Michael Gaines

Visual Designer

Michael Gaines

From 1998 to 2011, Michael was the drill designer and Visual Coordinator for The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and served on the design team for all 7 of their Drum Corps International World Championship titles. He is currently the Visual Designer for Vanguard Music and Performing Arts.

In addition to his work with Vanguard, Michael also designs for marching bands, theatrical stage shows such as “Blast! The Music of Disney,” winter guards, indoor percussion, and indoor winds. His designs have been featured by several high school Bands of America National Champions, with the most recent being Carmel HS from Indiana. His work can also be seen at WGI with Pride of Cincinnati, Aimachi, and Carmel High School.

In April of 2007, Michael was inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame, and in August of 2011 he was inducted into to the Drum Corps International Hall of Fame.

Michael currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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