Canyon High School Band Director Mike Sheffield has nominated 16-year-old, soon-to-be Junior Jarrett Johnson for this week's Tarpley Band Member Spotlight. “Jarrett has demonstrated a constant tenacity for improvement, contribution, and inclusion ...
Canyon High School Band Director Mike Sheffield has nominated 16-year-old, soon-to-be Junior Jarrett Johnson for this week’s Tarpley Band Member Spotlight.
“Jarrett has demonstrated a constant tenacity for improvement, contribution, and inclusion within our band and our drumline,” Sheffield’s nomination reads. “He is also involved in varsity football and balances all activities with his grades. He is quiet and strong, demonstrating a calm guiding force in our band.”
Jarrett began his music career in percussion as a sixth grader at Canyon Intermediate School. He said that he was not a good vocalist compared to his brother, who was in choir.
Instead, he said, “I was always interested in in drums and percussion.”
The Canyon native isn’t sure whether he will continue with his musical pursuits in college.
“I definitely enjoy it in high school,” he said. “It has a different feel than normal classes, working out, and football.”
Current hobbies for this well-rounded spotlight nominee include baseball, football, percussion, reading, video games and puzzles.
Jarrett sees a future career in something science-related and says that he is interested in astronomy.
When it comes to competition, Johnson said he tries to win, and he also knows the importance of being a coachable kid. He sees the similarities between working as one on the drumline and doing the same as a member of the football team playing on the offensive line.
Trent and Kaila Johnson are this accomplished student’s parents.
“I think he is a very brilliant kid and works hard at everything he does,” Trent said, adding that Jarrett seems very driven toward whatever pursuit he is going in to.
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