OHS choir and band students go to state

OHS band preparing for the bottled up performance.

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2019

Music students from across the St. Louis area participated in the District Solo and Ensemble festival, and 18 OHS choir events and 13 band events were eligible to move on to State. Band and choir students performed at Districts on March 9 at Parkway Central High School. The students moving on to s...

OHS singers make all-state

OHS students that have made all-state.

Christina Meier, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018

OHS choir continues to make their mark on Missouri. Eight OHS singers have earned a spot in the Missouri All-State choir. 13 OHS choir students made the All-Suburban choir, and had the opportunity to audition for the Missouri All-State choir. Only 16 choir students from the St. Louis area make the All-Sta...

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...

Six choir students named all-state

Kristin Steinbrueck (12) and Louis Luong (12) perform in the fall choir concert on Nov. 2.

Louis Luong and Caden Turner

November 28, 2017

OHS choir has done it again. Six OHS students have been named to the Missouri All-State choir and will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference in January. Every year, high school choir students from across the St. Louis area audition to be a part of the Missouri All-Suburban...

Choir bids farewell to 35 seniors

Ronni Jones (12) sings with her family for her senior spotlight.

Bernie Harkins, reporter

May 18, 2017

Focused mostly on the seniors, OHS choir hosted the annual Senior Farewell Concert on Monday, May 8, at the Nottelmann Auditorium. The choir program honored the 35 seniors leaving the program. There were performances made by each choir along with seven “Senior Spotlight” performances, featuring...

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...

Surprise baby shower for choir director

Surprise baby shower for choir director

Emma Reinagel, features editor

March 31, 2017

Greeted with shouts of “Surprise!”, Mr. Michael Wegener, choir director, entered the band room to find a baby shower prepared by students, parents, and choir director Mrs. Chelsea Ayres. During the last block of the day before spring break, the shower was set up. Students left class periodically...

OHS alums perform on national stage

Jaime Meier, profiles editor

January 25, 2017

Three OHS alumnae recently had the opportunity of a lifetime. As members of Missouri State’s top choir Chorale, Shannon McFarland, Courtney Grigg, and Hannah Martin got to sing at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The group was invited by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt (chair of the Joint...

Record breaking number of OHS choir students in All-State

Ronni Jones (12) performs with her instructor at the All-Suburban choir auditions.

Emma Reinagel, features editor

November 11, 2016

Saturday, Nov. 5 was a monumental day for OHS choir. Thirty-one OHS choir students participated in three All-Suburban choirs at Pattonville High School and 12 were able to audition for the Missouri All-State Choir. The results were historic as seven OHS students made the All-State choir. This is the...

Choir sends 14 students to state solo and ensemble

Shante Crawford, reporter

March 11, 2016

Choir’s hard work in the solo and ensemble event this past weekend resulted in multiple exemplary and outstanding rankings and sent fourteen students to state. The event took place on Saturday, March 5 at Parkway Central with a total of 34 groups. Choir members from girls’ choir, men's choir,...

Choir auditions for Peabody Opera House

Sydney Stern, news editor

December 11, 2015

For the first time ever, OHS concert choir (mixed) has a chance to perform at the Peabody Opera House in downtown Saint Louis as an opening act for performers Rachel Platten, Pentatonix, and Adam Lambert on Dec. 16. In order to win this opportunity, the students of OHS have to vote for their peers in...

OHS students make all-state choir

Jacob Kauffmann, webmaster

December 3, 2015

Several OHS students have been accepted into the Missouri All-State Choir. Earlier this year, 22 OHS students made the all-suburban choir, and 13 of those students were selected to audition at the state level. Alec Boeschen, Shannon McFarland, Noah Thompson, and Ronni Jones were the four who made...

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