Justis MacKenzie


Justis MacKenzie is a music arranger for the U.S. Air Force Bands. He received his Bachelor of Music with Performer's Certificate from the Eastman School of Music and his Master of Music from Rice University. His arrangements have been commissioned and performed by some of the world's leading musicians and ensembles, including Arturo Sandoval, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Puerto Rico Symphony, every branch of the U.S. military bands, and several major conservatories and universities. Recently, Justis's workload includes arrangements and orchestrations for Walt Disney Music and HBO. Justis marched tuba with the Crossmen and Carolina Crown before teaching brass at The Cadets for five years, capturing the Jim Ott Award for Best Brass Performance in 2015. He was a featured soloist in the musical stage phenomenon Blast! and has performed on tour with The Lion King, Shrek the Musical, and Chicago.