Spring Concert & 2023-2024 Year of Achievements for Oak Ridge High School Band

You are invited to our Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 7th, at 7 pm for the season’s final performance by the Oak Ridge High School Band.  Percussion Ensemble, JazzKats and Concert Band will be performing a variety of pieces for your enjoyment. The concert will be in the ORHS Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students/seniors and included with season passes.

This concert is the culmination of hours of work during and after school since July 12th of last summer – Band Camp! – for over a hundred students who participate throughout the school year.  Concert Band follows our busy fall season of Marching Band for football games and competitions.  Here are a few highlights of the ORHS WildBand and Concert Band achievements:

  • All East & All State participation by several Band individuals
  • Instrumental Ensembles perform in concert & are members of local groups
  • Indoor Percussion earns 3rd in East Tennessee Performing Arts Association Championships
  • Winter Guard participation in East Tennessee Performing Arts Association Championships and Winter Guard International Competition
  • 44 Band and 33 Orchestra students combine to form a Symphonic Orchestra to perform and compete in Orlando, earning the highest Gold/Superior rating
  • Foothills Marching Classic – Class 4A champions
  • Several members join inaugural Tri-M Honor Society

The ORHS Band performs under the direction of Michael Spirko and Sean Rutherford.

Keep up with this group all year through our WildBand website –  www.wildband.org. Season Concert Passes for 2024/25  are available with any tax-deductible donation payable to the ORHS Band Boosters or donate specifically to our Band truck/trailer maintenance here.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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