Mr. Woody Gehlert - Director of Bands
was born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and he
currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his
wife Edie, their son Brady and their twin daughters Megan and Molly.
He received his B.S. degree in Music Education at West Chester University in West Chester, PA.
He has also done graduate work at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia and Shenandoah University, in Winchester, VA.
is currently in his
25 th year as a high school band director.
has taught for 5 years in Maryland, 3 years in Delaware, 1 year in Northampton County Public Schools
is in his
16 th year as a Director of Bands
in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools
As the Director of Bands at Princess Anne High School and Landstown High School, Mr. Gehlert's groups have set a standard for excellence in Concert, Marching and Jazz Bands.
tenure at Princess Anne High School
, the band has received over 200 awards for outstanding performance.
Currently Mr. Gehlert is the Director of Bands at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, VA. Landstown High School opened in 2001 and in their first season Mr. Gehlert's band received over 20 awards for outstanding performance.
Since then they have been recognized as the USSBA Group 3A Virginia State Champion in 2003.
They have received several Superior ratings at festivals and have been recognized as a "Blue Ribbon School'" by the Virginia Music Educators Association
is active as a conductor, clinician and as an adjudicator for Middle and High School Bands
He is an active member of MENC, VMEA, and the VBODA.
He is as so a former Adjudicator for the National Judges Association.
Director of Bands