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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)

DATES for 2016-2017



Orchestra Mini soccer tournament

Saturday, July 30th — 9:00 AM

5th grade instrument rental night

Tuesday, August 30th — 5:00, 5:30, 6:00 PM

Spooktacular Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 26th — 3:30 - 6:00 PM

Spooktacular Concert

Thursday, October 27th — 7:00 PM

Veterans Day Assembly

Friday, November 11th

Northeast district honors orchestra auditions

Saturday, November 12th @ Olathe East

District honors orchestra

Saturday, December 3rd @ Olathe South?

Orchestra Winter Concert

Monday, December 12th — 7:00 PM

Masterworks Concert

Monday, February 13th

Combined 5th grade orchestra concert @SHMS south (1st time this year)

Wednesday, March 8th — 6:30 PM

MS Solo/Ensemble Recital

Friday, March 31st — 4:00 PM

HS Solo/Ensemble Recital

Saturday, April 1st — 2:00 PM

Regional Solo/Ensemble

Saturday, April 8th — All day

Large group festival

Wednesday, April 12th — All day

Recruitment tour

Thursday, April 20th — 8:15 AM @ PCES

State Solo/Ensemble

Saturday, April 22nd — All day

MS Spring Pops Concert

Thursday, May 11th — 6:30 PM

HS Spring Pops Concert

Friday, May 12th — 7:00 PM


This year, Worlds of Fun trip is scheduled for Friday, May 5th--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 13th--students are allowed to bring friends and family.



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