If you've attended a North Lamar football game or watched one of their routines, then no doubt you have heard of this week's band member of the week. Senior Brock Garrison not only plays a trumpet in the North Lamar marching band, but he is also a drum major this year.
"A drum major conducts the marching show and assists the directors in their needs," says Garrison. "[They] act like assistant directors on the marching field."
For six years, Brock has played the trumpet. This became his instrument of choice because he liked it and loves the sound it makes. For Brock, marching band is a lot more than just playing an instrument, though.
"At the end of the day, after it is all said and done, we learn not just about music but so much more," he says. "We learn life skills that we can take with us when we graduate. Also a family atmosphere that is created in marching band is a huge part of our program."
Besides being in band, Brock is also the Vice President of the National Honor Society. He is president of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and he's involved with choir. Garrison made all-state choir his sophomore and junior years.
Not sure where he wants to attend college yet, Brock wants to pursue a degree in music education. Outside of school, he can't get away from music, either. Brock loves to play his guitar and he also leads worship at Southside Baptist Church. He also enjoys spending time with his family.
Here's a list of Brock's favorite things:
Food - Steak
Restaurant - Garibaldi's
Song - I have so many
Band/Singer - Chris Tomlin
Color - Lime green
TV Show - What Would You Do
Movie - RV
Subject in School - History
If you could go one place on earth, where would it be? I would go to Jerusalem
If you can have dinner with one person dead or alive, who is it? Elvis Presley
If you could go back in time and witness one event live and in person, what event is it? I would like to go back and witness the signing of the declaration of independence.