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Marine Band Members
Principal Euphonium
Master Gunnery Sgt. Mark Jenkins

Euphonium Player Mark Jenkins of Las Vegas joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in July 2002. He was appointed principal and section leader in 2012.

Master Gunnery Sgt. Jenkins began his musical instruction at age 11 and graduated in 1996 from Durango High School in Las Vegas. He continued his education at the University of North Texas in Denton where he studied euphonium performance with Brian Bowman and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2003. He earned a master of music degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2006 and a doctorate from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., in 2017.

Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” Master Gunnery Sgt. Jenkins was a two-time winner of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition and a finalist in the 2001 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference (ITEC) Euphonium Solo Competition in Finland.

In 2005, he performed as a founding member of the Marine Band Tuba-Euphonium Quartet at the U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Arlington, Va., and the Potomac Festival’s International Tuba and Euphonium Competition (ITEC) in Fairfax, Va. In 2006, the same ensemble performed at ITEC in Denver. He has performed as a guest soloist/clinician for the Southwest Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the International Euphonium Institute at Emory University in Atlanta, and the Tubonium4 at Adolphus Gustavus College in St. Peter, Minn. The quartet was also featured at the Leonard Falcone Competition 2007 and ITEC 2008 in Cincinnati. Master Gunnery Sgt. Jenkins has performed many solos with the Marine Band including the Fantasia di Concerto by Eduardo Boccalari, “Auld Lang Syne” by Simone Mantia, Herbert L. Clark’s “Carnival of Venice,” and Bohumir Kryl’s “King Carneval.” He is a frequent tour soloist and performed Vladimir Cosma’s Euphonium Concerto in 2010, Herman Bellstedt’s “Napoli” in 2012, and Jean Baptiste-Arban’s “Carnival of Venice” in 2015. Master Gunnery Sgt. Jenkins was also a soloist on the Marine Band’s historic 2019 tour of Japan.