Gateway Announces 2017 Design Team and Coordinators

Pictured left to right: Justin Lewis, Clif Walker, Marcus Neudigate, Peter Hilborn and Peter Repp.

Pictured left to right: Justin Lewis, Clif Walker, Marcus Neudigate, Peter Hilborn and Peter Repp.

Gateway Indoor is very excited to reveal the Design Team and Coordinators for the 2016-2017 season.

An experienced performer, educator and leader, Justin Lewis will take the creative reigns as the 2017 Program Coordinator, battery arranger and visual designer. Justin's storied career includes performing with Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, Rhythm X and the legendary Top Secret Drum Corps out of Basel, Switzerland. He has taught several groups in the U.S. and Europe, including the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, European X and multiple seasons at Gateway.

A veteran of Gateway's design team the past three seasons, Clif Walker will return to serve as the Music Designer for 2017. Clif has worked with many successful programs, including Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, the Madison Scouts, Timber Creek Independent, Timber Creek High School, and Blue Springs High School—to name a few. He has most recently served as the Front Ensemble Arranger for Gateway in 2014, 2015 and 2016. 

Expanding on their work from the past two seasons, Marcus Neudigate and Peter Hilborn will combine their creative talents and extensive musical knowledge to arrange the music for the 2017 front ensemble. Additionally, both Marcus and Peter will fill educational and technician roles in 2017, with Marcus returning as Front Ensemble Coordinator.

As no stranger to the group, to say the least, Gateway is excited to welcome back Peter Repp who will serve as the Battery Caption Head in 2017. Peter was a member of Gateway Indoor for six seasons (2008-2012 and 2014) and a snare technician in 2015. In addition to Gateway, he has performed with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, as well as The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps where he and the rest of the percussion section earned the 2011 Fred Sanford High Percussion Award.

Stay tuned later this summer as Gateway will make additional exciting staff announcements. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest news and stories.

Posted on May 20, 2016 .

Gateway Partners With Stanbury Uniforms

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We are very proud to announce that Gateway Indoor and Stanbury Uniforms have partnered to bring a striking visual package to the indoor arena this season! Our 2016 program, "until the quiet comes" will be brought to life with a custom uniform design from Stanbury's Silhouette line of indoor apparel, paired with a stunning custom designed floor. We can't wait to debut the uniforms and floor at the WGI Indianapolis Regional! Check out our performance schedule and make the trip out to a show – it's something you won't want to miss! Click here to learn more about Stanbury Uniforms, or follow them on Facebook!

"I have been thrilled  to partner with Stanbury this year and create Gateway Indoor's total visual package. Greg Lagola has done an amazing job with our uniform design, as he took our unique concept and brought it to life with his wonderful vision. Eric Sabach and Sara Solomonson helped us create what is sure to be one of the most captivating floor designs in WGI this season. I look forward to many more years of partnership with Stanbury and their talented collaborators." – Richard Hinshaw, Visual Designer, Gateway Indoor Percussion
"Stanbury Uniforms are very proud to have Gateway Indoor Percussion choose our Silhouette line of indoor wear for the 2016 season. Gateway Indoor is one of the most creative percussion ensembles on the scene today and is a perfect match for Stanbury's newest designs! We couldn't be more proud!" – Gary Roberts, CEO, Stanbury Uniforms

Announcing Gateway's 2016 Performance Dates

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Gateway's members, staff, and designers have been working incredibly hard over the past couple months to bring to life our 2016 production. A month from now, we will be debuting our show at the MCCGA Edwardsville competition in Edwardsville, IL. We are excited to perform the 2016 show for our fans and the community who have always shown tremendous support for the Gateway organization. See below or click here for the performance dates and start marking your calendar—we hope to see you and your friends at a show!

 


2016 Performances

 

MCCGA Edwardsville – February 20

WGI Indianapolis Regional – March 5-6

WGI Mid South Percussion Championship – March 12-13

MCCGA O'Fallon – March 19

MCCGA Championships – April 2

Send-Off Show – April 9

WGI World Championships – April 14-16

 




Posted on January 20, 2016 .

2016 Audition Locations Announced

We are very excited for the 2016 season, and auditions are much closer than you think! Our audition clinics are focused on both musical education and growth, which means that—regardless of whether or not you are offered a position with Gateway—our goal is to have you leave auditions a better musician and more confident performer. See below for the dates and specific locations for the clinics:

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Audition Dates and Locations:

Oct. 18 - O'Fallon Township High School (Smiley Campus), O'Fallon, IL

Nov. 1 - St. Charles West High School, St. Charles, MO

Nov. 7-8 - St. Charles West High School, St. Charles, MO (Callback camp)

 

Cost:

The tuition for registration is a one-time fee of $75.00. 

With each online registration you will receive a FREE 2016 Technique Packet, which contains World-Class information, battery and front ensemble exercises/warmups, and playalong MP3s! Everything included in the packets are the audition materials you should familiarize yourself with before auditioning. Also, you will receive a FREE exclusive Gateway T-Shirt when you attend auditions!

Click here for more information and to register online. If you have questions, please visit our FAQ page or contact us here.

Posted on September 16, 2015 .

Justin Lewis returns to Gateway and will serve as Ensemble Director in 2016

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We are excited and pleased to announce that Justin Lewis will be returning to Gateway as Ensemble Director for the 2016 season. Justin will use his extensive skills and experience to bring everything together on and off the floor for 2016 and beyond. 

Justin Lewis is a musician, percussionist, educator, arranger, and clinician. He is currently living on Bainbridge Island, in Washington, and will be transitioning to the St. Louis area this coming winter.

Justin has been associated with Gateway Indoor as a snare technician and battery coordinator in years past, and is excited to return to the group.

He is largely fluent in the area of marching percussion, having performed with various ensembles within DCI, and WGI.

In 2003, he started his career with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps playing snare drum, returning again the following summer for the 2004 season.

Justin then made his way to The Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, for his remaining four years in the Drum Corps activity.

His WGI experience includes three seasons with Music City Mystique, starting in 2006, and aging out with Ohio based group Rhythm X in 2009. 

In 2010, he was picked to travel overseas and perform with the legendary Top Secret Drum Corps out of Basel, Switzerland. In the summer of 2011, he spent his days and nights on the road with The Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps as snare technician and battery coordinator, returning the next summer for the 2012 season.

He recently was based in Holland arranging and designing for the Dutch sister organization of Rhythm X, European X. The 2013 and 2014 seasons were a huge success for the European group, helping them attain goals and move closer to setting up a group to travel, and compete, in the WGI Championships in Dayton this winter.