Band Director News

Congratulations to our students and staff on being selected as one of this year's National Winner of the “Blue Ribbon Award” for Programs of Excellence, presented by the National Band Association! 

Our Band Boosters have been awarded the 2019 Music for All: Advocacy in Action Silver Award for a Parent-Booster Engagement Program. In the inaugural year of this program, MFA received a record-setting 95 submissions from 65 programs representing music programs, schools, and communities across the United States. Visit  to view all the winners! 

Please congratulate the following students who have been selected as ILMEA All State Musicians or SIUE Bi-State Musicians when you see them! 

Booster News

The next Booster Meeting will be held on Thursday,  May 2nd at 6:30 PM in the Smiley Cafeteria. Please come and assist with the continued success of the OTHS Band programs.

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Upcoming Events

Percussion Parent Info Meeting & Drum Pad Session - February 13 in the Milburn Band Room from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. 

These sessions are open to any current percussion students grades 8-11, desiring to play percussion for the OTHS Marching Panthers. This includes both the battery (marching drums) and front ensemble (mallet/electronic/aux. instruments). All tech classes will be provided, free of charge, by the OTHS Marching Panthers Percussion Staff. See Calendar for more percussion dates and information.

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Wed February 13

  Percussion Info Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  Percussion Drum Pad Session 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed February 20

  Percussion Tech Class 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed February 27

  Percussion Tech Class 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed March 06

  Percussion Tech Class 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fri March 08

  O' That Jazz

Wed March 13

  2019 Marching Percussion Auditions 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wed March 20

  Marching Percussion Rehearsal 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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