Women of West: Maggie Oates


Photo published with permission by Maggie Oates

“My favorite part of being a band director is watching my students grow not only musically but also as people,” band director Maggie Oates said.

Danielle Stevens, Managing editor

A funny story from Maggie Oates about traveling with her honor band students:

“One time, I was driving a Suburban with some kids to an honor band in Cedar Rapids and the district had not put more windshield wiper fluid into the vehicle, plus it was snowy, muddy and I couldn’t see anything. I literally had the superintendent’s kid leaning out the window to dump water onto my windshield.”

-band director Maggie Oates