Visual Instructor, The Cadets
Chris is currently the music teacher at Jo Byrns Elementary School in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He graduate from Austin Peay State University in 2001 with a degree in music education.
Chris marched with the Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps as a trumpet soloist in 2005. He then joined the Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) in 2006 and marched through the corps' 2008 World Championship season as a soloist and section leader. He is currently a lead trumpet player for the 10-time defending DCA Mini Corps Champions, Star United Drum & Bugle Corps (Indianapolis, IN).
Chris has instructed and designed for several award-winning marching bands in Tennessee, including the Clarksville High School Marching Band, Riverdale High School Band, Brentwood High School Marching band, and the McGavock High School Band. Chris is heavily involved in the design and instruction for the WGI Finalist Clarksville Audio Theater indoor drumline and has also worked with the WGI World Class Finalist Palmetto Percussion. Chris has worked with drum corps such as the Academy, Memphis Sound, Music City, the Colts and is excited to join The Cadets for the 2017 season.
Chris is an alumni member of the Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Mu Alpha (Theta Tau '05). He also holds national membership in the National Association for Music Education, National Education Association, Tennessee Education Association, Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and Tennessee Bandmasters Association.