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The GlenOak Band Program is a highly comprehensive program that aims to provide students with an incomparable high school band experience. We offer students group experiences in concert, jazz, and marching with an emphasis on the individual instrumental musician. Band ensembles for credit at GlenOak include:

GlenOak Jazz I

GlenOak Jazz II

GlenOak Concert Band

GlenOak Symphonic Winds

GlenOak Honors Symphonic Winds (Juniors and Seniors)

GlenOak Marching Band

GlenOak Honors Marching Band (Juniors and Seniors)

Other non-credit extra-curricular opportunities include:

Color Guard/Dance Team (part of GO Marching Band)

Basketball Pep Band

Musical Pit Orchestra


Both the Concert Band and Symphonic Winds consistently earn Superior ratings each year at OMEA District and State Large Group Contest. Students participating in OMEA Solo and Ensemble in the Winter earn the highest ratings as well. 

The GlenOak Marching Band has performed in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Disney's Magic Kingdom, Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Halftime spectacular, and recently was featured in the 2017 New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. The Golden Eagle Marching Band also performs at many local band shows, football games, and parades in the fall. 

The GlenOak Jazz bands yearly are invited to perform at a variety of jazz festivals locally and nationally. We host the Plain Local Jazz Festival every March which has featured guest artists like Sarah Morrow, Ernie Krivda, Michael Parkinson, Matthew James, Scott Garlock, Dave Banks Big Band, Ohio University   Jazz I, University of Akron Jazz, KSU Jazz Ensemble, and many others.  GlenOak Jazz I was featured with the Canton Symphony in December 2016 in a Swingin' Holiday concert.  


Chris Irwin

Kelsey Giotta

Elyse Laux

Additional Staff:

Jackie Blaydes - Color Guard and Dance Team

Kristen Chiarappa - Majorettes

David Singhaus - Drumline

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