Mike has been the director of Piping at Macalester College since 1999. In that time the pipe band has grown
from about 10 pipers and drummers to over 60 people in the organization.
After the 2003 competition season, the
band was promoted from grade 4 to grade 3. The band has also been awarded the title of Champion Supreme by the Midwest Pipe
Band Association for the last three years. Recently, a grade 5 band was also added to the organization.
of Mike's students have had incredible competition success, while many choose to take a more relaxed approach to the instrument.
Mike gives lessons to Macalester students as well as private lessons.