The Gateway Band take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 after a long day of hard work at band camp the students of the Gateway Marching Band participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS.  The band challenged other local bands to complete the challenge as well.  The Norwin HIgh School Band and the Kiski High School band answered the challenge and the Ice Bucket Challenge began spreading through the marching band world.  

Norwin Band Ice Bucket Challenge

Kiksi Band Ice Bucket Challenge

At the conclusion of Norwin's challenge, they passed along the challenge to the Bridgewater-Raritan High School Marching Band of New Jersey and the James Madison High School Marching Band of Virginia.  

Bridgewater-Raritan Ice Bucket Challenge

Bridgewater has now challenged Brunswick High School Band of Ohio, the Avon Marching Black and Gold of Indiana, and the Lassiter High School Marching Band of Georgia.  

It is exciting to see that the Ice Bucket challenge has made its way through the marching band ranks from Pennsylvania to Indiana and Georgia!  We hope that the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues to spread through the marching band ranks and that many groups continue raising money for this worthwhile cause.  

See the Gateway Band's Ice Bucket Challenge HERE!!

Band Camp 2014!!!

On August 4th the Gateway Marching Band will officially begin their 2014-15 year with the start of band camp!  The students and staff have been working hard all summer to get ready for the year but band camp is where it all starts coming together.  

We have prepared a few documents for all members and parents to review BEFORE the start of camp.  We want to make sure that everyone is ready, safe, and excited for the biggest two weeks of our season!

Band Camp Reminders

Band Camp Reminders -2 

Handouts for Band Camp

Please be sure to review these three documents before the start of camp.  If you have any questions please be sure to ask!

Also, please make sure that all students have turned in a NEW medical form before the start of camp.  The form can be found here ———>>UPDATED GMB Medical Form

Thank you all!

Mr. Read and Mr. Hoeltje

Today is the day!

Don't miss Innovations in Brass: Pittsburgh tonight at Gateway High School!  Drum Corps International and the Bluecoats of Canton, OH will be hosting The Cavaliers, The Cadets, Spirit of Atlanta, and the Boston Crusaders for a wonderful evening of brass and percussion. 

The show starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available at the gates beginning at 3:00pm.  Ticket prices range from $15 – $35.

Don't miss this great opportunity to see these wonderful ensembles!


Summer Rehearsals Added

Two summer rehearsals have been added for:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:30-9:00


Thursday, June 12, 2014 5:30-9:00

Please check the calendar for updated information.

The Gateway Marching band is still looking for new members in our woodwind and brass sections.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept new members for the 2015 season in the percussion or guard sections.  

Prospective members are encouraged to attend a reheasal to meet band members and staff. 

Scholarship Winners Announced

The Gateway Band Boosters and Director Robert Read presented scholarships and awards to the following senior band members this evening.  Congratulations to all of our senior band members and good luck in your future.  We hope to see you back soon and often!

Noah Gray Scholarships

Jeanne Barbour
Stephen Kandrack
Kelly Yagatich
Gina Zaccagnini
Stephanie Read Memorial Scholarship
Kelly Yagatich
John Philip Sousa Band Award
Gina Zaccagnini

First Rehearsal

The Gateway Marching Band will hold its first rehearsal for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 31 from 9:00am – 3:00pm at Gateway High School.  The schedule is TBD but half of the day will be spent inside on music and the other half outside on marching (weather permitting).

New members are encouraged to attend WITH NO COMMITMENT NECESSARY AT THIS TIME.  If you are unsure about making the commitment to the band at this time, this is your chance to get a feel for what we do and who we are.  

Returning members – Bring a friend!  Find a friend in the band in grades 8-12 for next school year and get them to rehearsal! 


Announcing Our 2014 Contest Show

The Gateway High School Marching Band is proud to announce the theme for their 2014 contest show.  

FLASHBACK will follow the story of a soldier as she prepares for her trip home from war while remembering the good times over seas as well as battling the demons that now haunt her memory.  Once home, she finds herself detached from everyday life and on her own.  However, simple FLASHBACKS and loneliness may be the least of her worries.  

Be sure to check out our 2014 performance schedule and catch the band in action.