Biography

Mike Hansen, an accomplished musician from Orlando, Florida, has built an impressive career within music entertainment. Devoting himself full-time to both Universal Studios and Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, he brings passion and energy to audiences as an Actor/Musician for the percussion street show Beat Builders and world percussion group, Discovery Island Drummers. Additionally, Mike takes pride in his role as the director of Magic Beatz, the renowned NBA drumline for The Orlando Magic. Over the last 15 years he has also performed and consulted creatively with esteemed percussion groups including SeaWorld Orlando’s Zancos!, The Groove Chefs, Disney Spring’s Society Funk Band, Disney’s Toy Band, Universal Orlando’s Superstar Parade, Universal Orlando’s Mega-Movie Parade, Hawkmoons’s UPBEAT,  Animal Kingdom’s Pandora Drum Circle Swotu Waya, and more.

Beyond performance career, Mike is an influential figure in the world of marching percussion. He plays a vital role as a Designer, Battery Caption Head, and Arranger for Infinity Percussion, a respected organization offering high-quality education to young aspiring musicians. Emphasizing the values of dedication, teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship, Infinity Percussion nurtures personal growth among its members. Mike’s role in shaping the INFINITY and INFINITY 2, showcases his orchestrations, artistic vision, and unwavering passion. Through the years he has also served as a Caption Head/Arranger/Instructor/Consultant for many Central and South Florida schools including: The University of Central Florida, Oviedo HS, Lake Howell HS, Winter Park High School, Seminole HS, Sunlake HS and more. His dedication has been recognized by leading industry brands such as Vic Firth, Zildjian, TAMA, and REMO, who proudly endorse his musical endeavors.

Mike finds his greatest joy in the love and support of his family. He is a devoted husband to his wife, Lindsey, and a loving father to their daughter, Millie-Ann. Balancing his musical pursuits with the responsibilities of fatherhood, Mike’s commitment to his family is a testament to his character.

By channeling his passion and expertise, Mike Hansen continues to inspire aspiring musicians, leaving an enduring impact on the world of percussion.

Commissions & Awards

  • 2022 WGI Open Class Gold Medalist
  • 2019 WGI World Class Fan Favorite Award
  • 2018 WGI Open Class Bronze Medalist
  • 2017 WGI Open Class Gold Medalist

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Featured Works/Titles

  • Merry Mallet Music

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen

  • Ritmo Bongito

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen

  • Katla

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen

  • Burning The Candle At Both Ends

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen

  • Merry Mallet Music Vol.2

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen

  • Sync

    By: Mitchell Beckman & Mike Hansen