Michael A. Hernandez is the Associate Director of Bands and Percussion Coordinator for the Plano Senior High School Cluster in Plano, Texas, and formerly, a founder and Operations Executive for the north Texas based percussion-publishing company, Drop6 Media, Inc.
As the Plano Senior High School Associate Director of Bands, Michael conducts the Plano Symphonic Band (Non-Varsity) and the Plano Concert 2 Band (Sub Non-Varsity B). Hernandez also served as the director of the inaugural Plano Jazz Ensemble 2 in 2016.
Hernandez has coordinated the Plano Percussion Program from 1992-1999 and 2003-present. With Plano, Michael has developed a recognized, multi-faceted percussion program. The versatility of the percussion program includes concert and orchestral percussion, the Plano Middle School Drumline, the PanCats Steel Drum Band, PanRagga Pan ‘Round the Neck Band, Off-Season Drum Lab, Afro-Cuban studies and ensemble, Samba Band, Tabla Ensemble, Toolkit Sonnet Drumset Ensemble, and since 2000, the very unique Plano Percussion Parent Ensemble.