2016 OMB Presents: MIDAS
Ola Wind Symphony selected to perform at the
University of Alabama Honor Band Festival

We are proud to announce that the Ola High School Wind Symphony has been invited to perform as a featured band at the University of Alabama Honor Band Festival in 2017. The Wind Symphony will be performing Saturday, February 4th at 1:00pm. This is a tremendous honor for our students, and we look forward to sharing a great musical experience with them.
GO Mustangs and Roll Tide!
The 2016-2017 Band Calendar has been UPDATED! (06-01-2016)
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 2016-2017 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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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 Indoor Performance Ensemble at WGI World Championships
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

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