Under his leadership, the band has been invited to a number of prestigious events including the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) In-Service Conference, the University of Georgia January Festival “Janfest”, the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic (SEUS) at Troy University, the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival at Georgia State University and the University of South Carolina Honor Band Clinic. Prior to joining Dutchtown High School, Gustama served as the assistant director of bands at Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Bethune-Cookman University, a Master of Music in Music Education from Florida State University and an Educational Specialist Degree (EdS) from Piedmont College. As a trumpeter, Gustama performs with the Cobb Wind Symphony in Marietta, Georgia.
He holds memberships with the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Band Association (NBA), and the National Association for Music Educators (NAFME). Gustama is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in McDonough, Georgia.