OSWEGO, NY – Garrett Robinson is bound for the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., and has been named the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMusician of the Month.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
He is currently principal percussionist in the Oswego High School Wind Ensemble and set drummer for Jazz Ensemble A.
He has been a member of the Marching BuccaneersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ drum line for five years.
Garrett also participated in the OHS Winter Drum Line.
He has also earned positions in the Oswego County Music Educators Band and Orchestra.
The OHS senior was recently selected by Bands of America for the national Honor Band in the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Honor Band is a 300-piece national ensemble with winds, percussion and a flag and a dance team.
Garrett was selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this prestigious honors ensemble.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œTo be selected for this unique opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Scott McCormick, Music for All President and CEO. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThe Tournament of Roses Parade is one of our countryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s national pageantry treasures and the 2009 Honors Band members will be ambassadors of AmericanÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s bands and of their states and communities.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Garrett is a member of the National Honor Society and is completing his project to become an Eagle Scout.