Instrument: 1st Baritone
Member Since: 2017
Occupation: Network Engineer
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Dr. Bruce C. Briney (Western Illinois University), Dr. Colin Holman (Chicago Brass Band).
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Oliver Waespy's "Audivi Media Nocte"
Michael R. Johnson graduated from Western Illinois University in 2007 with a BA in music education. After teaching music in Bolingbrook, Illinois for 3 years, he then accepted a position as an electronic medical records trainer with ME computer Systems. He performed as a euphonium and tenor horn player with the Chicago Brass Band for four seasons between 2010 and 2014. During this time, he also performed as a trombone and trumpet player with the Fox Valley concert band. He joined the army as an IT specialist in the spring 2014, and concluded his service contract on September 11th, 2017. He is now employed as a network engineer at Scott AFB, and has been performing with the St. Louis Brass Band since October 2017.