Welcome to the official home of the Oakdale High School Bear Band. OHS is located in Ijamsville, Maryland, and is the newest high school in the Frederick County Public School system. Our program provides rich and fulfilling experiences to the students through Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Colorguard, Indoor Percussion, and Indoor Guard.

Be sure to check out our pages so you can find out what is new and exciting!


Winter is coming! We are busy preparing for the Kris Kringle procession on December 11! Check out the Celebrate Frederick page for more information. We also have our Winter Concert, which will be held on Friday, December 18 at 7:00 PM following the Empty Bowls dinner in the cafeteria. a $5 donation gets you into Empty Bowls AND the concert; $2 admission at the door for the concert.

Indoor Season is here! Commitment information and paperwork can be found under the Forms tab.

It's never too early to plan! Here are important events coming up later in the year:

The spring band trip (with choir) to Kings Dominion is a concert band-style adjudication performance open to all students in fall or spring band. The trip will be April 29-30 and students will not miss school for the trip. An informational meeting will be scheduled for January when prices for travel are confirmed.

The end-of-year Band Awards Banquet will be on Monday, May 9th at Morningside Inn. RSVPs are required for this event and will be sent out in the spring.
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Upcoming Band Events:

  • November Shoebox collection now until November 30!
  • November 30- All County Band Percussion Auditions @WFMS
  • December
  • 12/2- All County Band Wind Auditions @WFMS
  • 12/3- Parade and concert prep: 2:30-4:00
  • 12/8- Parade and concert prep: 2:30-4:00
  • 12/9- Barnes and Noble giftwrapping and performances 4:00-9:00 PM
  • 12/10- Parade and concert prep: 2:30-4:00
  • 12/11- Kris Kringle Procession in Downtown Frederick @6:30 (Report time TBA)
  • 12/15- Concert prep (no guard): 2:30-4:00
  • 12/18- Winter Concert 7:00 PM (Dress rehearsal 12/17 2:30-5:00)

  • January
  • 1/21 -- Oakdale Feeder Pattern Community Concert (fall ensemble)

Proposed Bylaws and Standing Rules

Summary of Changes to the Bylaws.pdf
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The Next Band Booster Meeting:
November 19, 7:00 PM
OHS Media Center

Donate to Become a Friend of the Band!

Click the "Donate" button below and check out Fundraiser for more information on how to support the band!

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We need your help!
Volunteer Sign Up Sheets are under the Volunteer Tab! Marching Band Forms, Schedule, and Handbook are available for download under the Forms tab of our webpage!