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About Mike Jackson

Mike has been teaching, composing, and designing for percussion programs throughout the United States for over three decades.  These include Mission Viejo HS (1989-2015), RCC (2004-2013), Santa Clara Vanguard (2006-2007), Bluecoats (2009-2013), and Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps (2014-2019).  In 2010, Mike was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame. 

In 2016, he co-founded Broken City with Kevin Shah and Adam Watts.  Broken City won the WGI World Championship in 2019.

While continuing to design and compose for Broken City, Mike is also the percussion director at Vista Murrieta HS and sits on the board of directors for the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA) as Vice President and co-founder.

Currently, Mike and Kevin Shah are the percussion designers at Carolina Crown. 

Mike is a Tama/Bergerault, Evans, Zildjian, and Vic Firth artist. 

About Powerhouse Arranging:

This year Mike Jackson and Kevin Shah of Carolina Crown and Broken City will take our attendees behind the scenes into their design and writing process. Covering both the DCI and WGI arenas attendees, the audience will be able to look into the creative process that has been a driving factor in their award-winning productions and creative percussive sounds.