Dr. Gabriel Arnold currently serves as Director of Athletic Bands at Nicholls State University. He received his Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in music education from Florida State University. Before receiving his undergraduate degree at FSU, Dr. Arnold served four years in the United States Marine Corps where he played tuba with the Quantico, Virginia, and Okinawa, Japan, Marine Bands. He also achieved the rank of sergeant and served as band leader and supply noncommissioned officer. During his undergraduate years at FSU, he performed with the Marching Chiefs where he was awarded rookie of the year, tuba section leader, head drum major, and Manley Whitcomb Scholarship winner.
Dr. Arnold has served as director of bands at Pebblebrook High School, Osborne High School, and assistant director of bands at Southwest Dekalb High School, all in Georgia. Under his direction, the bands consistently performed superior ratings at concert and marching band festivals. He has also won outstanding teaching awards and presented at the Cobb County District-wide music teacher conference. Recently, Dr. Arnold presented Effective Band Director Techniques for teaching in Title I Schools at the Midwest Clinic, Hawaii Music Educators Conference, and California All-State Music Educators Conference. He has also published articles for the Florida Music Director, Smart Music Blog, and Music for All Newsletter.
Dr. Arnold is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha fraternities, Georgia Music Educators Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, National Association for Music Educators, College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), and serves on the CBDNA Programs of Excellence Subcommittee.
Graduate, Armed Forces School of Music
B.M.E., M.M.E., PhD in Music Education, Florida State University
MUED 386 — Marching Band Techniques
MUS 105 — Music Appreciation
MUS 432 — Band Arranging and Orchestration
MUS 191/391 — Marching Band
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