My name is Rusty Helms and I am the high school band director @ Okmulgee Public Schools. This is my 5th year to work @ Okmulgee, and for my first 3 years, I was the assistant band director. I am currently in my 8th year of teaching. I look forward to maintaining the level of success of the Showpiece of Okmulgee and hope to bring an even higher Standard of Excellence to our program!! I graduated from Eufaula High School in 2003, and from the University of Arkansas in 2007, receiving a Bachelor of Music in Education.
LIST OF SOME OKMULGEE BAND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
We have received a Superior Rating 5 years in a row @ OSSAA Regional Marching, we have been an OBA Finalist for 5 years in a row, state qualifier for 3 years, Superior Rating @ OSSAA State Contest in 2011 and 2014, received Superior Ratings 5 years in a row with our beginning band, Superior Ratings 4 years in a row with our ms band @ the Heartland Music Fest (Frontier City Contest) and received the Sweepstakes Award @ the Heartland Music Fest in 2014, recieved Superior Ratings in Sight Reading w/ ms band @ OSSAA District 2011 and 2013 and recieved the Outstanding Achievement Award for MS Band @ OSSAA District Contest in 2013. The high school band was the 2014 Recipient of the OSSAA State Sweepstakes Award.