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Michael Champagne

McNeil High School
Percussion Director
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Mike Champagne is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and earned his Bachelor of Music Education/Bachelor of Music Performance from Louisiana State University in 2011. At LSU Mike was a member of the LSU Wind Ensemble, Hamiruge: the LSU Percussion Group and The Golden Band from Tigerland.
In 2013, Mike earned his Master of Music in percussion performance at the University of North Texas. While there he was employed as a teaching fellow, and was involved with a number of premier ensembles including the UNT Wind Symphony, UNT Percussion Ensemble, and the UNT 2:00 Steel Band. 

Mike has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention twice, once in 2009 with Hamiruge, and again in 2012 with the UNT 2:00 Steel Band. He has also performed on recordings of Stan Leonard's 'Collage' and the 9th volume of 'Teaching Music for Performance in Band.' Since 2005, Mike has been employed as a freelance private lesson instructor as well as a marching percussion technician and arranger.