Our Director Emeritus


Elaine Ostrander
After playing clarinet in the band for five years, Elaine Ostrander became the director in 1980. She was the band director at Danville High School in Ohio for 25 years, and then became President of the family business, Colonial Music, upon her retirement. Her degrees from The Ohio State University include a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet performance, Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Arts. Her Professional Memberships include past State Chair of ASBDA, Past President of Phi Beta Mu, past Secretary/Treasurer of Local 338 AFM, Local 103 AFM, Pi Kappa Lambda, Delta Omicron and Tau Beta Sigma. She was inducted into the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame at the University of Akron in December 1993, and received the prestigious Columbus Symphony Community Educators Award in May 2000. In June 2001, Elaine was inducted into the Columbus Senior Musicians Hall of Fame and received their 2001 “Music Man” Award. Elaine received the ASBDA Edwin Franko Goldman Award at the 2008 ASBDA National Convention in Milwaukee and the OMEA Distinguished Service Award at the 2009 State Conference. She currently serves as an Educational Representative for Colonial Music/Music and Arts, calling on schools in the Central Ohio Area.

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