Michael Klesch is an arranger, program consultant and clinician for numerous marching bands across the country. In addition to being Musical Director and Brass Arranger for the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2013 DCI World Champion) he is the wind arranger for the Calgary Stampede Show Band (2012, 2013, and 2014 World Association of Marching Show Bands World Champion), brass arranger for the Arizona Academy (2016 DCI Finalast) and wind arranger for the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and the University of Massachusetts Minuteman Marching Band. Michael was the wind arranger for the Bands of America Honor Band at the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Michael has a long and successful career in the Drum Corps activity as a performer, arranger, and program consultant. He was a performer with the Garfield Cadets and finished out his time there as drum major of the 1983 DCI World Champions. After aging-out in 1983, he then served on the Cadets brass staff in 1984 and as the brass arranger from 1985 to 1992 (World Champions in 1984, ’85, ’87, and ’90). Michael has served as an arranger and consultant with the Troopers, Colts, Crossmen, Phantom Regiment, and was inducted into the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame in the summer of 2012.
Michael’s degrees come from West Chester University, a B.S. in Music Education, and from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters in Music Education. He was a founding brother of the West Chester University Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi and is an honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma. Michael resides in Hadley, Massachusetts with his wife, Heather, and their son, Bobby.