Mike Palmquist is one of several members of the Minnesota Brass, Inc. organization who has also been involved with the Bayou City Blues of Houston, Texas. He first marched with St. Paul’s Scouts from 1962 to 1966. He marched with Minnesota Brass in most years between 1975 and 2006, also serving as corps director in 1976, 1978 and 1979 and business manager in 1977. His other administrative positions with the Brass include serving on the board of directors and as association representative. He was a marching member of Bayou City Blues from 1991 to 2001, serving as corps director from 1998 to 2001 and has supervised recruiting and fund raising for the corps. He was marching member of Hawthorne Caballeros alumni corps from 2001 to 2009 and again in 2012. He has been a contest sponsor with Drum Corps Midwest (DCM), Drum Corps International (DCI) and Drum Corps Associates (DCA) over the years. He has received the Brassy Award, considered the Minnesota Brass Hall of Fame and lifetime achievement award.