Cynthia Church, Color Guard Director and Designer



Cynthia Church joined the Creekview Band program staff as the Color Guard Director in 2016. Since joining the staff, the Creekview Color Guard program has been one of Georgia’s most recognized color guard programs. 


Her business, "Cynthia Church designs," focuses on performance wear costuming. Church has been commissioned for countless projects and has a unique style that speaks to the essence of choreographic as well as theatrical work. Along with running her own design business, in 2009 Church joined the staff at Emory University as the dance program’s Costume Designer. She has been a regular contributor to choreography, design, and seminar courses at Emory. 


Cynthia resides in Canton George with her husband, Tim. Their two children, Julian and Madison, are grown so they are enjoying the quiet life of empty nesters along with their two dogs, Stella and Winston.




Mike Lynch, Percussion Director


Mike Lynch retired in 2016 after thirty-two years of teaching band and percussion in grades five through twelve. The last twenty-four years were spent at Simpson Middle School and Lassiter High School, both Cobb County Schools located in Marietta, Georgia. Mr. Lynch’s middle and high school percussion ensembles have performed at The Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference on seven different occasions, the Music for All Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival in 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2015, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2005 and 2011, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 2007.


While Mr. Lynch was Director of Percussion at Lassiter, the marching band won the 1998 and 2002 Bands of America Grand National Championships and 12 Bands of America Regional Championships. The band also participated in the 1999, 2004 and 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and the 2001, 2005, 2013 and 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.


Mr. Lynch is co-author of “Field Level – The Ultimate Band Directors Guide to fielding the Ultimate Marching Percussion Section”, “Rudimental Cookbook” and “Just Desserts” all published by Row-Loff Publications. He is the director of the Southeastern Percussion Ensemble Symposium and is an educational endorser for Mapex, Majestic, Remo, Vic Firth, and Zildjian.