Mark Hiscox started as an instructor with the Peterborough New Horizons Band in 2002. He currently coaches the low brass and conducts a brass ensemble, a low brass ensemble (The Belltones), a large swing ensemble and the infamous party group "The Dynamics."
Mark's approach to music is "Have fun... or else!" Mark feels that music should be truly entertaining. He likes to bring theatrical elements such as comedy routines and costumes into performances to entertain audiences, because after all, the audience is of equal importance as the musicians in creating music.
Mark is a proud resident of Cavan, Ontario. Cavan is beautiful countryside with rolling hills and it nourishes creativity. Mark is a professional actor with The 4th Line Theatre Company and has performed in 19 shows in the past 11 years (25 performances per show). Mark has also starred in several music theatre productions with Peterborough theatre companies including Fiddler On The Roof, Titanic, Anything Goes and Wonderful Town. Mark has served as music director for West Side Story, Cabaret, Bells Are Ringing and the upcoming Gypsy. Mark also conducts a community choir, sings baritone in a jazz choir and played trombone in a local big band which played on the Carnival Cruise Ship Victory.
Mark is currently the conductor of the Green Band. His musical knowledge, combined with his enthusiasm and wit helps the entry level people gain confidence and skill with their chosen instrument.