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“Communities depend upon a diversity of talent” ― Sir Ken Robinson

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The Oakton High School Marching Band, also known as the Marching Cougars, is made up of over 100 students and is led by 3 drum majors, section leaders and a student band council. The Marching Band focuses on musical performance while marching challenging drills together with a moving drumline, pit percussion, color guard and sometimes, props.

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Oakton High School has three concert bands that practice and perform throughout the school year: Symphonic, Concert 1 and Concert 2. Oakton High School Band is a 25-year State of Virginia Honor Band.

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Oakton High has two jazz band classes that begin meeting in November, when marching band season ends. Students are assigned to either Jazz A or Jazz B by audition. Each class is held twice a week immediately after school, and students receive a course credit and a grade for participating.


The Color Guard is an integral part of the Marching Band that uses flags, rifles, and sabres along with dance to visualize the music played by the Marching Cougars. In the winter, Guard is an indoor activity where participants compete with other teams.

We are the music makers,

    And we are the dreamers of dreams.


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