Events & Info

Booster Meeting
Wed., 12/11
6:00 PM
Winter Concert
Instrumental Music
& Color Guard
Thurs., 12/12
7PM
AB Miller Theater
Save the date:
Sat., 1/25/20
ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS
ADLA Classification Show

Ensembles

 

About Our Program

The Mission of the A.B. Miller High School Bands is to provide the student musicians a balanced, well-rounded music education. The A.B. Miller High School Bands strives to provide all students with the fundamental, historical, theoretical, and musical knowledge to allow them to progress into the study of music both at A.B. Miller High School and beyond. 

 

Furthermore, the A.B. Miller High School Bands aim to provide students with positive, life-changing experiences that will serve to broaden their education, and allow them to personally experience new and unique performance opportunities, cultures, and repertoire. The A.B. Miller School Bands believe in the expectation of musical excellence. Through music, students will be taught discipline, citizenship, teamwork, goal-setting and fulfillment, work-ethic, musicality, and to realize their own skills and talents through individual and collective challenge. Students in the Band Program will be positive representatives of A.B. Miller High School, and students will learn first-hand the strength that diversity of culture, thought, and ethnicity can bring to an organization. 

 

As a musical organization, the A.B. Miller High School Bands will provide all students with quality, level–appropriate literature. With musical excellence as the foundation, the A.B. Miller High School Bands will perform in concert with musicality; and students will develop a passion for music as a basis for all that the bands endeavor to rehearse and present. Lastly, all students in the A.B. Miller High School Bands will find an environment that enables successful learning to take place with an emphasis on Excellence, Integrity, Family, and Personal Responsibility.

 

meet the staff

Mr. Gaylord, Director of Bands

Mr. Gaylord is a graduate of Redlands High School, in Redlands, CA. He attended Riverside Community College, participating in all performance ensembles including the world famous “RCC Marching Tigers”, as well as the Yamato Drum and Bugle Corps, a primarily Japanese performance ensemble, winning the Drum Corps International Bronze Medal. Mr. G then attended California State University, Fullerton and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education, graduating cum laude. His performance travels have taken him all throughout the U.S. and to London, England for the Millennium festivities. In 2009, Mr. G completed his Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from Southern Oregon University where he studied from some of the finest in the music field such as Robert W. Smith, David Holsinger, Allen Vizutti, and Anthony Maiello. Some of his instructors have included: Kevin Mayse and Mitch Fennell (Conducting), Steve Schmidt and Todd Miller (Percussion). Mr. G is an active member and percussion adjudicator for the Southern California Band and Orchestra Association. His memberships have included California Music Educators Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. This is Mr. G's 15th year as a band director and music educator. His previous bands have toured throughout the United States, competed in every major marching band circuit, and are known for their musical excellence. In 2017-2018, Mr. G was a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award. Mr. G recently moved to the Inland Empire, and he is thrilled to be a Rebel!

Staff

Visual Instructor

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Battery Instructor

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Front Ensemble Instructor

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Colorguard Instructor

Derrick Tousley - More to come!

© 2019 Michael Gaylord, A.B. Miller High School