Join our band program
Find all you need to know about picking an instrument and more on our Preparing for Fall 2020 - Band page.
We look forward to having your student in our music programs for the 2020-21 school year.
To promote and foster a stand of excellence in music making through interactive and innovative practices by developing cultural awareness, positive social interaction, and leadership skills in an ever changing globalized society.
Join the O'Banion band program
We are so glad you visited our page and we are even more excited to have you join the OMS BAND family! No matter what your background is, we have a place for your child in the O'Banion Band program. Although students entering the 6th grade generally make up our Beginning Band, we also welcome incoming 7th & 8th grade beginning band students! Once we decide on the instrument that fits your child the best, we will communicate the schedule need with our wonderful counselors.
Fun facts about our band program
We are the 3rd largest and the fastest growing band in the district. We offer band classes for Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, and Percussion. Our band students consistently receive Superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble Contest, compete and win spots in the GISD All-District Band and the All-Region Band, successfully perform at UIL Concert & Sight Reading Evaluation, bring home Superior Ratings from select contests in the DFW area.
This year we are taking trips to watch professional bands perform, and to NRH2O water park. We have also taken trip to Six Flags.
We also have several performances: our bands perform at OB football and volleyball games, have Fall, Winter, Spring, and End of the Year Concerts, and sometimes just for fun in different locations all over the school.
We believe that the instrument chooses the child--not the other way around! The best way to select a child's primary band instrument is to have them go through the process of trying out their top 3-5 choices. Your OMS Band directors are experienced and knowledgeable in helping select instruments based on physical and academic needs.
Traditionally, we decide on instrument choices at one of our scheduled Instrument Selection events. Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, we have cancelled all scheduled events and will update everyone as soon as we have rescheduled. Please expect communication via email and/or mail if your child is enrolled in OMS Band classes for the upcoming school year.
We are the O’Banion Band. We are successful because every day we strive to be better than we were yesterday. We are conscientious and detail oriented, always focused on what is best for the team. We are the best because we always give our best. We are bison!
Keep in touch with your Bison Band
Mr. Burscough’s conference time is 5th Period from 1:06-1:52 p.m.
Feel free to leave a voicemail anytime and we will get back with you at our earliest convenience. Our direct line is 972-279-6103 ext. 50816.
You can find additional instructional information on our Google Classroom. Contact Mr. Burscough for a code to join our future O'Banion Bison band members.
The primary form of communication is via Email. I will respond within 24 hours. Students may be taking classes with Mrs.Whitaker or Mr. Robinson. If you have a question about your student’s grades or progress in the class, please email the teacher your student works with each day. If you have questions about rehearsals, money, trips, etc. please email Mr. Burscough.
Remind 101 is an app used to communicate via text messaging. It is crucial to have all students with cell phones and parents with cell phones loaded into this app.
OMS Beginning Band Text: @omsbeg To: 81010
OMS Concert Band Text: @omscon To: 81010
OMS Symphonic Band Text: @omssym To: 81010
OMS Honors Band Text: @omshon To: 81010
Many announcements are posted on the front page and there is a wealth of information about the program available for the public to access.
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