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Victor J Andrew High School Music Directors


Mark D. Iwinski has been the director of bands at Victor J. Andrew High School since 2010. He is the third director since the opening of Andrew High School in 1977. In addition to conducting three concert bands and percussion ensemble, his instructional roles include overseeing the Marching Thunderbolts, Pep Band, Jazz Ensembles, and conductor of the Pit Orchestra. Prior to his appointment at Andrew high school, Mr. Iwinski served as director of bands at Lincoln Middle School in Schiller Park, Illinois. Mr. Iwinski graduated from Illinois State University in 2007 where he earned his Bachelor's of Music Education degree, graduating on the Dean’s List. Additional education includes a Masters of Music in Education degree at VanderCook College of Music, conferred in July of 2017. 


Mr. Iwinski has received four Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Chicagoland Outstanding Music Educator Award. He has served as an adjudicator for various band festivals and solo/ensemble contests across the state of Illinois and has been a clinician to schools in the Chicago area. Professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education and the National Band Association.

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