Instructor, Percussion

Marlon Foster recently retired from Harrisonburg City Public Schools, where he served as a middle school instrumental music teacher for 26 years. He has also conducted and adjudicated workshops involving concert percussion, marching percussion, and jazz band rhythm sections throughout Virginia. He has conducted many city, county, and All-District concert and jazz honor bands at the middle school level. He was a member of the United States Air Force Band at Langley Air Force Base under the direction of Lowell E. Graham. He has performed with the Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, Rockbridge Symphony, Harrisonburg/Rockingham Concert Band, and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra. He continues to perform jazz with many local and regional jazz ensembles. Mr. Foster received his B. M. Ed and M.M. from James Madison University.

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Chuck Dotas

Chuck Dotas
Professor, Director of Jazz Studies
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