Music Post Archive

  • Music – We Stand Together Event July 22, 2020
    This Thursday - 7/23/2020 - rising 11th graders and Oakland Tech Jazz Band members, Johnny Kaster, Benjamin Ard, Malcolm Best and Jack Riley will join Sheila E., Stevie Wonder Michael Franti, Angela Davis, Damian Lillard and ...
  • Music – New Instrument lockers!! June 26, 2020
    The New Music Lockers project was completed yesterday 6/25/2020.  This was a last upgrade we've been planning all year with Mr. Allen. We want to extend a great thank you to Mr. Allen, for staying and ...
  • Performing and Visual Arts – A call for parents and community support June 26, 2020
    "We must come face-to-face with this new reality and prepare plans for how we intend to open our schools and what arts education - visual and performing arts - will look like." "Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) ...
  • Music – We Want to Welcome Tech’s new music Director May 29, 2020
    John Harrington has been a music educator in California for twenty years.He began playing trumpet at nine years old, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from California State University Fullerton, and has performed, recorded, and ...
  • Music – A Fond Farewell to Mr. Allen May 29, 2020
    We want to bid a fond farewell to Mr. Allen, our Oakland Tech Music Director. After leading the Skyline Music Department, Mr. Allen arrived at Tech in 2016, and joined Ms. Jack as the second member of ...
  • Music – Students help create a virtual performance. May 26, 2020
    The Music Department came together one more time to create a version of the Pointer Sisters' Yes We Can Can, by Allen Toussaint, and the participation of students from Jazz Band, Orchestra and Choir . After the ...
  • Music – Muse VIVO! Final Rehearsal March 15, 2020
    During this time of social separation for the good of the community, many future performances have been cancelled across the school district and this affected our students participating in Muse VIVO! Their March 24th forthcoming final ...
  • Music – Music Department Fundraiser – POSTPONED March 11, 2020
    POSTPONED MARCH 11, 2020 According to a directive issued by the district this afternoon there cannot be any off-site fundraising events until after spring break. Because of this we will have to postpone our event at Geoffrey's Inner ...
  • Music – Orchestra Festival 03/04 March 5, 2020
    On March 04, the OUSD Orchestra Festival took place at Roosevelt Middle School. Nine schools, six choirs over 400 student musicians from both High Schools and Middle Schools across the district participated at the festival. After ...
  • Music – Tech musicians at Muse VIVO concert February 19, 2020
    On Sunday, February 16th, our Oakland Tech students that participate in Muse VIVO - the city-wide program for orchestra sponsored and supported by Oakland Symphony - joined the Oakland Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Omid ...
  • Music – Summer Playing Opportunities February 17, 2020
    We know our students are often very busy during the summer with internships and family vacations and, most bands and orchestras do not meet in the summer. However, there are other opportunities to play. Here are ...
  • Music – UC Berkeley Performance and Workshop February 17, 2020
    The Orchestra will attend a performance and workshop with Amir El Saffar and the River of Sound Orchestra. Students will travel via walking and BART. Leave OT 9:00 am and return 4:00 pm. Attire: OT Music T shirts More details will provided ...
  • Music – Jazz Combos at Lakeshore Market February 13, 2020
    Join us for our kick off fundraising event! Come enjoy two Oakland Tech Jazz Combos perform to raise money for classroom improvements to Tech’s music room. All proceeds support new music lockers for student instruments, which have not ...
  • Music – OUSD Jazz Festival 2020 February 5, 2020
    On February 4, the OUSD Jazz Festival was welcomed at the Oakland Tech HS Auditorium along with jazz bands from Claremont, Roosevelt, Bret Harte, Edna Brewer and Montera Middle Schools, and the Oakland, Skyline and Tech ...
  • Music – Folsom Jazz Festival 2020 January 27, 2020
    On Saturday, January 25, 2020, the student musicians from four Oakland bands travelled to Folsom High School for the 31st Annual Folsom Jazz Festival. The groups participating included the Edna Brewer Jazz Band and the Oakland ...
  • Music – Jazz Band at Basketball Games January 5, 2020
    Our Basketball season is getting started quickly! The Jazz Band will be performing at all home basketball games. Our dates are: OT vs. OH Men’s Basketball – Jan. 17th – 5PM OT vs. Skyline Women’s Basketball – Jan. 29th ...
