Co-Program Coordinator / Battery Arranger
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Peter has a diverse background in percussion education, composition, and performance. He has performed in many outstanding marching percussion ensembles, including six seasons (2008-2012, 2014) with Gateway Percussion. He spent two years (2009-2010) as a member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps, based out of Dubuque, Iowa, and finished his marching career with the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, based out of Rosemont, Illinois. The 2011 Cavaliers percussion section was awarded the Fred Sanford High Percussion award. Additionally, Peter has had the opportunity to perform across the country as a member of numerous Jazz and Percussion Ensembles.
Peter received a Bachelor of Music Education degree with Percussion Performance Diploma from Missouri State University (Springfield, MO) in 2015. After graduation, Peter and his wife moved to Houston, TX, where he served as a Director of Percussion Studies in the Alvin Independent School District. In December of 2015, Peter was honored to conduct the Manvel High School (Alvin ISD) Percussion Ensemble as they performed at the annual Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, IL.
Today, Peter resides back in St. Louis, Missouri where he is the Director of Percussion Studies at Rockwood Summit High School and Rockwood South Middle School. Peter continues as an active composer, arranger, consultant, and clinician for many high school programs across the region.
Peter is proud to be an endorser of Innovative Percussion sticks and mallets and Sabian Cymbals
Co-Program Coordinator / Front Ensemble Arranger
Travis has a diverse percussion background, including the marching arts, percussion ensemble, orchestra, wind ensemble, and solo playing. During his time in Boston, he studied with Nancy Zeltsman and Doug Perkins at the Boston Conservatory of Music, earning a Masters. Before that, he earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Missouri State University with Dr. Scott Cameron and worked closely with mentor Dr. Belva Prather.
In the marching arts Travis has spent time as a performer, educator, and designer. He performed with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, including the 2011 Fred Sanford award winning section, and gave clinics with The Cavaliers across the U.S. and Japan. Gateway has been his home in WGI: first as a performer for three years, then on the educational staff for three more. After taking time away from the activity to pursue his Masters degree, Travis now serves with Gateway as a part of the design team: Co-Program Coordinator and Front Ensemble arranger.
Currently, Travis lives in Iowa City, IA. He studies percussion and composition at the University of Iowa, working toward a DMA, and serving as a Teaching Assistant.
Drill / Visual Design
Steven was the drill designer for Gateway in 2018 and has returned for the 2019 Season.After he started working with Pulse Percussion and Chino Hills HS indoor ensembles in 2012, he started writing indoor percussion drill with POW Percussion and Petal HS in 2013. Steven was born and raised in Southern California and studied at California State University, Fullerton. He was a member of Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps (2002 - 2005) and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps (2006 - 2008). He currently teaches at Chino Hills HS, Pulse Percussion and POW Percussion.
Jack was a member of The Cavaliers' tenor line in 2010 and aging out in 2011. Before joining The Cavaliers, Jack was also in the tenor line of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps.
In 2011, Jack was a member of the WGI World Champion Music City Mystique. Since ageing out of DCI, Jack has been an active instructor and clinician throughout the Southeast.
Jack currently lives in Nashville, Tenn., and is the Battery coordinator at Franklin High School located in Franklin, Tenn.