Always accepting NEW (and OLD) Band Members

The 2015-16 edition of the Gateway High School Marching Band is looking to add Gateway students grades 8-12 to their marching band roster.  

If you are currently a band student at eighter GHS or GMS and are interested in seeing what marching band is all about, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. 

What's that?…You played an instrument in middle school or elementary school?…WE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO MAKE A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE BAND!  We have a great group of instructors who are experienced with students from beginners to experienced players who are willing to get you back in performing shape.  

Don't be worried!  If you are even a little curious to see if marching band might be for you please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Read ( or Mr. Hoeltje (

The Gateway Band takes on Washington, D.C. this weekend

This weekend, for the second time, the Gateway High School Marching Band will travel to our nation's capital to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade.  This is a great honor for our band and one that we take very seriously and with a lot of pride.  

The band will depart Monroeville around 4:00 AM on Saturday, May 23 arriving in Washington around 9:00 AM.   The itinerary for the trip includes trips to all of the Smithsonian institute museums, a visit to the Holocaust Museum, a tour of Ford's Theater, a walking tour of the various war memorials, a visit to the Library of Congress, and attending the National Memorial Day Concert held at the U.S. Capitol Building.  

On the morning of Monday, May 25 the band will take part in the opening ceremonies of the 11th annual parade and then march straight down Constitution Ave. past the White House ending at 17th St.  The band will pass by the nation’s monuments, museums, and hundreds of thousands of spectators waving their flags and cheering for our country’s heroes – the men and women who wear the uniform of our armed forces.

The 2015 National Memorial Day Parade will be televised LIVE nationally on REELZ, around the world on the American Forces Network, in Washington, DC on News Channel 8, and streamed on 

Mr. Read and Mr. Hoeltje are thrilled to be able to offer this experience to our students and to educate them in the importance of this holiday.  We look forward to a wonderful trip, an amazing parade, and a great learning experience for all. 


For more information on the parade please visit:

Gateway Band in The National Memorial Day Parade

The Gateway Band will be in Washington DC on Memorial Day to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade.   The band last performed in the parade in 2012.