Trumpeter Mark Davis made the Alaska All-State Band/Orchestra every year of high school, including first chair in both the All-State Band and Orchestra. Other honor bands include the Regional Honor Band as well as the High School Honor Band that performed at Carnegie Hall in 2019. In Mark’s last three years of high school, he took Skype lessons from Mark Maliniak of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He is currently in his third year at Michigan State University studying Trumpet Performance with Justin Emerich.
Mark has gone to several summer workshops including the Texas Music Festival, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Interlochen Trumpet Institute, Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, Michael Sachs Trumpet College Audition Intensive, and Sitka Fine Arts Camp. Solo performances include Taps at Memorial Services, the Alaska State Solo and Ensemble Competition, concerto competitions, and Fair Talent Shows. Throughout high school and college, he played/plays in the Davis Brass Quartet at church services and other local events. At Michigan State University, Mark is currently in the Symphony Orchestra, Trumpet Ensemble, and Grand River Brass Quintet.