January 2020 Music Student of the Month – Orlando Ljubic

This is Orlando’s first year learning the trumpet and he is enjoying learning all about the instrument. He’s eager to improve and actively asks for advice on how to get to the next level–an attitude that Band Director Darren Dix appreciates. He has great advice for other new learners and that is, ‘Just try to have fun!”  We love your enthusiasm and can’t wait to hear you at the next school concert.  Congratulations on being recognized as the first Music Student of the Month in 2020!

“The best part about playing an instrument is making beautiful music, and having fun making it with your friends. ”

Orcas Elementary Band musician Orlando


The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School musicians who work hard at their musical skills and whose love of music is an inspiration to their fellow student musicians.  Thank you so much to the Orcas Island businesses who are sponsoring this monthly series throughout the 2019-20 school year that recognizes the efforts of student musicians and the value of school music!

–as published in Islands’ Sounder Jan 2020