Band Directors

Mike Hamann

West Ottawa Music Department Chairperson/High School Bands

Started in 1993 (28th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2000 (21st Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Cadillac, Michigan

Director Of:

  • High School Marching Band

  • High School Symphony Band

  • High School Concert 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 (32nd Year)

With West Ottawa since 2005 (16th Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan

Director Of:

  • High School Marching Band (Assistant)

  • High School Wind Symphony

  • High School Symphony Band (Assistant)

  • High School Advanced Percussion

  • Harbor Lights 6th Grade Band

  • Harbor Lights 7th Grade Band

  • Harbor Lights 8th Grade Band

  • Music Theater Production Pit Band

Jenna Schroeder

Middle School Band

Started in 2014 (7th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2017 (4th Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Holland, Michigan

Director Of:

  • Harbor Lights 6th Grade Band

  • Harbor Lights 7th Grade Band

  • Harbor Lights 8th Grade Band

  • Macatawa Bay 7th Grade Band

  • Macatawa Bay 8th Grade Band

Jake Lubbers

Middle School Band

Started in 2016 (5th Year)

With West Ottawa since 2018 (3rd Year)

College: Central Michigan University

Hometown: Muskegon, Michigan

Director of:

  • Harbor Lights 6th Grade Band

  • Macatawa Bay 7th Grade Band

  • Macatawa Bay 8th Grade Band