Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. John Mackenzie "Mack" Garner
A North Carolina native, Mack Garner received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Music Education. At UNCG, Mr. Garner was an active member of the University Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, TubaBand, and many chamber ensembles.
Mr. Garner finished his fourth and final season of drum corps in 2016. He is an alumnus of the Jersey Surf Drum and Bugle Corps (2013), the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2014), and the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2015-16). Mr. Garner is also an alumnus of WGI Independent Open Class Finalist Legacy presented by Carolina Gold (2017-2018), a winter guard based out of Raleigh, NC.
As an educator, Mr. Garner has taught many outdoor performance ensembles. Previously, he has taught with the Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps (2017-18), the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps (2018), the Legends Drum and Bugle Corps (2019), and the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2020).
Mr. Garner finished his student teaching at Cleveland High School in Clayton, NC. During his time at Cleveland, Mr. Garner served as the brass educator for the Cleveland Arts Performance Ensemble Winter Winds, which took the WGI World Class Championship title for 2019.
Mr. Garner’s professional affiliations include the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, the National Association for Music Education, and the North Carolina Music Educators Association.