Marching Band

West Orange HS Colorguard auditions for the upcoming school year marching season will be held on Tuesday, May 4th and Thursday, May 6th in the cafeteria. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome!

Click here to learn about the West Orange High School Warrior Band. West Orange has a wide variety of classes to offer students. We feature four concert bands, three Jazz Bands, Marching Band, and Percussion. The traditional band classes are two freshman bands and two upperclassman Bands. There is a freshman jazz band, as well as two upperclassman jazz ensembles that are chosen by open auditions. Everyone is a part of the marching band, and everyone in marching band is in a band class!

Please share this news! West Orange will be offering summer band camp for students entering grades 1-8 in the 2021-2022 school year! For more information, please visit www.westorangeband.com and click Summer Camp to register online. If you have questions or concerns, please contact West Orange High School Band Director and Camp Director, Ken Boyd at kenneth.boyd@ocps.net.

Don’t wait, please register today for this incredible experience!

Congratulations to the best band teacher in OCPS, West Orange's finest Mr. Ken Boyd! He is the recipient of the Oliver Hobbs Award which recognizes excellence in Band Education! Shown here after being honored at the OCPS board meeting with our Assistant Principal Amanda DiMarzo. Congrats Mr. Boyd!!




The West Orange Warrior Marching Band had a fabulous trip to London for the New Year's Day 2020 parade. More pictures and videos can be found on the PTSO Facebook page.

I wanted to share with you all how wonderful the bands and orchestras performed at their Music Performance Assessments this past Thursday – Saturday. All three of our concert bands earned a Superior rating. In Orange County, we were one of only four schools to take three or more concert bands and earn a superior with each.

The Orchestras did well also. Our Concert Orchestra earned an Excellent rating and our Symphonic Orchestra earned a Superior rating. West Orange was one of only seven schools in OCPS to have an orchestra earn a Superior rating!

Please congratulate your band and orchestra students for a job well done. Thank you all for your continued support,

Kenneth A. Boyd

Director of Bands & Orchestra