Students who are members of the Marching Band are eligible to audition for the Oak Grove Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Students outside of the percussion section are eligible to audition for any section other than primary battery instruments. The indoor percussion ensemble performs as part of a regional circuit and Winter Guard International in the Spring semester.
The Symphonic Band is available to students through audition only. Students in the Symphonic Band are expected to have the ability to perform intermediate level concert band repertoire.
The Concert Band is available to students through audition only. The Concert Band will concentrate on refining fundamental musical skills to improve individual student musicianship in the band program. The Concert Band will introduce students to concert repertoire that is appropriate for musicians at a fundamental level of performance.
The marching band is comprised of woodwind, brass, percussion, and color guard students. Membership in the marching band requires strenuous physical exercise and the ability to perform the music that is encountered in the activity. All instrumental students in the band program are expected to participate in marching band in the fall semester. The marching band performs throughout the Fall semester and is by far the most visible component of our program within our community.
The Wind Ensemble is the principal performing ensemble in the band program during the spring semester. Membership is by audition only. The Wind Ensemble will be made up of students with the performing ability to play upper level concert repertoire.
Students who are members of the color guard in the Fall are required to participate in the winter guard program in the spring. The winter guard performs as part of a regional color guard circuit and Winter Guard International in the Spring semester.
During the Fall and Spring, chamber ensembles will be formed. All students are encouraged to participate in a chamber ensemble of some kind. Most ensembles will be student led and include: woodwind quintet, brass quintet, saxophone quartet, horn ensemble, trombone quartet, low brass ensemble, flute choir, clarinet choir, and percussion ensemble. There will be a chamber concert in the spring semester and there will be opportunities to perform at solo and ensemble festivals in our area.