Welcome Freshmen & New Members to the 2017-2018 Oviedo High School Marching Lions Band and Color Guard!

Curriculum Night Packet

The 2017 – 2018 Marching Band season is approaching fast!  If your student is interested in joining our award winning band family, please download the 2017 – 2018 Curriculum Night Packet.  It has all the information you need regarding opportunities in the band, required classes, upcoming dates, and fees.

The DUETS Program

The DUETS Parent Program links a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year band parent with a 1st year band parent at the start of the marching season. DUETS goal is to provide support, foster parent involvement, and create a mutually beneficial friendship for both the volunteer and new band parent.

As a new member parent, you can expect your DUETS partner to contact you prior to band camp to assist with any questions that may not have been addressed during the band camp meeting. For the remainder of the marching season, your DUETS partner will be your go-to person as new questions arise, and they will!

DUETS volunteers strive to make themselves available via phone and email to offer wisdom, information and support to the 1st year band family throughout the entire band season.

If you have not already signed up for the DUETS Parent Program, please send an email to: duets@oviedoband.com

Be sure to include the following information: your name, phone number, email address, student name, grade in Fall 2017, and marching instrument.

Freshman and New Member Band Notes

All 9th grade and new to band students should signup for one of the following classes:

Band I (#1302300):
This covers Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Ensemble. The Band Directors have final approval for placement in the various ensembles. Wind Ensemble is by audition only. Private instruction is strongly encouraged to be considered for Wind Ensemble. Audition music and dates for the 2017-2018 school year will be announced via Charms and on this web site.

Instrumental Technique (#1302420):
This is a percussion technique class for all percussion students. Percussion students should sign up for the first semester. These students will be placed by the Band Directors into Concert, Symphonic or Wind Ensemble for the second semester.

Eurhythmics I: (#1305300) (Color Guard)
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop basic skills in creating, performing, and evaluating choreographed performances as an independent ensemble and in cooperation with the marching band. Emphasis is placed on dance, equipment manipulation, precision, and the relationship between music and dance.

All groups come together in the summer to form the Oviedo Marching Lion Band.