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YES!  We are having a LIVE Fall Concert on Thursday, October 14, 2021.  The show starts at 7:00pm.  We are ecstatic to be showcasing the very talented students and directors at this years Fall Concert!  Come out and support this amazing band!  Instead of holding the concert in the auditorium, it will be held in the OCHS FIELD HOUSE, to allow ample room for spectators.

Tonights program can be found online here

In case you cannot make it to the event, we are going to be live streaming the event, starting at 7:00pm.  We would love to see you in person, but we understand if you can't make it...

Thank you for your support!

#WEAREOC

 

Band 2The OCHS Marching Band kicks off the 2021 marching season at Stuarts Draft High School on Saturday, September 18th! The group has been working hard since July 26th! Come out and support this talented students!

Performance time is 1:00 PM at Stuarts Draft High School - 1028 Augusta Farms Rd, Stuarts Draft, VA 24477.

 

General admission is $5, with children 3 and under free!

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 Band Parents, Students, and Staff,

     I am very excited to start the 2021 season.  Below you will find links to a lot of very important information regarding the weeks ahead.  Please take some time to watch the 2021 Virtual Orientation video and complete the Online Commitment Form.  Students, please involve your parents in this process, as much of the information is relevant for band students AND band parents. Please be in touch with any questions you might have.  Otherwise, I very much look forward to seeing you at our first rehearsal, which will begin in the OCHS auditorium at 8am on Monday, July 26th

 

2021 Virtual Marching Band Orientation

Please watch the orientation video with your parents and then complete the Online Commitment Form.  The orientation video will take the place of the in-person event, originally scheduled for 7/22.  We will NOT have an in-person marching band orientation this year.  Please be in touch with any questions you have about the 2021 marching band season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbpE_jIfB8

 

Tommy Doss

Director of Bands, 

Orange County High School

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The May 13, 2021 Spring Concert can be viewed at https://youtu.be/CLh14CLpOtM.Streaming starts at 6:00 PM!

 

Please join us for some amazing music and see how hard our students have continued to work this year in spite of all of the obstacles they have faced!

 

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Come Enjoy the Music!

The Orange County High School Band Spring Concert will be held Thursday, May 13th at 6:00 PM. The event will be held behind OCHS and designated areas will be made for social distancing purposes for ticket holders to spread out and enjoy the concert.

 

 

 

 

 

April Fine Arts Student Spotlight - VISUAL ARTS

 

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Amaya-che' Gallion

OCHS - Junior

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Visual Arts - Painting

 

 

 

 

 

What does your art mean to you?

"Art' is such a diverse medium that fits anyone and everyone. Art for me, is a way to express myself or a certain topic. People may find something more in the art I make rather than the words I speak. If there is a message that I am trying to convey in an art piece and someone gets a different meaning out of that; I would be pleased at the reaction rather than the art itself."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"I really enjoyed just being among different types of artists with different backgrounds. I had chances to work with people younger than me and older than me. I found it really interesting and inspiring how people express themselves and interpret something from their brains or in person."

 

Post graduation plans:

"I plan to go into college for Fine Arts and after that, Childhood development and Psychology."

 

 

April Fine Arts Student Spotlight - BAND

 

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Natalie Bullock

OCHS - Sophomore

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Band - Woodwind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does your art mean to you?

"Music is what I spend most of my time on. To me it is not just an activity but an area of which I have met many amazing people that are like family to me. So, Music means mostly everything to me."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"The indoor and outdoor marching groups"

 

Post graduation plans:

"I plan to follow music education".

 

 

 

March Fine Arts Student Spotlight - BAND

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Terri Jones

OCHS - Sophomore

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Band - Woodwind

 

 

 

What does your art mean to you?

"It is a really great way of expressing myself and it’s helps me become better each and everyday."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"I get to do something I love and do it with my friends. "

 

Post graduation plans:

"I plan on going to college and also playing my clarinet as well. "

 

 

 

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Recently, the OCHS band students submitted online auditions for the 2021 District XIII Honor Band. This year, OCHS had 44 students that were selected to be a part of the Honor Band. Usually, these students would get together with the other students from across our district over a weekend to collaborate, and then they end the weekend with a concert for their families and communities. As with everything else, the Coronavirus has put a damper on this years normal events, however, it does not take away form these students AMAZING accomplishments. Additionally, 11 of these students have earned an All-State audition based on their scores! Our Fine Arts students continue to meet the challenges faced by the restrictions of COVID-19 head-on and continue to excel in their arts!

