Marching Pirates field Nature’s Wrath!
The competitive marching season is upon us! The 2016 OHS Marching Pirates have been hard at work learning our field show entitled Nature’s Wrath. This challenging 8 minute production consists of three movements.
Movement 1, Lightning Strikes portrays the calm before the storm; birds chirping, flowers blooming, and nature at peace. Graceful choreography in the color guard accent flowing drill in the band. Suddenly, the clouds roll in and the percussion accelerate the band into turmoil. The horns land in a lightning bolt formation while playing dark and loud luminous chords. Eventually the storm dissipates as the music returns to the minimalist melodies of the show’s beginning.
Movement 2, The Healing Sun opens with a grand gesture from the winds. Soon after two trumpet soloists play fanfares calling for the sun to nourish the ravished land. The movement reaches its climax as the sun finally breaks through the clouds and shines brilliant light to restore peace. The band and color guard come together to form a large sun with the flags as the sun rays!
Movement 3, Fire’s Revenge reminds us that nature often has the last laugh. Just as the sun brings us peace, the drumline barges onto the scene with feverish might. The music and drill transition from calm melodies to turbulent stabs and angular shapes. As the ensemble races to the end, we can only hope that the storm returns to relinquish the fire…
Support our students at one of our competitive field shows and get involved with the band boosters to ensure that the Marching Pirates have a top-notch experience. Check the calendar section for event dates, times, and itineraries.
BAND CAMP & PERCUSSION MINI-CAMP!!!
After a relaxing summer it is time to get to work on the 2016 Marching Pirates! Below are the dates and times for this year’s August camps and meetings. PARENTS be sure to attend the Marching Band Info Meeting and stay for the Show & Tell Potluck! All events will be held at the OHS Music Room (R102).
- Students must bring: 1/2 gallon Water Jug, Hat, Athletic Shoes & Clothes, Music Folder w/Plastic Inserts, Dot Book.
- Bring $ for food or pack a sack lunch.
- Please give yourself extra travel time to deal with school construction.
Percussion Mini-Camp (battery & front ensemble only)
Wed. 8/3 through Fri. 8/5 : 3 – 6 pm
Student Leadership Meeting
Fri. 8/5: 6 – 8 pm
BAND CAMP (all members)
Mon. 8/8 through Thr. 8/11: 9 am – 4 pm.
Fri. 8/12: 11 am – 6 pm
Parent Info. Meeting, Student Show & Tell, Potluck
Fri. 8/12: 5:30 pm