Euphonium Jamboree with the Shoreline Concert Band

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The big end of the year concert for the Shoreline Concert Band is Tuesday, May 21 at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25 Ave NE, Shoreline 98155 at 7:30pm.

The special guest soloist is Gunnery Sergeant Mark Jenkins, Euphonium section leader of the President’s Own US Marine Band in from Washington DC. The concert theme is appropriately named “Euphonium Jamboree.”  

Guest groups on this concert are the University of Washington Concert Band under the direction of Erin Bodnarand the Kellogg Middle School Wind Ensemble, under the leadership of Alec Wilmart. The appearance of Sergeant Jenkins is made possible by a grant from the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council community grants program. He will perform with all three groups. 

There is no admission charge for the concert, but donations to the band scholarship fund will be gladly received.

The Shoreline Concert Band is directed by long-time music educator Ken Noreen.

Gunnery Sergeant Mark Jenkins
Principal euphonium player Mark Jenkins of Las Vegas joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2002. He was appointed section leader in 2012.

Gunnery Sergeant Jenkins began his musical instruction at age 11. He graduated in 1996 from Durango High School in Las Vegas and continued his education at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he studied euphonium performance with Brian Bowman and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2003. He earned a master of music degree from the University of Maryland in College Park in 2006 and is currently pursuing his doctorate from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” GySgt Jenkins was a two-time winner of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, and a finalist in the 2001 ITEC Euphonium Solo Competition in Finland.

The Marine Band is America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization. Founded in 1798, the band has performed for every U.S. President since John Adams. Known as “The President’s Own” since the days of Thomas Jefferson, the Marine Band’s primary mission is to provide music for the President of the United States and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


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