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Mr. Dave Gott
David Gott is currently in his 25th year of teaching. David is currently Director of Bands in Haslett, MI and spent his first six years in the Crawford-AuSable School District (Grayling). David was raised in Rochester, Michigan. Early on in his music experience David began to study clarinet privately with Don Platter. Later, he was to study clarinet with professors Linda Bartley, Margaret Donahue, and Kennen White at Central Michigan University. David earned his Bachelors of Music Education and did some graduate work at Central Michigan University.
During his tenure in Haslett and Grayling, Dave’s bands have received consistent First-Division Ratings at both District and State level M.S.B.O.A. Band and Orchestra Festivals. His bands have also had several individual high school band members, as well as ensembles, nominated for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival as well as All-State.
Mr. Gott has also been active as a clinician and adjudicator for Solo and Ensemble. He was the M.S.B.O.A. District II Honors Band Chairperson from 1998-2000, served as the Treasurer of M.S.B.O.A. District II from 2000-2003 and served as the M.S.B.O.A. Chairperson of the Middle School/Elementary Music Workshop 2002-2004, Secretary for MSBOA District VIII from 2010-12, was most recently the Vice President of Adjudication and Ensemble in M.S.B.O.A District 8. During the 2006-07 School Year Mr. Gott was nominated for “Who’s Who Among American Teachers”, and most recently was awarded membership in the American School Band Directors Association in 2012.
David, his wife Kate of 26 years, daughter Madison (18 years old) and son Connor (17 years old) reside in East Lansing.