The ODCS Music Department includes three band ensembles: High School Band, Intermediate Band, and Band I. Our goals are to instruct and instill a love for music in students so that we may praise our Lord and Savior through the gift of music. All classes are performance based and required practice to succeed.
High School Band
High School Band has two distinct seasons: Marching Band and Concert Band. Marching Band performs a show at athletic games as well as an indoor band show. The marching band will perform at specialty parades in the community. The Concert Band performs a minimum of two shows a year: Winter and Spring. This group is for all 8th through 12th-grade musicians.
Intermediate Band serves as a transition between Band I and High School Band. In this level students learn the skills and musicianship needed to enter High School Band. This group is for all 6th and 7th grade musicians. The intermediate band will perform concerts in the winter and the spring.
Band I is the beginner group where students first learn to play a band instrument. In this class students will learn one of the six basic starter instruments: trumpet, trombone, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, or percussion. This band will perform with the lower school ensembles during the winter and spring concerts.