Percussion Caption Head & Designer, The Cavaliers
Mike McIntosh is the Percussion Caption Head and Designer for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of Butler University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Composition.
In addition to freelance composing and digital sound design, McIntosh is the Percussion Coordinator for the Music For All Summer Symposium. In 2011, The Cavaliers received the DCI Fred Sanford High Percussion Award under his leadership.
From 1997 to 2011, he served as a percussion specialist at Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. and helped lead the program to its 2001 AAA National Championship and the 2005 and 2012 BOA Grand National Championships.
McIntosh is also the Program Coordinator for the Gateway Indoor Independent World WGI Percussion Ensemble and has arranged for the George Mason Independent Open Ensemble which was named the 2012 WGI Independent Open World Champion. He is a design consultant with Palmetto Percussion.
McIntosh is an active clinician and adjudicator, giving clinics throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and having performed clinics in Japan and Beijing. He is a Yamaha artist and clinician as well as a signature drumstick artist with Innovative Percussion.
Compositionally, McIntosh has had works commissioned for the Midwest Band Directors Convention as well as the West Point HellCats. Currently, he has works published by SmartMusic, Row-Loff Publications, Yamaha Sounds of Summer, Tap Space Publications, Key Poulan Music, Drop 6 Media, The Hal Leonard Corporation, Innovative Percussion, Marching Show Concepts and Dynamic Marching.