Michael Swain is a music educator and performer in Orlando, Florida, and has been involved with marching percussion for over a decade. He began marching DCI in 2012 with the Troopers, continuing with the corps for the 2013 and 2014 seasons on bass drum, before aging out with the Santa Clara Vanguard in 2015.
Michael competed in WGI with the world class ensemble Infinity Percussion on the bassline from 2013-2016. He has taught the bassline at the Troopers since 2016, and helped teach the Infinity bassline from 2017-2019. Michael has worked with numerous high school programs across Central Florida, currently working with Timber Creek High School. Michael performs with various groups in Florida, including Beat Builders at Universal Orlando Resort, and the Magic Beatz Drumline for the Orlando Magic.
Michael will complete his Bachelors Degree in music at UCF in the spring of 2022, having performed with the UCF percussion ensemble, wind ensemble, and symphonic band. Michael looks forward to contributing his experience and knowledge with the Santa Clara Vanguard for the upcoming season.