Fighting Irish Band NEW REMIND CODE! Text @dirishband to 81010 for Band Announcements. Remember, band camp starts next Monday July 12! Please click on the Band Important Dates link for days and times for camp. GO IRISH!
Director: Marcus K. Rayner
Director of Bands and Fine Arts Chair for the Dublin City Schools and Dublin High School, Marcus K. Rayner is one of the most inspiring and positive music educators and musicians with music education. Prior to his position at Dublin High School, Mr. Rayner was the Director of Bands at Ware County High School for a year and Washington County High School for 8 years where his bands received several superior ratings at LGPE and with the Marching Bands. Mr. Rayner has been the Director of Bands at Treutlen Middle High School in Soperton, GA, Stockbridge High School in Stockbridge, Georgia, and Alfred Ely Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Rayner also served as the Associate Director of Bands at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone, Georgia for five years. Throughout this time, Mr. Rayner has devoted his career to educating students in music on and off the podium to bring Advocacy & Awareness of the Arts throughout many communities.
Mr. Rayner is currently pursuing his Masters in Music Education from Georgia College & State University. Prior to this, he has worked towards his Masters in Music degree with an emphasis in Instrumental Conducting at Georgia Southern University, where he also received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education in 2001. Mr. Rayner also serves as a band adjudicator for various marching band competitions in Georgia. Mr. Rayner also serves as a percussion coordinator for the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) All-State Band for over 15 years. Mr. Rayner has arranged, consulted, and served as a clinician for many band programs and Drum & Bugle Corps within the state of Georgia and Florida. During the 2008 Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference in Savannah, GA, Mr. Rayner was one of the featured clinicians and presented a clinic entitled, “The Pit is NOT the Pits!” Mr. Rayner presented at the 2021 In-Service Virtual Conference with the session, “Setting Your Band Director GPS.” In addition, Mr. Rayner has served on the GACE Bias committee and the GACE passing score committee for the state of Georgia in Music Education.
Mr. Rayner has been married to Kimberly Rayner for 20 years and now has six loving children, Madelynn, Marcus II, Malcolm, Matthew, Micah, and Madecynn. Marcus is an active member of GMEA, PAGE, NAFME, and PAS and also enjoys working and recording on several gospel and jazz albums. Being a mentor to students, educating students, and performing music abroad is one of Mr. Rayner’s greatest passions. Mr. Rayner’s favorite inspiring quote of his is:
“A Superior Performance is a Direct Result of Superior Preparation, P.R.D.I.E. & Passion!”