Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Jingle Bell Jukebox

-is the theme for this years December concert.  Students in grades k-5th have been busy preparing some holiday favorites.  I'm sure you'll recognize a lot of the songs.  Many of our 6th - 8th grade will be helping with the concert, singing, playing instruments and helping behind stage.  Mark your calendars - Wednesday, December 6th - 6:30pm!!!  See you then!!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Save the Date

It's September!!!  So, we begin another year of music at OCS.  What's back - our concerts - and yes, we have the date for the winter concert - WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6TH.  Save the date!
Before and after school group instrumental lessons are available for grades 4th-8th.  (parents of younger students please contact me if you are interested).  The sign up forms can be found on the online "back pack".  
The chrome books are new for the 5th grade and will be used at times for all 5th - 8th grade students during music class.  
Have a great year!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Thanks OCS community for another wonderful concert.  And remember "This could possibly be the best day ever.  And the forecast says that tomorrow will likely be a million and six times better.  So make every minute count jump up, jump in and seize the day.  And let's make sure that in every sing possible way, TODAY IS GONNA BE A GREAT DAY!"

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Count Down to CORRECT Concert

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17th - 6pm - OCS Spring Concert.  The theme is CORRECT -
Students in grades k-5 and those students in grades 6th - 8th that are participating should be there by 5:30pm.

Friday, March 3, 2017

6th Grade All Star County Band

I heard it's been 11years - possibly more since we have been able to do this -  OCS has sent 2 students to the 6th Grade All County Band.  The students sent to this have to be able to play a concert band instrument (woodwind, brass or percussion) and meet certain criteria - such as instrumental technique and an ability to read music.  The students selected to go are a part of the before/after school music lessons that we have here at OCS and had to work hard to not only meet to criteria to be invited but also, to learn music to spend a day with some of the best 6th grade instrumental students in the county and participate in a 100+ student ensemble for an evening concert.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Friday, February 24, 2017


YES!!!  We have a concert date!  Wednesday, May 17th.  All k-5 students as well as instrumental students and some of our 6th-8th graders.  SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happy New Year

As we start 2017 the students are learning about the following:
k- What is tempo?
1st grade - instruments, categories, sounds and appearance.
2nd grade - Mozart - music, life and times.
3rd grade - Ballads - (not to get confused with ballet)
4th grade - notation -this will be VERY important when playing recorders
5th grade - will be taking a detour to studying the 3B's.  Who are the 3B's???
6th grade - are taking a very close look at percussion instruments.
7th grade - are creating some very challenging games that will be shared in a couple weeks - showing their knowledge of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music
8th grade - music careers.