MICHAEL MANGASER - DRUMS
One evening just after 7:00PM on Sunday, February 9th, 1964, Michaels life changed. That's when he decided to become a musician. Born in Chicago, IL. he started violin lessons, but quickly switched to drums. He then began taking trumpet lessons, but again switched back to drums where he stayed. He joined his first group in 2nd grade and played his first gig at a local community center in the Uptown neighborhood of the city. Through school he graduated and progressed to band, jazz and orchestra. Throughout the years he continued to be involved in the local music scene while also pursuing a personal career in another direction. He has been involved with several bands Including The Windy City Band, Knight, The Sneetches and SamIAm.