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Michael Gaines

United States of America


Michael Gaines was the drill designer and visual coordinator for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998 to 2011, and served on the design team for all seven of their Drum Corps International World Championship titles. He currently writes for some of the top high school marching bands and winter color guards in the United States. His designs have been featured by several high school Bands of America National Champions, as well as winning multiple WGI World Championships with Pride of Cincinnati and Carmel High School.

In addition to his work in the U.S., Michael has had the opportunity to design for groups internationally, including WGI medalists Aimachi Color Guard and Aimachi Percussion Ensemble from Nagoya, Japan. Aimachi also performs his designs with Aimachi Winds. He has been an adjudicator and the featured clinician at events around the US, Japan, Thailand, The Netherlands, China, Malaysia, and Colombia.

Michael is currently Vice President of the Executive Board of Directors for WGI. In April of 2007, Michael was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame.

In August of 2011 he was inducted into to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame. Michael currently resides in San Francisco, CA. Michael