Mark Harting

President and General Manager

Mark Harting is devoted to music performance and education. In high school, he studied at the North Carolina School for the Performing Arts. A Ball State University Young Artists Scholarship recipient, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education in 1989. He was the assistant band director and assistant choir director at LaPorte High School (IN) and served as music department chair at Frankton High School (IN). The 1998 Concerto Competition winner at the University of Louisville, Mark taught brass methods and marching band techniques classes while working on his master's degree in conducting at University of Louisville.

Mark's marching and concert bands at La Porte and Frankton high schools received consistent superior ratings. His winter guards made the Indiana High School Color Guard Association finals seven times, were IHSCGA State Champions in 1996, and were Winter Guard International World Championship finalists four times. Mark has served on the boards of directors for both Winter Guard International and the Indiana High School Color Guard Association.

In 1997, Mark began a career as a student travel planner at Music Travel Consultants. Since then, he has been an adjudicator and clinician throughout the Midwest, and he's taught private lessons and chamber ensembles at Avon (IN) High School. Currently, Mark serves on the marching band staff of Avon High School's Marching Black and Gold. So far during his tenure, the band has been crowned ISSMA State Marching Band Champions 9 times. It has been a BOA Grand National finalist 9 times, and the BOA Grand National Champions in 2008, 2009 and 2010.


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Grilling Burgers
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