Welcome to the OSS Music Department!
Our Program provides students with the opportunity to work together as a team while fostering dedication, perseverance, teamwork, time management, people skills and many other 21st Century soft skills while having fun learning an instrument, playing a variety of music (e.g. pop, rock, jazz, classical, musicals, movie themes etc.). Instruments and all necessary are provided to the students as part of their course.
Many additional experiential opportunities are provided for our students. These have included trips to hear live music (TSO, TYWO & Musicals etc.) participate in workshops at the school with professional musicians & guest conductors (John Johnson, Jerry Legere, Craig Cardiff, Mike Grace, Dylan Maddix etc.). We have also welcomed performers to provide concerts for our students (Tim Hicks, The Heavy Weights Brass Band, Double Experience, Cuban Musicians etc.).
Opportunities are provided in our classes for students to work in large & small groups as well as opportunities for solos during musical performances. Additional performance opportunities and musical experiences are frequently provided for our students.
Students from the OSS Music Department Jazz Bands joined students from Twin Lakes & Patrick Fogerty to create an Orillia All Star Jazz Band in the fall of 2018. This was an amazing experience for our students who also go to work with 2 amazing professional musicians!
WATCH THESE VIDEOS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT WE DO IN MUSIC
VIDEO 1 SONGWRITER VIDEO VIDEO 2 VIDEO 3 VIDEO 4 VIDEO 5
|2 Courses to Select from in Grade 9|| |
Congratulations to our Grade 10 Students on an excellence performance at the Coldwater Fall Parade!
ABSOLUTELY NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED
ESPECIALLY FOR A GRADE 9 or Grade 11 OPEN classes
Its time to take a chance - try learning an instrument and/or continue developing on one you already know
|Opportunities to Perform in Large & Small Groups.||Opportunities to share their talents in the community.|
There are always some exciting things happening in our music program. From guest artists, workshops to many different performance opportunities.