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Mark Gajewski has been involved in music as a performer and teacher for nearly 25 years.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Music from The University of North Alabama as well as a Master of Arts in Music Education. He has also performed for millions with the First and Second Marine Division Bands. In addition to performing he has taught percussion at several schools in the north Alabama area as well as throughout the southeastern United States.

Mr. Gajewski’s musical abilities are reflected in his performance credits, highlights of which include: Principal Percussion of the First and Second Marine Division Bands, Principal Percussion for the Shoals Symphony at UNA, Principal Timpanist and section player with the Orchestra of St. Andrews Bay, the National Association for Music Educators Convention, the Alabama Music Educators Convention and the North Alabama Day of Percussion; percussion and drumset work for “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat”, "West Side Story", “South Pacific”, “1776”, “Cabaret”, and the “Fantasticks” with the Shoals Community Theater Group.

Mr. Gajewski is married to Catie Gajewski, née Bryan, of Lexington, Alabama. Mrs. Gajewski is currently a Sixth Grade teacher at Lexington School in Lexington, Alabama.

His teachers have included David Waters, Tom Risher, Arthur Press, Bob Habib, Iain Moyer, and Tracy Wiggins.

Mark Gajewski is a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.