Aaron D. McMichael- (b. 1979 Biloxi, MS) he has his Associates of Arts (Jones County Junior College), Bachelor of Music Education (Troy State University) and Masters in Music Education (University of Texas at Brownsville). While studying for his undergraduate degree he was also a marching member of The Cavaliers and The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. After graduating Troy State University he went to Texas to teach and has garnered many accolades: 6 Division Ones/Sweepstakes in a Row, Sweepstakes w/ Harrell Middle School Band (second year of existence), All-Region Brass students (Region 14, 15, 28), All-Region Jazz Band Students (Region 14), All-Region Middle School Band students (Region 15, 28), All-Region Middle School Jazz Band Students (Region 28), Area G qualifying All-Region Students, and Numerous Division I brass students for Solo & Ensemble (Region and State Level). Mr. McMichael has many pieces played at the Texas Band Masters Association and music premiered with the McAllen Wind Ensemble. He continues to write music for young band in Brownsville, TX with his wife, son, two dogs, and two turtles.