Mr. McMahon

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Mr. McMahon

Erik McMahon is the brass instructor and a Band Director at Oakbrook Middle School.    Mr. McMahon graduated Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music with an emphasis in Instrumental Music Education.  While at USC, Mr. McMahon studied trombone with Brad Edwards, and performed with the USC Symphony with one of the shows featuring the NYC Ballet Stars dancing to Swan Lake.

 An alumnus of the Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, Erik McMahon was a member of the baritone section in 2013 and again in 2015.  The Cadets are a 10 time Drum Corps International (DCI) World Champion receiving their most recent title in 2011.  In 2015,  The Cadets received the Jim Ott High Brass award which is given to the drum corps with the best and most consistent brass performance.  

 Erik McMahon, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, moved to Lexington, South Carolina to finish his public education.  Mr. McMahon holds professional affiliations with the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA), the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).  Mr. McMahon currently resides in Summerville, South Carolina and teaches private low brass lessons and master classes at surrounding middle schools in Dorchester and Charleston counties.

Ms. Melven

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Ms. Melven

Ms. Meredith Melven is currently one of the band directors at Oakbrook Middle School. She is a native of Columbia, SC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Certificate in Clarinet Performance. During her time at USC, she performed with the USC Symphony Orchestra, USC Wind Ensemble, USC Opera, and her woodwind quintet,”Incognito.” With the USC Wind Ensemble, she toured Washington D.C. and China, and is on two album ­­recordings by the USC Wind Ensemble – Bernstein: Transcriptions for Wind Band and And I Await – both accessible iTunes and Spotifiy. Ms. Melven is currently pursing her Masters in Music Education and Conducting at Colorado State University. (Go Rams!!)