Mike Bishop

West Chester University

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Mike Bishop is an experienced and active educator, designer, producer, musician, and international clinician.

He arranges and produces for high school & university ensembles around the United States and Europe,

including the West Chester University of Pennsylvania Incomparable Golden Ram Marching Band, European X

indoor percussion ensemble of The Netherlands, and the Spirit of '52 drum corps from Rastede, Germany.

Previously, Mike served as the Front Ensemble Coordinator of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps (2015-2017),

the Front Ensemble Arranger of the George Mason University Indoor Drumline (2017), and on the Front Ensemble

Faculty & Social Media Team for the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps (2010-2014), capturing a Drum

Corps International World Championship in 2013. Additionally, Mike has served as a member of the Front

Ensemble Faculty of Rhythm X & The X Academy and on the Board of Directors as the head of Media &

Marketing for Invictus World, Inc. - the first WGI Independent World color guard to be based out of Austin,


After more than five years living in Austin, TX, Mike has returned to his hometown of Philadelphia, PA with his

wife, Kelsey. While in Austin, Mike served as the Front Ensemble Coordinator of the Cedar Park HS Timberwolf

Band. Since joining the team in 2011, he and his colleagues have captured two UIL Texas Marching State

Championships, a PASIC Marching Championship with Best Front Ensemble Caption, and a Lone Star Classic

Drumline State Championship. Previously, Mike lived in the Dayton, OH area as the Percussion Director for

Bellbrook HS from 2009-2011.

As a performer, Mike has over 30 combined seasons of performance experience with scholastic and

independent groups in the pageantry arts including Riptide Percussion (2002), the Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle

Corps (2002-2005), United Percussion (2003-2008), Carolina Crown (2006-2008), and a Winter Guard

International World Championship with Rhythm X (2009). He also has been in performances for the NASCAR

All*Star Drumline (2008), the Q-Stix™ Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball Drumline (2009), and Aerial Experience

Productions (2010).

Immediately following his drum corps age out, Mike joined the staff of the Blue Stars Drum & Bugle

Corps (2009) before joining the Carolina Crown's Front Ensemble Faculty in 2010. In the WGI scene, Mike

was on the staff of Redline Percussion (2010), European X (2014, 2017-2018) in The Netherlands, and Rhythm

X (2015-2016).

As a producer, Mike is experienced in creating soundtracks for short films, dance teams, and color guards,

including the 2018 WGI Scholastic World Finalist Miamisburg High School (OH), 2015 WGI Scholastic A

Finalist Manor High School (TX), Invictus (TX), The Black Watch (NJ), as well as samples and sound effects for the

pageantry arts. He has composed and arranged hundreds of works for various scholastic, independent, and

corporate programs.

Mike is a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, a Yamaha Artist, and a proud endorser of

Vic Firth sticks & mallets, Zildjian Cymbals, and Remo drum heads. He has given clinics at Music For All's Bands

of America Summer Symposium and throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.