Phone: (817) 444-5555 ext. 2098
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Music Radford University M.M. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Mr. Michael Strange
Mr. Strange is a percussionist, educator, and arranger from Chesapeake, Virginia. He has an extensive background in the marching arts, serving on the percussion staff at both Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps and the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps. He was a member of the 2013 Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps Front Ensemble playing xylophone, as well as the Santa Clara Vanguard from 2014-2017 playing vibraphone, xylophone, and center marimba and section leader in 2017. The Santa Clara Vanguard, under the direction of Paul and Sandi Rennick, received the Fred Sanford High Percussion award in 2014, 2016, and 2017. In 2015, Mr. Strange performed with the Santa Clara Vanguard percussion section at PASIC.
Mr. Strange earned his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Alabama. During his time in Alabama, he instructed and arranged for the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band Front Ensemble. While at Alabama, he had the opportunity to perform at NBA and CBDNA with the Alabama Wind Ensemble and Symphonic band. Mr. Strange is leaving the University of Alabama on a high note, as they have won the PAS International Percussion Ensemble Competition.
Mr. Strange earned his B.S. in Music from Radford University. At Radford, he had the opportunity to perform alongside many notable percussionists such as Gordon Stout, Michael Burritt, Anders Astrand, Thomas Burritt, and Maraca 2. In 2016, he traveled to Ireland for a series of performances with the Radford University Wind Ensemble. He also had the honor of performing with the Radford University Percussion Ensemble at the Kennedy Center in 2015. In January of 2018, Michael traveled to Slovenia with the Radford University Percussion Ensemble to perform at Bumfest. He is excited to join the team at Azle!