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South Laurel Middle School Band   

Contact Info:
Mr. Michael Wooley
Director of Bands
South Laurel Middle School
223 S. Laurel Rd.
London, KY 40744
SLMS (606) 862-4745
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Mr. Michael Wooley is in his ninth year as the band director at South Laurel Middle School. Mr. Wooley is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Under the direction of Mr. Wooley the SLMS band has performed at a variety of events: community concerts, parades, in-school concert programs, Music in the Parks and SLMS/SLHS sporting events. Students at South Laurel Middle School are regularly accepted to honor band clinics in central and southeastern Kentucky.  The band received distinguished ratings at the spring concert festival assessment in all seven of their appearances. The band has also been named Best Overall Concert Band three consecutive years attending a Music in the Parks events. The band was selected to perform at the Kentucky Music Educators State Conference in 2016. In addition to Mr. Wooley's duties as the director of bands at South Laurel Middle School he is also the assistant director of bands at South Laurel High School. The SLHS band is a three time state finalist and the 2018 and 2019 class AAAA state champions!  

Mr. Wooley serves in the best interest of our students and the success of the South Laurel Middle School Band program.  "I believe in a student focused learning environment, providing students with the highest quality music education possible.  The structure of the program and all decisions made directly reflect this belief." 


What BAND Can Do For You!
- Band features some of the best and brightest students SLMS has to offer!
- Band gives your child an outlet for expression through music performance
- Band provides your student a network of peers that encourages a family-like atmosphere at school
- Band gives your child numerous performance opportunities
- Band gives your a child the opportunity to travel to places they may not have ever been

- Band and other arts, through extensive studies have been shown to increase academic performance

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