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Here you will be able to find all things related to the OBMS band.


**You Can skip down below the following general information to review current assignments for each class



  • Please visit the File manager portion of this website- There you will find all the documents we are sending home with students!
  • Please visit the Calendar portion of this website!  There you will be able to see all the events we have planned this year!
  • 7th Grade Band Fee - $27.40
  • 8th Grade Band Fee - $30.40
  • Percussion Fee - $55.75 - This is for all 7th and 8th grade percussionists.  It is the only fee they have to pay. 
  • Colorguard Fee - $22.70
  • Please pay band fees with exact change.  Make checks payable to OBMS.
  • There is currently NO FEE for 6th Grade Band.
  • Please sign up for Remind 101 Text Message alerts!  Everyone will send a text message to:  81010 - Check  below to see what message to send:



8th Grade Band:




7th Grade Band:




6th Grade Band: 







Important Dates:


September 29- Football Game Performance  - 7th and 8th grade only

November 1th - Band Night

December 6th - Christmas Concert

December 12th - Desoto County Honor Band auditions - 7th and 8th only

May 25th - Young Band Festival - 7th and 8th Only

April 11th - Spring Concert


*Times will be sent out well in advance before each event. 




           8-26-16 - Email a voice memo to

           9-2-16 - F scale 2 octaves pass off

           9-2-16 - B flat scale in 3rds

2.  7th Grade Brass

           8-19-16  Long tone 1A

           8-26-16  Email a voice memo to

           9-2-16  Long tone 1B

           9-2-16  B flat scale - page 42 in blue book

3.  7th Grade Woodwind

           Week of 8-26-16  Email a voice memo to






Everyone please visit the Calendar and File Manager portions of this website.  Anytime we send something home with your child, it is my goal to also add it to this website!    If I have sent something home that needs to be returned, I will post that document to the to the file manager! 


Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns relating to band!  Email is the best line of communication with us because we don't spend a lot of time in our office, however you may call us and leave a voicemail and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

Emailing me is the best way to get in touch!  My email is 

662-895-4610 ext. 127




Introduction To the Staff

Jason Gunn, Director of Bands, OBMS

        8th Grade Band, 6th Grade High Brass, Primary Contact for all middle school     

        band concerns.

Jim Mayo, Assistant Director of Bands, OBMS

        6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Percussion Instructor

Aaron Bailey, Director of Bands, OBHS

          6th Grade woodwinds, 7th Grade Woodwind Class

DJ Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Bands, OBHS

         6th Grade Low Brass