Welcome to OFMC!

Grab a beverage and have a seat.  

Let’s chat a bit.

Have you been glued to the TV set watching March Madness ??  Well, I have been.  Even in sports music and chanting raise spirits and improve behaviour.  Seems like the underdog wins over higher ranked teams. Maybe the Luck of the Irish still hanging around?  Maybe the Ted Lasso BELIEVE sign?  The saying “Failure and Success are not mere accidents as we so often suppose, but the strictest Justice” comes to mind. The truth to me is that CHANGE is possible. Having a string of missed shots is not permanent, keep the faith. 

What does March Madness have to do with Music?  Everything.  In sports, when you get behind you have time to win.  Musicians, music clubs, concert producers need to remember that anything is possible, that losing can quickly change to winning.  Work hard and believe in yourself.

What is happening in Oklahoma. 

District Festivals are in full swing. Junior Festival has switched to Vivace software.  The last District Festival is April 1.  State Festival is April 20 at East Central University in Ada.

State Convention will be June 23-24 in Ponca City, Oklahoma.  The 2022 Musician of the Year is OU Professor of Music Dr. Irvin Wagner.

Browse our website to see changes. 

Check out the 2023 OIO Season June 23-July 21 “Farm Fresh Opera.”  The OIO Good Newsletter for February should be available with future newsletters on our website. At times, info may be outdated, but periodically we clean house and bring new info.

 March Madness, trees blooming in the Spring, life brings changes.

Thank you for looking at our website. The gift of Music to a child or to a community is a marvelous thing.  That is a gift for a lifetime. 

NFMC January 2023 Newsletter quote:

In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years,
Because they enabled you to reach today!  Without the
Stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
—-Mehmet Murat Ildan

Catherine Coke
OFMC President