Preschool Music Program
At Oakstone Academy, we understand the importance music brings to the preschool program. Our teachers offer musical experiences daily through circle time activities that encourage singing, creative movement, and exploring simple musical instruments. A degreed music professional works with each classroom bi-weekly to help students explore music in their world and engage them in creative movement.
Elementary Music Program
In kindergarten students are exposed to the early concepts of music as they begin to learn how to work together to make music through the use of simple instruments.
Students in the first through third grades continue to develop music concepts through a recorder program. Students are taught to read music and understand related terminology while they learn to play with others. To showcase their accomplishments, students participate in two performances each year.
Fourth and fifth grade students have the opportunity to elect to be in the school band. The band instructor works with students and families to select an instrument appropriate for the young musician. Students who elect to participate in band have two sessions of instruction per week during the school day. These students participate in two performances each year, as well as occasional performances for the students during the school day.
During their middle and high school years, students interested in music have many options to explore at Oakstone Academy. A sequential music experience provides students with the knowledge and skills to experience, create, and enjoy singing, reading, writing, playing, or listening to music. Instruments and choreographed performances offer students hands-on and active experiences. Regardless of the type of music class enrolled in, classes are aimed to promote critical thinking and an appreciation and understanding of music.
The Ensembles at Oakstone Academy High School offer excitement by singing and creating music with other students through memorable performances.
Oakapella: Oakstone’s premier singing group. They focus on singing popular music in the acapella style. Students sing in close harmonies and vocal percussion (beatboxing). The group performs modern music such as Pompeii by Bastille, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, and Treasure by Bruno Mars.
Concert Choir: This non-audition choir is open to all male and female students who wish to learn fundamentals of singing. It explores basic score-reading, vocal technique, and singing in harmony. No experience required. This group performs annually at the Holiday Concert and Spring Concert.
Concert Band: Open to MS/HS students already proficient with their instrument. This instrumental music ensemble performs a wide variety of genre and emphasizes the continued development of musical performance skills. Concert Band boasts an impressive fifty students. This group performs annually at the Holiday Concert and Spring Concert. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the OMEA solo/ensemble events.
Wind Ensemble: This is an audition-only music ensemble focused on high caliber playing. This group performs a variety of genres and pushes students to enhance their playing skills. This group plays at high school commencement and other functions throughout the year.