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Welcome to the Spring Hill High School Orchestra Page!


The Spring Hill School District offers a string orchestra program. The program begins in 5th grade and continues through high school. All classes meet every day and are a school year long. I am constantly impressed with the dedication and talent of my students!

The combined SHHS Orchestra is very busy! With four traditional concerts (Spooktacular, Winter, Masterworks and Pops), the orchestra also performs at the Spring Hill Community Veteran’s Day Celebration, KMEA’s Honors Orchestra, Worlds of Fun Festival Of Music, as well as competing at KMEA’s regional and state Solo and Ensemble contest and Large Group State Contest. Our students undergoe a challenging program from studying music history, to learning how instruments are made and produce sound and finally my personal favorite, performing music.

Extra Credit

Students may always have a need for some extra credit work to keep up their grades. Therefore they are always encouraged to do extra credit in order to recover lost points.  The top priority is to recover all in-class points (tests, worksheets, etc) first.  Then students can attend music performances (must pertain to their band instrument) and write a one page (typed, 12 pt. font, 1" margins in essay format). The basis for the paper will be a review of what they heard.  Turn this into Mr. Ozakinci.  Please have performances approved in advance by Mr. Ozakinci.

Students may also write reviews of YOUTUBE videos. The same format as performance reviews, but make sure to include the URL of the video in your report.

FALL FUND RAISER: Booster club is working really hard on scheduling more fun events and fundraising opportunities.  

Taygun Ozakinci (Always feel free to visit my website!)

Director of Orchestras

Spring Hill Middle/High School

19701 S. Ridgeview Road, Spring Hill, KS 66083
(913) 592-7425


SHHS ORCHESTRA (Calendar includes MS dates as well)



Event Date
5th Grade instrument showing August 28th
MSN ES 5:30 PC 6:00 WC 6:30  
NE Distrcit Dinner Tuesday, September 5th
Halloween "Spooktacular" Tuesday, October 24th
NE District Auditions Saturday, November 4th
NE Honors Saturday, December 2nd
HS Holiday Orchestra Concert Wednesday, December 6th
MS Holiday Orchestra Concert Thursday, December 14th
KMEA Live auditions January ?
Masterworks Monday, February 12th
KMEA State convention February 22nd-25th
MS Regional Festival - 1st time Saturday, March 3th
5-8 District Orchestra Concert Thursday, March 8th
Regional solo/small contest Saturday, April 14th
State Large Group Wednesday, April 18th
Recruitment Tour Thursday, April 19th
State solo/small contest Satruday, April 28th
HS Spring Concert Wednesday, May 2th
MS Spring Concert Thursday, May 10th
KC Ballet Field Trip Satruday, May 12th
SHHS Graduation Saturday, May 19th
SHMS 8th grade promotion Wednesday, May 23rd 


This year, we will also be attending to the Music Festival at Worlds of Fun, trip is yet to be scheduled--this will be an all day event and students will be excused from classes to compete at the music festival.

This year, our annual KC Ballet trip is scheduled for Saturday, May 12th, we will be participating at the premiere of Wizard of Oz--students are allowed to bring friends and family. (HS students only)





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