As a saxophone player, Michael MacIintosh began dabbling in marching percussion in 1985 as a high school junior. He marched snare for the Concord Blue Devils in 1988, 89, and 90. Michael attended the University of North Texas and was named the PAS snare individuals champion in 1991. Michael taught the Nite Express 1992-1996 winning high percussion at the Division II level in 1994. He taught with Ralph Hardimon at the Blue Knights in 1997 and is a former percussion caption head of The Cavaliers. His day to day activities include coordinating the percussion for the Carmel-Clay school district in Carmel, Indiana. He has percussive works published by the Hal Leonard Corporation, the Yamaha Sounds of Summer program, Tap-Space Publications, Drop-6 Media and the Row-loff corporation. Michael consults/arranges for several WGI percussion ensembles and is a sought after clinician and adjudicator. He is a Yamaha clinician as well as a signature artist with Innovative Percussion. Michael also endorses EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals, and LP Percussion. He lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife Joy, their dog Rex and two cats, Casper and Psycho. This (2007) is Mike's fourth year as percussion designer/arranger/music coordinator with the Bluecoats.