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August 27, 2010

Did you march in the OHS Marching Band?

Filed under: Education — oregonareacommbook @ 6:37 pm

I’m researching the history of Oregon’s illustrious marching band.

In the “present” section of the Oregon Area Community Book we’ll showcase the rebranding of the marching band as the “Oregon Shadow Armada” in 2008 under Creative Director Nick Lane.

Undefeated throughout 2008, the band won all 6 “captions” (scoring components)  at the 2008 Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association final contest with a high-concept show called COLLISION. Watch it live here:

In the “past” section of the book we’ll  report on the evolution of the band from its inception in 1972, through the glorious early 1990s, and the puzzling drop in participation and return to competitive caliber since.

I’d love to interview a few people who marched in Oregon’s high school band, any time over the decades. Let’s create a kaleidoscope of OHSMB memories as vivid as Nick Lane’s Shadow Armada show.

Got memories or photos of the band? Contact me at oacb53575@gmail.com!

-Sarah White for the Oregon Area Community Book

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