Welcome to the Beginning Orchestra Page!
Please watch this short INTRO VIDEO.
Congratulations to you for your successes in 5th and 6th grades! In a few short months you will be finishing elementary school and beginning your middle school career – or you’ve completed a year of middle school and heard how awesome the orchestra is and would like to join us!
To get in touch for more information:
6th Grade Beginning Orchestra please sign up here!
Students attending Oslo Middle School have many choices before them, one of which is to join one of our Performing Arts Programs. The OMS Orchestra is a part of the Fine Arts Department that offers many exciting and rewarding opportunities. We welcome all students who want to learn music and be part of an exciting and award winning group.
BENEFITS: There are many benefits to being part of the OMS Orchestra. Studies have shown that students who play string instruments: perform higher academically as well have a greater sense of self-esteem and belonging. In the Orchestra, we perform different styles of music, from classical to jazz, fiddle and folk music, to rock and pop tunes. We enjoy travel opportunities such as past trips to Colorado, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios, and in 2021 to perform in CARNEGIE HALL in New York City. In addition, students who play in the Orchestra have had the opportunity to perform with world class artists such as the Adam Ezra Group, Bobby Yang, Old Barber Bridge, and to later play in the Vero Beach High School Orchestra, one of the largest and most advanced High School Orchestras in the state, or to play in the Orchestra at Indian River Charter High School.
Mr. Ballinger will be in touch with information as soon as possible!
The Orchestra Instrument
To schedule your personal time to come in and experience each of the orchestra instruments, sign up for a time slot on a day and time that will work for you. This is not required to Be Part of the Orchestra, but it is very helpful to get an idea of what instrument “calls” to you… Sign up today!
First Date at this time is April 19, 2022
Click the “Orchestra Experience Scheduler” button to choose your time!