I’ve been a member of the Ooltewah High School Marching Band for four years now. When I first joined my freshman year I was very nervous and scared. Within a day I was greeted with open arms and new traditions. Getting to know new people before I even started high school was definitely an advantage. As a freshman entering this new strange place, I already knew people and it made the transition easier. Without a doubt, this band is my family. They have always been there for me, they support my passions and have shown me just how much fun being a part of an organization can be. Sure, it’s a lot of work but performing our show for people and getting to see how much they love what we put out there is one hundred percent worth it.
I have been the Ooltewah High School Band Booster Vice President since 2019. My family has been with the band program for 3 years. We value every moment of our band life because it supports our son and his passion for music. Music has been a valuable part of our sons High School life…
Being a part of this program has given me many fond memories. I have watched two of my kids go through and come out with great memories and friendships. My kids have participated in both Marching Band and Symphonic Band as well as All County, All East and All State tryouts. The lessons learned through the Band has given rise to purpose and resolve as my kids plan their futures.