Accomplishments

Gateway High School Marching Band

James M. Hoeltje, Director of Bands

  • Consistent Finalist in Bands of America Regional Championships

  • 2011 BOA Pittsburgh Regional – Class AA Champion

  • 2009 BOA West Chester Regional – Class AA Champion

  • BOA Grand National Championship Participant – 2004, 2008

  • Pennsylvania Marching Band Association (PIMBA) Championships

    • Class AAAA Champion – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

    • Class AAA Champion – 2004, 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Tournament of Bands Championships

    • Group 4 Champion – 1999, 2000, 2001

  • Tournament of Bands – Atlantic Coast Championships

    • “Top 10” – 1997, 1998, 2000

  • Performed for Vice-President of United States (1993)

  • National Parade Performances:

    • Tulip Festival Parade – Holland, Michigan

    • Hall of Fame Bowl – Tampa, Florida

    • Peach Bowl – Atlanta, Georgia

    • Disney World Easter Parade – broadcast on ABC-TV

    • National Memorial Day Parade – Washington, DC (2012, 2015)

    • Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Victory Parade

    • Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade (2009)

    • Disney World Parades – Main Street and Epcot
    • Boston, MA St. Patrick's Day Parade (2017)

  • American Musical Salute to Washington, D.C.

    • Commemorating the re-dedication of the Washington Monument

  • Other Performances

    • Pittsburgh “Light Up” Night Parade – 2010

    • Pennsylvania Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies – 1991

    • Penguins Stanley Cup Victory Parade – 2009, 2017

    • Steelers Super Bowl Victory Parade – 2005

  • Exchange Concert Performance – George Rogers Clark High School (Lexington, KY)