Panhandle Spirit: Dr. Gary Garner
Dr. Gary Garner is a highly regarded, prominent educator who has influenced countless lives.
In a 40 year career at West Texas A&M University, Garner made thousands of musicians better, sending a symphony of them into their own careers as band directors.
He retired from WT in 2002.
And if careers get an encore, conducting the Town & Gown Band is his...a triumphant renaissance with a community band that is as revered as its incomparable conductor.
Garner is a man instrumental in the lives of so many and of music in the Texas Panhandle.