Opening Minds through the Arts | 2025 E. Winsett, Tucson, AZ 85719 | (520) 225-4900

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1619

Timeline: First Africans brought to Jamestown

1779

Timeline: Amazing Grace

1937

Timeline: Love in Vain

1947

Timeline: Whoopin' the Blues

1952

Timeline: Zulu Song - Siyokaroha

1957

Timeline: Rockin' Robin

1961

Timeline: Stand by My

1961

Timeline: Please Mr. Postman

1962

Timeline: Gordy

1963

Timeline: My Girl

1964

Timeline: Stop in the Name of Love

1965

Timeline: People Get Ready

1966

Timeline: Ain't No Mountain High Enough

1966

Timeline: I Heard it through the Grapevine

Kellond Honor Drummers Kellond Honor Drummers and Sam Hughes Choir
Kellond Honor Drummers (Grade 3-5) with Kellond and Sam Hughes Choir members perform Siyahamba (Zulu);
Music by Andries Van Tonder | Directed by Melissa Callahan and Sara Gascho

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Kellond Honor Drummers (Grade 3-5) with Kellond and Sam Hughes Choir members

OMA Honor Choir

OMA Honor Choir
Stand by Me by Ben E. King, Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber, arranged by Roger Emerson
Everyday People by Sylvester Stewart, arranged by Mark Brymer
Directed by Mackenzie Romriell

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Fruchthendler Opera Scene
Fruchthendler Opera Scene (1st Grade)
The Different Starfish, Original script written by the students, inspired by the Ugly Duckling
I don't know, Music and Lyrics by Mrs. Boldt's class
Ugly blues song, Music and lyrics by Mrs. Boldt's class
Beautiful, Music and lyrics by Linda Perry as performed by Christina Aguilera
Please forgive, Music by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, lyrics by Mrs. Boldt's class
Directed by Juan Aguirre, Kimberly Chaffin and Gregg Reynolds
Teacher: Mrs. Boldt

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Fruchthendler Opera Scene Fruchthendler Opera Scene

Fruchthendler Opera Scene Fruchthendler Opera Scene Fruchthendler Opera Scene

Fruchthendler Opera Scene Fruchthendler Opera Scene

Gale Kindergarten Dance

Gale Dance (Kindergarten)
Dance – Feeling Good
Music by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse as performed by Nina Simone
Directed by Bethanne Griffin | Teachers: Cassandra Peregrina, Megan Pessin and Amber Schlak

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Gale Kindergarten Dance Gale Kindergarten Dance Gale Kindergarten Dance

The Four Gents Singing Group

The Four Gents
OMA Men's Singing Ensemble
Music: People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield
Accompaniment: Tom Walbank
Arranged and directed by Matthew Holter

The She Think Wonder Singing Group

The She Think Wonders
OMA Women's Singing Ensemble
Music: Rockin' Robin by Leon René
Heatwave by the Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team
I Say a Little Prayer for You by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Directed by Mackenzie Romriell

Tom Walbank performing on harmonica Tom Walbank performing on harmonica

Tom Walbank performing on harmonica Tom Walbank performing on harmonica

Tom Walbank
Whoopin' the Blues
Written by Sonny Terry
Performed by Tom Walbank

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Lineweaver Honor Recorders (Grades 3 & 4)
Smooth Criminal by Michael Jackson
Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers
Recorder and Boomwhacker arrangements by Karen Fields
Directed by Karen Fields

Lineweaver Honor Recorders

Tucson High Troubadours Choral Ensemble Tucson High Troubadours Choral Ensemble

Tucson High School Troubadours Choral Ensemble
I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Norman J Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Signed , Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright, Lee Garrett & Lula Mae Hardaway
Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Do You Love Me? by Berry Gordy
Arranged by Mac Huff
Directed by Chizuru Jurman

Tucson High Troubadours Choral Ensemble Tucson High Troubadours Choral Ensemble

Van Buskirk Dance Van Buskirk Dance

Van Buskirk Dance (Grade 4)
Dance: The History of Hip-Hop
Music: ELEctrik HeaT – the seekwiLL by K-os / Amazing Grace by John Newton / Chain Gang Song by Richard Robbins / Love In Vain by Robert Johnson as played by the Rolling Stones / I Got You (I Feel Good) by James Brown /reprise of ELEctrik HeaT – the seekwiLL
Directed by Thom Lewis
Teachers: Rosa-Marie Martinez, Angelica Serrano, Alexandrina Ocejo

OMA Honor Choir

OMA Honor Choir from OMA Gold & Affiliate Schools and Tucson High School Troubadours Choral Ensemble
My Girl by Smokey Robinson & Ronald White
Please Mr. Postman by Robert Bateman, Georgia Dobbins, Wm. Garrett, Freddie Gorman & Brian Holland
Stop! In The Name Of Love by Lamont Dozier, Brian & Edward Holland
Arranged by Mac Huff
Directed by Mackenzie Romriell
Coordinator: Karen Fields

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Tiffany McKee & Roberto Thompson,
OMA Principals
Master of Ceremonies
2016 OMA Showcase of the Arts

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H.T. Sánchez, TUSD Superintendent, and Dr. Joan Ashcraft, Director of Fine Arts/OMA, with OMA teachers

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