Sergeant Major Eric Garcia, a native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, joined the West Point Concert Band percussion section in 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, where he studied with Michael Burritt and Jim Ross. Sgt. Maj. Garcia continued his studies at Cleveland State University, graduating with a Master of Music in percussion performance as a student of Tom Freer. After arriving at the band, Sgt. Maj. Garcia completed a Master of Business Administration from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
In addition to his marching and concert band duties, Sgt. Maj. Garcia works as the Logistics and Resource Management Branch Head. As an original member of the band’s jazz ensemble Quintette 7, he can be heard on the CD “Quintette 7 Plays the Music of Raymond Scott.”