My first instrument was the guitar but I switched to playing drums in a school Military Band at age 13. The drumming became more intense and it continued into my National Service days in the Singapore Navy Band after which I became a freelance percussionist with The Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The Conductor and Manager then offered me a Public Service Commission scholarship to pursue a Bachelor of Music degree (performance) in Michigan, USA. The exhilarating experience of bringing music to Life with 100 musicians on stage is what motivates me. My career with the SSO for over 30 years has been fulfilling and enriching.
Mark De Souza