Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel

Induction: February 1, 1992

Famous guest conductor and clinician.  Chairman of the Department of Music at George Mason University.  Conductor of the GMU Symphony Orchestra and McLean (Virginia) Orchestra.  Served as commander-conductor of the internationally know U.S. Air Force Band, Symphony Orchestra, and The Singing Sergeants from 1964 to 1985.  Named the first conductor emeritus of he U.S. Air Force Band in February 1990.  Received the National Phi Beta Mu’s National Award as Bandmaster of the Year in 2000.

Quick Facts:

Was a Combat Machine Gunner in the Army during World War II in the famed 29th Infantry Division

Youngest conductor to be inducted into the National Band Association’s Hall of Fame

Has performed in all 50 United States and 50 foreign countries

Has conducted the following symphony orchestras: Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, San Antonio, Memphis, Florida, Glendale (CA), Green Bay, York and Williamsport, Fairfax, Puerto Rico, Tatui Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Has conducted the Carabiniere Band and Air Force Band of Italy, Band of the Royal Netherlands Marines; Royal Hellenic Band of Greece, the Staff Music Corp of Bonn, Germany, National Band of the Canadian Forces, The Dallas Wind Symphony, Gamagori Band and Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra of Japan