Instrumental Music

The mission of the Perry Band Program is to give the developing musician the most authentic performance experience possible, to develop the skills and knowledge requisite for comprehensive musicianship, and to foster a lifelong love for music. 

Mr. Garret M. Ernst

Mr. Ernst is in his 29th year of teaching. His first two years of teaching were in the Hazel Park School District, followed by five years with North Branch Area Schools. For the past 22 years he has been teaching at Perry Public Schools. He received his BA in 1989 and his MA in 2010, both from Michigan State University. He currently resides in Perry with his wife Alice and three children, Carl, Claire, and Camille. His wife Alice also teaches at Perry Public Schools as a 1st grade teacher. He feels very fortunate to teach in the Perry School District where there is a great deal of support for the arts. His hobbies include backpacking and cycling.