Five Lakes Metro Brass (FLMB) is a dedicated concert (non-competitive) British-style brass band that operates under the Five Lakes Silver Band 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
FLMB will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at the Salvation Army Great Lakes Divisional headquarters located at 16130 Northland Drive, Southfield, MI 48075. The band will present concerts each year in the Detroit Metro.
Members do not need to play exclusively in FLMB. In fact, coincidental membership with other brass bands is encouraged to strengthen the ties between bands in the Great Lakes region. FLMB uses standard British-style brass band instrumentation.
We are very excited to be adding a second band within the Five Lakes umbrella to further enhance the rich and diverse brass band culture in Michigan!
For further information, please fill out the interest form linked below and someone will reach out to you.
As an avid performer and educator, Michael has pursued his passion for music across numerous styles and diverse disciplines. Michael received his undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance from Oakland University, where his accomplishments were recognized with the Outstanding Student in Music Education and Outstanding Student in Jazz awards. Further pursuing his passions, Michael served as a graduate assistant at the University of Georgia's Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he earned his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance under the tutelage of Philip Smith. Pursuant to his graduate studies, Michael was named a winner in the 2023 UGA Concerto Competition and was selected as one of two outstanding graduate students in all areas of advanced research in music.
A lifelong brass band enthusiast, Michael directs, clinics, and performs regularly with brass bands across the eastern United States. An award-winning soprano cornet soloist, Michael studies with Christopher Ward and has been a featured soloist with brass bands such as the Five Lakes Silver Band, Oakland University Brass Band, and the UGA British Brass Band. Michael co-founded and has served as Assistant Director of the Motor City Academy Brass Band. Michael currently performs solo cornet with the Five Lakes Silver Band and serves proudly as Music Director of the Five Lakes Metro Brass Band.