Chief Executive Officer and Senior Producer
Known for building world class teams that execute in zero defect environments, Chief Executive Office and Senior Producer of the Washington Tattoo, J. “Mark” Reilly is considered by many to be one of the most effective military music connectors in the world. As an internationally recognized performer, speaker, educator, consultant and producer, Mark’s 20 plus years of experience has allowed him to travel the world extensively working at the state and royal level. His work has been showcased at the White House, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Edinburgh Castle, the Vatican and a myriad of other iconic international locations.
Mark has presented at such prestigious institutions such as the Amsterdam Conservatory, the Royal College of Music, CODARTS, Boston Conservatory, Ohio State University, University of Iowa, Texas Christian University and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. His collaborative work with legendary performing units such as the Top Secret Drum Corps, His Majesty’s The King’s Guard of Norway, the Swiss Army Central Band, the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band, Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, The Royal Marines of the Netherlands, the Finnish Conscript Band, de la Garde republican and the Pontifical Swiss Guard has given him vast experience in international cultural events, concerts, and festivals.
Serving as the Marching Percussion committee chairman since 2015 for the Percussive Arts Society, Mark aided in the planning and organizing of the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), the world’s largest percussion convention. He holds degrees in music education from Northwestern State and Boston Universities, is endorsed by Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, REMO Drumheads, Innovative Percussion, Sabian Cymbals, Prologix, Loyal Drums, and Büchler Trommelbau and is a guest lecturer / adjunct professor at West Virginia University.