Robert Vincent Garnier
Robert Garnier's introduction to Band & Drum Corps came in the 1950s when he joined The Township of Trafalgar Boys Band, later to become the Patrolmen Drum Corps. After a few years, Robert was accepted by Canada's Famous Preston Scout House. Upon leaving, Robert joined De La Salle Oaklands Drum Corp. This is where his first introduction to the world of creating drill design and colour guard shows occurred. At the age of 21, he joined Canada's Marching Ambassadors. Rob Garnier has taught bands, drum corps, and colour guards, and has adjudicated numerous groups throughout the country. He is responsible for creating a unique marching program that has been used by groups like the Senoriates, E.L. Crosley, Philippine Heritage, and the Seaforth Girls. Rob Garnier's 15 years as marching director with the Burlington Teen Tour Band were the most memorable. The emergence of today's BTTB staff from a program he played an influential role in is perhaps his greatest achievement.