|Mr. Olson is the 7-12 band director. He also gives lessons to 5th and 6th graders. Mr. O is in his 17th year as a full-time band director. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) and his Masters in Instrumental Conducting from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University. He also taught band at Lennox School District (SD), Becker Public Schools, White Bear Lake Area Schools and the Centennial School District. He has adjudicated for instrumental contests and has judged trumpet auditions for the MBDA (Minnesota Band Directors Association) honor bands. He has served as trumpet section coach for state-level MBDA honor bands and has been a staff member of the Midwest Ambassadors of Music European Tour. Mr. Olson is currently serving a two-year term as a member of the MMEA (Minnesota Music Educators Association) Board of Directors. He serves the Board as Region 3-4 A Representative.
Mr. Olson's wife Amanda works in the Admin building at Augustana University. They, along with their two daughters Olivia (7) and Ariana (4), live in Brandon, SD.
Mr. O is pleased to be teaching in the town he grew up in.