Gary Markham is currently the Supervisor of Music for the Cobb County Public Schools. He is the former Director of Bands at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has many years' experience in music education, and serves nationally as clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, and consultant.
Gary received his B. S. degree from Mansfield State University, M. Ed. degree from Penn State University, and will receive his Ph. D in conducting and music supervision at George Mason University. His leadership experience includes membership on several state music education executive boards. He is currently the Chief Judge for Bands of America, Judge Education Director for Drum Corps International, and an author of "Band Expressions" published by Warner Brothers.
He is a member of NAfME, GMEA, ASBDA, NAJE, NBA, College Music Society, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and many others including Phi Beta Mu. Bands under his direction have always received superior ratings in both concert and marching festivals. In 1987 Mr. Markham received the "Certificate of Excellence" from the Virginia Music Educator's and in 1991 a "Commendation of Professional Excellence" from the Fairfax County Board of Education. He is a 1992 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation's "Sudler Order of Merit" and the Robinson Symphonic Band is the 1992 recipient of the "Sudler Flag of Honor."