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Michael Romero 

Educator, Composer, Trumpeter


Michael Romero recently graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a Bachelor of Music Education with an Instrumental Music concentration. While at the U of I, Michael was active in the concert band, orchestra, and jazz programs through ensembles, lessons, and group instruction. He was also a member and trumpet soloist with the University of Illinois Marching Illini. 

Outside of the University of Illinois, Michael was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps from 2019 to 2022, serving as the trumpet section leader and visual soloist for the 2022 season. He is currently on brass staff at Music City Drum Corps, and visual staff at Blue Knights Percussion Ensemble. Additionally, he has taught on the instructional staffs of the O’Fallon Township, Normal, Urbana, Loveland, and Fossil Ridge high school band programs, as well as being a part of the visual staff at Music City Drum Corps during the 2023 season. In his free time, Michael enjoys arranging music, exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

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