Michael Oubre, Band Director
Bio for Mr. Oubre
Michael Oubre is the band director at Pickens High School in Jasper, Georgia. This is his twentieth year of teaching and his ninth year as Band Director at Pickens High School. Previously, Mr. Oubre was the band director at Winder-Barrow High School in Winder, GA from 2007-2011. Mr. Oubre came to Winder-Barrow in 2000 as the assistant band director. A native of Sumter, SC, Mr. Oubre graduated from Furman University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree. After Furman, Mr. Oubre earned his Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia and his Specialist Degree in Instruction and Curriculum from Piedmont College. Mr. Oubre has served two GMEA Districts as Band Chair, Treasurer, LGPE Organizer, Solo and Ensemble organizer, First Round All-State audition organizer, and more. He currently serves as Chair for GMEA District 9. He has also been a clinician for various honor bands and a clinician at music camps and colleges. At PHS, Mr. Oubre serves as department head and also serves as the county Fine Arts Director. His bands have performed at the University of Alabama, Kennesaw State University (4 times), Columbus State University, and the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University in February 2015. Mr. Oubre has received the Citation of Excellence on three occasions from the NBA. He has presented clinics at the GMEA State Convention, UGA, and other band events. Mr. Oubre was named STAR Teacher for Pickens High School in 2015 and 2016. The PHS Bands have received straight Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations and the WBHS Symphonic Band was recognized as a Commended Winner in the National Wind Band Honors. Mr. Oubre is a member of GMEA, NAfME, NBA, KKPsi, ASBDA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Mr. Oubre is married to Leslie Still Oubre, a small business owner. They have one son, Jonah, who is a sophomore at Pickens High School.