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 all 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 regional and state Solo and Ensemble Contest and Large Group State Contest. Our students undergo 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


DATES for 2019-2020 (Dates are subject to change)

Event Date
5th Grade instrument showing MS-S Monday, August 26th
ES-5:00, PC-5:30, WC-6:00, TS-6:30  
NE District Dinner @ GEHS Tuesday, September 10th
Halloween "Spooktacular" Wednesday, October 23rd
HS District Auditions Saturday, November 9th
EC District Honors Orchestra Saturday, December 7th
HS Holiday Orchestra Concert Monday, December 9th
MS Holiday Orchestra Concert Thursday, December 12th
8th Grade field trip w. choir - The Nutcracker Friday, December 13th
HS KMEA Live auditions Saturday, January 4th
HS Spring Concert Monday, February 24th
KMEA State convention February 21st-23rd
MS 5-8 District Orchestra Concert Tuesday, March 3rd
MS Regional Festival - 1st time Saturday, March 7th
MS Solo Recital Friday, March 27th
HS Solo Recital Saturday, March 28th
HS Regional solo/small contest Saturday, April 4th
HS State Large Group Wednesday, April 15th
Recruitment Tour Thursday, April 16th
HS State solo/small contest Saturday, April 25th
HS Spring Pops Concert Monday, May 4th
MS Spring Pops Concert Thursday, May 7th
HS WoF Field Trip/Contest Friday, May 8th (Maybe)
SHHS Graduation Saturday, May 16th
RED = High School  
YELLOW = Middle School  
GREEN = Contest/Honors/PD  
BLUE = Fun/Travel  

*This year, our annual KC Ballet trip is most likely to happen in the Spring--we will be heading to the premiere of Swan Lake--students are allowed to bring friends and family. (HS Students Only)
*This year we will be attending the Music Festival at Worlds of Fun.  This trip is yet to be scheduled.  

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