God and Country Memorial Concert Presented by the Ocean Springs Chorale Mary Elizabeth Sawyer, Director Dr. Jonathan Mitchell, Accompanist     Program   We Salute our Military, our Veterans, and the Fallen   The Armed Forces-The Pride of America!              Arr. by Greg Gilpin Recognition of our Military and Veterans Stand as your branch of service is recognized.   Presentation of the Colors   Pledge to the Flag   Star Spangled Banner   The Ceremony of the Laying of the Wreath   The Mansions of the Lord                                                       Nick Glennie Smith   The Battle Hymn of the Republic                                  Arranged by Kamp Kirkland   We Praise our God   Ave Maria                                                                                 Giancarlo Aquilanti   Beautiful Savior                                                             Arranged by Marty Parks Tom Fettke and Johann Sebastian Bach   Amazing Grace                                        Adapted and Arranged by John Coates Jr. Early American Melody     Text by John Newton   In the Garden                                                                  Arranged by Lloyd Larson Tune: Garden by C. Austin Miles (1868-1946)   Soon and Very Soon                                              Choral Setting by Jack Schrader Words and Music by Andre Crouch   The Name of Jesus                                                                           Craig Courtney Edward Perronet, John Newton (1779)   Little Innocent Lamb                                                                       Negro Spiritaul Collected and arranged by Matthew Bartholomew   You’ll Never Walk Alone                                                Arranged by Johnny Mann Words by Oscar Hammerstein     Music by Richard Rodgers   Grand Finale by the Chorale and Audience God Bless the USA * America the Beautiful Day/Date: Saturday, May 27th Time: 4:00p.m. Price: Free

Coast Big Band Summer Show Join David Delk, Karen Abernathy and Jonathan Brannon for all new music by The Coast Big Band. The Coast Big Band is a Mississippi Gulf Coast 20 plus piece big band orchestra whose music is a strong mix of big band dance music, pop tunes, soulful and hot vocals, Latin tunes, and jazz standards. In the tradition of great big bands, The Coast Big Band consists of saxophones, trombones, trumpets, guitar, bass, piano, drums with vocalists. Day/Date: Thursday, June 1st Time: 7:30pm Reserved Seating:$15.00  

The Best of Oxford Film Festival Block 1 All Are Welcome Here -  filmmaker Vincento Mistretta in attendance. Some Freaks Day/Date: Friday, June 2nd Time: 7:00-9:00p.m. Price: $5.00 Block 2 Refuge The Fox and the Whale Joel Blass - with special guests in attendance from the film. Day/Date: Saturday, June 3rd Time: 10:00a.m. to noon Price: $5.00 Block 3 Firemax - Producer in attendance.  Breakfast Otha Turner Broken Paths Don't Come Around Here Day/Date: Saturday, June 3rd Time: 12:45p.m. - 2:45p.m. Price: $5.00

The Best of Oxford Film Festival Block 1 All Are Welcome Here -  filmmaker Vincento Mistretta in attendance. Some Freaks Day/Date: Friday, June 2nd Time: 7:00-9:00p.m. Price: $5.00 Block 2 Refuge The Fox and the Whale Joel Blass - with special guests in attendance from the film. Day/Date: Saturday, June 3rd Time: 10:00a.m. to noon Price: $5.00 Block 3 Firemax - Producer in attendance.  Breakfast Otha Turner Broken Paths Don't Come Around Here Day/Date: Saturday, June 3rd Time: 12:45p.m. - 2:45p.m. Price: $5.00

The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Arts Center will host a political rally for all Ocean Springs municipal candidates on June 3 -- three days ahead of the June 6 general election. "We are hoping candidates will bring supporters and bring new ones by expressing positive platforms for Ocean Springs," said Vicki Applewhite, a member of the Mary C. O'Keefe board of directors and co-chairman of the event. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the "Mary C." Fish plates, donated by WastePro, will be sold for $10, along with beer and cold drinks. There will be live music and candidates will also be given the opportunity to reserve booth space where they can visit with voters and pass out campaign materials.     Candidates with booths will be encouraged to have donation jars for the Mary C. and the candidate raising the most money will be declared the "winner" and receive a trophy. "It should be a lot of fun and a great afternoon to learn more about the candidates, while raising money for our beloved Mary C.," Applewhite said. The event, billed as an "Old-Fashioned Political Rally & Fish Fry" will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the front lawn of the Mary C. During the event, candidates will each be given five minutes to "stump" for votes. Candidates have been asked to RSVP for the event by May 4.

