Former Pinecrest Student Makes Notre Dame Band

Former long-time Pinecrest student, Sam Gutierrez made it into the Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish.
Sam played in the Pinecrest Band under the direction of Mr. Insalaca, Pinecrest's Band Director, during his many years here, and despite a move to California to finish out his high school career at a school with no band, he still made the Notre Dame Band!

His mother attributes this incredible accomplishment to Mr. Insalaca for “planting the seed for the love of music and band, and for leading the way to Sam’s dream.” Congratulations to Sam!
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK3-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.