert will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Serving as a kick-off...

Two musicians make all-state

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 auditioned for All-State. Conrad Bucholtz (12) and Colin Akers (10) made it in the orchestra and...

Fine arts deserve better facilities

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 — are shoved into a small section behind gym A. The doors to the choir room no longer lock, a severe safety...

Six band students make All-Suburban

Six band students make All-Suburban

Taylor Zapf and Max Rodenbeck

November 15, 2017

After completing a riveting marching season, several OHS band members still exceeded their limits by auditioning for the Missouri All-Suburban Honor Band on Monday, Nov. 6. The Missouri All-Suburban Honor Band is a musical ensemble made up of the best musicians in the area. It was a long day for over...

Band and choir state solo ensemble

Jordan Peters, reporter

May 16, 2017

Oakville’s band and choir students performed well in the state solo ensemble contest on April 29 at The University of Missouri. In the contest, students were able to compete as a soloist or in a small group with up to eight people and competed against other top rated students in the area. After...

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