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Garwood Whaley is a music author and educator. Gar began his career at the Julliard school and received his doctorate at The Catholic University of America, while performing with the United States Army Band, “Pershing’s Own.” He is conductor emeritus of the Bishop Ireton Symphonic Wind Ensemble in Alexandria, Virginia, past president of the Percussive Arts Society, and president and founder of Meredith Music Publications (1979).
As the director of Meredith Music, Garwood is responsible for some of the best publications in percussion. He wrote his first book in 1965 and has since become one of the best percussion method book writers and has sold more than 400,000 copies.
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