• Welcome to the Oakland High School Music Department!


    The award-winning Oakland High School Music Program aims to build character through the learning, playing and performing music, individually and together as a group. We will learn music theory, notation, composition and arranging. Our goal is to develop musical skills, discipline and personal perception as a performer, while building an understanding of the unique and important role that every individual plays in a musical ensemble, be it Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Guitar. To support our goals we request that students actively participate in class, fulfill their written assignments, practice their instrument at least a minimum of 130 minutes per week and must attend all performances (see calendar).


  • Department Information:

    Director: David Byrd

    Email: david.byrd@ousd.org

    Telephone: (510) 874-3676 x 303

    Best time to contact: 11:30 - 12:30