Wayne Markworth was Director of Bands at Centerville High School in Ohio for 35 years. He also served as Fine Arts Coordinator for the Centerville City Schools for five years and High School Music Department Chair for twenty years.
During his tenure the Centerville Band program involved over 250 students including three concert bands, three jazz ensembles, marching band, and Winter Guard and Percussion. They received consistent superior ratings and awards and the Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles, and Marching Band performed at OMEA state conventions. Wayne developed the marching band, known as “The Centerville Jazz Band”, into a unique and entertaining ensemble of 200 members that performed an all-jazz format on the field. They were finalists in Bands of America Regionals and Grand Nationals 57 times, with 14 regional championships and the 1992 Grand Nationals Championship.
Wayne has been a consultant, arranger, and instructor for many bands and drum corps. His articles have appeared in several national music publications. He also performed for four years as principal trumpet with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and studied trumpet with Vincent Cichowicz of the Chicago Symphony. Wayne received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University.
Wayne has presented many clinics and workshops for students and directors on such topics as brass performance, the total band program, stress and performance, contemporary music and general effect in the marching band. He has taught music classes and workshops at the college level as well, including Miami University, Wright State University and the University of Dayton. In 1992, he received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Dayton-Montgomery County Public Education Foundation and in 2000 received the Centerville Education Foundation Teacher of the Year Award. In recognition of his 35 years of service, Wayne was selected the Grand Marshall of the 2005 Centerville Americana Parade. Wayne is an active clinician, adjudicator, arranger and trumpet performer and President of the music & consulting business Shadow Lake Music. He is currently teaching at Wright State University part time and writing a textbook on Marching Band Methods.