Mike was a band director in North Carolina for his entire career. He had superior rated groups everywhere he taught and increased the interest size and quality of every band program he was a part of. His service to our state is immense, having served in many positions in the Western District Bandmasters as well as in NCBA as the 11-12 Honors Band Chair and President. His character, longevity, and influence as a mentor to student teachers and band directors in the Western District is admirable. Mike worked his entire career as a band director in NC schools. His longest tenure was at TC Roberson High School where he grew the program in size and quality to the point there were 2 concert bands and an after school marching band. His bands at Roberson were of great quality. He produced the first Grade VI bands that had ever been at TC Roberson and maintained a healthy marching band outside of the school day as well. The Concert Band performed at the NC Music Educator’s Conference, numerous National Festivals, and regularly received Superior Ratings at the Western District MPA. His commitment to the TC Roberson community was great, but he also has shown great willingness to serve the band community through his work at the district and state level in NCBA. His tenure as President was one of stability and organization. Even after retirement, Mike still stays active in our profession by attending state convention and Midwest, and even came out of retirement to do an interim band director position at Asheville High School at time the program was in the greatest need for stability. He has shown throughout his career that he is dedicated to quality work, providing a great music education to children, and dedicated to bettering the profession all while doing so in a quiet and efficient way that does not beg for attention or fame. For this reason, Mike Wilson deserves membership in our Hall of Fame. Musically, professionally, and service wise he exemplifies the type of director that should be inducted into that group.