Homecoming: Friday, October 2
Band Booster Meeting: Wednesday, October 7 at 7 pm
The meeting will be in the OHS Library conference room.
Last Home Football Game vs. Holt, October 9
Day of Percussion, Sunday, October 25, Drumline only at OHS
All State Band and Orchestra Auditions, Saturday, October 31 at Chippewa Middle School
Auditions are scheduled individually.
The Grand Ledge Exhibition is September 30 at Grand Ledge High School, and the OHS band performs at 6:47 pm. Please check VolunteerSpot. Help is still needed with uniforms, chaperoning and assistance with equipment on the field. You can find the entire schedule for the evening here.
The Okemos High School marching band uniforms are nearly 20 years old, five years past their expected lifespan. The uniforms are tattered, fraying and in urgent need of replacement. We’re currently at capacity of usable uniforms and the marching band program continues to grow.New uniforms cost about $375 each, and replacement of the current inventory for the entire band will cost approximately $80,000.
Join the effort to spread the word and raise money to Dress the Band. More information about the campaign, including a form to make a contribution can be found below.
Please make your check payable to OHS Band Boosters
c/o Mark Stice
The form to donate to the campaign is here
Or go to the Dress the Band tab in the menu bar to donate with Paypal.
September 1 is the First Band Boosters Meeting
Join us for the first Band Boosters meeting of the school year on September 1 at 7:00 pm. NEW THIS YEAR: Meetings will be held in the OHS Library conference room. You can see a list of the 2015-16 Band Booster Committees here. Many committees are in need of chairs.
Home Football Game vs. Everett on September 11
Enjoy Ice Cream and Watch the Stadium Show on September 15
The annual ice cream social gives family and friends a chance to see the full marching band performance in the OHS stadium. Make your own sundae at 8 and watch the show at 8:30. Click on the image below for more details. Volunteers are needed. You can sign up by clicking on the VolunteerSpot button on the right.
The Car Wash-a-Thon is September 19
The Car Wash-a-Thon is the band’s only fundraiser of the year and a fun way to spend some time on a September Saturday. The first $90 raised goes to the band boosters general fund to help with the purchase of instruments, music, pay instructors and drill writers, and much more. Anything raised above the $90 will go into your student’s account to be used only for trips, such as our annual winter get-a-way trip in February or our “big trip” in 2018 as a performing ensemble. Encourage your student to get pledges for the day, and please volunteer to help. You can volunteer by clicking on the VolunteerSpot button on the right. You can find the Wash-a-thon packet here.
Grand Ledge High School Marching Band Exhibition September 30