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David M. Marshall

President & Director of The East Bay Summer Wind & Youth Ensembles

 

Mr. Marshall is a native of Bristol, RI and a 1998 graduate of Berklee College of Music with a B.S. in Music Education. He also earned a M.Ed in School Administration from American International College in 2010. For 9 years he was the Director of Music for the Swansea Public School System in Swansea, Massachusetts where he was also the director of The Joseph Case High School "Cardinals" Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chorus and Show Choir.  In June of 2007, he took over the duties of Director of Bands at Somerset High School in Somerset, Massachusetts. Now, Somerset Berkley Regional High School; there he directs the Nationally Recognized and Award-Winning Somerset Berkley Regional High School "Blue Raider" Marching Band, as well as the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Show Choir Pit Band, Musical Production Pit Orchestra and is the Winter Music Activities Director supervising all activities of the Winter Percussion and Winter Color Guard. Under his direction, those instrumental and vocal performing ensembles excelled and earned numerous group and individual awards at festivals and competitions throughout Massachusetts, as well as in New York City, Bridgeport, CT, Washington D.C., Allentown, PA, Virginia Beach, VA and in Disney World in Orlando, FL. Most notably, he recently led the SBRHS “Blue Raider” Marching Band to national success in November of 2015 when they traveled to Dover (DE) and won the 2015 USBands Division 1A National Championship as well as receiving the Cadets Award of Excellence and the Division 1A National Caption Awards for Best Music, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard, and Best Visual. Many of his former and current students have successfully auditioned for the Southeastern District MMEA and Massachusetts' MMEA All-State Honors Ensembles. Additionally, he is an active member of the following music organizations: MENC (The National Association for Music Education), MMEA (Massachusetts Music Educators' Association), TI:ME (Technology Institute for Music Educators), NESBA (New England Scholastic Band Association) and USSBA (United States Scholastic Band Association). In addition, Mr. Marshall is also works as a professional arranger and composer for area show choirs and marching bands. His arrangements and compositions have earned some of those ensembles both local, regional and national titles. Mr. Marshall was a performing member of The East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble from 1990 through 2006 on the alto saxophone and was both ensembles' assistant conductor from 1996 to 2006 under the tutelage of Mr. Robert Arsenault.  He has been the Director and President of both the East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble and East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble since 2006. In 2008, he was selected by The Cambridge Who's Who as the 2008 Executive of the Year representing the Music Education Industry. In 2012, the United States Army recognized Mr. Marshall by presenting him with a special award for "Excellence in Musical Leadership and Band Direction" for his contributions towards the 2012 All-American Marching Band. In addition to all his directing responsibilities, Mr. Marshall is also and performing and recording artist as a saxophonist, pianist and vocalist. He also services in the music ministry at St. Mary's Church in Bristol, RI. Mr. Marshall is a life-long resident of Bristol, RI where he currently lives happily with his wife, Carrie and two children, David and Sarah.

 


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