Important Reminders

Parent Volunteer Forms can be turned into the Main Office throughout the summer.

About the Band Program

Band Director: Ben Koch (University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
Experience: 2nd  year director at OGHS
Assistants: Marching Band Asst. Directors – Heather Nelson, Chris Haak;
Guard Coach – Meredith Molseed; Percussion Staff – Shane Holmquist, Calvin Lipetzky, Isaiah Lamb
Email: bkoch@sfcss.org

Band
Overview: Students have an opportunity to take part in marching band, pep band, and jazz band in addition to concert band. Marching band season runs from mid- June through October. Practice is daily at 6:45 a.m. during the school year, with additional practices in the summer.  Performances include home football games, Saturday competitions, and an Indoor Concert at the end of the season. Jazz band rehearses before and after school with performances in the evening and on weekends.  Pep band plays at athletic events and rehearses 45 minutes before performances. Students are required to pay a $100 participation fee.

Color Guard/Flags
Overview: This activity is open to all students. An extensive audition will determine who will be selected – with a maximum team size of 24.  The season runs from mid-June through October. Practice is daily at 6:45 a.m. with a second practice on Mondays from 3:15-5:30 p.m.  Performances include all scheduled marching band events. The purchase of the jacket, shoes, & tights is required. Students are required to pay a $100 participation fee.

Band Trip

Calendar

Calendar with concerts, competitions, and pep band dates coming soon!