The O’Dowd Music Department offers student musicians a number of ways to showcase their talents. From String Orchestra to Symphonic Band to Jazz Workshop, Jazz Combo, and Advanced Jazz Band, music aficionados have plenty of opportunity to play what they love.  Regardless of which ensemble they join, students will get the chance to join a tradition of musical excellence and to perform at various festivals and concerts throughout the year.

Symphonic Band performance calendar »

String Orchestra performance schedule »

Jazz Band Workshop performance schedule »

Advanced Jazz Band performance schedule »

View our very active band blog »

Jazz Workshop
Advanced Jazz




One of the more popular extra-curricular activities at O’Dowd, the Drama group puts on several performances a year in our beautiful 325-seat performing arts center. From classics to dramas to musicals to modern plays, each year brings something new to applaud.

BOD Students Win at Ohlone Competition »

Spring Musical Announced for 2018 »

Download ticket order form »

Actor profiles from previous shows:

Actor Profile – Beatrice Velline »

Actor Profile – Taylor Daniel »

Actor Profile – Carl Ballantine »

Past Drama Productions »