To Symphonic Band
For their fine performance at Band Assessment on April 21 and for their rating of Superior!
All three adjudicators gave great comments and praised the band for their fine musicianship
and mature ensemble playing.
It was a great day of listening to other groups, performing, and a nice lunch at SPSCC!

A great day (and night) May 4th at the Opera, also.
Magic Flute Trip A Huge Success!
Thanks to so many for all the great student work and parental support (along with ASB and WMS Booster support) to make our day and evening (even with the storm) at Seattle Opera and The Seattle Center a huge success!!!
It was obvious from the first moment of music from the orchestra that we were in for an evening of magic. Symphonic and Concert Band along with the choirs and orchestras put on a delightful concert and informative presentation for the entire school the day before our trip! WOW!!!

Upcoming Events:
OHS Jazz Night, Thursday, May 25, 7:30 PM (7:00 PM Call), OHS PAC
Symphonic Band Awards - Monday, June 5, 6-7 PM, LBA Park
Spring Band Concert (all bands), Tuesday, June 6, 6:00 PM, WMS



Some good music and education quotes:

"Music is the shorthand of emotion." Tolstoy

"Fast makes slow but slow makes faster." Anonymous

"Conceptual understanding is imperative for intrinsic involvement." Americole Biasini

“The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.” – William Shakespeare

"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene.
It was a necessity for me-like food or water." Ray Charles

Mr. A