The Minnesota Police Pipe Band offers piping and drumming instruction free of charge to anyone who wants to learn - people of all backgrounds and levels of experience are welcome to join us. The band also accepts new members via audition.

Part of our mission is introducing a broad range of people to the instruments we love, which boast a rich cultural heritage. Instruction is provided for the bass, snare, and tenor drums, and for the Great Highland bagpipe. Instruction in the art of the Drum Major is also available, and we encourage anyone who may be interested to volunteer as Color Guard.

FREE INSTRUCTION PROGRAMS

Learn more about how you can become a part of the band:

BAGPIPING
DRUMMING
DRUM MAJOR & COLOR GUARD

FAQs

Street Road Artists Space Rocks Project


The Oxford Arts Alliance (OxAA) is collaborating with Street Road Artists Space in order to bring the Rocks project to downtown Oxford. Street Road has seen 400+ contributions to the project and we look forward to YOUR contribution in Oxford, PA. To contribute, visit our location along 3rd street in Oxford, PA: 45 S Third St, Oxford PA, 19363, choose a rock from the box, modify your rock in any way you choose and drop it back off or send it back to us. From there, the OxAA will exhibit your rock on our website and in the exhibition window along 3rd Street.




Virtual Art Exhibitions


Due to social distancing and our "new normal" the Oxford Arts Alliance is bringing art exhibitions to you online! Both the Main Gallery and the Emerging Artist Gallery exhibitions will be available to view on our website in a virtual FlipFolio and through our 3D gallery space on ArtSteps. We will have in-person exhibitions starting in April 2021 along with a virtual exhibition for each in-person exhibition until further notice. Current Exhibitions: Emerging Artist Abby Dudley's Virtual Solo Exhibition Summertime C.X. Carlson and Luigi Rist Exhibition and Art Sale




COVID-19 Update: Re-Opening Plan


The Oxford Arts Alliance will once again be opening for in-person instruction for select studios in our Academy of Art and Academy of Music starting in March 2021.* Over the next few days, instructors will be reaching out to students in order to give them more information on when they will be returning to the building. *Please note that some of our faculty will remain online until further notice. What rules will be enforced by the OxAA? 1. Maintaining social distancing (staying six feet away from others) 2. Reduced sharing of common spaces and frequently touched objects 3. All visitors MUST wear masks 4. Faculty must clean instruments with disinfectant after each student 5. If symptomatic, stay home 6. Contact such as shaking hands, high-fives, etc is not allowed How will the OxAA be cleaning our building? The Oxford Arts Alliance will be following the Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting Tool from the CDC. Additionally, we will be using ONLY EPA-approved disinfectants against COVID-19 while cleaning our building. Our guidance on HOW to clean our building will come from the CDC’s website on Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities. Additional guidance for the use of disinfectants will be executed via guidance from the EPAs Disinfectant Onepager. How is the OxAA protecting its staff and faculty? Staff will be provided with appropriate PPE for use when inside the OxAA. Additionally, equipment such as gloves, masks, and other protections will be provided to cleaning staff when cleaning or disinfecting inside the building. Where is the OxAA getting its guidance for reopening its facility? We are following the CDCs Reopening America Guidance packet for guidance and strategies in making the reopening of our facility as safe as possible. What procedures will the OxAA take to ensure the building is safe before reopening? The OxAA will be following the CDCs Guidance for Reopening Buildings after Shutdown to ensure a safe water system and more during our reopening process. For questions regarding our safety protocol, please contact us via email. Our gallery exhibitions will remain virtual through a 3D gallery experience in ArtSteps and a 2D catalog on our website until April 2021. We will return to in-person exhibitions in April 2021 paired with a 2D catalog on our website for those who enjoy our virtual exhibitions from home. Please check our GALLERIES tab for upcoming exhibitions.




Academy Policy Changes


Starting in 2021, students will receive an invoice in their email on the 1st day of each month for that month’s tuition. Please download our policies if you are part of our music and art academy. Refer to your emails for updates, invoices, and reminders. Add our emails to your contacts so our emails do not get sent to spam or your promotions folder. You can find our policies page here. It is updated each time we make changes.




ZyMa Duet Concert


Challenging the role of artists in the community, the ZyMa Duet interactive concert is an experience where the audience can discover what a performance can be. We create meaningful connections with all kinds of audiences while learning and exploring musical concepts. Come join us to learn about Melody vs. Harmony while engaging in activities and enjoying beautiful music from Latin America. Tomando en cuenta la creciente importancia que han ido alcanzando los artistas dentro de las comunidades, el Dueto ZyMa ha realizado a lo largo de su trayectoria conciertos interactivos dirigidos hacia todo tipo de público, creando conexiones significativas con los participantes, en los cuales el auditorio aprende y explora sobre diferentes conceptos y géneros musicales. Ven a nuestro concierto y disfruta de una experiencia musical donde aprenderás que es la melodía y armonía mientras disfrutaras de una selección de música de Latinoamérica. April 30, 2021 4:30 PM YouTube




2021 Summer Camps


The Oxford Arts Alliance will have art camps at the Octoraro Art Association in 2021 to safely accommodate summer camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ages 7+, July 12-Aug 6
Half Day Art Camps
Morning Session 9 am-12 pm
Afternoon Session 1 pm-4 pm Location
5965 Forge Rd Oxford PA 19363 More Information





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