Ooltewah Middle School

Luke Johnson

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Luke Johnson- band director
email:   [email protected]

For detailed band info including important announcements, calendars, band handbook, and materials list please visit our band website

Covid-19 Band Update: In the first week of school, no students will need their band instruments.
We will have a mandatory Zoom session with all band students, whether @Home or In-Person this Friday during the regular scheduled class times

Friday Zoom student meetings

8th grade - 7:15AM
7th grade - 8:50AM
6th grade - 12:55PM

Here is the link for that meeting:

There will also be a Zoom parent meeting on Friday as well to answer any questions parents might have regarding band this year.

Friday, August 14th Zoom parent meeting at 6PM

Here is the link for that meeting:



Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in music education from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. 

Mr. Johnson is Director of Bands at Ooltewah Middle School. Prior to that, Johnson held positions as Assistant Director of Bands at Lost Mtn. Middle School and Tapp Middle School in the Cobb County, GA school district. He also spent several years teaching elementary music at Stockbridge Elementary in Henry County, GA as well as Hillcrest Elementary in Hamilton County, TN.

 As a performer, Mr. Johnson plays trombone and guitar in a variety of local pit orchestras and regularly works as a session musician, producer, and recording engineer in studios around the Southeast.

 His professional affiliations include NAfME, ETSBOA, as well as Audio Engineering Society(AES).

 He resides in East Ridge, TN with his wife Desirae and two children, Willow and Julian.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide students with the best possible music instruction and prepare them to be lifelong music lovers as well as informed patrons of music. Through modern, standards based instruction and assessment, students will get opportunities to experience music through demonstration, individual attention, hands-on experience, as well as peer interaction.

Our expectation and hope for each student is that through the experience of band at Ooltewah Middle School they will become passionate about learning music and continue their music education into high school band and beyond.

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