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Mr. Garrett opened up an entire new world of music I never knew prior to taking his class. He left his mark on me. My condolences to your family.


Posted by: Debra Felty Tate - Port Charlotte, FL - Student   May 16, 2018

RIP Mr. James Garrett.


Posted by: Scott Darkes - Lebanon, PA - Student   May 14, 2018

Loved Mr. Garrett's music classes. I went to the old Middle School in Iona. He had that cool cart with the built-in stereo. He introduced my ears to The James Gang and Dvorak's 5th Symphony in E-Minor, among other memorable tunes. Thanks Mr. G!


Posted by: Andreas Durr - Lebanon, PA - Student   May 14, 2018

Mr Garrett was such a good guy...great lover of music and infected everyone around him with it...can't say I wasn't in trouble with him at times--showing up late to class, choir, or even performance but he was usually filled with grace and got way too many benefits...I still love music, I still love to sing, and I credit him with teaching me how to effectively read music and interpret it. Condolences to his family...


Posted by: Kevin Fitzpatrick - Fayetteville, AR - Student   May 14, 2018

Jim and I go way back to our childhood days on South Ninth St. in Lebanon. He had a nice collection of toy cars if I remember correctly. Jim was the primary reason that I took up the clarinet which led me to a career in The U.S.Navy music Program. Thanks Jim. Rest in peace.

Bob Zimmerman


Posted by: Robert Zimmerman - Lebanon, PA - Friend   May 11, 2018

Rest In Peace Mr. Garrett. You were my favorite teacher of all time. I true mentor and great music teacher. Your music theory classes were the reason I got more disciplined in studying music. I have no doubt that your music theory classes were a key reason I got accepted to Berklee College of Music. I thank you for not just being a teacher but also a friend.

I know one of your favorite songs was "Come Sail Away" by Styx. I am listening to them now, and remembering our time together. I will never forget you.


Posted by: Travis Grimes - Lebanon, PA - Teacher   May 08, 2018

Mr. Garrett was a great teacher and mentor to me. He wrote a wonderful letter of recommendation and his music theory lessons helped me get into Berklee College of Music!


Posted by: Chad Grimes - Lebanon, PA - Student   May 08, 2018

I had Mr. Garrett for 9th grade chorus. He showed us on a daily basis how to be a fair and decent person. I remember one day he was surprised that there were a few of us who wanted the same solo and he was a little perplexed on whom to choose. His decision was to let all of us who raised our hands sing the solo together. Another time a student had a seizure in class and Mr. Garrett

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Posted by: Cookie "Brownsberger" Bonsall - Mount Joy, PA - student   May 06, 2018

I was saddened to hear of the loss of Jim. He was my band and chorus director at Cedar Crest High School my senior year. Besides being a wonderful teacher, I considered him a friend and a mentor. He was a major influence in my eventual career choice in music. I regret that I will be away and unable to attend the visitation.


Posted by: David Boltz - Lake Frederick, VA - student   May 05, 2018

I was influenced by Mr garrett as he was a great role model and went to college at West Chester because of his influence. Prayers to his family.


Posted by: Terry Karnes - Bainbridge, GA - Student   May 04, 2018