Michael Lynch is recently retired after thirty-two years of teaching band and percussion in grades five through twelve. The last 20 years were spent at Simpson Middle School and Lassiter High School, located in Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Lynch’s middle and high school percussion ensembles have performed at The Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference on seven different occasions, the Music For All Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival four times, the Midwest Clinic twice and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention once. While Mr. Lynch has been the percussion instructor at Lassiter, the marching band won the 1998 and 2002 Bands of America Grand National Championships and 12 Bands of America Regional Championships. The band also participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the Tournament of Roses ® Parade in Pasadena, California, three times each. Mr. Lynch is co-author of three method books published by Row-Loff Productions.