Is Music the Key to Success?
Welcome, to our new Estes Elementary Music
Elizabeth Etienne is thrilled to be the new music teacher at Estes Elementary School. A native of Henderson, KY, Mrs. Etienne holds a Bachelors in Music Education (May, 2012) and a Masters in the Art of Teaching (May, 2013), both from the University of Louisville.
A French hornist, Mrs. Etienne has performed with the University of Louisville Wind Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, held the position of 2nd chair with the University of Louisville Orchestra, and will be performing at the 2013 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL with the Louisville Chamber Winds.
Mrs. Etienne student taught at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School in Louisville under the supervision of Orff-certified educator Ashley Sumner, and at Oldham County High School under KMEA President-elect Brad Rogers. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing her horn, and spending time her husband, Brandon.
I'm very excited to have the opportunity to work in the Owensboro Public School System where the arts are so supported.
For the last seven years, I have taught at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY, one of the premiere band programs in our state. I bring with me a passion for music and teaching and hope that the students, faculty, and community will soon take pride in the OHS band program.
My goal is to provide our students with a positively life changing experience through performance in band and I feel this administration and community have primed this program for success.
Congratulations to the following students selected by audition to the 9/10 All-District band this year:Crystal Lamar 8th chair flute
Savannah Patterson 10th chair clarinet
Ciera Reyna 14th chair clarinet
Dylan Glass 2nd chair alto saxophone
Christian Brionnes 4th chair alto saxophone
Brandon Todd 1st chair tenor saxophone
Alex Gunter 2nd chair french horn
Matt Renfrow 3rd chair french horn
Jesse Boyle 4th chair tuba
Jarron Scoggins 3rd chair snare drum
These students were selected to the 11/12 All-District band and have advanced to the final round of all-state band auditions to be held at John Hardin High School on December 8th.Maurice Hanley 2nd chair flute
Mary Lewe 1st chair clarinet
Joe Hamilton 1st chair alto saxophone
James Mapp 7th chair trumpet
Jarrod Piper 1st chair mallet percussion
A great showing with a very large number continuing on to All-State auditions. Congratulations to our students and staff for their accomplishments!
Two Groups of Outstanding Choir Students recognized at OPS Board of Education meeting November 15, 2012:
Studies demonstrate that participating in arts programs can help children read and write better, be more focused in class, raise test scores, develop higher self-esteem, and solve problems more creatively.
An article in Scientific American that outlines the many Benefits of music instruction and training on the developing Brain.
Musically trained kids do better in school, with stronger reading skills, increased math abilities, and higher general intelligence scores. Music even seems to improve social development, as people believe music helps them be better team players and have higher self-esteem. "Based on what we already know about the ways that music helps shape the brain, the study suggests that short-term music lessons may enhance lifelong listening and learning,"
Read the full article at:http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/2012/08/21/even-a-few-years-of-music-training-benefits-the-brain/
4/2 - Fine Arts Festival Dance Night 7:00 pm
4/3 - School day Dance performance @ RPC 9:15 am - 10:15 am
4/3 - School Day Dance Performance #2 0:00 pm - 1:00 pm
4/1 - Fine Arts Festival Drama Night 7:00 pm
4/21 - OHS Theatre performance 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4/22 - OHS Theatre performance 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
4/16 - OMS and OHS Choirs Festival performance in Bowling Green
4/24 - OHS Choir and OMS Bella voce Choir in concert 7:00 pm