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Mike Lynch
Mike Lynch




Mike Lynch retired in 2016 after thirty-two years of teaching band and percussion in grades five through twelve. The last twenty-four years were spent at Simpson Middle School and Lassiter High School, both Cobb County Schools 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 in 2000, 2002, 2010, and 2015, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2005 and 2011 and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2007. While Mr. Lynch was Director of Percussion 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 1999, 2004, and 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the 2001, 2005, 2013, and 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. He is currently the percussion instructor at Creekview High School in Canton, GA.

Mr. Lynch is co-author of “Field Level – The Ultimate Band Directors Guide to fielding the Ultimate Marching Percussion Section”, “Rudimental Cookbook” and “Just Desserts” all published by Row-Loff Publications. He is the director of the Southeastern Percussion Ensemble Symposium.