Mike Fanning returns to The Cadets having last taught the corps in 2011. Mike was a member of The Cadets Visual Staff from 2003 to 2011, serving as the Visual Caption Manager from 2007 to 2010. From 2014 to 2019, Fanning was the Visual Caption Manager at the Bluecoats, and was instrumental in leading the corps to their first and only DCI World Championship.
Mike was a member of the Bluecoats Contra Line in the '90s before aging out in The Cadets Contra Line in 1999.He has worked with drum corps, marching bands and drumlines from across the U.S., Canada and Europe. When not with The Cadets, Mike Fanning is a music teacher and drumline director at Michael Power/ St. Joseph Catholic High School in Toronto, Ontario.