OCHS Symphony and Concert Band

The height of the OCHS band program, this performance ensemble is made up of students placed by audition each year in Symphonic Band class. Many of these students are in the developmental stages of distinguished or proficient and are the student leaders of our OCHS band program. This ensemble performs through the concert season and showcases the highest talent of the OCHS Band program. It combines with the Concert Band for select performances and for all athletic band activities (marching and pep bands).


  • Preparation and performance of marching band music/drill
  • Preparation and performance of symphonic band literature
  • Attendance at all after-school rehearsals (marching and concert)
  • Use of individual evaluation/interactive accompaniment software (SmartMusic)
  • Preparation and performance of a variety of ensemble literature
  • Development and evaluation of individual technique and skills on your instrument
  • Performance at KMEA Solo and Ensemble festival (required of all members)
  • Performance of music for individual evaluation (live and on SmartMusic)
  • Performance of audition music (November) for concert band seating
  • Other performances scheduled throughout the year