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NPS Fine Arts Newsletter


Here is a quick look at what our Fine Arts students have been up to this Fall season.

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Teacher Feature - Martha Griffith

Meet band teacher Martha Griffith from Longfellow and find out why she loves teaching music.
NPS Fine Arts Teacher Feature - Martha Griffith

I Dream A World

The 33rd annual Robert Lee Kidd III All City choir concert. This year's program was titled "I Dream A World" and was held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Lloyd Noble Center. The group was accompanied by the Norman North orchestra and conducted by guest clinician Dr. Anne Barry. Barry currently teaches in Illinois and is originally from Waterford, Ireland.

O Say Can You Sing

Norman North choir students sing the National Anthem before a football game.
NNHS Choir

It's A Hard Knock Life

NHS performs "Annie" for students on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Nancy O'Brian Center for the Performing Arts. The show ran from Oct. 21-26.

Thanks for your Service

The Marine Forces Reserve Band performs for NHS band students on Oct. 22. The group was visiting from New Orleans.
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26 Pebbles

Playwright Eric Ulloa visits with the cast and crew of 26 Pebbles to discuss the meaning of the play, his process for writing the play, and encourage our actors before they compete at State. Norman North's production tied for 2nd place at Regionals.

26 Pebbles is a documentary theatre piece about the community of Newtown. CT and how the town healed after the Sandy Hook mass shooting that took place 12/14/12. The play is comprised entirely of interviews from actual people in the town. Parents, teachers, clergy members, and town officials all talked to Ulloa and shared their stories. Ulloa stayed in the town and immersed himself in the community while conducting his interviews, and still stays in contact with many of them to this day.

One Step at a Time

Norman North band students run through their show at a morning rehearsal in preparation for contest.


3rd grade Cleveland students perform their music program on Nov. 14 under the direction of Megan Allen.

Special Guests

The Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra performs for orchestra students at Whittier on Friday, Nov. 8.

Display of Talent

Norman North art student Olivia Ainsworth displays her artwork at PDC as part of her independent study class.
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New Recruits

AMS band students are visited by NHS jazz band on Oct. 7. The jazz band performed for the students and talked to them about being in the group.

Small Voices

Eisenhower Elementary performs the National Anthem before the OU vs. Baylor volleyball game on Nov. 10. The group was under the direction of music teachers Katie Lanier and Mary Melton.
Eisenhower Elementary Chorus

Staying Brassy

NPS Band Coordinator Roger Nunn competed with the Frontier Brass Band in the U.S. Open Brass Band Championship in Kansas on Nov. 10. This year was the first time Frontier Brass competed in the competition and the group took home 2nd place.

Fine Arts Fundraiser Night!

Help support the arts by joining us at Pryor's Pizza on Tuesday, November 26 from 4-9pm. A portion of the proceeds will go to NPS Fine Arts. Pryor's Pizza is located at 123 W. Main St. in Norman.
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Larger than life

On Oct. 8, Norman artist Jocelyn Russell sent her 13 foot tall "Secretariat" monument off to its permanent home in Kentucky. NHS art students had the opportunity to visit Russell's studio and even work on the sculpture. Read the story below.
Fine Arts Calendar

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