To our incoming and returning band and choir
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome
our Trojan musicians and their families to the Oak
Ridge Music Department. Whether your student will be
in the instrumental music program or one of our
amazing choirs, this will be an exciting and busy
year. Students will have countless opportunities to
make friends, develop skills, and grow as musicians.
But your students won’t be the only ones busy and
working. WE NEED YOU, PARENTS! The support and help
of our Music Booster parents is vital to the success
of the music program at Oak Ridge High School. We
need any and all of your available time and skill to sustain
this program, and believe it or not……. your kids
really do want you there!
Paul Varoff and Natalie Miller
Paul W. Varoff has been teaching instrumental music
since 1984 and is currently in his 15th year as the
Director of Bands and Instrumental Music at Oak
Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills.
Mr. Varoff received his Bachelor of Music Education
Degree from the University of the Pacific in
Stockton, and earned his Master of Music Education
Degree with an Instrumental Conducting emphasis from
the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Mr.
Varoff began his teaching career at Madera High
School. He went on to teach elementary, middle
school, and high school instrumental and vocal music
in the San Juan Unified School
District for nine years teaching before coming to Oak Ridge High School.
Mr. Varoff's responsibilities at Oak Ridge High
School include directing the Marching Band,
Colorguard, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Wind
Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Beginning Instruments.
In addition, Mr. Varoff has been a teacher, as well
as coordinator, of small chamber ensembles at the Donner
Mine Music Camp for the past 15 years. He is also a
member of CMEA, CBDA, and the past president of the