Phone: 972-947-9458 ext. 52442
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Music Education from the University of North Texas
Mr. Steven Olmstead, Band 6-8, Concert & Symphonic
Steven Olmstead has been with Little Elm ISD since Fall 2019. Prior to joining Little Elm ISD he was Assistant Director of Percussion for Celina ISD and Concert Band Director for Celina Junior High from 2015 to 2019. Between 2013 and 2015 he held the position of Assistant Director of Percussion and Director of the 7th Grade Band at Wills Point ISD. He started his career as the as the Head Junior High Director for Livingston Junior High in Livingston, TX. His time student teaching was spent with the Argyle band in Argyle, TX under the direction of Kathy Johnson in Fall 2012.
Mr. Olmstead holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the University of North Texas. During his time at UNT he participated in the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band and Concert band directed by Dr. Nick Williams, the Symphonic Band conducted by Mr. Dennis Fisher, the 2 O’Clock Steel Band under Mark Ford, and various classical percussion ensembles. Furthermore, he has received semesters of private instruction from Mark Ford, Paul Rennick, Ed Soph, Christopher Deane, and She-e Wu. Mr. Olmstead performed with the UNT Gamelan Ensemble at PASIC (Percussive Arts Society International Convention) in the Spring of 2009 and with the UNT Indoor Drumline on their travels to Belgium in the spring of 2011.
Outside of the classroom, he participated in the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2008 and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in the Summer of 2011. During this time he had a wonderful opportunity to perform with talented individuals that shared his same love for music.
He is married to his wife, Sarah Olmstead who, as a colorguard consultant and math teacher, shares in supporting fine arts, band programs, and education.