O’Connor High School Band Programs
The Panther Marching Band performs at football games, UIL, various other contests around the state, and area parades. Varsity marching band spots are awarded to students based on performing ability, marching ability, and attendance.
Students will be scheduled in one of four concert ensembles throughout the year. Students audition in late Spring for placement in the correct ensemble class. Auditions will consist of etudes, scales, attendance and ability. Students are expected to actively participate in TMEA Region Band auditions as well as UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.
Two Jazz Band classes are offered during the school day, and students also have the opportunity to participate in an advanced jazz combo.
Students learn the artistry of color guard. Students learn yoga, dance, marching, and fundamentals of body control. Students learn individual solos as well as perform as an ensemble. Student may perform and compete at various competitions.