Mick Dragoo is the Instrumental Music Instructor at the Lead-Deadwood schools. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. Mick spent his first five years of teaching in Gordon, Nebraska teaching 5 – 12 band as well as three years of vocal music. During this time, he also was the bassist for the ever-popular Stagecoach Band.
In 1991, Mick moved with his wife to Deadwood to teach middle school band, music appreciation and choir in the Lead-Deadwood schools, which he did for the next ten years. He spent his 11th year as the 6 -12 instrumental teacher for the district. During the following six years, Mick pursued adventures outside of education. He returned to the fold in 2008 and has been teaching 6 – 12 band in Lead ever since. His duties include beginning band, middle school band, HS Symphonic Band, Mile High Jazz, The Marching Golddiggers and The Mile High Thunder, as well as a middle school appreciation class where he teaches the history of Rock and Roll. He has been an active member of the Northern Hills Community Band since 1991.
Mick is now living in Lead with his wife of 33 years and has two grown sons. He enjoys spending time with his family, working with wood, rooting for the Rockies and traveling, especially to the Disney parks.