David Gregory

Induction: February 1, 2020

David Gregory, Founder and Conductor Emeritus of the Georgia Wind Symphony, is former Director of Bands/Coordinator of Music Education at Reinhardt University (Ret.) and Conductor Emeritus of Tara Winds Community Band. He conducted elementary, junior high, high school, community college, university, and professional bands during his career. A former director of bands at Hardaway High School in Columbus (GA), Forest Park High School in Forest Park (GA), the University of Florida in Gainesville (FL), and former Clayton County (GA) Coordinator of Instrumental Music, Dr. Gregory served as Assistant to the Superintendent in that school system for twelve years until his retirement from public school work. Dr. Gregory is a Past President of the National Band Association and served eight years as Advisor to the Executive Committee of that organization. At Reinhardt University, Dr. Gregory taught undergraduate music education classes, music technology, conducting, and orchestration and arranging courses; conducted the Wind Ensemble (as well as the University Orchestra for four years); supervised student teacher interns; and was coordinator of the Music Education program. Additionally, he taught graduate classes in conducting, scoring and arranging, literature, and directed international studies. He was the Georgia NAfME Collegiate advisor and coordinator of all state NAfME Collegiate activities for GMEA from 2007 until his retirement in 2014. An elected member of the American Bandmasters Association, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for that organization.