David Garcia Obituary, Death – In this trying time, the New Mexico State University Music Department would like to express our most heartfelt condolences to the Garcia family for their loss and express our sincere gratitude for their contributions to the department. Mr. David Garcia left this life peacefully in the surroundings of his own home where he had lived all his life. The affectionate moniker “Mom and Dad” is used to refer to Mr. and Mrs. Garcia by a good number of people within our department as well as among our PRIDE of NM alumni.
This nickname was given to Mr. and Mrs. Garcia by their children. During the entire decade of the 1990s, when their sons Paul and Richard were participating in the marching band program, they volunteered a significant amount of their time and energy to support the program in a variety of capacities, including serving as chaperones, helping to raise funds, and providing other forms of assistance. This support came in the form of chaperoning their sons at various events, helping to organize fundraising events, and providing other forms of assistance.
For a good number of years, Mrs. Garcia was in charge of producing the program for the Tournament of Bands and collecting the advertisements that were purchased from local businesses. As part of her duties, she was responsible for collecting the advertisements. In addition, the Garcia family and Roberto’s Restaurant collaborated on an annual basis in order to provide food for the guests who attended PRIDE on the night of TOB. This was done in conjunction with the Garcia family.
The celebration of the TOB played a role in the completion of this project. When they think about their time spent with the program, the numerous students and faculty members who took part in PRIDE during those years have a great deal of cherished memories to look back on as a result of their unwavering dedication to the organization. We would like the family to know that we are keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time.