Jeffrey Gorring is currently in his 7th year as the Associate Director of Bands at The Woodlands College Park High School in The Woodlands, TX. Collaborative teaching is a big part of the success of College Park Band and Jeffrey teaches/team-teaches the marching band, concert bands, symphonic band, wind ensemble, musical, full orchestra, and music theory. While at College Park, all ensembles under the direction of Charlotte Royall and Jeffrey Gorring have received superior ratings and the coveted "Sweepstakes" trophy every year since the doors opened in 2005.
Prior to teaching in Texas, Jeffrey taught in Fruitport, Michigan for three years, teaching all aspects of music education, 5-12. While there, his bands received continuous state recognition at both the marching and concert levels. Before leaving Michigan, Jeffrey was presented with the "Excellence in Education" award and was a "Who's Who Among American Educators" honoree.
Jeffrey has also been very active with Drum Corps International. He started his drum corps career marching with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps from 2000-2002. His drum corps teaching experience includes teaching Southwind, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Blue Stars where he assumed the role of Assistant Brass Captain Head.
Jeffrey would like to thank the following people for their continued support in his development in Music Education: Charlotte Royall, Rob Savala, Matthew Mcinturf, Nicholas Williams, College Park Administration, College Park Fine Arts Department, College Park Vertical Team Cluster, and our amazing private lesson staff!
Jeffrey would also love to thank his beautiful wife, Becky, and his adorable daughter Abigail, for all their love and support.
Jeffrey received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University and is currently working on his Master's degree at Sam Houston State University. He is also member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.