Since 2002, Gabriel Fielder has been the Director of Bands and supervisor of Instrumental Music at Leesburg High School. Under his direction, the Leesburg Band program has gained recognition as a five time recipient of the prestigious Otto J. Kraushaar award from the Florida Bandmasters Association, an award given from outstanding achievement in all facets of band program. Mr. Fielder is an active adjudicator and guest conductor with bands across the region. Most recently, the Leesburg High School Wind Ensemble was selected from bands nationwide to attend the President's Cup, a band invitational hosted in Washingon, D.C. by "Pershing's Own" United States Army Band. This prestigious honor is the culmination of fifteen years of growth in the Leesburg High School band program and represents their first national honor.