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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.

 

Flute

Linzey Herndon - 1st chair concert band 

 

Oboe

Autumn Morgante - 3rd chair symphonic band 

Emma Harlan - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Clarinet

*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 

 

Bass Clarinet

*Shane Lillard - 1st chair symphonic band

 

Alto Saxophone

*Peyton Courtney - 1st chair symphonic band

Natalie Bullock - 3rd chair symphonic band 

 

Tenor Saxophone

Johnathan Leitz - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Bari Saxophone

*Kai Callahan - 1st chair symphonic band

Lucius Rivera - 2nd chair concert band 

 

Trumpet

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 

 

French Horn

*Hailee Perdue - 2nd chair symphonic band

*Stephen Manchee - 3rd chair symphonic band

*Jasmine Hunsberger - 5th chair symphonic band

Zach Ernst - 8th chair symphonic band 

 

Trombone

*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 

 

Euphonium

Jasmine Humphries - 3rd chair symphonic band 

Brennan Hall - 4th chair symphonic band 

Jason Escobar - 1st chair concert band 

Christian Grooms - 3rd chair concert band 

 

Tuba

*Dominic Ramos - 3rd chair symphonic band

Jonah Medas - 1st chair concert band 

 

Percussion

*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

 

 

January Fine Arts Student Spotlight - ART

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Morayo Ajibulu

OCHS - Sophomore

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Visual Arts - Drawing

 

 

 

 

What does your art mean to you?

"Art means a lot to me because it is a way to express myself by drawing and coloring. It is soothing process and I always enjoy looking at the finished project."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"The Fine Arts Program at OCHS gave me an opportunity to improve my creative thinking in ways that I have not been able to do before. My favorite part about this program was creating my own self portrait; it was fun studying my features and using bright colors to create a finished product."

 

Post graduation plans:

"I plan to go to college to study health sciences and I will also take more art classes to keep improving my skills."

 

 

January Fine Arts Student Spotlight - BAND

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Kai Callahan

OCHS - Freshman

 

 

Fine Arts Program & Focus:

Band - Woodwind

 

 

 

 

 

 What does your art mean to you?

"Music to me is a way of expressing yourself without speaking. It's fun, including, and it makes me happy when I succeed."

 

Favorite opportunity given by participating in your arts program:

"My favorite opportunity is the ability to better myself and to make new friends in the program. I like to have the challenge of a hard piece to play, and I think that the community has made me a better, more rounded person."

 

Post graduation plans:

"After high school, I plan to go to college for writing. I will likely still participate in band, but it wouldn't be my major. Still, I want to continue incorporating my instrument into my life, and I look forward to what the future holds for me in that realm."

 

 

 OCHS Fine Arts Graduate Showcase

 

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Please enjoy the Graduate Showcase from former OCHS students who have kept making their art by clicking on the attached link! We are so proud of them for continuing to work during this difficult time to share their talents with others. We are so happy to share it with you!

Please enjoy!

 

OCHS Graduate Showcase Virtual Concert Link: https://youtu.be/bQjS3K6S9tI

 

 

 

Winter Concert Flyer

Join the Orange County High School Band, Choir and Art Programs as they showcase their talents on Tuesday, December 22nd at 7:00 PM. The students and Program Directors have been working hard to share their art with you!

 

As with the Fall Concert, the link will be made available the night of the event here at ochsfab.org.

 

Plan to join us and enjoy the talents of our amazing students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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