Music Department

Orff-Schulwerk Workshop

Every child loves to sing, clap, dance and make rhythms on whatever is at hand. Elementary school music teachers can receive specialized training in turning these natural human impulses into a lifelong love for music in their students at a special workshop scheduled for Saturday Oct. 29, 2011, at the University of Science and Arts in Chickasha.

The workshop is sponsored by the Oklahoma chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) and the USAO music department.

Fall Concert for Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble

The USAO Concert Band and The Drover Drumatic Percussion ensemble present a dazzling display of music versatility Monday night, November 24 at 7:30 PM in the TeAta Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Dr. Dan Hanson, director of both groups, explains, “The percussion group includes seven players who demonstrate complex rhythms with a myriad of percussion instruments. We showcase this group with a colorful assortment of driving and dramatic compositions." 

USAO Showband Dance

The Showband will take its polished big band sound off campus for a dance scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 at the Chickasha Elks Lodge. The event is free and open to the public.

The Elks Lodge is located at 1818 Country Club Drive.

The USAO Showband performs under the direction of Joe Settlemires.

The band is slated to perform a wide variety of material, including rock and roll, country, swing and jazz standards.

Droverspirit Concert Band

The Droverspirit Concert Band will perform classic marches & contemporary music on Thursday April 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. In addition, The Key Players Of USAO will showcase classic rock of Chicago, Elton John, Deep Purple and The Who.

Admission is free and open to the public.

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