Show your support for the OCHS Band.

Show your support for the OCHS Band.

OCSH Summer Program

OCHS Band Welcomes You!

OCHS Bands is an award-winning high school marching and concert band located in LaGrange, Kentucky. We are deeply dedicated to our amazing music programs and currently boasts a membership of nearly 150 high school music students.

Over the years, we’ve competed and performed at venues throughout the region, with many of our musicians earning placement among the All-National Honor Ensembles of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), which represents the top performing high school musicians in the United States.

We are proud of the excellent talent, hard work and dedication of our student musicians, and we are grateful for the dedicated staff and volunteers who make this program a guided and encouraging educational experience. We set high expectations for ourselves and our students, who learn valuable life lessons as they strive for mastery through practice and teamwork. They never fail to rise to the occasion!

Our supportive band parents, alumni, and community volunteers play an important role in the success of our music programs through the OCHS Band Booster Association. The funds raised through this dedicated group supports our many musical endeavors and makes it possible for us to continue to provide an excellent band experience for all.

We hope you enjoy learning more about our band during your visit to our site, and we hope you’ll see a place within our programs where you can become a part of our musical tradition!

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Benefits of Joining Band

Band members share a common spirit of pride, enthusiasm, and devotion to the band that extends far beyond their four years of high school. In addition to the highest quality, rigorous musical instruction there are many other benefits to joining band.

Leadership
Band provides leadership training to all interested students, with opportunities for further in-depth training for selected students.
Teamwork
Learn the value of working together and come to understand how your individual effort impacts the group as a whole.
Friendship
The band is an expansive and highly integrated social community, where you will make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Competition
Band encourages habits and choices that move students towards excellence through a rich and diverse range of opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Confidence
The experience of performing on the field and on stage provides an invaluable opportunity to build a sense of pride and self-confidence.
Fun
Enjoy football games from a unique perspective and travel across the U.S. to participate in once in a lifetime events like the Macy’s and Rose Bowl Parade.
Leadership
Band provides leadership training to all interested students, with opportunities for further in-depth training for selected students.
Teamwork
Learn the value of working together and come to understand how your individual effort impacts the group as a whole.
Friendship
The band is an expansive and highly integrated social community, where you will make friendships that will last a lifetime.
Competition
Band encourages habits and choices that move students towards excellence through a rich and diverse range of opportunities in and out of the classroom.
Confidence
The experience of performing on the field and on stage provides an invaluable opportunity to build a sense of pride and self-confidence.
Fun
Enjoy football games from a unique perspective and travel across the U.S. to participate in once in a lifetime events like the Macy’s and Rose Bowl Parade.

Are you ready to get started?

Are you ready to get started?

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Home Bands

  • Symphonic Bands

    Emphasis of the OCHS band program, this performance ensemble is made up of students placed by audition each year in Read More
  • Marching Band

    The main athletic band of the OCHS band program. This performance ensemble is made up of wind players enrolled in Read More
  • Jazz Ensemble

    This course is designed as an elective extension of the Symphonic Band, allowing students to learn jazz styles, improvisation, and Read More
  • Pep Band

    All wind and percussion players will perform pep band music for pep rallies during school, and selected home girls and Read More
  • Percussion Techniques

    Percussion Techniques is the “band class” for percussionists or students wanting to learn more about performing on percussion instruments. Activities/expectations: Read More
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The TRADITION continues...

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2,300
MUSICIANS MADE
48
AWARDS

Testimonials

“Once upon a time, the word “normal” was the equivalent of “meh”, “nothing new”, and “same-o same-o”. However, with COVID-19 stripping so many of our students normal, in-school and after-school activities, I’ve been extremely impressed with Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and the great volunteers from the OCHS Band Boosters. They have truly gone above and beyond to make band as “normal” as possible for the many students who feel that band is an integral part of the high school experience.

Many thanks to these giving people–and I’m looking forward to watching the band perform in this Friday’s football game!”

Katie Fuller, Smithfield, KY