SSG Marc Placencia


Hometown: Glendale, AZ

Joined the Band: 2022

Ensemble: The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band

Bachelor's Degree: Arizona State University

Biography

SSG Marc Placencia grew up in sunny Glendale, AZ, and won his position with The U.S. Army Band “Pershing's Own” in 2022. He received his bachelor's degree from Arizona State University where he studied with Sam Pilafian and Dr. Deanna Swoboda. His other primary mentors are international tuba soloist Patrick Sheridan and Los Angeles-based tubist Gabriel Sears. Prior to joining “Pershing's Own,” he served in the U.S. Navy Fleet Bands at Navy Band Northwest. Outside of the military, he has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Tucson Symphony, AZMusicFest Orchestra, West Valley Symphony and was selected to participate in the Disneyland All-American College Band in the summer of 2017. When not playing his tuba, he likes to spend time with his wife and his two amazing children.

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