Dr. Adam J. Gumble is the Director of Athletic Bands at West Chester University. Dr. Gumble’s primary responsibilities include directing the 338-member “INCOMPARABLE” Golden Rams Marching Band, “Sixth Man” Basketball Band, WCU Concert Band, and undergraduate conducting courses. Since arriving at West Chester University, the “RamBand” has performed in featured exhibitions at the Bands of America Grand National Championships, was named the recipient of the prestigious Sudler Trophy (the “Heisman Trophy” for collegiate marching bands), performed halftime shows at National Football League playoff and regular season football games, and has recently received an invitation to perform in the 2024 Rose Parade®. Dr. Gumble is an active guest conductor, clinician, producer, adjudicator, and conference presenter as well as the Director of Educational Programming for Vivace Productions, Inc. Prior to his appointment at West Chester University, Dr. Gumble taught for 13 years in Pennsylvania public schools as the Director of Bands at Hempfield High School and Associate Director of Bands at Quakertown Community High School. Throughout his career, ensembles under Dr. Gumble’s direction earned top ratings, awards, and conference invitations. He has served as the Band Content Representative on the PMEA State Professional Development Council and has contributed original articles for PMEA Magazine. Dr. Gumble graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in 2005, a Master of Music Education Degree from Boston University in 2007, a Master of Music Degree in Wind Conducting from West Chester University in 2016, and a Doctor of Education Degree from West Chester University in 2022. Dr. Gumble is a member of the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Tau Beta Sigma.

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