Just Curious: Who is Mercer’s new band director?


This year, Blake Garcia came onto staff at Mercer University as the new director of athletic bands.

He previously taught in Florida and Tennessee and was a band director at the University of Kentucky.

Garcia was accompanied by his wife and their 1-year-old in his move to Macon. They say they’re enjoying their time in Macon so far because his extended family lives in surrounding states.

“This has been wonderful for us because we are used to the south,” Garcia said, “it’s closer to family.”

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