Orff Workshop Mark Hugh Malone, Ph.D., William Carey University Current Music Education Philosopher, David Elliott espouses a Praxial Music approach, indicating that music is a practice, it is something humans do. And, the best way to learn music is by “making music!” The new 2014 National Standards for Music Education places a firm emphasis on creating music, encouraging improvisation and composition as early as Pre-K continuing through 12th grade. In a performance-driven music focus in the 21st century, how is it possible for teachers to encourage students to make music creatively?   Engage in hands-on creative learning through the Orff Approach to music education. Carl Orff’s ideas that combine rhythmic activity, movement, and improvisation through singing, playing recorder, dance, and playing the barred-instruments he developed for use with children are so positively compelling for students and teachers, alike. Below are topics to be experienced:   1-Recognizing rhythmic patterns, steady-beat, rhymes and rhythms for clapping and patting, 2-Solfege Singing 3-Recorder Improvisation and playing 4-Movement Activities 5-Dance 6-Creative Improvisation (instant drama) 7-Games 8-Adding Orff rhythm, music, movement to story books   Dr. Mark Malone holds Orff Level Three Certification and has over 40 years of music teaching experience in public schools, community college, and university settings. Having led hundreds of workshops for teachers, Dr. Malone also is a frequent faculty member with the Whole Schools Summer Institute that encourages teachers to present basic subject matter through the arts.   Formerly Director of Choral Music at Pearl River Community College, Malone’s ensembles have performed in New York City, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Seattle, as well as in London, Paris, Edinburgh, and Cardiff.   Dr. Malone is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. He has partnered with the MS Arts Commission three times, serving as Coordinator for The Choral Music of William Grant Still Project, Curriculum Designer for The MS Blues Trail and Beyond, and Writer/Creator of The Mississippi Bicentennial Journey, 1817-2017: A Curriculum, is a frequent adjudicator of choral festivals/showchoir contests, and has served as a member of the State Music Standards Revision Committee. Instructor: Dr. Mark Malone Day/Date: Friday, June 9th Time: 9:00a.m.- noon, 1 hour lunch, 1:00p.m.- 4:00p.m. Cost: Workshop Only: $45.00 For CEU Credit (Continuing Education Units), please make check for $10.00 out to William Carey University

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free Dates: Thursday, April 20 Thursday, May 18 Thursday, June 15 Thursday, July 20 Thursday, August 17 Thursday, September 21 Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21

Script from Scratch: The Potterverse Performances Join the kids from Script from Scratch: The Potterverse Summer Acting Camp as they showcase their talents. There will be two performance times. Day/Date/Time: Friday, June 16th at 4:30pm Saturday, June 17th at 12:00pm Price: $5.00 (Please note each Camper from Potterverse will receive one comp ticket)

Script from Scratch: The Potterverse Performances Join the kids from Script from Scratch: The Potterverse Summer Acting Camp as they showcase their talents. There will be two performance times. Day/Date/Time: Friday, June 16th at 4:30pm Saturday, June 17th at 12:00pm Price: $5.00 (Please note each Camper from Potterverse will receive one comp ticket)

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, and The Feder Foundation Present Songs and Stories Radio Show This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before. Time: 7:00 pm General Admission: Free Dates: Thursday, April 20 Thursday, May 18 Thursday, June 15 Thursday, July 20 Thursday, August 17 Thursday, September 21 Thursday, October 19 Thursday, November 16 Thursday, December 21