Terra tunes director organizes, performs at music summit

Michael Czeczele, Terra State Community College's director of musical arts and technologies and member of the band Stranger than Fictiion, practices on the drums at his Elmore drum shop. Stranger than Fiction will be performing at this year's Midwest Rhythm Summit. The summit will be held Friday and Saturday at the college.

ELMORE — As a kid increasing up in Bellevue, Michael Czeczele found himself attracted to the audio of drums.

He was also youthful to recall, but Czeczele claimed he was told his father would get him on event to a close by bar, in which the toddler would sit on phase most of the evening up coming to a drum package.

“I made use of to make drum sets as a child out of pot and pans. I couldn’t wait to acquire lessons,” Czeczele, Terra State’s director of musical arts and systems, mentioned.

Czeczele, drummer in Stranger than Fiction, co-founded the Midwest Rhythm Summit with bandmate Tom Bowlus, editor of Bass Equipment Magazine.

Michael Czeczele stands behind his customized, gold plated drum kit at his Elmore drum shop. Czeczele said the drum kit's been appraised at $34,000.

The summit returns to Terra Point out Local community Higher education Friday and Saturday immediately after a two-yr absence.

Stranger than Fiction will participate in Saturday at the college’s University student Pursuits Centre with Dig Infinity and Crystal Bowersox.

For Czeczele, the summit is an extension of his lifelong immersion in songs.

Michael Czeczele practices on his drum kit at his Elmore shop. Czeczele is a member of Stranger than Fiction, which will perform at the Midwest Rhythm Summit at Terra State Community College.

He maintains a hectic routine, no matter whether it really is instructing at Terra State, executing on weekends or creating drum kits at his rented Elmore shop.

Czeczele begun actively playing professionally as a seventh grader.

He displays no indications of permitting up quickly.

Michael Czeczele looks over his prized customized drum kit at his Elmore drum shop. Czeczele practices at the shop and also builds and repairs drum kits.

Czeczele’s early job, foray into endorsements of drum tools

Czeczele performed skillfully by way of significant faculty and college or university, performing at weddings and other situations.

He enrolled at Bowling Inexperienced State University and understood he wanted to be a performer, with a aim of turning into a studio musician.

His teacher needed him to be a instructor.

At some point, Czeczele took a somewhat unique path and completed a double major in biology and chemistry.