The Gateway Band Boosters have come up with another GREAT general fundraiser for our program this year! Get your tickets NOW to one of two PAINT NIGHT fundraisers at the Pitcairn Park Building on Sunday, August 16! See the flyer below for more information and for a picture of the painting you’ll be creating and taking home!
Please remember, this is a NO ALCOHOL event.
Congratulations to Jeremy Leidhecker, composer/aranger for the Gateway Band for this outstanding accomplishment. Jeremy served as Mr. Read's student teacher and has since written numerous original compositions for the Gateway Band program including a commisioned work in memory of Mr. Read's daughter, titled "Dear, Stephanie" which was premeired earlier this year. The Gateway Band program is lucky to be able to work with such a talented up and coming composer. Good luck in the future Mr. Leidhecker and congratulations!
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On Friday, May 29, the eve of our first marching band rehearsal for the 2015-16 school year, drum major auditions were held. We watched seven very strong candidates conduct, march, call commands, salute, and answer questions as we tried to select the best leaders for ou band. After some difficult deliberations, Senior Ally Kick was selected as the Gateway Band's new Drum Major while Juniors Cassie Kokal and Mollie Serbin were selected as the band's Assistant Drum Majors. We are all very excited about what these three wonderful young ladies will bring to their new positions! Congratulations to all who auditioned! Our band is in very good hands with all of you leading the way!
The Gateway Band Boosters annually award multiple scholarships to graduating seniors.
The Noah Gray Scholarship goes to three graduating seniors who have benefited from their time in the Gateway Marching Band. This year, the Gateway Band Boosters selected Anna Marie Clark, Katie Greggerson, and Victoria Antonelli as the scholarship award winners.
Anna Marie has been a vital member of the front ensemble for a number of years and has been a fantastic performer (marimba), leader, and friend!
Katie will be greatly missed as a member of our clarinet section. She has served as the clarinet section leader and has been a prime example of hardwork and dedication to her musical craft. Katie was also awarded the John Philip Sousa Award for her musical talents and dedication to the band program at Gateway High School.
Tori is the poster child for hard work! She came from a scared rookie to a strong, confident color guard captain!
This year's Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence (presented by the United States Marines) was awarded to trumpet player, Adam Thimons. Adam has been an integral part of the Gateway Band program for years. His musical talents have benefited not only our band but also the River City Youth Brass Band.
The Amanda Jane Price Scholarship as well as the Stephanie Read Memorial Scholarship (presented by the Read family) were both awarded to Kendall Alexander. Kendall has been an amazing talent on the Gateway Stage for the past 4 years. While she is not involved in the marching band, Kendall has performed in 4 musicals, 4 plays and has stunned audiences over the years. She will be studying theater in college. Congratulations Kendall!
All of these seniors will be GREATLY missed as members of the Gateway music community! Congratulations and Good Luck!