Welcome to the OCSD5 Visual and Performing Arts Page
The Visual and Performing Arts in Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (OCSD5) are an integral part of a student’s education. Every year, Student and Faculty Artists in Music, Theater and the Visual Arts perform and present their work in a variety of performances and events to audiences in the Orangeburg community and beyond.
We believe that participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas. Evidence of its effectiveness in reducing student dropout, raising student attendance, developing better team players, fostering a love for learning, improving greater student dignity, enhancing student creativity and producing a more prepared citizen for the workplace in this global society is very evident in OCSD5.
The fine arts also provide student learners with non-academic benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. These are the very fibers of the fabric known as our American culture.
It is our pleasure to have you visiting our webpage to witness the wonderful artistic works our children produce throughout the school year. As the year progresses we ask that you reference our website for upcoming performances and exhibitions and know that you have an open invitation to come and enjoy the various artistic presentations.