About Teacher

Mr. Derrek Cabrera



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music in Music Education Music EC-12

Mr. Derrek Cabrera

Mr.Cabrera is in his fifth year as a music educator. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UT-San Antonio, Mr.Cabrera performed as a tenor trombone player in the UTSA Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Trombone Choir along with various ensembles around the greater San Antonio area. He has studied trombone privately with Ron Wilkins, Peter Kline and Dr.Steve Parker. Prior to arriving to Garner, he had success as a High School Band Director and has taught grades 5-12. He is excited to welcome and teach all the students in the band program at Garner Middle School and looks forward to helping students become model citizens and musicians.



  • Below, you will find the 2019-2020 NEISD Fine Arts Code of Conduct and Garner Band Handbook. These files will open as .pdf files. Please ensure you and your student closely review these files. Once done, please print the last page of both documents, sign and return to the Band Directors as soon as possible. If you do not have printing capabilities available to you, we will provide the signatures forms to your student to take home.

    NEISD Fine Arts Code of Conduct

    Garner Band Handbook

Class Schedule

  • 1st Period (8:25-9:15) Beginning Trumpet
    2nd Period (9:19-10:10) Symphonic Band
    3rd Period (10:14-11:00) Concert Band
     Lunch (11:00-11:30)
    4th Period (11:34-12:20) Beginning Tuba
    5th Period (12:24-1:10) Conference
    6th Period (1:14-2:00) Beginning French Horn
    7th Period (2:04-2:50) Beginning Euphonium
    8th Period (2:54-3:40) Beginning Trombone