Mike Nevin is an internationally recognized percussion writer, arranger, adjudicator and clinician. He has written for and taught many award winning ensembles including two-time Winter Guard International Concert Class Champion, Gateway High School, the four-time WGI Independent World Class Champion, Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble, and the 2004 DCI Champion Concord Blue Devils. This is his 2nd season as the Front Ensemble Arranger/Instructor for the Concord Blue Devils and his 10th season writing and arranging original music for the Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble. He is currently the Percussion Specialist at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Most recently, Mike became the front ensemble arranger for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, the Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in Yokohama, Japan and the Renaissance Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps in Tokyo, Japan.
Mike has served on the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association since its inception, including two terms as President, and has been a member of the WGI Percussion Advisory Board. He lives in Aurora, Colorado where he freelances as a percussionist in the Denver area and plays tenor and guitar pan regularly with the Pan Jumbies Steel Band.
Mike received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Montana State University where he studied under James B. Campbell and Daniel P. Moore, and his Masters degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Northern Colorado while studying with Gray Barrier. Mike is an endorser/clinician for Dynasty USA and Zildjian.
Shows with percussion by Mike:
- clue (with Scott Johnson)
- The 47 Ronin
- Lindbergh's Journey (with Scott Johnson)
- The Planets (with Scott Johnson)
- The 47 Ronin (Indoor Percussion)
- Masque Of The Red Death (Indoor Percussion)
- The Trimurti (Indoor Percussion)
- Enigmatic Dances (Concert Percussion)
- Songs For An Ancient Soul (Concert Percussion)
- Proteus Rising (Concert Percussion)
- The Earth, The Stars... (Concert Percussion)
- Discovery (Band Chorale)