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MR. WOLSON GUSTAMA HAS SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF BANDS FOR DUTCHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SINCE THE START OF THE 2016 SCHOOL YEAR. IN THIS ROLE, HE OVERSEES NEARLY 170 STUDENTS IN A NUMBER OF ENSEMBLES, INCLUDING THE DUTCHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL WIND SYMPHONY, SYMPHONIC BAND, CONCERT BAND, THE “SOUND OF DUTCHTOWN”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
Mr. Wolson Gustama
Wolson Gustama currently serves as the Director of Bands for Dutchtown High School. In his role, Gustama oversees nearly 170 students in several ensembles, including the Dutchtown High School Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, the “Sound of Dutchtown” Marching Band, Jazz Band, and numerous chamber ensembles. Under his leadership, the band has been invited to a number of prestigious events including the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference, the University of Georgia January Festival “Janfest”, the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic (SEUS) at Troy University, the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University and the University of South Carolina Honor Band Clinic. Prior to joining Dutchtown High School, Gustama served as the assistant director of bands at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bethune-Cookman University, a Master of Music in Music Education from Florida State University and an Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) from Piedmont College. As a trumpeter, Gustama performs with the Cobb Wind Symphony in Marietta, Georgia. He holds memberships with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Band Association (NBA), and the National Association for Music Educators (NAFME). Gustama is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in McDonough, Georgia.