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 2018-2019 (Dates are subject to change)

Event Date
NE District Dinner Tuesday, September 11th
HS KC Ballet Field Trip Saturday ???
Halloween "Spooktacular" Tuesday, October 23rd
HS District Auditions Saturday, November 3rd
EC District Honors Orchestra Saturday, December 1st
HS Holiday Orchestra Concert Monday, December 10th
HS KMEA Live Auditions Saturday, January 5th
HS Spring Concert (1st time) Tuesday, February 26th
KMEA State convention February 21st-23rd
HS Solo Recital Saturday, March 30th
HS Regional Solo @ De Soto HS Saturday, April 6th
HS State Large Group @ Schlagle HS Wednesday, April 10th
Recruitment Tour Thursday, April 19th
HS State solo/small @ Larned,KS Saturday, April 27th
HS Spring Concert Wednesday, May 6th
HS WoF Field Trip/Contest Friday, May 3rd ???
SHHS Graduation Saturday, May 18th

*This year, our annual KC Ballet trip is most likely to happen in October instead--we will be heading to the premiere of Wizard of Oz--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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