UW-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Faculty

Tri-State Honors Band

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Elizabeth Marshall, flute
Galit Kaunitz, oboe
Corey Mackey, clarinet
Jacqueline Wilson, bassoon
Allen Cordingley, saxophone 
Dan Fairchild, horn
David Cooper, trumpet
David Earll, low brass
Keith Leinert, percussion


Dr.Barry Ellis is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  Dr. Ellis conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and is instructor of instrumental conducting, wind literature, and instrumental music methods.  Ellis is also director of the UW-Platteville Pioneer Summer Music Camp; founder and director of the UW-Platteville Tri-State Honors Band Festival, the Wisconsin College and University Faculty Woodwind Ensemble and the Rountree Wind Symphony; and is the coordinator and director for the UW-Platteville Band Conductor’s Art Workshop. The Rountree Wind Symphony recently recorded The Music and Art of J. Clifton Williams (Mark Records, 2012).   Dr. Ellis was selected by the University of Wisconsin System as a Wisconsin Teaching Fellow.  He has had articles published in the COLLEGE BAND DIRECTORS NATIONAL REPORT and in THE INSTRUMENTALIST magazine. Ensembles under his direction have performed at the NAfME National In- Service Conference, the Wisconsin State Music Conference and the National Band Association Wisconsin Chapter convention.

Matthew Gregg is the Associate Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.  He conducts the Symphony Band, assists with the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and is the Director of the Marching Pioneers.  Prior to holding this position, Mr. Gregg was a Band Director at Oconomowoc High School where he was listed twice in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.  He has conducted and performed at several music conventions including the Wisconsin Music Educators Association and the College Band Directors National Association.

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Gary P. Gilroy is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at California State University, Fresno.  In 1993 he was appointed Associate Director of Bands and Director of the Bulldog Marching Band.  After 13 years in this position and building one of the finest collegiate marching bands on the west coast, Dr. Gilroy became Director of Bands in 2006.  Prior to this appointment he served for a decade as Director of Bands at Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, California where his band was awarded several national honors as well as the International Sudler Shield Award from the John Philip Sousa Foundation.  Gilroy also served as faculty at CSU, Stanislaus.  He completed his doctorate in from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

Gilroy has served on the board of California Band Directors Association for fourteen years and he is a Past President of that organization.  He is also a Past President of the Fresno Madera Counties Music Educators Association.  From 1999 to 2006 he served on the board of the National Band Association as a Member At Large and the Western Division Chairman.

Dr. Gilroy is in demand as a guest conductor of many honor bands throughout the United State.  As an adjudicator and guest conductor he has served in 39 states and throughout Canada.  An ASCAP Award-winning composer, Gilroy's music is published for concert band, marching band, and percussion ensembles through the Arrangers Publishing Company, BRS Music, Inc., C. Alan Publications, Daehn Publications, Kagarice Brass Editions, Matrix Publications, TRN Publications, Warner Brothers, Wingert-Jones, Inc., and CPP/Belwin Mills.  His compositions have been featured at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, DC, the International Trombone Festival in New Orleans, and on many occasions at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Additionally, Gilroy’s compositions have been performed by many regional and state honor bands throughout the United States.  Dr. Gilroy served as the arranger/composer for the 2008 Olympic Orchestra in Beijing, China.  He has been an ASCAP Composers Award recipient every year since 2001.

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