Chris Romanowski: Percussion Caption Head, Percussion Arranger

Chris Romanowski Percussion Caption Head, Percussion Arranger

“Romo” is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and has been active as an instructor and adjudicator for the last 15 years. He has had the pleasure to work with and write for groups including Plymouth Canton HS from MI, Etiwanda HS from CA, and Hillgrove HS from Cobb County, GA where he helped start the percussion program when the school opened in 2006. His groups have won 13 Bands of America Regional Championships, 2 Bands of America National Championships and are perennial finalists. Chris has also been the Caption Head and Arranger for The Magic of Orlando, The Rochester Patriots Drum Corps, and the Pride of Soka Drum Corps from Japan. With Chris as arranger and Caption Head, The Patriots won the DCI Div II High Percussion Trophy and his group from Japan, Pride of Soka, won the High Percussion trophy in the Drum Corps Japan Championships. Other DCI teaching experience includes his time on staff with DutchBoy from Kitchener Ontario, and L’Insolite from St. Jerome Quebec. Active as a clinician and adjudicator, Chris has served as a Drum Corps International percussion judge since 2006 and a Drum Corps Associates percussion judge since 2007. He is co-creator of the HeavyHitter Pads series manufactured by Vic Firth and also created RUDIMENTALTEES.COM – a designer quality drum shirt company that is doing its part to make drummers everywhere look good! “I am very excited to get to work here with CV and I look forward to helping build an exciting, competitive percussion program”, Romanowski stated. “This is a great opportunity to give back to an area in the South that has such great historical roots in the Drum Corps activity, and I am excited and honored to be asked to help guide the future of the CV Percussion Program.” I am extremely excited about the talent level here in our percussion staff. The staff members bring a wealth of knowledge about the activity and percussion in general. Each member has had great success with their own programs, and to have so many people who have dedicated their lives to percussion education is going to help us to develop an exciting, talented percussion program here at CV. Please join me in welcoming these guys aboard! – CHRIS ROMANOWSKI