Mr. Michael Huestis has been involved in music education since 1991 and has taught at Prosper High School in North Dallas since 2016. Throughout his career Mr. Huestis’ bands, percussion ensembles and drumlines have performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Music for All National Percussion Festival, MENC Biennial Conference, Bands of American Grand National Championships, President Bush’s inaugural parade in Washington D.C., the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the Drum Corps International World Championships.
A highly sought-after composer and arranger, Mr. Huestis has worked as the percussion arranger for Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, CA, Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps from Austin, TX and Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps in Burlington, NJ. His compositions are published by Tapspace Publishing, C-Alan Publications, Rowloff Productions, JKS Music and Key Poulan Publications. Michael is the author of the classroom method, “Developing the Percussionist-Musician” which was developed for middle school and high school students.
Mr. Huestis has presented clinics and master classes at numerous state music education association conventions and universities. Michael serves as the assistant coordinator of the Music for All, National Percussion Festival held yearly in Indianapolis, IN. Michael serves as the Administrator for the Percussion Solutions for Band Directors Facebook Group, helping band directors find solutions to percussion-related questions. His professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Jazz Educators Network, and the Percussive Arts Society, where he served one term as a chapter president. Michael is an endorser of Yamaha Instruments & Vic Firth drum sticks.