Freshman Named St. Mark Church Accompanist

O'Connell students may recognize freshman Mark Brown as the accompanist for the men's choir and the school's praise and worship music ensemble at Masses. But for the parishioners at St. Mark Church in Vienna, Mark is now known as the accompanist for the children's choir which leads the assembly's song at the 8:15 a.m. Sunday Mass each week.

"His musical growth is quite impressive," said Nancy Novelly, the director of liturgy and music at St. Mark Church. "His confidence as an accompanist and his strong playing style has qualified him for this position, which in the past has been filled by adults."

Mark has been playing the piano for six years and is enjoying the challenges that his new role brings. When he's not at the keyboard, Mark is an altar server and a boy scout.

Congratulations, Mark, on all your young accomplishments!