The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


The school newspaper of Oakville High School


Members of the 2022 drumline pose for a photo before their first performance of the season. It is a lot easier to see them as my friends now, Boehlje said. She was the only female on drumline.

Stepping Off On The Right Foot

Ava Ross, JI Reporter December 27, 2022

Drumline is often perceived as a male-dominated sport, so when Alyssa Boehlje (9) joined drumline her first year in high school, she was the only female. “I never played bass,” Boehlje said, "and...

Maura Niebrugge (9) practices her trombone at her own home. “Everyone assumed I was gonna do band…” Niebrugge said. Niebrugge is in Honors Band, which requires a lot of time and effort.

From Homework To Hard Work

Sydney Essner, JI Reporter December 23, 2022

 Imagine doing schoolwork at home with five siblings ranging from grade school to high school. Then you hop in a car and drive to your next class. You show up in the high school parking lot and walk into...

Kelley Akers (10) gets ready to act on stage with friends. “My favorite thing about band and theater is friends,” Akers said. Akers has loved theater for as long as she can remember.

Musical Acting Life

Olivia Hack, JI Reporter December 22, 2022

A lot of people in high school struggle with balancing the responsibilities of both sports and extracurricular activities. Well, that's the case for Kelley Akers (10) with balancing both band and theater. “Time...

During the school day, the band is able to get outside to practice for their showcase on May 22.

Marching band’s long awaited return marches in

Cassandra Ludwig, Webmaster May 18, 2021

Better late than never. That’s how one OHS group feels as they march during these last couple weeks of the semester.  After their season was cancelled in fall 2020, the OHS marching band is back...

Channel 97 News 5-3-21

May 3, 2021

This is the 12th broadcast of the 2020-2021 school year at Oakville High School. This show features stories on the OHS marching band, scootering sensation Josh Kreuger, the OHS bowling team, student-athletes...

Damien Moore (12) hot glues the finishing touches on his found object sculpture for Ms. Heyls art class.

Being back to in-person schooling has made a huge impact in the classroom

Olivia Wolff, reporter April 23, 2021

Over the course of the past year, the Mehlville School District has been through many changes with their schedule. Going from all virtual, to a hybrid schedule, and back to completely in-person has made...

Channel 97 News 4-14-21

April 14, 2021

This is the 10th broadcast of the 2020-2021 school year at Oakville High School. This show features stories on band and choir, the book club, and our new athletic trainer... plus much more!

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, reporter 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 Fridays 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...

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