Welcome our new
Assistant Director of Bands


Jamie McDonald
Originally born in Mission Viejo, California, Mr. James McDonald moved to Hickory, North Carolina at a young age. Upon his arrival in North Carolina, Mr. McDonald became very interested in compositional studies, musical performance, and music education. Mr. McDonald currently holds a bachelors degree in Music Education with a concentration in Commercial & Electronic Music from Western Carolina University (2016).

While at Western Carolina University Mr. McDonald worked with the award winning Pride of the Mountains Marching Band, serving as their visual coordinator for his last two years as a student, and even received the Bandsman of the Year award upon his final year on their instructional staff. During this time he travelled with the group to Bands of America Regionals and national championships, as well as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Additionally, Mr. McDonald has performed with various ensembles at WCU, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, Catamount Singers & Electric Soul, and the Western Carolina Jazz Ensemble.

Outside of his attendance at WCU, Mr. McDonald has been an active member of the Drum Corps International performance activity. Performing for a total of four summers, Mr. McDonald toured the country and competed with two world class organizations: Spirit of Atlanta and Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps. As a member of these two world class organizations, Mr. McDonald was the recipient of multiple awards for displaying character and leadership including Veteran Member of the Year (Spirit), Rookie of the Year (Cadets), and a Distinguished Service award in 2015 for his work as a section leader with the Cadets. Mr. McDonald has also been an active recording artist in his time outside of school - recording, mixing, and writing various full length studio albums.

Currently, Mr. McDonald is a visual technician with the Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps and is an active member of NafME National Association of Music Educators), NCMEA (NC Music Educators Association), TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association), and is an alumni of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. McDonald is looking forward to being a future resident of McDonough, GA, and enjoys running, writing, reading, and watching films.

Ola HS Indoor Performance Ensemble
Congratulations to the Ola High School Indoor Performance Ensemble! Bronze Medalist at WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Ola Indoor Performance Ensemble at WGI World Championships


The Ola Colorguard Auditions
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2016 Ola MB Leadership Team
Congratulations to the members selected to be on the 2016 Ola Marching Band Leadership Team. We sincerly appreciate all students who interviewed and auditioned for a leadership position.

Click here to download 2016 Leadership Team
Ola HS Wind Symphony performs at 66th Annual UGA Janfest
Congratulations to the Ola High School Wind Symphony on an outstanding performance at the 66th Annual University of Georgia High School Honor Band Festival.
Ola Wind Symphony performance at UGA
2016 Graduation Signs
Send your senior graduate off in style with an Ola High School graduation sign!
Signs will be ready for pick-up in the main office within a few days of placing the order.
Click here to download Graduation Sign Order Form!
The 2015-2016 Band Calendar has been UPDATED! (01-03-2016)
This is the latest, most up-to-date calendar for the OHS Band program. This calendar includes our tentative band scheule for the remainder of the 2016 school year. Please know that every attempt was made to be accurate, however some dates may still be subject to change!
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LaFayette Marching Classic - Saturday October 24, 2015
Congratulations Ola Marching Band on becoming a finalist band at the LaFayette Marching Classic! Thank you to all the volunteers and supporters for a great weekend.
7th Annual Spin with the Marching Mustangs - August 14, 2015
2015 Ola Football Season is underway! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the young students who participated in our 7th Annual Spin with the Marching Mustangs. We hope that you had a great time at the game! Please check out Mustangs Spin or Marching Mustangs on facebook page for pictures and videos from the event.

The Ola High School Band - Established 2006



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