Scarlet Brigade (Marching Band)
The 2017 Spring Marching Band season is about to begin. The spring season promises to be an exciting one! Our performances include the District Band Festival, Portland’s St. John’s Parade, the Victoria Day Parade in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, and the Portland Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade.
This will be an amazing season filled with great performances and great traditions! The marching band is a special place for students to come together and make amazing music while representing the Oregon City community at home and abroad.
Registration forms and fees ($175) are due March 17th.
Looking forward to a great Spring Season!! Go Pios!
What Do I Wear?
Students will wear the band issued jacket, pants, and shako/plume provided (Full Dress). Students must provide and wear "Bus Clothes" under the uniform at all times. Bus Clothes consist of a t-shirt, tank top, athletic shorts or tights. Marching band shoes are required for each student and must be purchased or borrowed from the band (We highly recommend purchasing a pair). Students will provide & wear tall black socks for all marching band performances. "Full Dress" will be required for parades, competitions, and Homecoming. "Pioneer Casual" will be required dress for all additional football games. It will consist of the marching band issued t-shirt/sweatshirt and jeans.
How Do I Raise Money?
Throughout the year, students will have opportunity to participate in several fundraising activities. Some recent fundraisers have been Pete's Cruise In, Band Days, Band Scrip, Bunco Nights, Michael Allen Harrison Concert, Band-A-Thon just to name a few. The money that students raise in their band account can be used to off-set the cost of festivals, field trips, and Band Tours.
Our fantastic pep band cheers on our basketball teams. Music is rehearsed during our regular class time winter trimester. There will be no organized outside rehearsals for pep band. Students are encouraged to work on their music outside of class and may organize practice time on their own.
By signing up for pep band, youa re making the commitment that you will be at every home varsity basketball game. Please remember to always come with a great attitude, be supportive of our team, our band, and our fans. Call time for each night is 5:30pm in the OCHS band room. Students are expected to help set-up and pick up all their trash from the band section after the game. As a fundraiser we also collect cans after the game. A section will be assigned each game to a section.
Students wear the black pep band t-shirt with jeans or shorts. Theme nights are always popular and the drum majors will communicate those nights a week in advance to the band. Remember, the school dress code will be enforced at all times. The Performing Arts Code of Conduct will also be enforced and any student who chooses to violate this will be asked to leave the game and may forfeit their membership in the pep band. If you think it is wrong, don't do it. Go Pioneers!!
Yes, we have a color guard/flag and
If you're interested, just click the link to register for band and we will get back to you. Please contact Lisa Ramage if you are interested.
2016-2017 Marching Band Travel
Sept - Nov: Marching practice twice a week 6:30-8:30pm
Sept/Oct - Play at home Football games (and playoff games)
Sept 23 - 25 - Marching Band Retreat to Oregon Coast
October 1st - Linfield College Half Time Marching/Field Show
Nov 23 - 29 - Waikiki Holiday Parade & Pearl Harbor Commemoration - Oahu, Hawaii
Play at home basketball gamesas the Pep Band
April 4th to June 8th: Marching practice twice a week 6:30-8:30pm
April 27th - All District Band Festival
May 13th - St. Johns Parade, Portland, OR
May 20-22nd - Victoria Day Parade, Canada
June 11th - Portland Grand Floral Parade
Who are the Band Council & Section Leaders?
In the band classroom, students have the opportunity to accept leadership roles and honors in many ways. Band Council is an elected body of students who take on the various leadership roles needed to help the band succeed and to help promote band as a fun and welcoming community. Band Council students may be a participating member of any band. Duties may include, planning parties and social events, publicizing our performances, planning band tour, setting up and tearing down concert equipment, leading the class when Mr. Henson is absent, communicating with the Band Boosters, and assisting in fundraising efforts. the Band Council will meet once a month.
Section leaders are appointed by Mr. Henson and take on a large responsibility for making sure every member of the section (by instrument) has learned the music. Prior musical and leadership experience is required in order to be a section leader.
The highest standards of behavior and respect on the bus, in the parade and at the game will be expected!!
1. Be on their best manners at all times.
2. Bring their own band instruments and all music
3. Memorize the parade music
4. Wear the band uniform
5. Have a great time!!!