After leaving, he was offered a job to teach music at Success Laventille Secondary, which he accepted, and naturally - he kept the orchestra up and running throughout the year. Officially, he is now the band’s arranger, and thus far has led the band to numerous victories, including SandFest 2010 and 2011, and three consecutive National Junior Panorama championships in the ‘Non Schools’ category in 2011, 2012 and 2013. And for 2012 through 2014, he has not only arranged, but also written and sung the tunes of choice played by Success Stars Pan Sounds in those Junior Panorama competitions.
The steel orchestra currently has a full repertoire of arrangements done by Mickiel, and has performed for the country’s respective Prime Ministers, and on major stages like NAPA (National Academy for the Performing Arts), Naparima Bowl, and even hosted a full concert at the prestigious Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, in August 2011.
Mickiel is currently completing the Music Certificate program at the University of the West Indies and though he is known for his arranging capabilities, it is not odd to find him on a stage singing. As a vocalist he has done numerous performances, including entering the Junior Soca Monarch in 2008.