Plano East Senior High School

Color Guard Director


Michael Henson


Michael Henson is an active designer, and choreographer in the marching arts. He has served on the staff of a number of programs in Arkansas, Indiana, and Texas that have received state-wide recognition, including Berkner High School, Grapevine High School, Plano East Senior High School, Redwater High School, Shortridge Magnet High School, and Triton Central High School. His ensembles have appeared at the state levels in Arkansas, Indiana, and Texas; Bands of America Regionals, Super Regionals, and Grand Nationals; and Drum Corps International semifinals. While at Grapevine, the winter guard earned consistent Division I Ratings, a bronze medal at the 2015 North Texas Colorguard Association Championships and a bronze medal at the 2016 Marching Auxiliaries National Championship. He is currently the director of colorguards and visual coordinator for Plano East Senior High School and serves on the staff of Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps and Black Gold Winterguard.


As a colorguard performer, Michael has been a part of the Dallas Cowboys Colorguard, the North Mesquite High School Colorguard/Winterguard, and the Henderson State University Colorguard. 


Michael holds a Master of Music degree in Composition from Butler University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Henderson State University.

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