GARRET LOPEZ has been involved with the marching activity for nearly 20 years as a musician, color guard performer, and instructor, and is currently in his fifth year as a visual instructor with Pacific Crest.
A graduate of Chino High School (where he performed on clarinet, baritone, trumpet, oboe, and saxophone), Garret spent five years as a baritone player with the Santa Clara Vanguard, from 1997 to 2001. In addition to his experiences as a musician, he also honed his color guard skills and performed with Solution Performance Ensemble World Guard in 2001 and Fantasia World Guard in 2002, 2003 and 2006.
Garret’s teaching experiences span more than a decade, most notably at Chino, Rancho Santa Margarita, Fountain Valley, Chino Hills, and Rancho Cucamonga High Schools. He is currently working on his MBA in Healthcare I.T./Project Management at Keller Graduate School and is currently an employee at Pomona Valley Medical Center where he works in the I.T. department.