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The OPRFHS Award-Winning Band Program Offers a Variety of Performing Opportunities

Joining a band is a perfect way to grow musically and socially. Encourage your student to get involved!

Non-auditioned:

  • Concert Band:  comprised mostly of Freshmen

  • Symphonic Band: comprised of Sophomores through Seniors

By audition:

  • Wind Ensemble:  Sophomore - Seniors

  • Wind Symphony:  Freshmen - Seniors

Award-winning Marching Huskies

This extra-curricular band rehearses and performs from August through the end of October. They march at home football games, participate in parades and statewide coompetitions and participate​ every 4 years in the Disney World Thanksgiving Day Parade of Bands.

In 2016, APPLAUSE! was happy to provide marching band rain coats to keep our musicians warm and dry in all types of weather!

Jazz Bands

OPRFHS is host to two excellent jazz bands:

  • The Jazz Ensemble (audtioned)

  • Jazz Band II (non-audtioned)

Where
it all comes together
The Huskie Music Fest

The Huskie Music Fest is an annual event in October packed with performances of the Band, Orchestra and Choir ensembles. The evening is a fundraiser for APPLAUSE!, and supports all the performing arts programs. 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Prisms of Winter Concert

Every December the OPRFHS Music Department presents this wonderful 90 minute evening of continuous music from the band, choir, and orchestra. Always a sell-out event, we advise you purchase your tickets in advance on RevTrak (available about a month before the performance date). Please arrive early to enjoy the pre-concert performances by small ensembles in the auditorium lobby, beautifully transformed by APPLAUSE! volunteers into a winter wonderland.