Gary Parks is a musician and a teacher of music. He retired from Beaumont ISD (Texas) in 2006 after 36 years of teaching both choral and instrumental music at all levels. He has held numerous musical jobs: percussion instructor at Lamar University, principal timpanist for the Symphony of Southeast Texas, music director for successive area churches. He presently serves as the director of choirs at Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Texas.
Gary is now devoting time and energy to his passion: writing and arranging music. His choral, concert band and percussion works are published with several music publishing companies. Gary received his Bachelor of Science in Music Theory and Composition from Lamar University, and his Masters in Music Education from McNeese State University.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation TB/TTB Drummer and The Cook. The TB, accompanied A Full Sheet and A Flowing Sea(arr.) TTB, accompanied, with optional baritone Rio Grande, The TB, accompanied What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor?(arr.) 1:47 TB (Optional Baritone) Voices with Keyboard Whup! Jamboree(arr.) TB, accompanied, opt sus cym, tenor drum 2-pt/SSA Candle’s Glow 2-Part Golden Leaves(arr.) SSA Johnny Has Gone for A SoldierA Civil War Ballad(arr.) SSA Manger Carols 2-part Songs by the River(arr.) Two-part Chorus Two Nativity CarolsSilent Night partnered with Away in an Manager(arr.) SSA Will The Morning Come? SSA Yuletide MemoriesWith “Auld Lang Syne”(arr.) Two-part Chorus SAB/3-Pt Mixed The Bells Of ChristmasChristmas Anthem for Two Equal Treble Or Mixed Voices, Pian A Caribbean Gloria Three-part Chorus Lift The Sails In The MorningAdapted From “Blow Ye Winds In The Morning”(arr.) Tenor, Bass, Keyboard Noel! Sing Noel!Nigerian Folk Song(arr.) 2:27 SAB A Sailor’s Life(arr.) 1:50 Tenor, Bass 1, Bass 2 A Seafarer’s Life(arr.) Tenor 1, Keyboard, Optional Tenor 2, Bass What A Mornin’!(arr.) 2:49 Three-part Chorus SATB Always Go With a Song SATB Newborn King 2:02 SATB