We wanted to go in a new direction with the University of Utah Marching Band this year and with that, added an electronic rock band including synthesizers, bass and electric guitars, and a Yamaha DTX 12M as our front ensemble. We brought Tom into Salt Lake City to train our staff and students and set up the equipment he recommended for us. Tom was able to accomplish all of this in a matter of hours!

I highly recommend his services. The new look and sound of the Marching Utes was a HUGE hit this fall thanks to Tom and his expertise!


Dr. J. Michael Sammons - Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Assistant Percussion Area Head-University of Utah


With Tom McGillen you get a '2 for 1'. The feared learning curve that comes with the purchase of sound equipment, especially digital mixers, becomes much more manageable with Tom at the helm. He can train you and your students with simple, hands-on information. As a designer, Tom's experience with top BOA, DCI and WGI groups is unparalleled.  He understands each arena's challenges and can help you make decisions that will make your band, drum corps and winter percussion shows shine with musical clarity and effect.


Chris Harris - Assistant Band Director and Marching Band Coordinator-Owasso High School (OK)


Tom has redefined my approach to adding electronics and amplification to the front ensemble at Ronald Reagan High School. His knowledge of the equipment and attention to detail is second to none. In addition to helping me design the setup of our front ensemble, Tom has been instrumental in the process of orchestrating and programing our electronics.


Ray Ulibarri - Percussion Specialist-Ronald Reagan High School (TX)

We had Tom do an On Site Consultation to refine our amplification and electronics this season.  We had previously used the Presonus digital mixer and switched to the Yamaha 01v96 digital mixer.  He was able to explain all of the details of our new console and helped to make the transition to a new and improved amplification set up flawless.  Additionally, his insight into balances and experience in Lucas Oil Stadium made a huge difference with the presentation of our percussion program this year at Grand Nationals.


Jason Sleppy - Percussion Specialist-William Mason High School (OH)