Mandatory Band Camp Schedule For The 2023 Marching Band Season
Band Camp is CLOSED CAMPUS. You may NOT leave during the day or for lunch, dinner, or any other time, for any reason. Non-band students are not allowed to eat with you or hangout at the school during this time.
Sign up to feed the band during Band Camp
Summer 2023 Events:
July 24 (Mon.) Color Guard Camp Begins 9:00am – 4:00pm
July 24 (Mon.) Drum Camp Begins 4:00pm – 9:00pm
July 25 (Tues.) Drum and Color Guard Camp
July 25 (Tues.) Woodwind and Brass Music Rehearsal 6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 26 (Wed.) Drum and Color Guard Camp
July 26 (Wed) 6:00pm Freshman Parent Meeting - OHS Band Room
July 26 (Wed.) Freshman Basics (9th grade and new marchers, no P or G) 6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 27 (Thurs) Drum and Color Guard Camp Same times as 7/26
July 27 (Thurs) Woodwind and Brass Music Rehearsal 6:00pm – 9:00pm
July 28 (Fri.) Drum and Color Guard Camp Same times as 7/26
July 29 (Sat.) Freshmen Basics II (incl. 9th Grade Perc and Guard) 9:00am – 12:00pm
**July 31 – August 4 (Mon. – Fri.) Full Band Camp! 9:00am – 9:00pm
August 7 (Mon.) MB Rehearsal 9:00am – 1:00pm
August 8 (Tues.) MB Rehearsal 9:00am – 1:00pm August 14(Mon.) MB Rehearsal 7:00pm - 9:30pm
August 15(Tues.) MB Rehearsal 7:00pm - 9:30pm
August 16(Wed.) MB Rehearsal 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The OHS Band Room is the meeting place for all activities this week. We START at the times listed, so please be early.
Colorguard, the school is providing lunch for free, but please be sure to bring snacks and lots of water and Gatorade.
Percussion, the school is providing dinner for you but also bring snacks, water, and Gatorade.
Information regarding next week, Full Band Camp, will be handed out at one of the rehearsals.
OUR CAMPUS IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!! Please park in the North lot off of Grant Street - the lot between the MS and the HS — and use the school entrance at the Northeast corner of the HS. These are the doors we go through when we walk over from the MS. Right now, the front parking lot is not a good place to park - you will be walking a long way to the band room if you do that. There is a lot of concrete torn up. There is also a large area taped off in the lot where you will park. Please do not cross that tape.
Also, please do not park or be dropped off in the area behind the band room - by the tennis courts. Too much percussion equipment traffic!
Be sure to bring your MARCHING instruments. Tubas, Baritones, etc, you may keep your marching instruments here at school and leave your concert instrument at home to practice on.
Very excited to see all of you this week! The drill is written and looks AMAZING! You will have a lot of fun with this show.
Eyes with Pride, OMB!
****Uniform Fittings (Very Important!!)********:
All Time TBD
School Year Events: August 22(Tues.) Night Rehearsal #1 6:00pm - 9:00pm
August 24 (Thurs.) Football Game Performance (Coopersville)4:30pm (approx.)
August 29 (Tues.) Night Rehearsal #2 6:00pm - 9:00pm
September 6 (Weds.) Night Rehearsal #3 6:00pm - 9:00pm
September 9 (Sat.) MB Day Rehearsal 9:00am - 12:00pm
September 11 (Mon.) Allegan Fair Parade 5:00pm (approx.)
September 15 (Fri.) Football Game Performance (Niles) 5:30pm (approx.)
September 19 (Tues.)Night Rehearsal #4 6:00pm - 9:00pm
September 22 (Fri.) Homecoming Parade 4:00pm meet (app)
September 22 (Fri.) Football Game Performance (Edwardsburg)5:00pm Pre Game
September 26 (Tues.)Night Rehearsal #5 6:00pm - 9:00pm
September 30 (Sat.) Creative Arts Parade Approx. 12:45pm perform
September 30 (Sat.) Otsego Band Invitational ALL DAY(perform approx. 8pm) October 3 (Tues.) Night Rehearsal #6 6:00pm - 9:00pm
October 6 (Fri.) Football Game Performance (Plainwell) 6:00pm (approx.)
October 7 (Sat.) Pre-Competition Rehearsal Time TBA - Late AM/Early PM
October 7 (Sat.) Hastings Invitational Time TBA - Eve.
October 10 (Tues.) Night Rehearsal #7 6:00pm - 9:00pm
October 14 (Sat.) Pre-Competition Rehearsal Early AM
October 14 (Sat.) Grandville and Vicksburg Invitationals Early PM till late
October 16 (Mon.) Night Rehearsal #8 6:00pm - 9:00pm
October 20 (Fri.) Football Game Performance (Three Rivers) 6:00pm (approx.)
October 21 (Sat.) Pre-Competition Rehearsal Time TBA - Early AM
October 21 (Sat.) Jenison and E. Kentwood Invites Time TBA - late AM - Eve
November 10 (Fri.) Band - A - Thon (Mini Version, 13.1) 4:00pm - 12:00am
December 2 (Sat.) Otsego Christmas Parade Time TBA
December 7 (Thurs) Holiday Extravaganza Concert w/MS Bands 7:00pm