Leland Michael Postil (b. 29 September 1944, Berkeley, Calif.) is an American composer who uses the name Mike Post professionally.
Post's earliest efforts was spent guiding several popular music groups. He won his first Grammy at age 23 for Best Instrumental Arrangement for Mason Williams’ Classical Gas. Post also worked for Kenny Rogers, producing the first three albums he recorded with his group, The First Edition. At age 24, he became musical director of the Andy Williams Show. His big break came when he wrote, with Pete Carpenter, the theme song for The Rockford Files. His theme for the TV series Hill Street Blues won Grammys for best instrumental composition and best instrumental performance (1981). Among the other themes he has penned include The A-Team, CHiPs, Doogie Howser, M.D., Magnum P.I., and Law and Order.
Works for Winds
- A Team, The
- Doogie Howser MD (arr. Dye) (1994)
- Greatest American Hero, The (arr. Edmondson) (1981)
- Hill Street Blues (arr. Peeters) (1992)
- Rockford Files, The (arr. Cacavas) (1975)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Mike Post." Accessed 30 April 2016.