Watching kids discover a new talent or renew a passion for an old talent is one of the coolest things about working at Oak Hill Academy. The Arts programs here provide the important opportunities to make that happen. Our music department offers guitar classes for beginners through advanced. Our percussion classes inspire some kids to express themselves through drum (as the music room is located next to my office, I’m happy to say they are getting pretty good!), traditional band instruments and a strong chorus round out this program. As with the visual arts and theatre program, students discover talents and have opportunities to display those talents. Over the years, we’ve also helped some students to realize their dreams of pursuing music in college programs.
In homeroom yesterday, we were treated to a performance of the classic, “Stand By Me” by members of Ms. Callison’s beginner guitar class. Starting with Mason Higgs’ strong bass line and punctuated with the soulful stylings of Joe Hampton, the group did a tremendous job and started the day on a great note. I’m always amazed to see different sides of our students. The last time I had seen Joe (the night before), he was dunking on someone during Oak Hill Academy‘s record-setting final home basketball game of the season!
I look forward to discussing with prospective applicants the different opportunities offered at Oak Hill Academy outside of the academic classroom. There is a lot going at Oak Hill!
l to r: Mason Higgs, Jake Levinson, Reed Mingione, Ms. Callison, Joe Hampton and Brendan Cruz take the stage in homeroom.