Plano Drumline Competition

PdlC Judge

Michael Huestis Bio

Mr. Michael Huestis is currently the percussion specialist at Prosper High School in the North Dallas area. Throughout his career Mr. Huestis' ensembles have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Music for All National Percussion Festival, MENC Biennial Conference, Bands of American Grand National Championships, President Bush's inaugural parade, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Drum Corps International World Championships.

Mr. Huestis earned his Bachelor of Music Degree was from the University of North Texas and his Masters in Percussion Performance from B.Y.U. Michael participated in Drum Corps International for five seasons including a year as a sectional leader for the Concord Blue Devils.

Mr. Huestis has worked as a show designer and percussion arranger for Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, CA, Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps from Austin, T.X. and Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps from Burlington, N.J. Michael is the author of the classroom method "Developing the Percussionist-Musician", is the owner/operator of HuestisMusic Publications and is a percussion arranger for JKS Music.

Mr. Huestis' professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Jazz Educators Network and the Percussive Arts Society, where he served one term as a chapter president. Michael is an endorser of Yamaha Instruments, Vic Firth drum sticks and Evans Drumheads.

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