Andrew has been around the marching arts and music education from day one. His father, Wayne Markworth is a Bands of America Hall of Fame band director who taught at Centerville High School in Centerville, OH for 35 years. Andrew had training from a young age on piano, percussion and trombone and kept up with three through high school. He graduated from Centerville High School in 2001.
After high school Andrew attended Ball State (2001-2002) and Miami University (2002-2005) where he graduated with a degree in music education. While at Miami he was a member of the Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Gamelan Ensemble, Global Rhythms, African Ensemble and Marching Band.
During his college years, he played snare drum for the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2001-2002 (percussion section leader in 2002), and the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2004 (DCI World Champions). In the winters he was a member of Rhythm X from 2003-2005 (ensemble captain in 2004 and 2005).
After graduating college was the Director of Bands at Centerville High School (OH) from 2005-2008 and percussion director at West Bloomfield High School (MI) from 2009-2012.