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Good afternoon Ola Band Family!

With the recent spread of COVID-19, Henry County has dismissed all school activities for the next two weeks. This "postpones" our LGPE performances and indefinitely ends the WGI competitive season. While we are extremely saddened by the news we are not defeated. Though the upcoming two weeks will be taught remotely, we plan to continue making music with our students through thoughtful and purposeful daily assignments.

Parents & Students: make sure to visit our teacher web pages to keep up to date on classroom assignments and announcements.

Todd Manson (Head Director of Bands)

Email: todd.manson@henry.k12.ga.us

Classroom Page: https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Domain/1389

James McDonald (Assistant Director of Bands)

Email: james.mcdonald@henry.k12.ga.us

Classroom Page: https://schoolwires.henry.k12.ga.us/Domain/10755

Hello everyone!

I am placing a PDF document in the Philadelphia Trip section of our website. Parents must create an account for every participant who will be traveling on the trip. Our 3rd installment payment is coming due at the end of this week. You will now be able to make payments directly to the travel company via online payments or checks sent to the company.

We have just sent all the payments to Gateway and they will be entering what you have paid so far into their system over the course of the next few days. You must register your trip participants before they can credit your account with past payments. Hopefully, in a week or so you will be able to log in and see what has been credited to your account.


Todd Manson

Director of Bands

Ola High School

*Button is on the right listed as "Travel Company Update!"*


he Ola HS Winter Guard is excited to announce our 2020 program, “… and the Bean Stalk”.

The journey to the top of the stalk is much like our journey through life’s many obstacles. In this year’s production, we explore the strife, wonder, and sense of magic felt when we overcome our greatest challenges.

The Ola Winter Guard is under the direction of Mason Barnes, with artistic direction by Travis Chiles. Additional design and technical instruction provided by: Emma Barfield, Jordan Mower, Michael O’Neil, Emma Boyce, and Zac Barber.

Our 2019 program is set to a series of pieces including “Messenger” and “Outside” by Helen Jane Long with “Free the Mind” by Jóhann Jóhanssonn.

Soundtrack, set, and flag design is by Travis Chiles. Flags and floors are printed by BandToday.

Costume design is by Jennifer Leslie and constructed by ColorGarb.

The Ola Winter Guard will be performing at SAPA circuit contests as well as the WGI Charlotte and WGI Orlando regionals. They will conclude their season at WGI World Championships.