Palen Percussion Preview / Mike McIntosh
Mr. McIntosh is a graduate of Butler University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.
In addition to designing, coordinating, consulting and composing for many marching bands all over the United States, Michael is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium as well as the Percussion Caption Supervisor and a percussion designer for The Cavaliers drum and bugle corps. From 1997-2011, Mr. McIntosh was a percussion specialist at Carmel high school in Carmel, Indiana and an integral part of programs named the 2001 and 2017 AAA National Champion as well as the 2005, 2012, 2016 and 2017 BOA Grand National Champions.
Mr. McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the US, Europe and Asia, having performed clinics in Japan and Beijing, China. Michael is a current adjudicator for WGI and Bands of America.
Compositionally, Michael has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and Dynamic Marching.
Michael is a Yamaha artist/clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Promark. Mr. McIntosh also endorses EVANS drumheads, Zildjian cymbals and Planet Waves Cables.
Michael resides in Minnesota with his wife Joy and their two beautiful daughters, Scotlyn and Graysen.