OHS band creates a virtual pep band

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

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 to make a video that was published on March 29.  Through the band’s Google Classroom, head ...

OHS wind symphony prepares for Truman trip

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.

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 year, though, the OHS wind symphony is going on a short trip, Feb. 27-28 to Truman State University in Kir...

Band places 7th at national competition

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

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 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

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

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

OHS band prepares for new season

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

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

Band sets sail for France trip

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

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

OHS drumline puts on memorable performance

Band performing at Twin Rivers Worship Center.

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

Band places in BOA

OHS students that participated in BOA getting recognized.

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

Oakville marches to victory

OHS band takes the field Sept. 14th.

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

Band students practice in cramped hallway outside the girls bathroom.

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...

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