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About Mark Donahue

Mark Donahue is currently in his fourth year teaching in O’Fallon, and third as Director of Bands in O’Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90. In District 90, Mr. Donahue teaches, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands and an extra curricular jazz band at both Amelia V. Carriel Jr High and Edward A. Fulton Jr High School. In addition, he teaches and oversees the 5th grade beginning band program and conducts the Symphonic Winds, an auditioned ensemble that meets twice per week. Over the last three years the band program has tripled in enrollment to almost 500 students from Grades 5 through 8.

Mark holds a degree in Music Education from Illinois State University, completing his student teaching at O’Fallon Township High School in the spring of 2013 with Dr Melissa Gustafson-Hinds. Mark completed his Masters in Educational Leadership from McKendree University in 2016. He was also a member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from 2008-2012, serving as Drum Major for his final three seasons. During the summer, he teaches Colts Drum and Bugle Corps based out of Dubuque, IA.

 

About OF90 Bands

The junior high school band program falls under one big umbrella for the entire District 90. We have approximately 280 junior high school students and just under 200 fifth grade students.

Programs Offered Include:

  • Jazz
  • Symphonic Winds
  • Regular Band
  • 5th Grade Band
  • Occasional Pep Band Opportunities

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