WIAA
WIAA
435 Main Ave S | Renton, WA 98057 | (425) 687-8585
Twitter
Instagram
FaceBook
Hall of Fame Inductees

 



HALL OF FAME HOME
INDUCTEES

WIAA Hall of Fame Contact

ANDY BARNES
WIAA Assistant Executive Director
abarnes@wiaa.com
(425) 282-5237

Bruce Gutgesell
Fine Arts, 1976-Present

Since graduating from the University of Oregon, Bruce has been an instrumental figure in music for the Lake Washington community and the state of Washington for nearly forty years.

He taught music at Juanita High School (1976-2006) and also served as Director of Bands, Fine Arts Department Chair, Activities Director, and Leadership Class instructor. Other classes he taught included piano, theory and history of popular music.

Bruce was elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) in 1994, served as President-Elect, President and Past President from 1996-2002. He held multiple offices with the Washington unit of the International Association of Jazz Educators.

Bruce received the Golden Acorn award (1986), was named the Kirkland Rotary Outstanding Educator and Journal American “Mr. Holland” (1996), and was twice selected as Kirkland’s Teacher of the Year (1994-1996.) He has been featured in The Seattle Times (2001) and was a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for the Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation (2002). Bruce was inducted to the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame (2004.) He was named WMEA/WIAA Music Educator of the Year (2013), and honored as the NFHS Outstanding Music Educator for Section 8 (2013-14), which includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. He was most recently inducted into the Northwest Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame (2014).

Upon retiring from teaching, Bruce joined the WMEA staff as the Student Events Coordinator. In that role, he guides the selection process and execution of WMEA All-State and All-Northwest honor groups. In addition, he manages the State Solo and Ensemble contest for the WIAA/WMEA.  He trains music educators in contest management, coordinating their regional contest management efforts and providing technology support and rules interpretation. He is a university supervisor for student teachers and facilitates college credit coursework through the Continuing Education Department at Central Washington University.

Beyond his teaching duties, Bruce has distinguished himself as an educational mentor and leader in the music community. He uses music as a vehicle for student growth and continues to be a tireless advocate for student success. Bruce has had a powerful and lasting influence on music education in the Pacific Northwest. 



Washington Interscholastic Activities Association  |   435 Main Ave S   |  Renton, WA 98057  |  (425) 687-8585  |  © 2018
Home
 
About
    Activities Matter
    Mission & Strategic Plan
    WIAA Staff
    Contact
    Member School Directory
    Districts & Leagues
    Classifications 2016-2020
    Executive Board
Athletics/Activities
    Athletics
    Activities
Tournaments
    Brackets
    Tournament Central
    2018-19 State Championship Dates
    Ticket Prices
    State Tournament History
    State Tournament Regulations
    State Tournament Allocations & Draw Criteria
Programs
    Athlete of the Week
    Hall of Fame
        Hall of Fame Home
    LEAP
    Scholastic Awards Program
    Scholastic Cup
    Smart Choices Scholarship Program
    RTO Program
    Unified Sports
        Unified Champion Schools Brochure
 
Publications
    Concussion Management Guidelines
    Forms
    Handbook
        2018 Passed Amendments
    Member School Directory
    Newsletter
        Read
        Subscribe
    Order Handbooks and Rule Books
    Presentations
        AD Eligibility Clinic
        AD Fall Workshop PowerPoint
        WIAA 101
    WIAA-WOA Statewide Agreement
    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Guidelines
AD/Coaches
    Order Handbooks and Rule Books
    Athletic Directors
    Coaches
    MyWIAA
    Coaches School
    MaxPreps
    Job Openings
    Games Wanted
Media
    Media Credential Registration