The Oak Mountain High School Band Program

Oak Mountain High School is located in north Shelby County, Alabama, and is a suburb of the greater Birmingham area. The Oak Mountain community is nestled within the township of Indian Springs Village. Built in 1999, the high school serves a population of 1,589 students in grades nine through twelve.

The Oak Mountain High School “Spirit of Cahaba” Marching Band, a cornerstone of the Fine Arts Department at OMHS, is made up of two hundred and forty students. The “Spirit of Cahaba” performs at all of the high school’s football games as well as two marching contests throughout the fall, consistently garnering superior ratings and capturing many of the best in class and best overall awards at these contests. Each year, this ensemble marches in the annual Oak Mountain Homecoming Parade. In the spring of 2017, the band was selected to perform in Orlando, Florida at the Festival Disney Marching Competition in Walt Disney World. At this event, they were named the Grand Champions (out of 37 bands to participate).

Other instrumental performance opportunities for students at OMHS include jazz bands, percussion ensembles, numerous chamber ensembles, show choir band, and a theatrical orchestra. Additional performing arts that operate under the band umbrella include the color guard, winter guard, dance team, and majorettes.

Individuals in the band compete in local, regional, and state band and orchestra auditions. All concert ensembles participate in the annual Alabama Music Performance Assessment, and each ensemble has consistently earned superior ratings at this event. Private instruction is strongly supported and encouraged. These lessons are a major focus of individual development for the students in the Oak Mountain Band. Individual members are sought after by universities across the southeast for the quality of musicianship and leadership inherent to members of the Oak Mountain program.

The Oak Mountain Bands have been invited on two occasions (2010 and 2015) to perform concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York. In 2016, the Oak Mountain Wind Ensemble received an invitation to perform at the Alabama Music Educators Conference to give a joint concert with the world renowned Boston Brass. Also in 2016, the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band were both invited to perform at the National Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana, an honor only bestowed upon a handful of prestigious programs each year. Most recently, the Wind Ensemble was once again invited back to perform at the 2017 Alabama Music Educators Conference in Montgomery, Alabama.

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– News –

  • Band Fee Payment Coupon 2018-2019

    May 29, 2018

    Click the link below to access our band fee payment coupons for 2018-2019.  If you would prefer to pay the fee with a credit card, you may do so at our band registration on Tuesday, July 24 @ 7 pm in the OMHS Cafeteria. OMHS Band Payment Coupons 2018-2019

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  • 2018 Band Camp Schedule

    March 26, 2018

    Summer band camp is mandatory for all participants in the 2018-19 Oak Mountain High School Band.  Click below to see the full schedule: 2018 OMHS Band Camp Calendar

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  • 2018-19 Leadership Team

    March 24, 2018

    Congratulations to the 2018-19 Oak Mountain High School Band Leadership Team! To all of our applicants, we appreciate all of the hard work each of you put into your application and service projects.  These will certainly serve our organization well for many years to come. We look forward to seeing all of our candidates set the…

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– Calendar –

Jul 16

Leadership Team Camp

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OMHS
Birmingham
Jul 16

Visual Ensemble

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
OMHS
Birmingham
Jul 17

Rookie Brass/Woodwinds-Rookie Marching and Music

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
OMHS
Birmingham
Jul 17

Drum Camp

July 17 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm
OMHS PAC
Birmingham
Jul 18

All Brass/Woodwinds Marching Maneuvering

July 18 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 11:30 am
OMHS
Birmingham
Jul 18

Uniform Shoe Fittings

July 18 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
OMHS
Birmingham

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