February 2022 Music Student of the Month – Cathy Hall

Fantastic to hear a young musician sharing her knowledge. Your enthusiasm is infectious, Cathy! Congratulations on being February’s Music Student of the Month in 2022! 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 … More February 2022 Music Student of the Month – Cathy Hall

January 2022 Music Student of the Month – Kristian Freeman

Fun and community are two enduring reasons that make music-making a lifelong passion for many adults. Thank you, Kristian, for sharing how learning music is enriching you both personally and socially. Congratulations on being the first Music Student of the Month in 2022! The Music Student of the Month series recognizes Orcas Island Public School … More January 2022 Music Student of the Month – Kristian Freeman

December 2021 Music Student of the Month – Cooper Maddux

Keep up the great work, Cooper! Congratulations on being recognized by your teacher as the December 2021 Music Student of the Month. 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. … More December 2021 Music Student of the Month – Cooper Maddux

November 2021 Music Student of the Month – Hazel McKenzie

Hazel’s dedication to her musical instrument of choice at 5th grade, the cello, has meant adapting to learning on a computer screen (due to Covid19 restrictions) not long after first picking it up—a challenging task even for more experienced music students. Her efforts have paid off and Strings Director Mrs. Wright noticed a huge improvement … More November 2021 Music Student of the Month – Hazel McKenzie

October 2021 Music Student of the Month – Paxton White

A junior at Orcas high school, Paxton packs a busy daily schedule that starts with zero-hour band class and ends with after-school sports, often with away games that end with a late ferry ride home.  With all he has going on, he still brings enthusiasm to the band with his tuba playing!  We love his … More October 2021 Music Student of the Month – Paxton White

September 2021 Music Student of the Month – Silas Kok

As a high school student musician in the Strings program, Silas starts his school day at ‘zero hour’—7:30am, an hour before regular classes begin.  In his leisure time, he plays bass guitar, piano, and drums.  Wow! Read more about what drives him.  Congratulations on being the first Music Student of the Month in the 2021-22 … More September 2021 Music Student of the Month – Silas Kok

October 2019 Music Student of the Month – Katie Spinogatti

Since first grade, Katie knew that the violin would be the instrument of her choice and it is still the instrument she turns to whenever she is feeling bored or sad. She has some wise words for beginning strings students below.  Congratulations Katie, we love your attitude to learning music! It will be rough when … More October 2019 Music Student of the Month – Katie Spinogatti