Gary is a retired professional music educator, conductor, performer, and military officer with 41 years of experience in the United States and overseas.
Gary’s conducting experience includes working with a variety of wind groups and ensembles. He has served as the guest conductor of the 28th Infantry Division Band of the US Army, guest conductor with the All-European Concert Band for the Defense Department and led his own jazz orchestra in the United States and Europe. He still actively performs with the trumpet.
Gary has received many music awards. including the West Virginia State Musical Director of the Year, European teacher of the year (one of 14 worldwide), and president of both state and European musician educators.
Pictured left to right:
|Cindy McPhillips (Woodwinds)
|Ron Hagemeyer (Euphonium)
|Saul Feiss (Tenor Sax)
|Matt Shaul (Clarinet)
|Scott Osler (Trumpet, Flugel Horn)
|Mike Bortz (Trumpet, Flugel Horn)
|Richard Koths (Trumpet, Flugel Horn)