Chris Tomsa To Lead 2018 Madison Scouts Brass Program

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The Madison Scouts are please to introduce Chris Tomsa as Brass Program Director. The pageantry arts have been Chris’ passion for 4 decades as a performer, instructor, arranger, composer, program coordinator, and adjudicator. Chris has instructed, composed, and arranged for many of the world’s finest drum and bugle corps including Phantom Regiment, Madison Scouts, Glassmen, Colts, Mandarins, and the 27th Lancers, as well as for some of the activity’s top high school and college marching bands.

In his years at the Madison Scouts, he won 3 DCI high brass titles and the 1975 World Championships, while mentoring under DCI Hall of Fame brass instructor James Elvord. He went on to become the Scout’s brass caption head and music coordinator, where he helped to develop some of the corps’ most memorable and exciting programs. At the Glassmen, Chris was the brass arranger during a 15-year period that saw the corps rise from 49 members to the top of the activity as a perennial DCI finalist. As a brass instructor at Phantom Regiment, Chris played a role in helping to shape Regiment’s renowned low brass sound. At Colts, Chris was composer/arranger and program coordinator for some of the corps most successful programs. Most recently, Chris was the brass co-caption head at the Mandarins where he played a key role in evolving their brass program, resulting in the two most successful competitive seasons in the corps’ history.

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Posted by on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017. Filed under Current News, DCI World.