Michael J. Miller - Director of Bands

Mr. Miller is the Director of Bands at Newsome High School where he serves as the conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, and Jazz Band. Under his direction, the NHS concert bands earned superior ratings at district festival. Before coming to NHS, Mr. Miller was an Assistant Director of Bands at Robert Vela High School in Edinburg, TX where he was the conductor of the Symphonic Band, and taught middle school brass lessons. Mr. Miller holds a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Syracuse University. As a graduate teaching assistant for the University of Florida bands, Mr. Miller guest conducted the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, taught undergraduate conducting lessons, and was a staff member and music designer for the University’s Marching Band. Prior to his appointment at Robert Vela High School, Mr. Miller was the Director of Bands at Weeki Wachee High School in Weeki Wachee, Florida where he taught Band, Music Theory, Keyboarding, and Music Appreciation. Mr. Miller was a conducting drum major and trumpeter for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, played mellophone for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, and taught the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Miller is an active music designer for bands in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts, including Syracuse University’s “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band, and the "Scarley Knights" of Rutgers University. Mr. Miller is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, and is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.



Howard Weinstein - Program Consultant
Frank Sullivan - Music Designer
John Milauskas - Drill Designer
Chris Hestin - Percussion Designer
Omar Carmenates - Percussion Designer
Michael James - Color Guard Designer

Ryan Marsh - Percussion Director
Jason Palmer - Percussion Consultant
Zerick Randolph - Percussion Technician
Michael Swain - Percussion Technician

Eduardo Mora - Visual Director
Cindy Sterling  - Brass/Marching Technician

Melissa Allen - Color Guard Director
Jamie Dyer - Color Guard Consultant
Tony Perez - Color Guard Technician
Jade Bouza - Color Guard Technician
Carlos Escobar - Color Guard Technician