Meet The Markworths

Wayne and Andrew Markworth
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This expression has never rung more true. Wayne and Andrew Markworth may be one of the most talented and successful father/son duo design teams the pageantry arts world has ever seen.

As individuals, their resumes are impressive and illustrious. When these two combine their experience, talent and taste, the end result yields fantastic, entertaining shows that are programed for success. Shadow Lake Music designs shows your students will LOVE to play.

Shadow Lake Music is more than a “show in a box” company. It’s a proven formula for successful marching band and indoor percussion shows. If your band is has a full staff of technicians or just you and a mega phone, these shows are crafted with care and designed for seamless integration.

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Andrew Markworth

Andrew Markworth Shadow Lake Music
Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger and consultant writing wind, front ensemble and battery percussion for marching bands, indoor drumlines and drum corps.

He is currently the music arranger and coordinator for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX and The Company Performance Ensemble of Great Britain.  He also is the music director for Rhythm X; both the 3 time gold medalist percussion group (2008, 2009, 2013) and the WGI Winds group who were Independent World class gold medalists in its inaugural year (2015).  Andrew was the Front Ensemble Arranger/Coordinator for Carolina Crown from 2007-2014. He has also written for many successful high school groups including Centerville HS, Cedar Park HS, Vandegrift HS, Stephen F Austin HS, Bellbrook HS and many more.

Andrew currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Kara, daughter Natalie, son Brady and Ralphie the Westie. Before becoming a full time composer and arranger, he was the Centerville High School Band Director from 2005-2008.

He was a member of the Centerville Jazz Band and world champion winter drumline from 1997-2001. Following high school he was a member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps in 2001 and 2002, being the percussion captain in 2002. In 2004, he was a member of the DCI World Champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Andrew was also a member of the WGI Independent World Class Medalist Rhythm X from 2003-2005, being the ensemble captain in 2004 and 2005.

Andrew is a Yamaha Artist and a proud endorser of Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Evans Drumheads and Zildjian Cymbals. In 2009 Vic Firth introduced the Andrew Markworth Signature mallets for marimba and vibraphone. He recently gave clinics at the Bands of America Summer Symposium and PASIC.

Wayne Markworth

Andrew Markworth Shadow Lake Music
Wayne Markworth was Director of Bands at Centerville High School in Ohio for 35 years.

During his tenure the Centerville Band program involved over 250 students including three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, marching band, and Winter Guard and Percussion.They received consistent superior ratings and awards and the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, and Marching Band performed at OMEA state conventions.

Wayne developed the marching band, known as “The Centerville Jazz Band”, into a unique and entertaining ensemble of 200 members that performed an all-jazz format on the field. They were finalists in Bands of America Regionals and Grand Nationals 57 times, with fourteen regional championships and the 1992 Grand Nationals Championship.

Wayne received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, arranger and trumpet/cornet performer and President of the music & consulting business Shadow Lake Music.

In 2007, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. He is currently teaching part-time at Wright State University and is author of The Dynamic Marching Band, a textbook on marching band techniques. Wayne resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Tami, Cody the border collie and Quincy the papillon.