John Swart is a Music Education major from Huntingtown, Maryland. His primary instrument is Tuba/Sousaphone at Towson University. John is a sophomore this year and this will be his second season as a member of the World Famous Towson University Marching Band. For four years he marched competitively with the Huntingtown High School Marching Hurricanes in TOB and USSBA band competitions in Group 2 and Group 3 and graduated in the Spring of 2012. He was also Brass Captain his senior and asked to come back as a drill instructor the Summer before his Freshmen year of college.
For three years John performed with the Maryland All State Senior Band as well as Tri-County Honor Band and All State Honor Band. He was also nominated for All Eastern Honor Band his senior year of high school. In his Freshmen year at Towson University he became a brother of the honorary band service fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi.
John is really excited to start his first season as Sousaphone SMAC for the TUMB and is looking forward to another fun and exciting season.