Band Camp is a requirement of all members in the OSSB Marching Band, the ONLY Blind Marching Band in the World!!! OSSB students entering grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, or Senior Plus may see Ms. Johnson to gain entrance into the OSSB Marching Band. Students needing assistance with mobility will have a marching assistant who will guide them during show and in parades. There will be weekly sectional music rehearsals on Thursday evenings 3:45-4:45 and marching practices 5:30-7:30 p.m. Most performances are on Thursday nights. There will be one band weekend sometime in the fall where the band will perform in multiple locations.
A typical Band Camp Day includes:
We will conclude the camp with a performance of our new halftime show open to families and the public on Friday at 2:30 p.m. followed by an awards assembly and an exchange of information for parents and students.
All marching assistants must have BCI and FBI background checks within the past 2 years on file at OSSB. Volunteers interested in becoming a marching assistant should see Ms. Yolanda Johnson. Registration is open until the start of the first day of camp.
The first is a flyer with the national 800 number and second is a list of local places serving free lunches in the community: Summer Meal Flyer. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Check out OSSB in CEC DVI Quarterly on pg. 38:Summer in Columbus at The Ohio State School for the Blind
|Registration at Noon||Monday, August 17, 2015|
|First Day of School||Tuesday, August 18, 2015|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 7, 2015||No School|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 12, 2015||No School|
|Professional Day||Friday, October 23, 2015||No School|
|Veteran's Day||Monday, November 9, 2015||No School|
|Thanksgiving Break||Wednesday, November 25, 2015||Early Dismissal at Noon|
|Thanksgiving Break Continued||November 26-27, 2014||No School|
|Teacher Work Day||Friday, December 4, 2015||No School|
|Winter Break||December 21, 2015 - January 1, 2016||No School|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day||January 18, 2016||No School|
|President's Day||Monday, February 15, 2016||No School|
|Early Dismissal||Wednesday, March 23, 2016||Early Dismissal at Noon|
|Professional Day||Thursday, March 24, 2016||No School|
|Spring Break Begins||Friday, March 25, 2016||No School|
|Spring Break Continued||March 28, 2016 - April 1, 2016||No School|
|Graduation/Last Day of School||Thursday, May 26, 2016|
|Teacher Work Day||Friday, May 27, 2016|
If you would like to download a copy of the OSSB 2015-2016 school calendar please click on the link below.
2015-2016 School Calendar
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