Spring Concert

Mark your calendars and make plans to join both the OGMS and OGHS Bands on Tuesday evening, May 18th for our spring concerts in the OGHS stadium.

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Important Spring Dates

Here are some important dates for the Oak Grove Bands this spring:

Wednesday, March 31st - Pick up Butter Braids and Cookie Dough from 4:30 - 6:30.

Thursday, April 1st - Final home football game Oak Grove vs Thomasville

Tuesday, April 13th - Formal marching band pictures

Thursday, April 15th - End of season marching show for parents

Tuesday, April 20th - Band Boosters Meeting @ 6:00

Tuesday, May 18th - OGMS and OGHS Bands Spring Concerts at OGHS Stadium

For more details see http://oakgrovebands.com/letters/

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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:

March 1st - Fundraiser begins

March 18th - All order and money need to be turned in

March 31st - Butter Braids and Cookie Dough will be delivered and will need to be picked up.

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Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped work and shop at the Oak Grove Bands Dewey’s Store this holiday season! Our sales were down a little this year due to limited stock availability from Dewey’s and not knowing what sales would be like in the time of COVID-19 but we still raised a good amount to help support our Oak Grove Bands.

Marching Band is starting back up after our holiday break so be on the lookout for news on performances at football games and hopefully for families as well.

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2020 Dewey’s Holiday Store

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Time to come support your Oak Grove Bands at the 2020 Dewey's Holiday Store!  We are open every day from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm through December 23rd.  Christmas Eve we will be open from 8:00 am - 11:00 am.  We are located at the Midway Commons Shopping Center again this year between Dollar Tree and CVS.

This year we will be offering a great selection of Oak Grove gear as well.  Perfect Christmas gifts for students, parents, grandparents and anyone in the Oak Grove community.

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-deweys2

Here are some of our great Dewey's items and Oak Grove items available at the store this year.

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It’s Fruit Sale Time!

It’s that time of year again – Oak Grove Bands Fruit Sale time! Information started going home with B day students on Friday and will be going home with A day students the first of the week. This fundraiser is an important sale to us and will allow our program to continue growing and developing excellence in music here at Oak Grove.

This year’s sale will run from: Monday October 5th-Thursday October 22nd. 

We will be able to sell both on-line and via the order brochures and envelopes that will be given to your student! Our supporters will have an option of direct shipment to their home or a delivery to the school later in the fall. 

Our website for online sales is: https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/382029

A Day Students will turn their envelopes and forms on Tuesday, October 20th in class.

B Day Students will turn their envelopes and forms on Thursday, October 22nd in class.

100% Remote Students will receive their materials according to instructions sent to them by the band directors and will be able to drop-off their orders and money at their school anytime between 8am and 3:30pm that Tuesday – Thursday (10/20-22).

Our goal is for each student to sell 5 items!

We have the following rewards in place for students:

Students that reach their goal will be treated to a donut day

The top seller in each grade will receive a $15 gift card of their choice and the overall top seller will get a $25 gift card!!!!

I know we can knock this fundraiser out of the park. Good luck Grizzlies!!!!!!

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OGHS Band Classes A/B Day Update

From Mr. Howell:

  • Please remember to bring your instrument and music.
  • Upon returning to campus, you will be screened and temperature will be taken.
  • Immediately following this, bring your instrument directly to the band room. Remember to observe all social distancing instructions along the way.
  • You will be shown how and where to store your instrument. Students that have band during third period will also be allowed to leave their lunch if necessary.
  • Afterwards, go directly to your first period class.
  • DO NOT come to the band room if you don’t have anything to store.

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2020 – 2021 Field Show Announcement

The 2020 - 2021 Oak Grove High School "Sound of Grizzly Pride" is proud to announce our 2020 - 2021 Field Show ...

WE 'R'

Our country is going through some difficult times. WE 'R' (are) gives the band a chance to portray our reactions to the strife and the incredible resilience and determination we have as people in our society.

The first movement. 'Resilient', represents both the innocence and peace that we all have before being presented with challenging or tragic situations. Using quotes from several children's songs, this playful movement is also a powerful way to begin our show.

'Relentless' hits right away with dissonant chords signaling that all is not well. Our fierce determination fights a musical battle with the adversity and the music signals that we will persevere and power through the tough times.

The last movement, 'Reverence" represents hope by making use of Horatio Spafford's "It Is Well With My Soul". In life, we are all presented with challenges and struggles. The three 'R's represented in our show certainly are a powerful weapon in our fight against the adversity we face in life. WE 'R'.


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Oak Grove Band Masks!

We've got a mask that we hope you will be proud to wear! Support your Oak Grove Bands - The Sound of Grizzly Pride with these great masks with our band logo on them. We've got two styles - the standard loops over your ears style and a bandanna style that can be tied behind your head. Each style is just $10 and the best thing is that $5 from each goes back into our band program!


Just click on the link below to go straight to our "Band Fees & Store" page where you will see the option to purchase the masks.

Please put your student's name under order notes before placing your order.

Masks will be delivered to students the week of September 14th.

http://oakgrovebands.com/product-category/masks/

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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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