Gary Parks composes and arranges choral and instrumental works, both educational and sacred. His pieces are published with several major publishing companies in the United States and in Europe. His work has appeared on Band World Magazine's Top 100 list, as well as the Texas UIL Prescribed Music List.
He has been Percussion Instructor at Lamar University since 1991, and Principal Percussionist for the Symphony of Southeast Texas since 1978. Gary served as a music educator in Texas public schools, and a music director in area churches for over 30 years. He holds his Bachelor of Science in Theory and Composition, and Percussion from Lamar University, and his Masters Degree in Music Education from McNeese State University.
Gary lives in the community of Wildwood, just north of Beaumont, Texas, with his wife, Cathryne.