There are long standing traditions in the OMSD Music Department where the elementary music staff introduces musical instruments to all 26 elementary schools and ties in the importance of participation of its music programs. Using a theme every year, they connect history, science and district wide expectations such as PBIS to showcase how music connects to all content areas.
This year, the Music Department demonstrated an Angry Bird Theme. The theme introduces the instruments and how to sign up for upper grade level Band and String programs. Another great tradition is the use of Song flutes starting in 4th grade classrooms all over the district. It has been an OMSD staple and is modeled as a step up instrument for the Band and Strings classes. Music thrives in our district and many thanks to our wonderful staff at all levels that help to continue to promote it.