Info & Fees
2017 – 18 Blue-Grey Pride Band Fee Payment Schedule:
* Total Student Band Fee Amount - $300
* This total excludes Drum Majors, Color Guard, and Dancers
Payment # 1 – Friday, April 28, 2017 - $100
Payment #2 – Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - $100
Payment #3 – Thursday, June 8, 2017 - $100
* Check or Money Order Only – Make Payable to OSHS Band
* All checks must include a street address and 2 Phone Numbers
The Memory Book is our band yearbook. Every student is required to take a band portrait for the memory book.
Pep Band is a small group of students (chosen by the directors) that will attend long distance football games. Usually, this will be our upperclassmen; however, Freshmen may be chosen if needed. All Leadership members are required to attend all Pep Band performances. The Pep Band does not perform the halftime marching show. They perform the "Stand Tunes" during the game.
Rehearsal and Performance Information
All rehearsals and performances are graded. Students must be on time, have all show music memorized, and have all materials needed in order to receive full credit. This includes a flip folder with stand tune music and a lyre. Any missing items will result in a lowered grade.
After school rehearsals are every Tuesday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at the stadium and Thursday, 4:15PM - 5:45PM at the OSHS Campus. As contest season approaches, these rehearsals may extend later. Performances are every Friday night throughout the marching season and all Contests/Evaluations.
There is also the possibility of playoff games...the band will also perform for these games. Please keep these evenings/days free.
There are three (3) Saturdays in October for Marching Contests
There may be additional rehearsals called if needed. Students will be given plenty of "lead time" for these rehearsals.
PLEASE BE PROMPT IN PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT FROM EVERY REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE.
Materials Needed for Band Camp/Class/Tuesday Night Rehearsals
Instrument/Equipment in proper working order
3 ring binder with plastic sheets for warm up music and show music
Flip folder for stand tunes (15 windows) and a lyre
Tennis shoes and socks
Sunscreen for daytime rehearsals
Athletic shorts and shirt for marching rehearsals.
Water (you will need a lot of water!)
The Band Uniform
Band Jacket, Shako, and Bibber Pants (with Band Shorts underneath)
This year's Band Shirt
Full-length (Crew length) black socks. Socks should come up to the calf muscle. Short socks such as "No-Show", "Low-Cut", and “Quarter Length" socks are not acceptable.
Flip Folder and Lyre