Marching Band’s Newest Addition

Director of Millersville University Marching Band Dr. John Zarco

Dr. John Zarco was appointed as director of the marching band at Millersville University for the 2012 season.

Zarco comes from the University of Minnesota, where he studied wind conducting and served as a graduate instructor within the School of Music. Zarco earned his bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s of music at California State University, Sacramento.

“I was in the marching band in high school and for a few years in college. Although I had played music before, that activity is what got me really excited about music. I love the sonic and visual impact of great marching bands; there is something special about it when it all comes together,” said Zarco.

Zarco has over 12 years of instructional experience with marching ensembles. Zarco previously taught at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, Calif., where he oversaw the marching band, conducted two symphonic bands, two jazz bands and a percussion class.

“One of the things that really impressed me about Millersville was the quality of the interactions I had with the people here. There is also a great deal of support and growth within the music department. This is evidenced partly by the unique venues and programs currently available at Millersville, in addition to the brand new Winter Center opening this fall. It feels like an exciting time to be a part of Millersville University,” said Zarco.

 

Upcoming Events

  • September 13 at 4-8 p.m.: Rock the Dock
  • September 21 at 2:30 p.m.: RECITAL, FACULTY: "An Exploration of Musicial Innovation!" - Christy Banks, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • September 27 at 07:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Choral Kaleidoscope Concert" - Choral Ensembles, Clair, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • October 4 at 7:30 p.m.: RECITAL, FACULTY: "Fantastic Conversations" - Anita Renfroe & Xun Pans, The Ware Center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • October 5, at 2:30 p.m.: RECITAL, FACULTY: "Works for Percussion and Beyond" - Jim Armstrong, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • October 8 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "An Evening with Berlin Philharmonic Clarinetist, Wenzel Fuchs", in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $18 Gen; $5 students; MU Students FREE with ID
  • October 15 at 3-4 p.m.: MASTER CLASS: McIlwaine Masterclass - Rodney Mack, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University.
  • October 16 at 7:30 - 9 p.m.: CONCERT: Rodney Mack, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University.
  • October 19 at 2:30: CONCERT: "Invitation to the Dance" Orch/WE/CB, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • October 31 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Jazz at the 'Ville: Trick or Treat with a Beat!" - Jazz Lab and Ensemble, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 2 at 2:30 p.m.: RECITAL, FACULTY: "Dueling Organists" - Ross Ellison, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 7 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus" - Choral Ensembles (Cantilena & Glee), in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 8 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Music of the British Isles" - Choral Ensembles (UChoir & Chorale), in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 14 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Haydn's "Farewell" " - Orchestra in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University
  • November 15 at 7:30 p.m.: RECITAL, FACULTY: "Trio Clavino in Concert" - Xun Pan & Trio Clavino The Ware Center
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  • November 16 at 2:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Home on the Grainger" CB/WE in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 16 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: Fall Percussion Extravaganza in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • November 21 at 7:30 : CONCERT: Daniel Romain: Civil Rights as Democratic vistas, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $15 Gen; MU Students 5
  • December 6 at 4:00 : CONCERT: Glorious Sounds of the Season, Clair, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $16 General (Advance); $20 General (At Door); $5 Students with MU ID (Saturday Only)
  • December 6 at 7:30 : CONCERT: Glorious Sounds of the Season, Clair, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $16 General (Advance); $20 General (At Door); $5 Students with MU ID (Saturday Only)
  • December 7 at 2:30 : CONCERT: Glorious Sounds of the Season, Clair, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $16 General (Advance); $20 General (At Door); $5 Students with MU ID (Saturday Only)
  • Feburay 8 at 2:30 p.m. : SCHOLARSHIP: Vyner Competition, Steinman Hall, Ware Center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • Feburay 20 at 7:30 p.m. : CONCERT: Jazz at the 'Ville, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • Feburay 22 at 2:30 p.m. : RECITAL, FACULTY: "Updated Ancients" - Anita Renfroe (with Sonia Lee), in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • Feburay 27 at 7:30 p.m. : CONCERT: "Winner's Circle" Orchestra, Steinman Hall, Ware Center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • Feburay 28 at 7:30 p.m. : RECITAL, FACULTY: "Raising "Cane": A Devilishly Fun Single Reed Concert" - Christy Banks,in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • March 1 at 2:30 p.m. : CONCERT: "Wind Band Composition Award Winners" CB/WE,in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • March 20 at 7:30 p.m. : CONCERT: "Sing of Spring in Full-Swing" - Choral Ensembles (Women's, Glee, Chromatic Expansion),in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • March 21 at 7:30 p.m. : CONCERT: "Choral Gems of Germany, Vienna, and Venice" - Choral Ensembles (UChoir & Chorale),in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • March 29 at 2:30 p.m. : CONCERT: Percussion Ensemble Showcase (Perc Ens & Lanc All-Star),in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 2 at 7:30 p.m. : FACULTY RECITAL: "MU Faculty & Friends Recital" Sara Male, Jim Armstrong, Mike Vitale, Xun Pan,Ware center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 17 at 7:30 p.m. : CONCERT: "Artistry and Art Works of Composer and Conductor, Dr. Timothy Mahr" CB/WE,in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 18 All Day : Single Reed Symposium (10th Annual), Millersville University. $15 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 18 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: Jazz and Java (Jazz Bands), Gordinier, Lehr Room. $15 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 24 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: Chamber/World Percussion Concert, in Biemesderfer Concert Hall, The Winter Center, Millersville University. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • April 25 All Day: WORKSHOP: Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion", Millersville University. $5-active PAS members; $10-general; Evening Gala Concert-$10-general/free MU
  • May 1 at 7:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Orchestral Masterworks" Orchestra, Ware Center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
  • May 3 at 2:30 p.m.: CONCERT: "Mostly Mozart Choral Collage Concert" - Choral Ensembles (Chorale, UChoir, Cantilena, Glee), Clair Hall, The Winter Center. $10 Gen; MU Students FREE with ID
 

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