Middle School Play
Live productions returned to the stage during the 2021-2022 school year, beginning with the Middle School play “Alice in Wonderland.” Approximately 50 Keystone Oaks Middle School students took part in the production.
Varieties Talent Show
The 94th Annual Varieties Talent Show was held in November and featured dozens of talented Keystone Oaks High School students. Students showcased a variety of talents, including singing, dancing, acting, comedy, music, and more!
Allegheny County Holiday Music Program
In December, the Keystone Oaks High School Chorus and Symphonic Band and the Middle School Orchestra and Chorus participated in Allegheny County’s 54th Annual Holiday Music Program at the Allegheny County Courthouse. This was the first time that KOMS students participated in the program. This is a wonderful tradition for our students and those who work or visit the Allegheny County Courthouse throughout the holiday season and are able to enjoy student instrumentalists and vocalists in a beautiful setting.
Elementary School Musical
Nearly 90 fourth and fifth grade students from Aiken, Dormont and Myrtle Elementary Schools took part in this year’s elementary musical, “Matilda, Jr.” From acting and ensemble roles, to serving as part of the technical crew, students performed in four shows over the course of a two-week period. Bravo!
High School Musical
This spring, Keystone Oaks High School put on the musical “The Addams Family.” Nearly 60 Keystone Oaks High School students participated in this year's spring musical as actors, members of the ensemble and in critical off-stage technical roles. Senior Abby Lyda was a Gene Kelly Awards semi-finalist in the category of best supporting female actress.
Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Concerts & Festivals
Eighth grader Cailyn Lockhart, who plays the trombone, and seventh grader Riley Dobson, who plays the trumpet, performed as part of the PMEA Junior High Band Festival at South Fayette High School. They were among dozens of students from the region who learned six challenging pieces of music under the director of Dr. Travis Weller, Assistant Chair for the Music Department and Director of Education at Messiah University.
Sophomore horn player Caleb Anderson participated in the PMEA District 1 West Band Festival at Duquesne University. The band was under the direction of James Gourlay, Director of Band at Duquesne University and Artistic and General Director of The River City Brass Band. Caleb was also selected to participate int he PMEA Region Band Festival at Mt. Lebanon High School.
Either graders Kaitlyn Moore, who plays the bass, and Kada LaMonde, who plays the violin, were selected to participate in the District 1 PMEA Orchestra Concert at North Hills Middle School. The concert was under the direction of Dr. Roger Tabler, current music director for the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and an elementary band teacher in the Mt. Lebanon School District.
Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, and Chorus
Nearly 250 Keystone Oaks students in grades 4-12 participated in one of the District's music programs, including concert band, symphonic band, jazz band, orchestra, and chorus. These students performed in a variety of concerts, including both holiday and springtime performances.