The Peabody Post

Mark Lortz directs the marching band at Stevenson University

lortzMark Lortz  (BM ’92, Percussion; MM ’07, Music Education, Composition), director of the marching band at Stevenson University, was featured in a PressBox article highlighting the program he started in 2011.  Since its beginning, the marching band has grown from 75 to 130 students, involving about 3 percent of the school’s population (the average size of a college marching band is about 1 percent).  Lortz “liked the challenge” of building the band from the ground up and expects the program to continue growing in the future.

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