Marc Preston Moss began his years in the marching arts in Greentown, Indiana at Eastern High School. After graduating in 1988, he joined the Star of Indiana Drum & Bugle Corps from Bloomington, Indiana and performed with them until he aged out in 1991, when Star won the coveted DCI World Championship. He was selected by the corps director to represent Star in the 1991 All-Star Drum & Bugle Corps, performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Marc has since given back to the activity as a designer, instructor, clinician, and consultant for over 300 scholastic and independent indoor and outdoor competitive groups. His designs have won awards in California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Utah, and Wisconsin state and regional competitions. He choreographed for the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps from 2004-2006, and served as the Program Coordinator in 2005.
“My role as an educator in the marching arts has always had less to do about the elements of this craft and more to do with a student’s approach to learning music, marching, dancing, spinning, drumming, etc. If the approach is pure, then the outcome will be successful, regardless of what is placed before the student.”
Marc has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism for the past 17 years, under the tutelage of Geshe Jinpa Sonam, a Lharampa Geshe from Drepung Gomang Monastery of South India. Geshe Jinpa Sonam was sent to America by the Dalai Lama himself. Marc is also a student of His Holiness and has spent an accumulation of almost 2 years in India, studying at the Dalai Lama's temple in Dharamsala, and in the monastic community near Mundgod, Karnataka, South India where Drepung monastery is based. Marc also reads, writes, and speaks Tibetan.