Instrument: 2nd Tenor Horn
Member Since: Just this season!
Occupation: Network Engineer
Mentors & Musical Heroes: Dr. Bruce C. Briney (Western Illinois University)
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Peter Graham's "Gaelforce"
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 has just concluded his service contract as of September 11th, 2017. He is now employed as a network engineer at Scott AFB, and is looking forward to performing again with the St. Louis Brass Band!