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With Gratitude,

Grade 3

Available May 2023

To Dr. Jay Gilbert with great respect, admiration, and gratitude, from all the musicians, 

students, colleagues, and friends you have touched over an illustrious career at Doane University

Dr. Jay Warren Gilbert

Dr. Jay Gilbert is a native Wisconsinite with degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison (BME, ‘79), Northwestern University MM, ‘86), and Northwestern University (DMA, ‘93). He has public school teaching experience at Evansville Middle School in Evansville, Wisconsin, and Whitefish Bay Junior and Senior High School in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.  He served as Assistant Director of Bands at Baylor University before accepting the Director of Bands position at Doane University in 1993. 

Jay Gilbert's experiences are vast and varied as he has been an active conductor, clinician, and speaker across the country. He is very active in the Crete, NE community and in his church, as well as in various civic organizations. His unique abilities as a recruiter, builder, and fundraiser has established the Doane band program as an outstanding musical and educational pillar in the state of Nebraska and region. Jay’s incredible musicianship,  conducting and rehearsing skills, and his genuine care and love for his University, band program, and students is truly amazing and inspiring. While his incredible contribution to the Doane University band and music program is exemplary,  the lasting friendships and legacy he has built will certainly be with us all forever.

The consortium members would like to honor Dr. Gilbert with this Grace Baugher Dunlap composition to show our respect, admiration, appreciation, and gratitude for twenty nine incredible years of music education and music making at Doane University.

Thank you Dr. Jay Gilbert and Mrs. Laura Gilbert for all you have meant to so many organizations, schools, students, colleagues, and communities. We are all better because of you.

Forward by Dr. Frank Tracz

With Gratitude,: Service
With Gratitude,: Recordings


Consortium Led by:

 Dr. Frank Tracz & Dr. Alex Wimmer, Kansas State University

Consortium Members:

Jennifer Antonetti & Garrett Jones, Topeka High School

Amber Bock, Omaha North High School

Emily Bond, Lincoln Christian School

Matt Bradford & Philip Kaul, DeSoto High School

Doug Bogatz, Omaha Westview High School

Andrew Brown, Omaha Benson High School

Jordan Brown, Eisenhower High School

Kyle Brubaker, Omaha Burke High School

Leighann Campbell, Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools

Will Cooper, Retired - Baldwin High School

Joann M. Couton, Bishop Neumann High School

Linda Donohue, Friend

Eric Fahrlander, Crete High School

Erin Shelton, Independence High School

Brendon Gibbons, Pleasanton Jr./Sr. High School

Abby Giles, Sterling High School

Joel Gittle, Manhattan High School

Steve Gordon, Maranatha High School

Shelby Goss & Connor Siler, Maize High School

Sarah Gross, Rossville Sr./Jr. High School

Christian Guinn, Osmond Community Schools

Jonathan Halvorsen, Omaha Northwest High School

Damien Johnson, Eudora High School

Travis Johnson, Cheney High School

Shawn Knopp, Friends University

Jay Koupal, Rock Creek High School

Dr. Evan Lee, Grand Island Public Schools

Robert Lee, Iota (KS) Chapter-Phi Beta Mu International

Jayme Malsom, Holton High School

Grant Matthews, Great Bend High School

Terry Meadows, Humboldt High School

Dr. James McAllister & Chris Miertschin, Kansas Wesleyan University

Jaime Minneman, Marysville High School

Don Mordecai, Norton Community High School Band

Cooper Neil, Pittsburg High School

Rosario Nelson, Omaha South High School

Dr. Lance Nielsen, Lincoln Public Schools

Jordan Northerns, Circle High School Concert Band

Braden Oliphant & Brayden Whitaker, Andale High School

Jeff Peabody, Columbus High School

Ben Rajewski, Winfield High School

Chris Richmond & Susan Gartner, Wamego High School

Emily Roth, Nebraska City Pioneer Bands

Kurt Runestad, Doane University

Dr. James Saker, Professor of Music and Director of Bands Emeritus, The University of Nebraska Omaha

Megan Sanger, Forks High School

Chris Scott, Omaha Bryan High School

Nicole Shively and Tom Thorpe, Lincoln East High School

Matt Smoot, Omaha Buena Vista High School

Chiyo Trauernicht & Beth Myers, Omaha Central High School

Mark Vittetoe, Horton High School

Dr. John Wojcik, Chadron State College

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