We’ve Launched a Full Band and Orchestra!
In the fall of 2016, we launched the Music Program at OCSA with a full band and orchestra. Over 60 elementary school children from the Santa Ana community, as well as 30+ OCSA high school students assisting the program, showed up for our first class.
Instructor Jeffrey de Seriere opened the class with talented OCSA students demonstrating their instruments to the elementary school kids. After their inspiring performances, our OCSA students and teachers manned an “Instrument Petting Zoo.” The room filled with a festival-like atmosphere as our new Santa Ana students went from station to station, where each child got a chance to hold the instruments, play them, and ask questions about the various instruments before making their wish list for which instrument they would like to play. Many children had never before seen a clarinet, held a viola, or heard a cello. It was a thrill to see the joy in their faces.
Thank you to all our donors who helped made this day possible.