Visual Instructor: Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips joins the Bushwackers in 2018 for his first season, and has previously been on the visual staff for Cadets2, serving seasons 2015 through 2017, during which time the corps earned multiple high visual titles.
He began his drum corps career in 2011 at DCI World Class Champion The Cadets, performing in their championship winning program, which brought the corps its tenth title. Mr. Phillips aged out in 2012, receiving the distinguished service award.
Mike graduated from James Madison University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Science and Technology and a minor in Music. While there, he was a member of the concert band and the award winning Marching Royal Dukes. During his stay, Mr. Phillips served on the visual staff, as a section leader for the baritone section, and as a drum major for the 2012 fall season.
Currently based in Richmond, Virginia, he is a software developer for a custom men’s clothier. Mike has previously held the visual coordinator position at Colonial Heights High School, a multi-year Virginia Honor Band.