Meet The Markworths

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 programmed 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.

Andrew Markworth

Andrew Markworth is a composer, arranger, and consultant writing for marching bands, indoor percussion and winds groups and drum corps all over the world.

He is currently the music director for Rhythm X, both the 3 time gold medalist percussion group (2008, 2009, 2013) and the 4 time gold medalist winds group (2015, 2017, 2018, 2019.) He was the Music Arranger/Coordinator for the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, TX from 2015-2020 and the Front Ensemble Arranger/Coordinator for Carolina Crown from 2007-2014. 

Andrew is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and Promark Drumsticks which produces his signature mallet collection.

He currently resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Kara, daughter Natalie and son Brady.

Wayne Markworth

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 founder of 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 is the Director of WGI Winds and resides in Centerville, Ohio with his wife Tami.

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