Every day, after school, you’ll find NOPD Officer James Caire and NOPD Sgt. Gregory Johnson volunteering their time teaching band students at McDonogh 35 High School.
James Caire is the man behind the percussion talent while Sgt. Gregory Johnson is the over the color guards. Caire has been a volunteer drum instructor at the high school for the last four years after he was contacted to help.
“I know music took me a long way, so I know if I can help these kids at an early age it might can take them even further,” said James Caire. “The good Lord blessed me with some talents, so I guess it’s my job to use them.”
About two years ago, he decided to bring his brother along, Sgt. Gregory “Greg” Johnson, to help out with the school’s color guard team.
“I actually used to be a color guard when I was in high school,” said Sgt. Gregory Johnson. “I like it. I like teaching them how to have style how to march how to coordinate it’s all about fun and a challenge. As long as they’re having fun, I’m good.”
When he’s not volunteering, Johnson spends most of his day working as a Sergeant in the Fifth District’s Investigative Unit while his brother works as an officer in the Fourth District.