Hello, my name is Mr. Gary Hotard and I will be teaching instrumental music and classroom music (recorder) this year at Little Oak Middle school. This will be my 35th year teaching music and my 11th year in St. Tammany Parish. I love teaching at Little Oak and teaching young band students who will one day be our next generation of talented musicians. I graduated from the University of New Orleans and earned bachelor's degrees in composition, performance, and music education. I later returned while I was teaching in Jefferson Parish and earned a Masters in Music Performance. Please refer to this website for announcements of band rehearsals, activities and events.