Please help us congratulate the following students. If you know them, or see them, please give them a heartfelt congratulations for their perseverance, determination, and accomplishments!

*Denotes students who also earned an All-State audition.

 

Flute

Linzey Herndon - 1st chair concert band 

 

Oboe

Autumn Morgante - 3rd chair symphonic band 

Emma Harlan - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Clarinet

*Terri Jones - 7th chair symphonic band

Brody Collier - 16th chair symphonic band

Lauren Basala - 18th chair symphonic band 

Nathaniel Johnson - 6th chair concert band 

Kayla Crawford - 10th chair concert band 

Ethan Hall - 11th chair concert band 

Seth Duncan - 12th chair concert band 

 

Bass Clarinet

*Shane Lillard - 1st chair symphonic band

 

Alto Saxophone

*Peyton Courtney - 1st chair symphonic band

Natalie Bullock - 3rd chair symphonic band 

 

Tenor Saxophone

Johnathan Leitz - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Bari Saxophone

*Kai Callahan - 1st chair symphonic band

Lucius Rivera - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Trumpet

Ainsley Simmons - 8th chair symphonic band 

Lucy Babcock - 10th chair symphonic band 

Billy Wright - 1st chair concert band 

Maggie Thomas - 4th chair concert band 

Angelina Smith - 6th chair concert band

Riley Truong - 8th chair concert band 

 

French Horn

*Hailee Perdue - 2nd chair symphonic band

*Stephen Manchee - 3rd chair symphonic band

*Jasmine Hunsberger - 5th chair symphonic band

Zach Ernst - 8th chair symphonic band 

 

Trombone

*Maggie Russell - 2nd chair symphonic band

Tyler Saunders - 5th chair symphonic band 

Landon Williams - 3rd chair concert band 

Will Markey - 4th chair concert band 

Virginia McGlothlin - 5th chair concert band 

 

Euphonium

Jasmine Humphries - 3rd chair symphonic band 

Brennan Hall - 4th chair symphonic band 

Jason Escobar - 1st chair concert band 

Christian Grooms - 3rd chair concert band 

 

Tuba

*Dominic Ramos - 3rd chair symphonic band

Jonah Medas - 1st chair concert band 

 

Percussion

*Aiden Koehler - 1st chair symphonic band

Elly Newman - 4th chair symphonic band 

*Ainsley Boyd - 5th chair symphonic band

Evan Grayson - 6th chair symphonic band 

Travis Williams - 4th chair concert band 

John Mason Vines - 7th chair concert band 

Bobby Russell - 8th chair concert band

 

 

January Fine Arts Student Spotlight - ART

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Morayo Ajibulu

OCHS - Sophomore

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Visual Arts - Drawing

 

 

 

 

What does your art mean to you?

"Art means a lot to me because it is a way to express myself by drawing and coloring. It is soothing process and I always enjoy looking at the finished project."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"The Fine Arts Program at OCHS gave me an opportunity to improve my creative thinking in ways that I have not been able to do before. My favorite part about this program was creating my own self portrait; it was fun studying my features and using bright colors to create a finished product."

 

Post graduation plans:

"I plan to go to college to study health sciences and I will also take more art classes to keep improving my skills."

 

 

 OCHS Fine Arts Graduate Showcase

 

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Please enjoy the Graduate Showcase from former OCHS students who have kept making their art by clicking on the attached link! We are so proud of them for continuing to work during this difficult time to share their talents with others. We are so happy to share it with you!

Please enjoy!

 

OCHS Graduate Showcase Virtual Concert Link: https://youtu.be/bQjS3K6S9tI

 

 

 

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12:00AM
VBODA State Assessment AND Powhatan Classic
06 Nov 2021
12:00AM
VMBC State Championships
08 Nov 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Monthly FAB Mtg.
09 Dec 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Winter Choir Concert
13 Dec 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Monthly FAB Mtg.
16 Dec 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
OCHS Winter Band Concert
10 Jan 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Monthly FAB Mtg.
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