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Mark Garlitos

Clearlake High School
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Mark Garlitos is a Percussionist/Producer/Composer and is an Assistant Band Director in Victoria, Texas. Mr. Garlitos recieved his bachelors degree and masters degree in percussion performance from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and the California Institute of the Arts, respectively. Before coming to Victoria Memorial High School, Mr. Garlitos served as the percussion band director at Clear Lake High School in Houston from 2000 to 2004 and most recently at Miller High School in Corpus Christi in 2005. Mr. Garlitos also marched snare drum for the Sky Ryders in 1992 and the Blue Knights in 1993 and is the 1996 PAS International Concert Snare Drum winner. Mr. Garlitos also djs and produces under the moniker, arQer. With numerous releases on major UK labels like Renegade Hardware, DSCI4, Outbreak, and Nerve to name a few, Mr. Garlitos has made a name for himself internationally as a consistent, quality producer of drum-n-bass. His tunes have been played across the world by some of the genre's biggest djs including Andy C, Grooverider, Loxy and Ink, Paul B, and Goldie. In his spare time, Mr. Garlitos runs two record labels (Monkey Bizness and Medusa Recordings) with his best friend, Doug Maake.