||For over 30 years, Michael Higbe has been involved in marching band as a performer, instructor, drill designer and judge. His credits include the halftime shows for the Gator, Champs, and Russell Athletic Bowls. He has judged marching band shows including the NWPA Oregon State Marching Band Championship and the SCBDA South Carolina 5 A State Championship. He worked for twenty-two years as the guard caption head at Orange Park High School WGI SA silver medalist and Open Class finalist. He also taught Fletcher HS WGI SA Gold Medalist, Ancient City Ensemble, and St. Augustine Coast One. Currently, Mr. Higbe is the North Florida Region Liaison for the Florida Marching Band Coalition. For many years, Mr. Higbe served the Florida Bandmaster Association as an adjudicator, a member of the Adjudication Committee and as Chairman of the Twirling and Auxiliary Committee. Mr. Higbe has been a WGI Judge for twelve years, an adjudicator for over twenty years in the FFCC, and served seven years as it’s Chief Judge. Michael Higbe has been on the board of the FFCC since 1989 and is currently President. He is also a member of the FFCC Hall of Fame.
Mr. Higbe is a ceramic artist in residence at Wild Ginger Studios and currently resides in Orange Park, Florida with his wife, Julia of 27 years.