Michael Bolla is currently serving in his 19th year (2022) as the Director of Bands and Music Department Chair at Center Grove Middle School North, located in Greenwood, Indiana. In addition to his duties at Middle School North, he serves as an Assistant Director of the Center Grove High School Marching Band, and also is an advisor for the Center Grove High School Winter Color Guard Program. He is currently serving as president of the Indiana High School Color Guard Association (IHSCGA).
Michael is a graduate of Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he performed as a trombonist in many of the school’s top ensembles led by Ray Cramer, Stephen Pratt and the late David Baker.
Outside of Center Grove, Michael is an active clinician, adjudicator, arranger, and composer. He has served as a brass staff member for The Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, The Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, and the brass caption head for The Colts Drum and Bugle Corps. Michael has arranged and composed for a number of marching bands throughout the United States, including Center Grove HS (IN) and Germantown HS (MS). He also enjoys performing as a member of the Star United Drum and Bugle Corps, an all-age group that has won 12 of the last 14 Drum Corps Associates (DCA) mini corps championships. He is also the 6-time defending DCA individual baritone solo champion.
Michael currently resides in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife, Susie, and their two dogs Lucy, and Betty.