OK Mozart hosts music enrichment program

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel, Nick Villalobos, and Zack Clark, together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with high-octane performances since 2010.

Ahead of their May 12 performance at the Bartlesville Community Center, sponsored by OK Mozart, they made a stop at Central Middle School to perform and host a Q&A for all seventh- and eighth-grade orchestra students. Madison Middle School orchestra students joined Central to attend this opportunity.

Simply Three introduced an original piece debuting on their new album this fall, in addition to lively covers that had the students singing and clapping in the audience.

McDaniel, Villalobos, and Clark took questions from the students that ranged from favorite animal to why they started their careers in music.

“Simply Three left the middle school students inspired to pursue their passions in music,” said Ashley La Rue, director of development and planning at OK Mozart.

OK Mozart donated more than 100 vouchers to students and parents to attend Simply Three’s live show that evening at the Bartlesville Community Center.

“Glen, Nick, and Zack are true masters in their craft and their experience and energy filled our students with inspiration,” said La Rue. “Bringing aspiring students in close contact with professional musicians is a part of our mission at OK Mozart. In doing so, we inspire, educate, and enlighten students to pursue a career in the arts.”

Exposing youth to music enriches their educational experience and their lives, said La Rue. OK Mozart believes in the message Simply Three left the middle school orchestra students: “Find your passion and stay hungry.”

For more information about OK Mozart’s youth education programs, visit okmozart.com.