Michael J. West
Michael J. West is the director of bands for Round Lake High School in Round Lake, IL. He received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois. While at Illinois, he was a graduate assistant for the Marching Illini and the music education department. Mike has worked with numerous marching bands for over 10 years. He also writes drill and arranges music with his business partner for high schools and universities.
Additionally, Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Illinois. During his undergraduate career, he also studied music, leadership and film production. In his spare time, he continues to do freelance media work including promotional films, social media campaigns, and graphic design. He was a member Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Marching Illini, and served as a drum major for two years.