Chris currently lives in Destrehan, Louisiana, where he is the Director of Bands at Destrehan High School. His responsibilities include directing the marching band, symphonic band, and jazz band, and assisting with the WGI Winds and Winter Guard groups. He occasionally performs free-lance in the community, and teaches trumpet privately around the southern parts of Louisiana. Chris spent four summers teaching brass at the Blue Knights. This summer will be Chris’s fifth year of teaching drum corps.
Chris graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelors of Music Education where he studied trumpet under Galindo Rodriguez. While in school, he served as lead trumpet in the Northwestern State Jazz Orchestra, principal trumpet in the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, and drum major in the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band among performing free-lance in the community. His professional affiliations include Louisiana Music Educators Association, Louisiana Association of Jazz Educators, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.