Attention Upcoming Freshmen

If you are an upcoming Freshman at OGHS (current 8th grader at OGMS) be sure to check out our "Heading to High School" tab to get more information on our band family at OGHS and what we have to offer!

http://oakgrovebands.com/heading-to-high-school/

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Updated – Spring Dates

Due to COVID-19 please refer to this updated schedule for now:

March 27th - Marching Band Contract & First Deposit ($50) Due

April 10th - Marching Band Contract & First Deposit ($50) Due

April 21st - Band Boosters Meeting @ 7:00 pm

April 25th - NW District  Solo & Ensemble MPA at Reagan High School

May 8th - End of Year Band Banquet at OGHS  Postponed

May 18th - OGMS Spring Concert @ 6:00 pm for 6th Grade, 7:00 pm for 7th
& 8th Grade at OGHS Auditorium

May 28th - OGHS Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm at OGHS Auditorium

June 2nd - OGHS Graduation Band Practice 3:30 - 5:30 pm

June 13th - OGHS Graduation Band Performance

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Google Classroom Codes

March 16, 2020

Students and Parents:

Here are the class codes for our Google Classrooms. Students are to join the class as soon as possible. Spread the word for those that may not be on the REMIND app or check their email!

Don’t forget to come to school tomorrow to get instruments/music if needed. Specific instructions were sent earlier today, especially for those that play school-owned instruments.

Wind Ensemble members are reminded to bring their course registration papers for next school year to me tomorrow when they come to get instruments but should just hang on to them if instruments are already at home.

Go to Google, click the icon with the upper right to access Google Classroom. Enter the following code to join the appropriate class:

3rd Period
WIND ENSEMBLE (Intermediate): prsdy5a

3rd Period
WIND ENSEMBLE (Proficient): q4ro7yv

4th Period
CONCERT BAND (Intermediate): rhqxntb

4th Period CONCERT BAND (Proficient): hdpd2xg

Musically,

Mike Howell

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Updated – Spring Dates

Due to COVID-19 all MPA performances have been cancelled. All meetings & volunteering in the school system has been cancelled as well so there will be no Band Boosters Meeting in March.

Please refer to this updated schedule for now:

March 17th - OGHS Concert Band MPA @ 4:20 pm at Lenoir Rhyne
March 17th - Band Boosters Meeting @ 7:00
March 20th - OHGS Wind Ensemble MPA @ 10:10 am at Lenoir Rhyne
March 25th - OGMS 8th Grade Symphonic Band MPA @ 10:45 am at Lenoir Rhyne
March 26th - Butter Braids & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Delivery & Pick Up (time TBA)
March 27th - Marching Band Contract & First Deposit ($50) Due

April 21st - Band Boosters Meeting @ 7:00 pm
April 25th - NW District  Solo & Ensemble MPA at Reagan High School

May 8th - End of Year Band Banquet (time TBD) at OGHS
May 18th - OGMS Spring Concert @ 6:00 pm for 6th Grade, 7:00 pm for 7th & 8th Grade at OGHS Auditorium
May 28th - OGHS Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm at OGHS Auditorium

June 2nd - OGHS Graduation Band Practice 3:30 - 5:30 pm
June 13th - OGHS Graduation Band Performance


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2020-2021 Important Band Information

A survey is being emailed to student email addresses. All current 8th - 11th grade band students need to complete this survey by Friday, March 13th.

If you cannot open the link in the email, here is the link:

https://forms.gle/QEb3wCFEgNEACfvt6

Complete by Friday, March 13th!

 

Here is the 2020-2021 Marching Band Contract. This needs to be completed, signed and returned by Friday, March 27th along with the first payment of $50.00.

Marching Band Contract

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Important Spring Dates

March 12th - Butter Braids & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Due
March 17th - OGHS Concert Band MPA @ 4:20 pm at Lenoir Rhyne
March 17th - Band Boosters Meeting @ 7:00
March 20th - OHGS Wind Ensemble MPA @ 10:10 am at Lenoir Rhyne
March 25th - OGMS 8th Grade Symphonic Band MPA @ 10:45 am at Lenoir Rhyne
March 26th - Butter Braids & Cookie Dough Fundraiser Delivery & Pick Up (time TBA)
March 27th - Marching Band Contract & First Deposit ($50) Due

April 21st - Band Boosters Meeting @ 7:00 pm
April 25th - NW District  Solo & Ensemble MPA at Reagan High School

May 8th - End of Year Band Banquet (time TBD) at OGHS
May 18th - OGMS Spring Concert @ 6:00 pm for 6th Grade, 7:00 pm for 7th & 8th Grade at OGHS Auditorium
May 28th - OGHS Spring Concert @ 7:00 pm at OGHS Auditorium

June 2nd - OGHS Graduation Band Practice 3:30 - 5:30 pm
June 13th - OGHS Graduation Band Performance

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Spring Fundraiser – Butter Braids and Cookie Dough

Our final fundraiser for this year will be Butter Braids and Cookie Dough! We are fortunate that our band program is continuing to grow and with your support we are confident that we can raise the money needed to make our program successful for the benefit of our children, the school, and our community.

Keeping that in mind we would like to ask for 100% participation from our students with a goal of selling 5 or more items each.

Make checks payable to Oak Grove Band Boosters.

Important Dates:

February 28th - Fundraiser begins

March 12th - All order and money need to be turned in

March 26th - Butter braids and Cookie Dough will be delivered and will need to be picked up

       

 

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All District Results for High School

Congratulations go out to to the following members of the Oak Grove High School Band who auditioned and qualified for the 2020 Northwest All-District Honor Band on Saturday. These students competed against others from 16 other counties in the Northwest District Bandmasters Association and will attend a clinic and perform a concert at Appalachian State University in February. Additionally, one of these students, Gregory Willis, scored high enough to be eligible for the NC All-State Honor Band auditions. Congratulations again to all of these musicians and to all who auditioned on Saturday!

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All District Results for Middle School

Congratulations go out to to the following members of the Oak Grove Middle School Band who auditioned and qualified for the 2020 Northwest All-District Honor Band on Saturday. 14 middle school musicians qualified for this prestigious ensemble, the most in Davidson County and the 3rd most in the Northwest District. Additionally, 3 of these students placed high enough to be eligible for the NC All-State Honor Band auditions in March. Congratulations to all of these musicians for their incredible accomplishment!

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Order Form to Collect Dewey’s Orders

Do you have co-workers that would like to order Dewey's items? What about neighbors or people at church?

Well, we've got a way you can help them get the Dewey's items they want and help Oak Grove Bands! Just print off the list to collect orders, collect the payment (cash only for this) and come by the Dewey's Store with the information. We can fill those orders right then and you can deliver them the very next day!

Deweys - Product List

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2019 Dewey’s Store

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Time for our Dewey's Store to open!  We will be open from Saturday, November 16th through Christmas Eve from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm each day but Thanksgiving.

The Dewey's Store has become a great fundraiser for Oak Grove Bands but it can't be a success without your help.

Click on the link below to choose a volunteer spot when you can help out in the store.  If each band family could cover just one shift we would have the whole schedule covered!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da4ac2ba4fd0-deweys1

We will also be offering a gift wrapping station for a donation on the weekends that we are asking students to man.  If your student can help out on one of these weekends, just have them sign up using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084da4ac2ba4fd0-gift

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