Spencer Gayles
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

Spencer Gayles is the epitome of a well-rounded student. He excels in the academic arena with an all Honors and AP curriculum. He is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.63 GPA. He received full scholarships to LSU and Springhill College and received the Spirit of Auburn Foundation Scholarship. He has chosen to attend LSU where he will march in the Tiger Marching Band.

Spencer is also dedicated to serving the community and living his Catholic faith. He is an active member of the Servants of the Poor, Pro-Life Club and Campus Ministry. He volunteers much of his time to community service. He was recently awarded the Development Office “Jacket Jubilation Meritorious Award” for his countless hours of service which are often done behind-the-scenes for no other reward or recognition other than helping and serving others. He is also a Student Ambassador and is a favorite on the McT Road Shows at his alma mater, St. Ignatius. He is the perfect student to speak on the topic of extracurricular involvement since he is involved in so much at McT!

But the thing Spencer is most passionate about is his music. He plays the violin, the guitar, and saxophone. He is a member of the McT Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphoic Band. He attributes his self-motivation and persistence to his being a self-taught musician. “Regardless of whether it is learning an instrument or climbing the corporate ladder, it is ultimately up to one’s self to decide whether or not success is plausible.” Spencer feels he learned the importance of teamwork and self –discipline through being a part of the McT marching band. He says, “You have to have a lot of trust in your teammates when you have eighty band members walking backwards and anticipating being in the correct spot at the correct time”. He is also a member of the Chamber Singers, utilizing his musical talents in even another medium.

Spencer is a student who can “do it all and do it well”. His dedication to academics, service to others and his music will take him far in life.


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McGill-Toolen BandThe McGill-Toolen High School Band is one of Mobile's Oldest Musical Organizations, having a proud tradition of excellence throughout it's history. The band performs at football games, marching festivals, school pep rallies, assemblies, parades and concert festivals and performs several concerts throughout the school year. Making up the band program at McGill is the Marching Band, the Concert Band and the Jazz Ensemble. Membership in the organization is audition or the recommendation of one of the elementary school or middle school directors. Band students are expected to maintain membership in both the marching and concert band during the school year. These students are scheduled into a regular class and meet each day during the school year. Membership in the Jazz Ensemble is by audition and this ensemble practices after school each week.

McGill-Toolen Catholic Band
Contact Person: Director of Bands - Sean Noah
Contact Information: 1501 Old Shell Road
Mobile, Alabama 36604

Bandroom Phone: 251/441-0816
School Phone: 251/432-0784 Ext. 152
Email address: noahs@mcgill-toolen.org

Band Mission Statement:

We the members of the McGill-Toolen Yellow Jacket Band pledge to be one in Christ; persevere through the hardships we face; show respect towards one another; participate in all band events with punctuality, responsibility and focus; and continue the rich tradition of this band with honor and PRIDE!
Band Council 8/2003

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