March meeting: Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts

March meeting is Thursday February 27 (conflicts with Orono Candidates Night but had been rescheduled once already).

All-Bands Concert at Hauck Auditorium Tuesday March 4.  Concert starting at 6pm to allow Asa Recorder students to perform.  Volunteers and donations of snacks/water still needed.

OHS One-Act Play Performances Wednesday March 5 and Thursday March 6 in OHS/OMS cafeteria.  Regional competition Friday and Saturday.

All-Choir Concert Tuesday March 11.   Volunteers and donations of snacks/water still needed.

All-Orchestra Concert Wednesday March 12.  Volunteers and donations of snacks/water still needed.

March Orono Arts Cafe is Friday March 14.  Get your Irish on!

Orono Arts February 2014

Scholarship 2014 committee is forming.  Please contact Terrie if you are able to assist.  Committee members must not have a child applying for a scholarship.

Next Meeting:  Thursday January 30 at OHS.  6:30 executive meeting  7pm general meeting

Next Orono Arts Cafe:  Friday February 7 at KACH  (first Friday of month to allow Orono Rec Dept to hold annual Valentine’s Day Dance).  Food donations and volunteers to work at admissions and concessions are needed.  We expect some OHS visual art work to be on display this month 🙂

Nominations for Coalition officers are needed.  Please contact Terrie.  Thanks!

Best wishes for a wonderful month!

October Meeting for Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts

A quick reminder that the October meetings will be Thursday, October 3.  Executive committee meeting at Orono High School, 6:30pm in Mr. Joseph’s room (across from library door) .  General meeting 7pm in Mr. Joseph’s room.

included on the agenda: October 11 Orono Arts Cafe, Images of Orono photo contest, Images of Orono calendar, preview of November concerts/events/musical/etc.

‘Hope to see you there!

For more information email or call Terrie 866-4101

National Arts in Education Week

September 8-14, 2013, is National Arts in Education Week!

Please take time this week to thank Orono Arts teachers.  They keep the arts a positive part of our students’ lives!

Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts is hosting an “Applaud our Arts Teachers” reception prior to the Orono Arts Cafe this Friday, September 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Keith Anderson Community House.  All are welcome to come and thank Orono’s amazing music, drama, and art teachers and enjoy an exhibit of student artworks along with light refreshments.

Thank you for supporting the arts in the Orono Schools!


for more national information about this week:

Updates for Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts

The website has been updated with information about the current “Orono Images” photo contest and more!

Meeting dates have been changed to avoid conflict with Orono School Board Meetings (held first Tuesday of month in OHS library this year).  Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts meetings are now being held the 2nd Thursday before the Orono Arts Cafe, at OHS, in Mr. Joseph’s room (across from library door).  There are a couple of exceptions due to holiday and vacations days.  The current meeting dates are Thursday October 3, Tuesday October 29, and Thursday December 5.  Meeting dates can be found under the “About” tab and under “what’s happening today” on the website .  People on the email mailing list or following our website/blog will get emailed reminders of meetings.

There was good response to the Orono Arts Cafe performers at the Orono Festival Day stage.  Thanks to Eric Voelker for arranging this unique way to showcase our event.


September OSCAR meeting

The Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts will hold the September planning meeting Tuesday, September 3, at 7pm in Mr. Joseph’s room (across from the library door) at Orono High School.  Executive meeting at 6:30pm.


Planning for Sept. 7 Orono Festival Day (Orono Arts Cafe performers 1-2 pm; info table with sales and basket raffle), Sept. 13  reception for Orono Schools Arts teachers, Sept. 13 Orono Arts Cafe, September Photo Contest and resultant calendar, and more 🙂


Happy Art Education in Schools Week (Sept.8-14)!


for more information:  call Terrie 866-4101, email, or visit our website


August Orono Arts Cafe

This Friday is the August Orono Arts Cafe.

Please join us as we celebrate “Sunshine”!  Some newcomers to the stage and familiar favorites will entertain at the open mic.

6:30 artists sign-in and 7 pm the evening of music begins.

$3 admission funds the Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts Scholarships!  We’re hoping to surpass the $1,000 from this previous year.  Snacks for sale to include Rootbeer Floats, Shirley Temples, Popcorn, and ice cream sandwiches.  Performers get a free float 🙂



Orono Schools Coalition for the Arts – August

Gearing up for another year supporting the arts in the Orono Schools!

Next general meeting will be Tuesday, August 6, 7 pm at the president’s home.  (Executive meeting @ 6:30 pm, same night.)   FMI/directions: email

Next Orono Arts Cafe is Friday, August 9th. Look for Orono Arts Cafe on Facebook 🙂    OHS alum Max B-D will spend his birthday evening with us, playing some tunes.  August theme: Sunshine! Hear “Walking on Sunshine,” “My Girl,” and end the evening with sing-a-long of “You are My Sunshine”!  Why not join in and sing  “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” “Here comes the Sun,” or even “Everything is Coming Up Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows”? The cup song will be taught to those interested.   Kettle corn and Shirley Temples make return visits to the concession stand.  The Orono Arts Scholarships are funded fully by monies raised at the Orono Arts Cafe.  Hope to see you there!

For more information, website:  & email:

Orono Arts Cafe This Friday June 14

The summer Arts Cafe series begins this Friday at the Keith Anderson Community House. Performances begin at 7pm; artists may sign-up as early as 6:30. $3 admission supports the 2014 scholarship fund!

There will our root beer floats, nachos, and buffalo wings among other tasty treats at very reasonable prices (also to support the 2014 scholarship fund)!

Volunteers to set-up, bring treats, and clean-up are always appreciated. Email or call Terrie for more information.

Hope to see you there 🙂