Mark Hartman

Brass & Visual Instructor

Mark Hartman has been involved in the marching arts for 15 years at various levels, beginning with middle school band and including high school, college, and drum corps experience, both as a performer and an instructor.

Hartman began his marching band experience in Texas, performing for 2 years with his middle school band and 4 years with his high school band. After graduating from high school, he spent one summer (2003) with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps from Denver, Colorado, playing mellophone bugle. At the end of the summer, he began performing with the BYU Cougar Marching Band before serving a two-year mission for the LDS Church in Alaska.

Following his return from Alaska, Hartman returned to BYU to begin studying public relations.  He spent 3 more years with the Cougar Band, and served as French horn section leader, drum major, and band president. He also performed with the Cougar Pep Band for 4 years, the BYU symphonic band for one and a half years, and the BYU University Band for 5 years.

Hartman began his instructing career with the J.M. Hanks High School Band from El Paso, Texas, serving as a brass and marching technician (2004, 2006). He also taught marching with the Burges High School Band from El Paso in 2007. In 2008, he was on the Visual Staff of the Revolution Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas, and was on the support staff of the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps in 2009, serving as public relations staff member.

Hartman began working with the Westlake Band in 2011, serving as mellophone tech and marching instructor.  He will continue to serve as brass technician and visual instructor for the 2012 season.

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