We Are The Music Makers, And We Are The Dreamers of Dreams

“Band Action!”

“Do or Do Not!  There is no Try.”
                                      – Yoda

“To be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is to be forgotten!”

“We are the Music Maker’s and We are the Dreamers of Dreams.”
                                                                          – Arthur O’Shaughnessy

“Whether the Weather is Cold, or Whether the weather is Hot.  We’ll be together whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!”


Famous Brockington Quotes

Since 2000, David M. Brockington has been Director of Bands for the Gibraltar School District.  During his tenure the Carlson Band program has grown from a 29 member ensemble to an over 135

member ensemble.  The Carlson bands have traveled to Toronto, Chicago, and New York City on multiple trips. Notable awards for the band have included MCBA State Finalists in 2000 and 2001, Downriver Fanfare - winners –including “Best In Show” in 2007 and 2014 and performances in the Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and on the USS Intrepid Aircraft Carrier in NYC Harbor.  

Mr. Brockington graduated from Vicksburg High School in 1995 and was a 1999 graduate of Kalamazoo College where he was the winner of the Lillian Pringle Baldauf Prize in Music, as well as the Amy Trenkle Campus Leadership Award.  He also holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Michigan – Dearborn.   Prior to teaching in Gibraltar, Mr. Brockington taught for 1 year at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo Michigan. 

Mr. Brockington’s hobbies include Star Wars, Game of Thrones, reading, sailing and his three children Alex, Avery and Ava.  Mr. Brockington is also an Eagle Scout.



Mr. David M. Brockington