SFC Mark Wood hails from Gainesville, Florida. Upon completing a Master's Degree in music in 1995 he joined the United States Army Field Band. There he served as co-principal/solo cornet and founding member of the official brass quintet of the Field Band called The Embassy Brass. In 2000 Wood joined The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" where he has served as trumpeter, bugler, and herald trumpeter for the Ceremonial Band. He is currently a member of The US Army Blues, and regularly performs with several other components of "Pershing's Own."