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Band Directors

Mark Lortz

Director of Bands

Mark Lortz has earned accolades in every facet of his music career as a composer, performer and educator. In the fall of 2011, he was appointed as the Director of Bands at Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD). Prior to his appointment Mr. Lortz was the Fine Arts Department Chair and Band and Orchestra director at Westminster high school (Westminster, Maryland) from 1996-2011.

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Terrell Smith

Assistant Director of Bands

Terrell Smith of Gaithersburg, MD, is a graduate of Kutztown University (BS Music Education) and has enjoyed tremendous success as a music educator, adjudicator and clinician for many band programs and judging circuits along the East Coast. He also serves as a music arranger, show designer and program coordinator for middle, high school, college band programs and drum and bugle corps.

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Bobby Jones

Drill Designer

Bobby Jones is a freelance Visual Designer and Program Consultant for a number of marching bands, winterguards, indoor percussion ensembles and drum and bugle corps across the country. For more than 20 years he has designed shows for an extensive number of groups throughout the country, many of them earning championship awards.

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Colorguard Staff

Katie Greco

Colorguard Coordinator & Designer

Considered one of the mid-Atlantic’s premier colorguard designers and educators, Katie Greco has been involved with award winning high school and collegiate marching bands, drum and bugle corps and winter guards for more than fifteen years. Having begun her performance career with the nationally acclaimed Westminster high school marching band, she has also performed with […]

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Dance Line Staff

Alexandra Katzoff

Dance Line Coordinator

Alex grew up in Howard County, and earned a B.S. in Communication, with a focus in Public Relations, from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2012. She began dancing when she was 3 years old. She started dancing competitively at the age of 7, and continued through her high school years.

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Percussion Staff

Reginald Alignay

Battery Technician

Reginald Alignay graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland and is currently attending at the University of Maryland, College Park. He began marching at a band camp sponsored by Hampton University and continued through high school. He joined the Mighty Sound of Maryland in 2008 and became section leader of the drumline in 2011.

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Alex Crowley

Front Ensemble Technician

Alex Crowley has more than 20 years of experience in music, including performance, education, arranging, and production. Originally a cello player focusing on orchestral music, he discovered the marching arts in high school and went on to play percussion in the front ensemble for the Cadets of Bergen County for five years from 1994 through 1999, including 1998 when the corps won its 7th DCI World Championship.

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Wind & Marching Staff

James Kranz

Wind and Marching Technician

James has been an active clinician, educator, and freelance trumpet player in the Baltimore area since graduating from Westminster High School in 2006. After high school he attended the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a master’s degree in Wind Conducting.

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Kristen Trumpler

Wind and Marching Technician

Kristen is a native of Maryland and is a graduate of Towson University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education (K-12). She is finishing classes at Loyola University for her Masters Degree in Educational Administration.

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Fritz Kranz

Bio and Photo coming soon!

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Support Staff

Mike Hoff


A 21st century web technology and graphics handyman, Mike works with a variety of clients to produce websites, promotional video, marketing materials, product packaging, social media campaign management and more.

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