Most music programs put emphasis on two types of performance experiences: Marching Band and Concert Band regardless of the size of the ensemble or the individual talents of the players. At Oak Hall the emphasis is on the individual musician and how they work within any size ensemble. We do this through:
- Small ensemble Chamber Concerts & Large Band Performances – At least two major events a year featuring small student directed/arranged performance groups and two large concerts showcasing our larger and smaller ensembles.
- Arts Conservatory Music Recitals – 20 recitals a year are given featuring 30-60 pieces of music that are chosen, arranged, and directed by students. These recitals are performed in front of their peers and faculty.
- Small extra-curricular ensembles that concentrate on specific styles or instrumentation. Examples include: Jazz Chamber Collective – Contemporary Jazz/Orchestral Chamber Music; Avios – Woodwind Quintet; A Capella Voices; Cigar Band – Music of the 1920’s; String Ensemble, Honors Jazz Combo, Basketball & Pep-Bands.
- Inclusion of ANY instrument into our main performance groups. Our student ensembles can contain everything from strings, woodwinds, electric guitars, steel drums, etc...
ALL of our music is custom arranged for each individual student by the directors. This enables our directors to target the performer’s individual strengths or challenge them in new unique ways.