Ocie S. Banks, Secretary

Singer, Educator, Conductor…Ocie S. Banks is a proud alumnus and product of Prince George’s County Public Schools where he is now the new Choral Director at Samuel Ogle Middle School. Previously, He was the Vocal & General Music teacher at Rosaryville Elementary School and currently serves as an Assistant Director for the Prince George’s County Public Schools Middle School Honors Chorus. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education (BME) from George Mason University where he studied voice with Grammy Award winner John S. Aler. His Choral Music Education professor and mentor is Dr. Lisa A. Billingham. Ocie is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education. Ocie currently serves as the Secretary of the Maryland/DC Chapter of ACDA and as the Recording Secretary for the Maryland Choral Educators Association (MCEA). He is an active choral, vocal, and sight-reading adjudicator. Banks is the CEO of OSB Music, LLC, and he is currently pursuing his Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Messiah University.