Gary P. Gilroy is a 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. 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. Dr. Gilroy is active as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States. Most notably, he has served as guest conductor for the Oregon All-State Middle School Honor Band and the California All-State High School Symphonic Band. He has published numerous compositions and arrangements for concert band, percussion ensemble, and marching band. He is a three-time recipient of an ASCAP Composer Award. Dr. Gilroy is a past president of the California Band Directors Association and has served 12 years on that board. He is also a past president of the Fresno-Madera Music Educators Association and currently serves as the Western States Chair for the National Band Association.