Matthew Gaal - Director of Bands and Choirs
Matt Gaal is in his second year as the Director of Bands and Choirs at Newton Local Schools. He serves as the teacher for all ensembles within the music department.
Mr. Gaal graduated with his Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University in 2015 and is honored and excited to be leading the Newton Music Programs. As an educator he has taught in many settings with different age groups as a summer music program coordinator, volunteer music teacher in Jamaica, and private lesson instructor. Mr. Gaal has performed in many world class organizations such as the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, and The Ohio State University Marching Band. All of these experiences positively influence his teaching and he looks forward to another successful year!
Patrick O'Donnel - Drill Designer
Patrick J. O'Donnel is a visual marching band consultant and drill designer living in Boston, MA. He is originally from Miamisburg, OH and has marched three years with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, he has four years experience with the Bishop Watterson HS marching band staff, teaching visual, dance and guard. He attended Ohio State University for Psychology, Art, and Design, and is currently a graduate student at Northeastern University studying Information Design.
Sherry Keith - Pianist
Jackie Tribelhorn & Justice McClinton - Color Guard Instructors
Jarrod Meddock & Anthony Pickens - Percission Instructors
John Brennan & Kyle Thomas - Marching Band Arrangers