When the Watkins Glen Squires reached the peak of their success in the mid-‘70s, winning several national titles in their division and achieving DCI membership status, Mark Edsall was in the thick of it, wailing on baritone in stadiums from Manning Bowl to Mile High, during the most competitive period in Drum Corps history.
Since then, he’s been performing at VA Benefits and events at hospitals, homes, Memorial Day commemorations, Honor Flight embarkations, hospices, and countless parades and ceremonies. Mark has appeared with the Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni since 2013, The Ghost Riders (DCA Mini Corps Champions), and the Skyliners, Blessed Sacrament and St. Kevin’s Emerald Knights Alumni corps.
His individual and small ensemble honors include gold and silver medals in Bugler’s Hall of Fame Championships, and a DCA Championship gold with the White Sabers/Ghost Riders Brass Chorale.
Mark has served as Master of Ceremonies for several BHOF I&E shows, and since ’18, as the Assistant Director of the Mighty St. Joe’s Brass Ensemble. In 2020, he became the Director of the Alumni Corps. And he’s still wailing on that bari.