Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Leadership Team

Congratulations go out to the following students who have earned a spot on the 2020-2021 Leadership Team:

 

Drum Major - Katherine McKenzie
Assistant Drum Major - Cadyn Martin

 

Woodwind Captain - Valerie Yen
Brass Captain - Gregory Willis
Front Ensemble Captain - Haley Ray
Drumline Captain - Matthew Zipp
Color Guard Captain - Ainsley Briggs

 

Section Leadership:
Flute/Piccolo - Dorian Yarbrough
Clarinet - Jack Tincher
Also Saxophone - Lauren Fritzsche
Tenor Saxophone - Hunter Caslin/Daniel Hall
Trumpet - Chloe Williamson
Mellophone - Jacob Dover
Trombone - Noah Mills
Baritone - Emily McManus
Tuba - Hunter Blakley
Front Ensemble - Joanna Goodman
Snare - Matthew Zipp
Bass - Lane Brady

 

Congratulations to all who interviewed!  Remember that everyone can "Lead by Example"!

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Butter Braids & Cookie Dough Delivery!

Butter braid and cookie dough pick up has been scheduled for this Friday, May 22nd from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at OGHS. There will be two separate lines for pick up - one for high school orders and one for middle school orders. You will directed which way to go when you enter. All items MUST be picked up this Friday between 3:00 and 7:00 since we have no storage for them.

Thank you for all your work in participating in this fundraiser and thank you for your patience as we figured out a way between the school and fundraising company to make this pick up happen.

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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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