Chris Romanowski joins the Atlanta CV Administration Team as Assistant Director

Chris Romanowski joins the Atlanta CV Administration Team as Assistant Director and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Pageantry Arts. For over 25 years Chris has performed, taught, designed, written, and adjudicated at the highest levels of the activity. Since joining the Design Team as Percussion Caption Head and Arranger at Atlanta CV, the percussion section began its steady climb in the competitive ranks in DCA and has become a perennial powerhouse from the South as Atlanta CV has finished in the top three in the last three seasons in DCA. Chris has also spent the past 25 years as a self-employed entrepreneur.

“I am incredibly honored, and excited to get to work in this role with Atlanta CV and to help Atlanta CV continue its constant pursuit of excellence. I hope to help create a sustainable future, and a welcoming environment not only for our current members, but past and future members. DCA is such a great activity that has gone through some identity changes over the years as it has become younger in terms of its competitive membership. Because of this, I hope to help in any way that I can to get Atlanta CV and the DCA experience to be more widely known. Atlanta CV is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking to gain experience, or just has a love for drum corps that they need in their life, but on a weekend schedule. If you haven’t seen DCA, it is pretty incredible what groups can do on a weekend schedule, and I am sure all the groups are excited to get back to pushing the envelop of what’s possible.

I am fortunate to have so many great friends in the activity to draw from to help me as I begin this new role. I look forward to maintaining my creative role with Atlanta CV as I also join the Administration Team as Assistant Director. We have an incredibly talented staff in place that will help me balance my time in each area of our program. It is my hope that I can help Atlanta CV to continue to be a place that all of our current and past members can be proud of, and our future members can’t wait to call home”.

Chris Romanowski (Romo) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and his groups have won DCI Open, Drum Corps Japan, numerous BOA Regionals, twice won BOA Grand Nationals, been top 3 in Drum Corps Europe and Chris has written for the Pittsburgh Steelers Steeline. Chris has judged DCI Open Class Championships four times, and DCI World Class Championships 3 times including Finals in 2018.
Chris is the Co-Creator of HeavyHitterPads by Vic Firth, the owner of OnlinePercussionDirector on YouTube, and teaches over 200 percussion students a week between Hillgrove High School, Lovinggood Middle School, Lost Mountain Middle School, private lessons and Atlanta CV.
Chris endorses Mapex Drums, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drum heads.
Chris is a proud dad whose son plays on the Billy Goats Travel ball team who has speed for days. He is proud of his daughter who recently jumped from high level gymnastics to the Hillgrove snare line as a freshman and the Atlanta CV Front Ensemble, and is incredibly thankful for his wife Mary, who marched DCA (too many to name), DCI (BlueCoats Guard Captain) , and WGI (Rochester Patriots fame) because she understands and is so incredibly supportive.