Urbana Band Program
A graduate of Severna Park HS, Mike spent several years studying economics and philosophy at UMD while freelancing as a drummer and percussionist. He performed throughout Annapolis and Baltimore with a number of bands, as well is in pit orchestras for dozens of musicals. He also taught marching percussion at Severna Park, Chesapeake, Centennial, and Urbana High Schools, eventually leading to the decision to pursue music education full-time. Mike transferred to Towson University where he performed with the TU Marching Band as a snare drummer, and served as principal percussionist of the symphonic band and symphony orchestra for multiple semesters. After completing his bachelor’s degree in music education, Mike accepted an offer to become the full-time Director of Bands at Urbana High School.
During the summer months, Mike is a percussion instructor with the United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps. He also serves as the Percussion Representative on the Executive Board for the Keystone Indoor Drill Association and is one of the founding directors involved with the Maryland Marching Band Association. He is active as an adjudicator in the areas of general effect, visual, and percussion, and arranges percussion music for several other schools.
Instruments Played - Mallet Percussion, Snare Drum, Timpani, Drumset, etc., and mouth harp
Favorite Band/Artist - The Bad Plus
Favorite Food - Sushi
Favorite Marching Arts Production(s) Ever - 2013 Carolina Crown “E=mc2” and 2009 Rhythm X “Touch”
Assistant Marching Band Director
Visual Designer and Instructor
Adrian is a 2013 graduate of Urbana HS and performed on cymbals with the Jersey Surf Drum Corps, United Percussion, and Rhythm X, where he aged out in 2018. He has taught with the Urbana Marching Band and Indoor Percussion since 2015, as well as Beavercreek and Butler HS Percussion Ensembles in OH, United Percussion, and 7th Regiment. Adrian lives in Urbana, MD where he spends most of his time writing music and traveling.
Instruments Played - Drums, Piano, Bass Guitar, Cymbals
Favorite Band/Artist - N.E.R.D.
Favorite Food - Stir-fried Rice
Favorite Marching Arts Production(s) Ever - 2018 Rhythm X