OMSD Elementary Music Program
On February 1st over 100 string students from 6th grade traveled to Chaffey High School's Gardener Spring Auditorium for the annual OMSD String Festival. These students came from the 26 elementary schools in our district. All enjoyed a lecture and rehearsal from Dr. Christine Song of Cal Poly Pomona's dept of music.
Elements of tone, timber and technique were covered. Self refection about future education and career choices were explored. A highlight were the words Dr. Song used to encourage every music student to find their own voice through their string instrument. Being able to use the violin for communication, expressions of feelings and ideas, is such a positive outlet for our young musicians. Joy, angst, happiness, and caring are all expressed in their music. The perk for our students is performing in the Gardener Spring Auditorium.