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. ...

Marching tigers announce 2019 marching show

Marching tigers announce 2019 marching show

Cassandra Ludwig, Reporter

May 23, 2019

The OHS band has just released their show theme for the upcoming marching season: Angelic. The show will showcase themes of a guardian angel with symbols of devotion, hope, and love.    “Last year’s show, and shows in the past, was dark, so now we’re diving into the something lighte...

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...

Bucholtz and Zapf march professionally

Bucholtz and Zapf march professionally

Christina Meier, reporter

March 6, 2018

Oakville’s marching band season may not start until July, but it has already begun for two OHS students. Conrad Bucholtz (12) and Adam Zapf (10) both auditioned for DCI (Drum Corps International) recently, and both of them received contracts for the 2018 season. DCI is the major leagues of marching...

Marching band plans trip to France

Marching band plans trip to France

Christina Meier, reporter

November 10, 2017

OHS band has travelled all over the country -- from Georgia, to Colorado, to Hawaii. And in 2019, they will go international for the first time -- to France. Because of their participation at the President’s Cup in Washington, D.C. in April 2017, the band was invited to take part in the 75th anniversary...

Marching Tigers soar through sucessful season

Marching Tigers soar through sucessful season

Christina Meier, reporter

October 27, 2017

The long days in the heat, performances under the stadium lights, and all the turf in the shoes came to an end as the OHS marching tigers wrapped up their season on a high note. At the sixth and final competition of the season, the band swept every award at the Seckman High School Jaguar Pride Invitational...

Band brings home a win at first competition

Band brings home a win at first competition

Christina Meier, reporter

September 20, 2017

The OHS marching tigers attended their first full-band competition of the season at the 20th annual Farmington Marching Invitational on Sept. 16- and the band was more than pleased with the results. The band nearly swept the competition, winning first place in their division as well as earning three...

OHS percussion competes at Mozingo

OHS percussion competes at Mozingo

Sophia Indelicato, reporter

September 8, 2017

With intense focus and sweat dripping down their backs, the OHS percussion ensemble prepared to execute their show for Mozingo Saturday, Aug. 26 at Eureka High School Around noon, the percussionists played this year’s show, called “Up, Up, and Away”, a performance focused on adventure, flying,...

Band starts the season in Tennessee

Band starts the season in Tennessee

Jacob Kauffmann, webmaster

September 25, 2015

For the first time in three years, the OHS marching band competed in the Bands of America competition. After traveling to Clarksville, Tennessee, last weekend, the band performed their 2015 show, “Band Together,” in front of a nationally accredited judging panel. OHS placed 21 out of 22 bands,...

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