BA in Music, West Virginia University/MA in Music Education, University of Alabama
Mr. Gregory L. Gumina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from West Virginia University, studying percussion, music theory, and business administration. He also earned the Master of Arts in Music Education degree from the University of Alabama. While at UA, he served as a graduate assistant in the University Bands Department and was the Arranger/Instructor for the percussion section of the Million Dollar Band. He also studied Wind Literature and Conducting with Professor Gerald Welker.
Mr. Gumina is currently serving his 20th year as Assistant Band Director at Shades Valley High School, and his 22nd year as a music educator in Alabama. His ensembles have performed at the 2001 NASPAAM International Convention, the 2006 Alabama Music Educators Association In-Service Conference, the 2011 Music for All Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, the 2013 Southeastern United States Band Festival, the 2013 Alabama Music Educators In-Service Conference, and more than 10 Percussive Arts Society Days of Percussion. Mr. Gumina performed with the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps.
Mr. Gumina conducts the Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble, and teaches AP Music Theory at Shades Valley in addition to being the Marching Band Coordinator and Music Arranger. Mr. Gumina has served on the Arts Advisory Board and the Curriculum Writing Committee for the Jefferson County School System, and in 2010 Mr. Gumina achieved National Board Certification. In 2016, Mr. Gumina was elected President-Elect of the Alabama Music Educators Association. Mr. Gumina is a member of AMEA, ABA, NAfME, PAS, and Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. Greg currently resides in Trussville with his wife Gina and their daughter Giada, and is an avid model railroader in his spare time.
1st Period-Beginning Band at Irondale Middle School
2nd Period-Beginning Band at Irondale Middle School
3rd Period-Advanced Band at Irondale Middle School
4th Block-Study Hall at Shades Valley High School
5th Block-Band at Shades Valley High School