Mike Roberts is originally from Orland Park, Illinois. In 2018, Mike graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education. While at ISU, Mike performed in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and was a drum major for the Big Red Marching Machine. He most recently graduated with his Master’s Degree in Music Education from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois.
Mike is currently the Associate Director of Bands at Oswego East High School in the Chicago suburbs. His responsibilities include co-teaching 5 concert ensembles, marching band, pep band, and leading the third jazz band. Mike began his career as the Assistant Band Director at Pontiac Township High School in central Illinois. While not teaching, Mike enjoys hanging out with his two best dogs, Bandit and Stanley.
Mike was heavily influenced by his group travel experience in band during his high school and college career. His trips included going to New York City, Hawaii, San Antonio, Dublin, and more! Mike made life long memories on those trips which influenced his decision to take his current students on similar experiences. Mike is excited to begin his journey with Guardian helping others find the same joy in group travel!