MoBand Director George Gardner

I’m a Music Teacher. I Run From Karaoke.

George Gardner ITGR

George Gardner began playing in MoBand—a community orchestra in Modesto, California, that performs free concerts every Thursday in the summer—in high school. He is the band’s longtime director and spent decades teaching instrumental music in Modesto city schools. Before participating in a panel on balancing access and excellence in the arts, he talked about why he won’t wear a trumpet-shaped tie and why he runs from karaoke in the Zócalo green room.

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