Director Everett Martin

Everett A. Martin, Jr. was born in Washington, DC, and raised in Upper Marlboro, MD. Mr. Martin attended Frederick Douglass High School, and later attended Hampton University to study Music Engineering Technology. He studied trumpet with Robert Ransom and Barney Smart, and performed with the University Concert Band, Symphonic Winds, and Jazz and Brass Ensembles. Mr. Martin also served as a drum major in the university’s marching band, “The Force”. After graduating, he worked as chief arranger/assistant director for the “Symphony of Soul” Marching Band at Bowie State University.

Mr. Martin eventually served as a graduate student/teaching assistant at Hampton University while studying instrumental pedagogy and conducting with Barney Smart, and arranging with Smart and Alfred Davis. He played trombone and F horn in the Concert Band, and trumpet in the Symphonic Winds.

Since completing his MT at Hampton, Mr. Martin served as director of bands at Oxon Hill Middle School for ten years, where he directed five bands. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at Prince George’s Community College. He has performed regularly on trumpet and F horn in the Washington, DC area with numerous bands and orchestras, musicals and other chamber ensembles, in addition to playing with (and arranging music for) the Washington Professional Football Marching Band for over 20 years. He is currently the orchestra director for the Reid Temple AME Church in Glenn Dale, MD.

Mr. Martin has taught trumpet and F horn privately and served as a clinician, arranger, and adjudicator for over twenty years. His professional memberships have included the International Trumpet Guild, MENC (now the National Association for Music Education), MMEA (Maryland Music Educators Association), the National Band Association, and the Minority Band Director’s National Association. He is a Life Member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a proud Prince Hall Freemason. Mr. Martin currently resides in Springdale, MD with his wife and their two wonderful boys.