Mike is a band director and professional musician in the Chicagoland area. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. Though originally an oboe and piano player, Mike has been putting his music on the marching field since he was in high school. He performed with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps as a mallet percussionist. Mr. Fogarty has written wind and percussion arrangements for a number of schools across the country. He also has acted as a designer, arranger, program coordinator, and educator for the Americanos Drum and Bugle Corps from Menasha, WI, as well as the Kilties Senior Drum and Bugle Corps of Racine, WI. Mike continues to teach camps and clinics throughout the Midwest while also guest conducting and performing with various ensembles. He currently teaches middle school band in suburban Romeoville, Illinois, and is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College in Chicago, IL.