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Mark Hoskins
Mark Hoskins




Mark Hoskins (Marietta, Georgia) recently retired as Director of Bands at Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia, after 19 years and his 25th year of service in the Cobb County (Georgia) School District. He oversaw the entire band program, consisting of three concert bands, marching band, jazz ensemble, jazz combo, woodwind and brass choirs, winter guard, and percussion ensembles. He was the founder and director of the District 12 Honor Jazz Ensemble, created in 2018. A graduate of East Tennessee State University (ETSU), he is in constant demand as an adjudicator, clinician, and conductor in the marching band, jazz, and concert band arena. His program at Wheeler was regionally and nationally recognized in those fields as well, consistently receiving superior ratings and best-in-class awards. While at ETSU, Hoskins had the opportunity to perform with many of the jazz greats of our time, including Jon Faddis, Ed Shaughnessy, Allen Vizzutti, Dick Oatts of Flim & The BB’s, and Ernie Watts. He is a music and brass adjudicator for both Bands of America and Drum Corps International, as well as a member of Phi Beta Mu Honor Music Society (2020), the Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Jazz Education Network, and a founding member of the Minority Band Directors National Association. He was born in Norton, Virginia, and grew up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, attending Powell Valley High School.