5 Young men that are in the Oakland High School Band Program are members of an audition only, elite indoor drumline called Audio Theater.
The Oakland students include Max Gardner, a senior, Dionte Wesley, Jackson Ayers, and Noah Pickelsimer, all juniors and Jayden Phillips, a sophomore.
The students are headed to the World Championships in Ohio this week for the Winter Guard World Championships.
"It is extraordinary that 5 members of the group are from one school," according to one parent who spoke to WGNS on Monday.
These young men attended informational workshops and auditions in October after the conclusion of marching season. They have devoted every weekend to practice and competition.
Their instruments in the show are:
- Dionte Wesley - bass
- Jackson Ayers - snare
- Noah Pickelsimer - snare
- Jayden Phillips - snare
- Max Gardner - rack