Dr. Guy G. Gauthreaux, a native of Thibodaux, Louisiana is currently timpanist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Edward Douglas White Catholic High School, he received his bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University, his masters degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and doctorate from Louisiana State University.
In 1987, he joined the Navy Band, was selected as the organization’s “Sailor of the Year” in 1990, and was appointed timpanist in 1992. In addition to performing percussion solos and touring the United States with the Concert Band, Dr. Gauthereaux has also served as Assistant Drum Major for official military ceremonies at the Pentagon and the White House.
Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Dr. Gauthereaux served as Director of Bands at Wossman High School, and as Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Since 1987, he has taught percussion part time at Robinson Intermediate and High School and at the Conservatory of Music at Shenandoah University.
Additionally, he continues to serve as a soloist, clinician, composer, publisher and freelance percussionist in the Washington area. In 1989, his American Suite for solo snare drum won First Place in the Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest.