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Release Date: June 15, 2014


Marcato is an organization dedicated to youth education in the arts. We offer SW Florida both performance and educational opportunities in the pageantry arts. Our members will learn the craft of indoor percussion performance, indoor guard performance, and develop the skills necessary to perform at a supremely high level in front of thousands of spectators. Marcato rehearses in Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Marcato was founded in the fall of 2009 to promote professional-grade pageantry education in SW Florida. In 2010, Marcato earned a regional championship. 

Currently, Marcato Independent Inc offers two performance ensemble with two main components: 

  • The Indoor Percussion Ensemble, dedicated to those performers ready for the highest level of the competitive indoor percussive arts.
  • The Drumline Battle All-Age Drumline, dedicated to provide performers of all ages an opportunity to perform the most advanced, top-of-the-line, battery literature on planet Earth at a World Class level.

Marcato staff is fully volunteer, comprised of music educators, designers, and administrators dedicated to 50-80 members. Members have come from all over Florida to perform with us. 

The Marcato Ensembles are competitive ensembles, participating in events hosted regionally by FFCC and internationally by Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts and DrumLine Battle by DCI. These events combine music and movement into a theatrical production performed for audiences and adjudicators. Marcato has been nationally and regionally recognized in various ways during every season of its existence and has received a gold medal in Regional Championships.

2013 PIO: WGI Orlando and Boca Raton Regional Champions    
2013 PIO: PROMOTED by WGI to Percussion Independent Open Class
2012 PIA: WGI World Championships Finalist, WGI Boca Raton Regional Champions
2011 PIA: WGI 15th Place, WGI Orlando and Boca Raton Regional Champions
2010 PIA: FFCC Gold
2012 IA (Guard): FFCC Bronze