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Marc Whitlock
Marc Whitlock




Marc Whitlock (Livonia, Michigan) spent 30 years in education as a band director and is currently a school principal. As an educator, his prior appointments include being a band director for Marian Catholic High School in Illinois, Hebron High School in Texas, and Discovery Middle School and the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park in Michigan. During his time as a band director, his bands earned consistent superior ratings at band festivals, received the Mark of Excellence from the Foundation of Music Education, and earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award. In addition, bands under his direction received 14 state marching band championships, eight Bands of America national class championships, and the Bands of America Grand National Champion title three times. His bands were also selected for performances at the Music for All National Festival and for the Presidential Inauguration. Whitlock was formerly the music manager for the Broadway production of Blast!, which won a Tony award and an Emmy award. He also served as the first Chief Judge for Winter Guard International Winds. He has been an instructor, designer, and consultant for many award-winning ensembles. Whitlock has been actively involved in the drum corps activity for over four decades. He has been in demand as an educator for many corps, including the Blue Stars, The Cadets, Carolina Crown, The Cavaliers, Madison Scouts, Phantom Regiment, Santa Clara Vanguard, Star of Indiana, and the Troopers. Many of the drum corps he has worked with have been Drum Corps International (DCI) Finalists, recipients of the Jim Ott High Brass Award, and have been crowned DCI World Champions. He currently serves as the Music Coordinator and Brass Consultant for The Cadets. Whitlock has also started his own company to service the design, consultation, and educational needs of bands and other marching ensembles. His company, “On The Marc,” strives to help concert and marching programs reach that next level of achievement.