High School Band
Welcome to the Gatesville High School Band! Our High School Band program is looking toward its third year under the direction of Mr. José Sanchez, Ms. Amy Bowden, Mr. Michael Oreka, and Mr. Victor Garza. The Gatesville High School Band has a rich and storied history of musical excellence on the marching field, in jazz ensemble, and on the concert stage. If you have questions about any of our ensembles, please fill on the contact form at the bottom of this page and one of our directors will be in touch with you shortly!
The Gatesville High School Symphonic Band is the premier performance group at Gatesville High School. This band has earned numerous awards from the University Interscholastic League (UIL) as well as the Outstanding Performance Series Contest. This group is made of students in 9th-12th grade and are the elite of their instrumental development. The Gatesville High School Symphonic Band is under the direction of Mr. Jose Sanchez.
The Gatesville High School Concert Band is the non-varsity performing group at Gatesville High School. This band has earned numerous sweepstakes awards and consists of members who are still developing on their selected instrument. The Gatesville High School Concert Band is under the direction of Ms. Amy Bowden.
The Gatesville High School Jazz Band is comprised of saxophone, trombone, and trumpet players, as well as a rhythm section that includes drumset, vibraphone, bass guitar, electric guitar, and piano. The jazz band performs 3-5 concerts per year including a Christmas concert in December, a jazz festival in March, and a pops concert in May. Interested students can join the jazz band by audition with approval from the director. Auditions for this group occur in April. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Michael Oreka, Jazz Band Director.