Visual Caption Head / Wind Specialist
Nicholas Gasemy was raised in Frederick, Maryland where he currently resides. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. While attending WVU, he was a member of various ensembles including The Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band, where he held the positions of Mellophone Section Leader and Brass Rank Leader. He studied Horn with Dr. Virginia Thompson, Jennifer Presar, and Robert Lauver.
Nicholas performed for seven years within Drum Corps International on Mellophone. He marched with the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 through 2013 and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2014 through his age-out in 2016. Upon aging out, Nicholas joined The Cavaliers once more as a member of the Visual Staff for the 2017 and 2018 DCI Seasons. He is currently on the Visual Staff with Music City Drum and Bugle Corps.
Nicholas is the Band Director at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. Under his direction, the band has received many awards including being the only group from the state of Maryland to become a Bands of America Regional Finalist in 2018 at the Mid-Atlantic Regional, and placing 2nd at the 2019 Maryland Marching Band Association’s State Championships and receiving awards for Best Visual and Best Color Guard. The school’s Indoor Percussion and Color Guard programs regularly compete at the WGI Richmond Regional, where they were both finalists in 2019 and in 2020 the Percussion was titled Scholastic Open Champions. The school’s concert band also regularly appears at the Maryland State Adjudication Festival.
Nicholas is excited to begin his journey with Old Line Performing Arts in his hometown!