Otsego Homecoming

Friday, September 14th

Parade: 5:45pm

Downtown Otsego, Parade begins behind the Shoppers Guide and ends at Conference & Washington St.

Band Performance: ~6:30pm BEFORE the football game.

Football Game: 7:00pm

Allegan County Fair Parade

Monday, September 10th

2018 Cedar Point Trip

Tuesday, August 7th 2018


Band Camp 2018!

Band Camp Cookout

Friday Aug 3rd

6:15pm Band Show Run through

6:30pm Cookout

This is our annual family cookout. The band boosters will be providing hamburgers and brats and collecting donations for the rest of the meal.

Bulldog Stadium


Band Parent Information

Band Parent Meeting

Monday, July 30th 7:30pm

OHS Band Room

All Parents of Freshmen and new students are highly encouraged to learn about OHS Marching Band.  All band parents are welcome to come with any questions you have.

Parent Newsletter

Parent Volunteer Form

2018 Band Camp Schedule Summary

Color Guard Pre-Camp

Color Guard:

Date:                                            Time:

Mon, July 23rd                       9am – 4pm

Tue, July 24th                        9am – 4pm

Wed, July 25th                       9am – 4pm

Thu, July 26th                        9am – 4pm

Fri, July 27th                          9am – 4pm

Percussion Pre-Camp


Date:                                            Time:

Mon, July 23rd                             4pm – 9pm

Tue, July 24th                              4pm – 9pm

Wed, July 25th                            4pm – 9pm

Thu, July 26th                             4pm – 9pm

Fri, July 27th                               4pm – 9pm

Brass and Woodwinds Pre-Camp

Brass and Woodwinds:

Date:                                            Time:

Tue, July 24th                              6pm – 9pm

Thu, July 26th                             6pm – 9pm

Freshman Basics

Freshman Basics:

Date:                                            Time:

Wed, July 25th                            6pm – 8pm

(All Freshman and Section leaders EXCEPT Color Guard and Percussion)

Sat, July 28th                             8am – 10pm

(All Freshman and Section leaders INCLUDING Color Guard and Percussion)

Band Camp

Band Camp:

Date:                                            Time:

Mon, July 30th                       9am – 9pm

Tue, July 31st                        9am – 9pm

Wed, Aug 1st                         9am – 9pm

Thu, Aug 2nd                         9am – 9pm

Fri, Aug 3rd                            9am – 9pm

2018 Band Camp Full Schedule

Band Camp Meals



A small lunch is provided every day free of charge by the schools. If your child needs a larger meal, you may desire to supplement this.



The band boosters will be providing an option of dinner each day Monday – Thursday for $12 for the week. This is only $3 a meal! As this is the first year we are trying this, they are just general meals and are not gluten free, vegetarian, or other. If you do not wish for the provided dinners please remember to pack dinner in a cooler with ice.

Friday will be our annual family cookout. The band boosters will be providing hamburgers and brats and collecting donations for the rest of the meal.


Sloppy Joe

Carrot and Celery Sticks




Walking Tacos






2 Hot dogs


Fruit Cocktail





Green Beans



*Note: Sides may change if fruit or vegetables are found at an amazing sale price! Also, we are looking for volunteers to help serve dinners.

Please sign up Monday morning by 9:00 am and pay the $12 if you wish to partake of the meals. We need to know how many meals to cook!


Questions? Call or text Kara DeBoer @ (269) 370-3586 or email at obbpresident@gmail.com

Communication Procedures

OHS Marching Band 2018

  1. When reporting an illness, please call the OHS band office, 692-6180 as soon as possible and leave a call back number. If it is very early or late, use email, MPiersma@otsegops.org. Please do not email less than a ½ hour before rehearsals begin as I will probably not check it.
  2. For schedule updates please check otsegobands.com, or Facebook. The Facebook page is “Otsego Bands” not the other variations that are out there.  Please do not Facebook Message or Messanger the Directors.
  3. Check your phone for reminders from the Remind app.
  4. If at all possible, if you need to speak with me, please email or call ahead of time and set up a meeting. Please avoid coming to the band office just before rehearsal begins unless it is an emergency. The staff will be meeting 15 minutes prior to the rehearsal’s start time and we are usually setting things up before that.
  5. If your student is ill, please provide a doctor’s note excusing them from rehearsal.

Thanks, everyone! Let’s have a great year!!!


Band Uniform Information

Standard Band Uniform Order Form

Color Guard Band Uniform Order Form

Drum Major/ Percussion Band Uniform Order Form

Marching Band T-Shirt Order Form

2018 High School Band Schedule

2018 High School Band Schedule


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