Mark Lareau was raised in the small town of Coal City, Illinois where he started playing trumpet in the fifth grade. He eventually graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1992 with a BA in Biology and in 1993 with a BSN. Mark has remained in the Bloomington area and currently works as a nurse manager of the Emergency/Trauma Services department (ER, if you must) of BroMenn Healthcare.
Mark has continued playing his trumpet through the Community Concert Band, which is where he met Gary Borling who invited Mark to fill in for another player at a 33rd gig. Mark must have passed the audition, because he's played with the group for several years now. Mark has also played in the musicals, “Cabaret” at his alma mater and “Man of La Mancha” at Community Players.
Mark feels privileged to be a part of the 33rd family and would like to thank his wonderful wife, Tori, for being so understanding of the many weekend gigs on top of long hours at the hospital.