Gary Meggs had a passion for music at an
early age. By the time he was eleven, Gary had already learned to play the
saxophone and the piano, and was always willing to sing or perform for those
who would listen. Throughout his school years he continued performing at
schools, teen centers and private parties. By the time he was 21 Gary had
graduated from Henderson State University with a degree in music and was
looking forward to becoming an accomplished professional musician. Gary’s
aspirations of becoming a professional musician were put on hold however, when
he was called into teaching and began a career as a performer/band director.
His love for students set him on a path of preparing young people for a future
in music while allowing him to continue his career as a performer.
Performing with well known musical
groups and performers such as the Four Tops, the Temptations, Barbara Eden,
Don Rickles, the Lennon Sisters, and Mickey Gilley gave Gary the opportunity
to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a professional musician. This
experience, along with being the featured saxophonist with the 106th Army
Band, 531st Air Force Band, and many public school and college jazz bands
has allowed Gary to build up a base of supporters that have grown to love
and enjoy his musical talent.
currently the saxophone instructor, director of bands and jazz band
instructor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. After many years of
teaching, performing and recording Gary is still dedicated to instilling the
love of music into his students. In his own life however, he has begun a new
musical journey...a journey to live and play his music for God and share the
good news message everywhere he plays or sings!