Band Directors Mike Larsen and Kristin Carpenter

Michael Larsen is in his 24th year of teaching and is the director of bands for Haslett Public Schools. Prior to his current teaching assignment Mr. Larsen taught for Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools, Manistee Catholic Central School, and Mio AuSable Schools. Mr. Larsen earned his BME and MME Degrees from Central Michigan University. He is an active member of the MSBOA having held many district and state assignments. In 2007 he was elected into the membership of the American School Band Director’s Association (ASBDA) and currently serves as the State Chair for the Michigan Chapter. Mike is happily married to his wife Meaghan, and they have three children, Madelyn, Caleb, and Kerstin. When not teaching music he enjoys home projects and fixing things.


Kristin Carpenter is in her 10th year of teaching and is the associate director of bands for Haslett Public Schools. Prior to teaching in Haslett, Mrs. Carpenter taught band and choir in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mrs. Carpenter earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education and Master’s of Instruction and Curriculum from Central Michigan University. Mrs. Carpenter is married to her husband, Randy, and together they have two kids. Leo is four years old and Isla is one year old. Mrs. Carpenter also has a dog and a cat at home. When not teaching music, she likes to spend time playing piano and playing with her children.