MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND

   Here at Otsego Middle School, we offer 6th grade band, 7th grade band, and 8th grade
band. We also have a spring jazz band consisting of mostly 8th graders.

   Sixth grade band meets in sections of like instruments on an every other day basis, shared with Physical Education.

   The 7th and 8th grade bands meet every day as a full group. There are two concerts for the 6th grade; three concerts, band festival, and solo and ensemble festival for the 7th grade; and three concerts, band festival, solo and ensemble festival, and three parades for the 8th grade.

   We concentrate on music fundamentals as well as playing quality literature while refining our performance skills. Both the 7th and 8th grade bands have received 1st division ratings at band festival for the last 40+ years and the 8th grade band is the only middle school band featured annually in the Allegan Fair Parade!