Band Directors

Mike Hamann

West Ottawa Music Department Chairperson/High School Bands

Started in 1993 (25th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2000 (18th Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Cadillac, Michigan

Director Of:

  • High School Marching Band
  • High School Symphony Band
  • High School Advanced Percussion
  • High School Jazz I Band
  • Macatawa Bay 6th Grade Band
  • Pep Band

Jay Gainforth

High School Bands

Started in 1989 (29th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2005 (13th Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

Director Of:

  • High School Marching Band (Assistant)
  • High School Wind Symphony
  • High School Concert Band
  • High School Symphony Band (Assistant)
  • Harbor Lights 7th/8th Grade Bands
  • Music Theater Production Pit Band

(To Be Determined)

Middle School Band

Started in 1992 (25th Year)

With West Ottawa since 1996 (21st Year)

College: Eastern Michigan University and Grand Valley State University

Hometown: Alpena, Michigan

Director of:

  • Macatawa Bay 6th Band
  • Macatawa Bay 7th Band
  • Macatawa Bay 8th Band

Jenna Schroeder

Middle School Band

Started in 2014 (5th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2017 (2nd Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Holland, MI

Director Of:

  • Harbor Lights 6th Grad Band
  • Harbor Lights 6th Grad Band
  • Harbor Lights 6th Grad Band
  • Macatawa Bay 7th Grade Band
  • Macatawa Bay 8th Grade Band