Michael L. Wirgler, Ex-Officio Member
Michael L. Wirgler has been the Conductor and
the Music Director of the Golden Gate Park Band since 1999. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Arts degree, both in Music, from San Francisco State University.
Michael has played clarinet in numerous Bay Area groups including the Lamplighters (a Gilbert and Sullivan repertoiry company in San Francisco), a
big-band called Three O’clock Jump, the Alameda Civic Light Opera, and the Alterena Playhouse in Alameda.
He was the principal clarinetist in the Golden Gate Park Band for 25 years
before becoming the Band’s Music Director. He also is the Director of the Alameda Community Band. He is a composer and arranger of music. His works include Summers Overture, A Walk with Jack London, and Bells of
Christmas, among others.
For 30 years, he was a music teacher in the Oakland Unified School District, from which he retired in 2003.
He lives in Oakland with his wife Nancy.