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4th-8th Grade All-City Music Festival

Posted Date: 4/01/24 (1:02 PM)

The Ottumwa Community School District Annual All-City Concert will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bridge View Center. Often considered a rite of passage for both Ottumwa musicians and their parents, the concert will feature selections by the Fourth Grade Recorder Ensemble, the Fifth Grade Orchestra, the Fifth Grade Band, the Sixth Grade Orchestra, the Sixth Grade Band, the Seventh and Eighth Grade Orchestra and the Seventh and Eighth Grade Band.

Mrs. Patty Babb, former Evans and OHS orchestra director, will emcee the event. The evening will include recognizing students who received I+ ratings at the annual Ottumwa Solo Days held on February 22 and 23. The Outstanding Performers from the solo days will also be announced.

The evening’s Grand Finale will be the performance of "My Country Tis of Thee" led on the first verse by the Fourth Graders. The Grades 5-8 Band and Orchestra will perform the second verse, and the audience will join on the third and final verse. This event will be a memorable night showcasing young, talented Ottumwa musicians.

Ottumwa Schools’ general music staff includes Mrs. Miriam Fenton, Mrs. Hayley Oge, Ms. Abree Russell, and Mrs. Kyla Schafer. The instrumental music staff includes Ms. Pam DeBoer, Mr. Kylee Martin, Ms. Angela McDonald, Mr. Alex Mason, Ms. Helaina McCoy, and Mr. Henry Weberpal.