MHSMarshwood High School Marching Hawks Staff

Mr. Graichen - Band Director

Mr. Graichen graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003 with his Bachelor of Arts in Music and his Masters in Teaching at UNH in May 2005. Originally from Salem, New Hampshire, Mr. Graichen marched and taught at Salem for a total of nine years in which the Band performed in Washington D.C., the Fiesta Bowl Parade, Rose Bowl Parade and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Other groups he has performed with include the World Champion Spartans Drum and Bugle Corp out of Nashua, NH as well as the National Intercollegiate Band, the UNH Wildcat Marching Band for their European tour including performances for the Prince of Monaco and a parade in Cannes, France, the UNH Wind Symphony and the Tim Janis Ensemble for multiple PBS specials as well as a Music Tour in China.

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Michael Mitchell - Music and Drill

Michael is a native of Dover, New Hampshire. After earning a B.A. in Music from Keene State College Michael went on to pursue graduate studies in Music History and Theory at the University of New Hampshire. He has performed with a wide variety of ensembles on trombone and guitar. Recently, Michael worked with  2:17 Studios on several productions including the television series BladeworkMichael is in the midst of several music projects as well as a active marching band instructor in New Hampshire and Maine. Apart from music I am a PSIA certified ski instructor working out of Loon Mountain in Lincoln, New Hampshire.


Emily Boone - Music

Emily is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Music Education. Emily was a student teacher at Marshwood during the fall of 2013. Emily has remained on board at Marshwood and brings a level of excellence and attention to detail when rehearsing music and drill sectionals with the Marshwood Band.


Stephen Baillargeon - Music

Stephen is a graduate of Marshwood High School and a current student at the University of Maine. Stephen has had experience marching with the Spartans and Citations Drum and Bugle Corps. Stephen also has marched with the UMaine Black Bear Marching Band. Stephen is a music and drill teaching assistant with Marshwood.


Julie Graichen - Percussion/Music Asst.

Julie is a graduate of Pinkerton Academy and is currently a Music Education student at the University of New Hampshire. When not in class, Julie has been volunteering with the band to help mostly with the percussion section.


Ian Nelson - Percussion/Music Asst.

Ian is a graduate of the Manchester School in NH and is also currently a Music Education student at the University of New Hampshire. Ian has experience in marching band as a wind player as well as a percussionist. Ian has also been volunteering his time when not in class to work with the percussion section.


Kim Coleman - Color Guard Instructor

Kim spent her first two years with Marshwood as an assistant Color Guard instructor. When in college Kim marched with the University of New Hampshire in the guard but she also is an instrumentalist. Kim has a variety of marching and competition experiences that she brings with her. We are excited to have her as our guard instructor.


Alfred Yesue - Music Assistant

Alfred Yesue was a good friend, mentor and educator. He brought a vast repertoire of tips and tricks for getting the most from our staff and students. The impact that he had on the Marshwood program is not measurable. Alfred passed unexpectedly in the Summer of 2011 but will be forever considered a part of the band at Marshwood High School. Thank you dear friend!