Markworth to serve as Music Ensemble Arranger for 2015
The Crossmen organization made the announcement this week that Andrew Markworth will serve as the Music Ensemble Arranger for the corps in 2015. This follows several successful seasons as both the Crossmen Front Ensemble Arranger (2008, 2011 – 2013) and the Percussion Ensemble Arranger (2014). In 2014, Markworth also arranged both the Brass and Percussion parts to Zambra, the corps’ third production. In addition to his work at Crossmen, Markworth was the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator at Carolina Crown from 2007 – 2014.
“We saw an exciting opportunity for Andrew to arrange all components of the musical program at Crossmen,” said Ed Devlin, Program Coordinator. “Rarely in this activity is there one person that can bring the entire package to the table – we are very excited to have his talents being demonstrated in this capacity, as it most certainly brings a level of cohesiveness to the entire program.”
Joining Markworth is virtually all of the Crossmen design team from 2014, led by Program Coordinator Ed Devlin. “What particularly attracted us about utilizing Andrew in this role is his ability to be a real team player across all captions,” said Fred Morrison, Executive Director. “He is a well respected arranger and designer in the marching arts activity, and most certainly within the corps. We look forward to Andrew bringing the corps to a new level of performance in 2015 and beyond.”
Andrew Markworth is an active composer and arranger in the marching arts activity. He currently resides in Centerville, OH where he is the Program Coordinator, Music Arranger, and Percussion Supervisor for Centerville High School. Previously, he was the Director of Percussion at West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, MI (2009 – 2012), and the Director of Bands at Centerville High School in Centerville, OH (2005 – 2008). In addition to his previous roles at Crossmen, Andrew was the Front Ensemble Arranger and Coordinator at Carolina Crown from 2007 - 2014. He is currently the Music Director and Front Ensemble Arranger for Rhythm X, a position he has held since 2006. This winter he will also be arranging for the newly formed Rhythm X Winds, an ensemble competing in the inaugural season of WGI Winds.