For nearly two decades, Mike Jackson has been writing, teaching and designing shows for some of the most nationally recognized percussion programs in California. These include the two-time WGI World Champions Mission Viejo HS and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps among others. Presently, Mike serves as the percussion caption head for the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps.

Mike started his drum corps career with the 1988 Velvet Knights. He then moved on to march Suncoast Sound, and eventually aged out with the 1992 Blue Knights under Ralph Hardimon.

Mike is a co-founder and current board member for the Southern California Percussion Alliance (SCPA). He also sits on the Board of Directors for Winter Guard International (WGI). He currently resides in Orange County, CA with his wife Jenny and their two children, Nicolas & Mallory. Mike proudly uses Evans Drumheads, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets & Premier Percussion.

Don't miss our video interview with Mike to hear all about the design process behind his unique new signature snare drum stick!

Mike's Vic Firth Signature Drumstick:
Mike Jackson (SMJ)
A thick shoulder and long taper provide quick rebound and a great "ping-shot". Long reverse taper pushes more mass to the front of the stick.
L = 17" | Dia. = .740" at shoulder‚ .710" at shaft
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Watch our interview with Mike commemorating his induction
into the WGI Hall of Fame!