"Art' is such a diverse medium that fits anyone and everyone. Art for me, is a way to express myself or a certain topic. People may find something more in the art I make rather than the words I speak. If there is a message that I am trying to convey in an art piece and someone gets a different meaning out of that; I would be pleased at the reaction rather than the art itself."
"I really enjoyed just being among different types of artists with different backgrounds. I had chances to work with people younger than me and older than me. I found it really interesting and inspiring how people express themselves and interpret something from their brains or in person."
"I plan to go into college for Fine Arts and after that, Childhood development and Psychology."
"Music is what I spend most of my time on. To me it is not just an activity but an area of which I have met many amazing people that are like family to me. So, Music means mostly everything to me."
"The indoor and outdoor marching groups"
"I plan to follow music education".
Recently, the OCHS band students submitted online auditions for the 2021 District XIII Honor Band. This year, OCHS had 44 students that were selected to be a part of the Honor Band. Usually, these students would get together with the other students from across our district over a weekend to collaborate, and then they end the weekend with a concert for their families and communities. As with everything else, the Coronavirus has put a damper on this years normal events, however, it does not take away form these students AMAZING accomplishments. Additionally, 11 of these students have earned an All-State audition based on their scores! Our Fine Arts students continue to meet the challenges faced by the restrictions of COVID-19 head-on and continue to excel in their arts!
Please help us congratulate the following students. If you know them, or see them, please give them a heartfelt congratulations for their perseverance, determination, and accomplishments!
*Denotes students who also earned an All-State audition.
Linzey Herndon - 1st chair concert band
Autumn Morgante - 3rd chair symphonic band
Emma Harlan - 2nd chair concert band
*Terri Jones - 7th chair symphonic band
Brody Collier - 16th chair symphonic band
Lauren Basala - 18th chair symphonic band
Nathaniel Johnson - 6th chair concert band
Kayla Crawford - 10th chair concert band
Ethan Hall - 11th chair concert band
Seth Duncan - 12th chair concert band
*Shane Lillard - 1st chair symphonic band
*Peyton Courtney - 1st chair symphonic band
Natalie Bullock - 3rd chair symphonic band
Johnathan Leitz - 2nd chair concert band
*Kai Callahan - 1st chair symphonic band
Lucius Rivera - 2nd chair concert band
Ainsley Simmons - 8th chair symphonic band
Lucy Babcock - 10th chair symphonic band
Billy Wright - 1st chair concert band
Maggie Thomas - 4th chair concert band
Angelina Smith - 6th chair concert band
Riley Truong - 8th chair concert band
*Hailee Perdue - 2nd chair symphonic band
*Stephen Manchee - 3rd chair symphonic band
*Jasmine Hunsberger - 5th chair symphonic band
Zach Ernst - 8th chair symphonic band
*Maggie Russell - 2nd chair symphonic band
Tyler Saunders - 5th chair symphonic band
Landon Williams - 3rd chair concert band
Will Markey - 4th chair concert band
Virginia McGlothlin - 5th chair concert band
Jasmine Humphries - 3rd chair symphonic band
Brennan Hall - 4th chair symphonic band
Jason Escobar - 1st chair concert band
Christian Grooms - 3rd chair concert band
*Dominic Ramos - 3rd chair symphonic band
Jonah Medas - 1st chair concert band
*Aiden Koehler - 1st chair symphonic band
Elly Newman - 4th chair symphonic band
*Ainsley Boyd - 5th chair symphonic band
Evan Grayson - 6th chair symphonic band
Travis Williams - 4th chair concert band
John Mason Vines - 7th chair concert band
Bobby Russell - 8th chair concert band