Band Program

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–Francis Schaeffer

OCA Band Program

Oconee Christian Academy launched its band program ing the 2021-22 Academic School Year. Mrs. Taylor Neave Gonzalez started our wonderful band program ian d is our Music Teacher/Band Director.

Mrs. Gonzalez is from Seneca and is a recent graduate of Western Carolina University with a Bachelor in Music and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. In her free time she loves spending time with family, going camping, and traveling to new places. Mrs. Gonzalez has been playing music for over 10 years and on June 26th, married her "high school sweetheart!"

Program Details

The program will initially launched for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, but now has grown to 5th - 9th grade. During their time in band, students will be learning how to read music, play an instrument, and perform music with their peers. The program is open to both full-time OCA students as well as homeschool students.

Homeschool students interested in participating should contact Admissions at 864-882-6925. On a first come first served basis, private lessons for homeschool students in grades 6-8 will be offered and the times will be provided when the master schedule is confirmed. These lessons will be $25/half hour. Also, on a first come first served basis, private lessons will be available for full-time OCA students on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 3:15-4:15pm. If your student is interested, please feel contact Mrs. Gonzalez (

Here are the instruments that students may choose to play for band class:

  • Flute
  • Bb Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Bb Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion


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