LARRY SUMMERLIN

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/ARRANGER

Larry Summerlin has been with the ensemble since it's beginning in 2002.  He is currently percussion director at East Paulding High School and is also Co-Caption Head for ALLIANCE Drum and Bugle Corps.

 

Mr. Summerlin earned his BM Music Education in 2001 from Georgia Southern University where he studied with Dr. Matt Fallin.  During that time he traveled to New York, London, and Germany as a performing member of the Georgia Southern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and also spent a summer marching Carolina Crown in 1997.

 

Since moving to Atlanta in 2002, he has been an educator at various schools in the metro Atlanta area including such prestigious programs as Milton, Sprayberry, and River Ridge High Schools.  He currently resides in Kennesaw, Georgia with his wife and four children.

 

MARCUS HAWKINS

 

ENSEMBLE MUSIC

Marcus Hawkins Is a native of Milledgeville Ga where he went to Baldwin High School. Upon graduation he attended Jacksonville State University on a music scholarship. He participated in many music groups and marched extracurricular activities such as Spirit (2004), PASIC (2004), Music City Mystique (2005,2006).

 

Marcus has a long time passion for education which he discovered while teaching at a neighboring high school when he was in the 12th grade. Marcus is in high demand as a performer and teacher, with many people sighting his upbeat, positive yet demanding style. He has worked with over 50 programs as a writer,consultant, teacher,and visual instructor. Marcus has taught and written for all levels and ages from pre school to senior  centers, from general music classes to DCI.

 

As a performer he has done corporate shows internationally for many fortune 500 companies including BMW, Cracker Barrel, Coca-Cola, AARP, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta Falcons, USAA, Mary Kay, Avon and many more. He has recently toured internationally with legendary blues singer Sandra Hall. Marcus currently is the owner of Marcus Hawkins Music and lives in the Greater Atlanta area.

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