  • Music – Winter Concert 2019 December 7, 2019
    On Thursday, December 5th, the Music Department performed the Winter Concert. Thank you to all the families and community that came to listen and support. It was a great evening with performances from the Orchestra, Guitar ...
  • Music – OT performs for Thanksgiving meal for the homeless. December 1, 2019
    On Saturday, Nov. 23rd, the Oakland Tech Jazz students joined with the pastors at New Destiny Church in downtown Oakland. The students performed during the church’s Thanksgiving meal for the homeless. It was a welcomed festive, musical ...
  • Performing Arts’ Showcase 11-21-2019 November 25, 2019
      On Thursday 11/21 students that participate in the performing arts - Drama, Dance, Music and Techies - provided a great showcase of what they are working on for their forthcoming performances. Drama performed scenes from their new ...
  • Music – Winter Concert November 12, 2019
    Oakland Tech Music Department is happy to announce the Winter Concert, on: December 5th, at 6:30PM Among our musical groups the Guitar Class, the Jazz Band and the Orchestra will be presenting various pieces, And,  the Oakland ...
  • Music-Cazadero Jumpstart Weekend October 12, 2019
      This past weekend our Tech Music Mentors - Grace Gulli (Saxophone), Zoe Rhodes King (Clarinet), Isamu Ishimaru Garcia (Saxophone), and Rey Ocampo (Trumpet) - joined music mentors from Skyline and Oakland High Schools to lead and support ...
  • Music – Muse VIVO Registration is Open! October 5, 2019
      Greetings VIVO Musicians and Families: We hope you will continue playing with our programs, we have new music to learn and concerts to perform! Please find the VIVO information attached. Our MUSE VIVO STRING Orchestra begins on November ...
  • MUSIC – Tech Musicians at Oktoberfest 10/05 October 2, 2019
    OKTOBERFEST in the DIAMOND DISTRICT -  A group of four Tech musicians from Jazz Band -Jack Riley, Ben Ard, Malcolm Best and Johnny Kaster, all in 10th grade -  will be playing at the Oktoberfest Celebration, in ...
  • Performing Arts – Fridge Donation Needed October 2, 2019
    Dear OT Community,  The Performing Arts department often hold very long rehearsals and after school performances. Our community is often very generous and provides food that is not always all eaten. We are in need of a ...
  • Dance – Volunteers for Costume Clean-up Wanted October 2, 2019
    The Dance Department is asking for parent volunteers  at large to provide washing and cleaning of all the dance costumes. Volunteers can go to the Dance Studio, take a pre-organized container, wash, dry and return to the ...
  • Music – Watershed Cycle October 2, 2019
    On September 13th, the Jazz Band opened the Watershed Cycle performance. It was a great night of jazz music with performers from Oakland. We want to thank all the parents that came and donated their time and ...
  • Music – Jazz Band Support Home Games 10/11 & 10/18 September 5, 2019
    Our  football home games  will be against Fremont HS on October 11th, at 6:30PM and against Skyline on October 18th, at 6:30PM All Jazz Band musicians are to report to the music room at 5:30PM, and follow ...
  • Music – Watershed August 18, 2019
    For tickets please go to this link: https://wmlsong.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=16064d60e4d73badaa5345e16&id=584f07eb78&e=29f2ca130b Looking for volunteer parents at the start of the show: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054da4ad2ca6f85-watershed Oakland jazz composer Ted Allen combines his idiosyncratic compositions with the work of four California poets in “Watershed,” the latest ...
  • Oakland Tech’s Music Department at Graduation. July 21, 2019
    The Oakland Tech Orchestra provided accompanied and provided a great musical accompaniment for the Graduation Ceremony. Thank you musicians and congratulations to all the graduates!
  • Tech Jazz Band at Reno Jazz Festival June 27, 2019
    In April 2019, the Tech Jazz Band and the Oakland East Side All Star Ensemble made their third trip together to the Reno Jazz Festival. This is a huge event that draws hundreds of bands from ...
  • Spring Concert June 27, 2019
    The annual spring concert is the capstone project for the music performance classes. On our 2019 Spring Concert the Jazz Band presented the program they would take to the Reno Jazz Festival the following week, the Orchestra ...