His first three years teaching were back at his alma mater, Boiling Springs High, also as the Associate Director of Bands. Gary has worked with bands that have been named Bands of America National Semi-Finalists, Regional Class Champions, Regional Finalists, Super Regional Finalists, Super Regional “Fan Favorite”, USSBA Regional Champions, SCBDA 5A State Champions, SCBDA 5A Upper State Champions, and SCBDA 5A Silver Medalists. Gary’s concert programs have received consistent Superior ratings at the SCBDA annual Concert Performance Assessment (formerly Concert Festival). Gary also directs the school jazz ensembles. Gary continues to perform with the Poinsett Wind Symphony, a select group of musicians who perform under the baton of Furman Director of Bands, Les Hicken, and world famous composer and arranger, Jay Bocook.
Gary is extremely excited about the 2017 season with the Rebel Regiment. A return trip to BOA Nationals along with a BOA Regional, BOA Super Regional, and SCBDA 5A State promise to make an incredible season. Our design team, our directors, our staff, our boosters, and our AMAZING students are in for an extremely fun and exciting season!