Band and Choir (grades 5-8) are both performance-based classes and require that the student be there for all concerts. Most of the concerts are scheduled outside the normal school day, and will require the student to come back at night to perform; failure to perform in the concerts will result in a lower grade. Students are expected to practice outside of scheduled class times for band. Band students have a sectional once a week during their lunch time recess that they are required to be at; failure to attend these sectionals will result in a lower band grade. Also, because band and choir are performance-based classes, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. A student who is habitually disruptive will be removed from band or choir and placed in the general music class. Musical programs are put on for Veteran’s Day, Christmas, and in the spring.
OLL offers instrument rental to all Band students at a cost of $50.00 per school year.