SSG Mike Glaze
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Joined the Band: 2022
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Ceremonial Band
Bachelor's Degree: Florida State University
Master's Degree: The University of Iowa
SSG Mike Glaze is a percussionist with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" Ceremonial Band, doctoral candidate at Florida State University, and an active freelance musician and educator in the Washington D.C. area. With more than a decade of professional experience, he has held leadership positions in the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Rome Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Crown Drum Corps, Kell High School, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, and the Georgia Governor's Honors Program to name a few. As a performer, Glaze's diverse background allows him the ability to fit comfortably in any setting. He has performed with orchestras throughout the United States, toured the Midwest with the Pan American Steel Band, performed and recorded with multiple percussion ensembles, as well as embarked on repeated tours with Carolina Crown Drum Corps. His membership with North Star Percussion (an Atlanta based percussion trio) provides opportunity to play jazz vibraphone, and he is regularly called to play drum set for groups of many shapes, sizes, and instrumentations. In his free time, and as a self proclaimed coffee nerd, SSG Glaze likes to research, study, and experiment with craft coffee.