Visual Instructor: Max Oh
Max Oh began his drum corps career in 2006 as a baritone player for the Hawthorne Caballeros. He would don the kick-pleats for seven seasons (2006-2011, 2013), during which time he discovered an unwavering passion for music that would lead him to pursue a degree in Music Education at The College of New Jersey (Class of 2013).
There, he would hold the position of Principal Euphonium player for their premier wind ensemble during the last three years of his studies, and was also featured multiple times as a student conductor of TCNJ’s Concert Band under the auspices of Professor Rosalind Erwin. He has also held the distinct pleasure in not only leading the College’s various brass ensembles and quintets, but also in occasionally acting as their arranger in residence, having had his transcriptions of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, Antonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony, and Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings performed in concert.
Max’s teaching career began in 2009 as a staff member of the Pequannock High School Marching Band in Pompton Plains, NJ. He would teach there through the 2012 competitive season, acting as the assistant marching band director in 2010. Under the leadership of an all-star staff, Pequannock’s students captured two 1st-place finishes at NJ State Championships, as well as two 2nd-place finishes in National competition during his tenure there.