The success of every outstanding band program depends on the quality of the players as well as the determination of the band students to give that extra effort. Top school band programs across the state typically have large numbers of the students studying privately. Excellent private teachers take the student to the next level, many times teaching finer points that will never be covered in a class setting.
The directors will always strive to give as much individual attention to each student, but time constraints, and with the size of our band program, the directors do not reach each individual as often as needed. Students in the OMMS bands are fortunate to be part of a unique and wonderful private lesson program that has become integral to the success of the OMMS Bands. The instructors are interviewed and approved by the band directors. Those students signing up for lessons should contact one of our private teachers to make scheduling arrangements.
Caroline Cook (OMHS student)
Noah Barnett (OMHS student)