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Oakcrest Intermediate Orchestra

 

The purpose of the Oakcrest Intermediate Orchestra Program is to provide high quality orchestral, ensemble, and solo training for young musicians. The OIS Orchestra Program offers professional musical guidance and a variety of performance and social experiences. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in musical education and performance, the orchestra provides the opportunity for students to discover within themselves a source of enrichment, beauty, and a means aesthetic expression, which will last a lifetime.

 

Students in Orchestra will develop the following concepts and skills:


1. Self-discipline, self-confidence, responsibility and dependable behavior

2. Respect for others, loyalty to the ensemble and pride in the organization

3. Respect for and proper use of equipment

4. The ability to work cooperatively with others toward the performance of music in large and small ensembles

5. A high degree of music reading encompassing: correct rhythm, appropriate tempo, right and left hand technique, dynamics, precision and the ability to be versatile and adjust to any given musical situation

 6. A high level of quality artistry through individual musical awareness, control and technical facility

 7. The knowledge of a wide variety of orchestral literature

 8. A functional knowledge of music history, theory, and terminology

 9. The ability to comprehend and foster higher-level thinking skills

 

 

Orchestra Directors

Leslie de Leeuw
Director of Orchestras,
Willow Wood JH
Northpointe Intermediate
281-357-3030, ext. 1288
Jordan Shefield
Assistant Orchestra Director,
Willow Wood JH
Oakcrest Intermediate
Northpointe Intermediate
281-357-3030, ext. 1288
Kade Eckhardt
Assistant Orchestra Director,
Tomball Memorial HS
Oakcrest Intermediate
281-357-3230, ext. 1107