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The Gulf High School Buccaneer Band

"A Tradition of Excellence"

5355 School Road
New Port Richey, Florida 34652

William L. Rutherford, Director of Bands

Kelly S. Rutherford, Color Guard Sponsor

Todd Betz, Percussion Instructor

Katie Betz, Brass Instructor

Brenda Urban, Woodwind Instructor

Cindy Pehonsky, Band Booster President

David Goodenough, Band Booster Vice President

Peggy Smith, Band Booster Secretary

Bette Warfel, Band Booster Treasurer

Michelle Smith, Band Concession Manager

The Gulf High School Buccaneer Band has been serving the New Port Richey area for over fifty years. With its beginnings in 1940, the band has strived for excellence in music and to improve awarness in the fine arts.

As Gulf High's first official band director, Robert O. Lampi was an advocate in music in the state of Florida, served as President of the Florida Bandmasters Association from 1969-1970, and was named Executive Secretary until 1983 when he was replaced by Past Executive Director F. Lewis Jones. Mr. Lampi then served as a consultant until his death in 1985. Because of his hard work and dedication, the superior rating award for district concert bands is named in his honor and Mr. Lampi is a member of the FBA Hall of Fame.

Marching Bucs Make It 5-In-A-Row!!!


The Marching Buccaneers earned their 5th superior rating at their annual FBA Marching Performance Assessment on November 2nd at Citrus High School. This year, the band headed out west as they presented "A Southwestern Saga".

Pictures of this year's band including images of the show can be seen here and here
(Thank you to math teacher Mr. Jeff Miller for his pictures!!!)

For more information, please visit our Band Events page and Downloads page.

Click on the links below to visit us and see what we are all about!!!

Meet our Director and the GHS Band Staff!!!

 Band News & Events (Updated 11/3/02)


 Band/Music Links

 GHS Jazz Ensemble (Updated 11/5/02)

 GHS Institute of Communications and the Arts (Updated 11/5/02)

 Official Gulf High School Homepage

We'd love to hear from you! Please contact us at:  ghs.maestro@verizon.net