Fresno State professor of music Dr. Gary P. Gilroy was invited to join the American Bandmasters Association in March. Founded in 1929, the association recognizes the outstanding achievement of concert band conductors and composers. Membership in the association is limited to 300 professionals in the U.S. and Canada. Gilroy is an ASCAP award-winning composer with more than 150 publications to his credit. He has served as Fresno State’s director of bands for the past eight years. Before that he worked as a high school band director, winning several national honors including the Sudler Shield from the John Philip Sousa Foundation. INFO: Dr. Gary Gillroy, 559.278.2489 or