The Oak Park High School Performing Groups and Curriculum

 
The music program at Oak Park High School offers a Concert Band, Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band (A & B), Pit Orchestra, Marching Band, Winter Drumline, Strings, Winter Guard, and a Choir. Advancement to the next grade level relies on comprehensive knowledge and performance ability from the previous grade level. Demonstration of proper participation skills along with self-discipline and motivation will drive students in learning scales and producing characteristic sounds on their instruments. 
 
OPHS Bands are performance-based classes. This requires students to perform on grade level together to be successful as an individual within each ensemble. Our music program not only teaches music but also prepares students to be responsible, organized, well-disciplined citizens.
 
The curriculum for each class outlines requirements needed for successful completion of each band level. Being a performance based class; advancement relies on completion of the previous band level requirements.