Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's National Kazoo Day!

by Mark Jauss, Advertising Associate and Kazoo Enthusiast

I'm sure I'm not telling you something you don't already know, but today, Jan. 28, is National Kazoo Day! Do you know how this incredibly fun instrument came into existence? Here's a brief video outlining the history of the instrument, just in case your answer to the above question was "no":

Naturally, we felt it was necessary to put together a kazoo band to celebrate this momentous day (while also celebrating "too much fun at work day!", admittedly). Enjoy the world premiere below, and three cheers to the kazoo!


Mark is a graduate of Wright State University in Dayton, OH, having received a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting. 
Before coming to Lorenz, Mark was the director of choirs at both Howard W. Blake High School for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, and Monroe Jr./Sr. High School in Monroe, OH.  Mark is also currently the director of the KCC Concert Choir, an advanced treble choir within the Kettering Children’s Choir organization. The group has toured extensively, and recently sang in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and with the South Cape Children’s Choir and various performing ensembles on a tour throughout South Africa. In the Spring of 2015, Mark also had the privilege of preparing the choir for performances of the Britten War Requiem under the baton of Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops. In addition, Mark has been the music director at his church since the age of 18, and regularly travels throughout the country giving workshops on conducting and worship leading. 
Mark is the blessed husband of Jennifer and proud father of Michael and Ellie.

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