Brady Jorgensen, Max Ward, Connor Mockenhaupt, Carter Anderson, Juliett Griffin, Rebekah Sechler, Aliyah Tiedtke, Truman Wood, and Mia Linder attended the UNO All-State Camp on September 17th. The camp was conducted by the wonderful Dr. Derrick Fox. These 9 hopeful All-Staters joined over 150 other young Nebraska Musicians!
O-C JH Choir Students: Luke Richards, Truman Wood, Mia Linder, Caleb Sechler, and Angel Henry attended the NCDA Middle Level Honor Choir this past Summer. These five students sang a full concert and prepared over three days. The honor choir was conducted by Dr. Andrew Last from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
I want to begin with how PROUD I am of ALL Oakland-Craig Musicians! You shined SO bright today. O-C Vocal Dept. received 11 Division 1 Ratings and 11 Division 2 Ratings!! I am blessed to teach students who embody our school and community. The amount of dedication, grit and passion they had today was exceptional. I have to accentuate PASSION! Conducting and leading our ensembles today was truly a marvelous experience. I will carry this special day with me throughout my life. I will always hear 'our' sound in my ears and smile, because only we will know about our journey. This is very, very special. Each and every O-C student represented our school with pride and integrity.
I am inspired by your greatness, OC Knights, and was so moved today. We made music! We were a team! Sharing experiences like today reminded me WHY I became a music educator. I love seeing the faces of eager students early on DMC mornings; the amount of blood, sweat and tears that goes into preparing music; and the perseverance of so many throughout the day. You went beyond the notes in SO many ways!
From the bottom of my heart, I am humbled to be your leader in choral music making. I am proud of every single performance today. Because, I know, what it took to get there. The courage, stepping out of comfort zones, and focus I witnessed today can't be overstated. I respect and love you all so much. We will move mountains together!! We will grow together!! We will "Let Music LIVE" together!! Thank you for such a special day.
My heart is FULL! ❤️🎶
Concert Choir-2 (1-2-2) We received three Ratings.
Chamber Choir (Triple Octet)-1
Carter Anderson Solo-1
Brandon Fentress Solo-2
Brady Jorgensen Solo-2
Connor Mockenhaupt Solo-1
Jared Mulder Solo-1
Daniel Sechler Solo-1
Max Ward Solo-1
Carter and Stacie Anderson Duet-2
Rebekah and Daniel Sechler Duet-1
Karah Johnson and Edie Anderson Duet-2
Aliyah Tiedtke Solo-1
Cassidy Cole Solo-1
Katie Eele Solo-1
Rebekah Sechler Solo-2
Edie Anderson Solo-1
Bravo OC Knights!! ❤️🎶
On Wednesday, April 4th, the Oakland-Craig 4th Grade participated in Link Up with the Omaha Symphony: "The Orchestra Sings!"
Students participated in this interactive experience with almost 1,000 other 4th-6th grade students! This program was started by Carnegie Hall, and has since branched all over the US.