Oak Hill Middle School Demonstrates the Importance of Music Education at its Spring Concert

Updated: May 31

On May 7th, band directors Elise Allen and Trent Henderson, with fellow director Chris Ryles performed their Spring Concert with the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands to a full house at the Baldwin High School Performing Arts Theater. This comes just weeks after the announcement that BCDS Music Educators had won their 7th consecutive "Best Communities for Music Education" award from the National Association of Music Merchants.

Both band directors have only been at Oak Hill Middle School for a few years combined, but both agree that they've seen a major difference in the Baldwin District from other places they've taught at. "Support for the arts from the top down is a huge difference," Allen said, "I haven't had that at other places, or haven't to this extent."