Making Music Matters
Making Music Matters! (MMM!) provides 30 weeks of free group instrumental music lessons in clarinet, flute, trumpet, and violin to 3rd-5th grade students in six Boston Public Schools including the Ohrenberger and Beethoven Schools. Grade 3 students have four seven-week rotations of introductory level lessons on each of the four instruments. Grades 4 and 5 students choose one of the four instruments to play throughout the 30-week session. All students have multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, both in-school and in various community/neighborhood venues. For more information on the program, email Makingmusicmatters@gmail.com and also check out the MMM Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mmmboston.
Berklee College of Music Faculty Outreach Program
The Ohrenberger School partners with the Berklee College of Music Faculty Outreach Program to provide instrumental/vocal music lessons to our Middle School Students. Faculty from the college comes to our school on a weekly basis, to provide lessons in Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Drums/Percussion, Piano/Keyboard and Voice. If you have any questions regarding this program please call Mr. John, the music teacher, or Ms. Krakow the principal at 617-635-8157.
Ohrenberger Ensemble (Band)
During the Mid-Fall Semester, students from the Berklee College Program and students from the Making Music Matters Program (who are recommended by their teachers), are able to audition to be in the Ohrenberger Ensemble. The ensemble performs at various school events and at other local events such as the BPS Citywide Arts Festival. Students who are chosen for the ensemble would be required to rehearse on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.
View the Ohrenberger Ensemble in action performing at the MLK Celebration at the Strand Theater in Dorchester (Jan 2015): https://vimeo.com/120373582 (see 3:00 minute mark).
Technology Goes Home Program
Technology Goes Home strives to ensure that all residents of the City of Boston are equipped with the tools, training, and access to support 21st century skill development. In addition, TGH provides opportunities for all residents to connect to schools, community programs and assets, government agencies, and each other. The TGH program offers residents the ability to improve their quality of life as new members of the online community. Here is the current session information. You can also click here to download an Application Email mgavin@BostonPublicSchools.org with any questions.
ISEE Tutoring & General Tutoring with students from the Nobles & Greenough School
The Ohrenberger School has partnered with Noble and Greenough School’s Community Service Program to provide after school tutoring throughout the school year. Our fall tutoring program focuses on 6th and 8th grade students helping to prepare them for the ISEE exam. During the rest of the year the tutoring shifts to our lower grades; 3rd, 4th, and 5th providing support with math and additional homework help.
Other after school enrichment programs are offered via the Ohrenberger Community Center. Contact the front office for the latest list of available programs.
Don’t forget to check out all the wonderful Sports Programs available at the school too!