Bill Harley, a two-time Grammy award-winning artist, spent time at BPS and BIS. He uses song and story to “paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling, and family life." Bill’s performances were an upbeat and participatory combination of story, song, and discussions about his books. The school performances were followed by an evening concert shared with the entire community.
Bill Tipkemper visited Oldenburg Academy on April 12th and gave the orchestra a workshop on the piece that he arranged for them. He arranged the piece Baker's Street for the orchestra with Liam Muncgal as the Tenor Sax solo. The workshop concentrated on jazz styles and how to play them in the context of a written piece. The other seniors in the orchestra were also given little riffs to play within Baker's Street. Bill also listened and critiqued the orchestra on their playing