Phone: 337.217.4700 ext. 5812
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education
Mr. Blake Gilbert
Blake C. Gilbert is a native of Pasadena,TX, and graduated from Pasadena Memorial High School. He attended McNeese State University where he studied percussion with Dr. Lonny Benoit and instrumental education with Dr, Jeffery J Lemke, graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education in Instrumental Music. While at McNeese State, Mr. Gilbert participated in various instrumental groups such as MSU Wind Symphony where he served as the principal timpanist from 2016-2017, MSU Steel Band, MSU African Drum and Dance ensemble and “The Pride of McNeese” Marching band where he served as drum captain in 2016. Mr. Gilbert has performed with various churches and community groups throughout Southwest Louisiana. He also operates a private percussion studio for students to take percussion lessons in the Lake Charles area.
Mr. Gilbert’s professional experience includes Head Band Director at St. Louis Catholic High School, Assistant Band Director at East Beauregard High School, and Assistant Band Director at Deridder Jr. High School.
Mr. Gilbert’s professional affiliation includes: Louisiana Music Educator’s Association, Texas Music Educator’s Association, LMEA District V Band and Orchestra Director’s Association.
Mr Gilbert proudly endorses Salyers Percussion sticks and mallets.