I had Mr. Drake years ago at WM and MV. He was an amazing teacher and musician, so sincere, genuine, caring, tough-loving, and fun. "He who knows not, and knows not... is a fool: shun him." Remember?
I learned so much from Mr. Drake. I've been out of HS for years, still play music, and always remember his teachings.
He was extremely dedicated to his work and truely loved music
One of the best techers I've ever had. He took a mediocre band and in the course of a couple years, took us to state finals. My best to him.
One of the worst teachers I ever had. The main reason I quit music.