Degrees and Certifications:
BM, University of North Texas
Mr. Mark Teal
Mark Teal currently serves as an Assistant Director of Bands at Duncanville High School for the Duncanville Independent School District in Duncanville, Texas. Prior to his position in Duncanville, he served as Assistant Director of Bands at Clark High School in Plano, Texas. Mark was also the percussion coordinator for Duncanville ISD from 2005-2015 where the percussion studio flourished to over 60 High School percussionists and over 40 Middle School percussionists.
Mr. Teal's duties during the school year include teaching and conducting the Honors Band and assisting with the other four bands at Duncanville High School. Teal also serves as the director of the Duncanville Marching Band. The Duncanville High School Marching Band has been the UIL State 5A Champion in 1986, 1990, and 2002. DHS is the only 5A band in Texas to advance to the State Contest every year since 1988. The DHS Marching Band is the largest group ever to win a Texas State Marching Championship. His concert bands at Duncanville have also exclusively received superior ratings and won best in class at multiple festivals. Mark has been involved in the Wind Ensembles 2005 appearance at the Midwest Convention and Clinic and the 2008 5A Honor Band (Duncanville HS) and CCC Honor Band (Byrd MS).
In 2002, Mark earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at North Texas, Mark performed with the Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporan where he performed at TMEA, ABA, and can be heard on numerous recordings produced by Klavier Records and GIA. He also performed in the Graduate Classical Percussion Ensemble directed by Mark Ford, Pop Ensemble directed by Paul Rennick, and the 2000 PAS Champion UNT Indoor Drumline led by Paul Rennick. At the 2000 PAS Convention in Dallas, Mark was named the college individuals keyboard world champion.
Mark spent four years, 1996, 1998-2000 as a member of the front ensemble with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps, led by Paul and Sandi Rennick. He has been a staff member with Carolina Crown (2001, 2004), the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps (2005-2010) and the Santa Clara Vanguard (2011) serving as a front ensemble technician. During those years, Phantom Regiment won three Fred Sanford Top Percussion awards (2006, 2008, 2010) and the DCI World Championship in 2008. Mark now serves as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America.
Mark Teal is an active arranger, adjudicator and clinician where he has written for many top bands throughout the country, regularly judges solo and ensemble contests and has presented clinics at the Western Band Association Convention, the Percussive Arts Society Convention and the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention.
Mark proudly endorses and serves as an Educational Artist for Dynasty Percussion and Innovative Percussion and has professional memberships with TMEA, TBA, PAS, and Phi Mu Alpha.
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