Meet The 2020 Spirit Of Atlanta Visual And Guard Teams

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Spirit of Atlanta is excited to introduce the teams leading our visual and color guard programs for the upcoming season.

Chris Johnston

Chris Johnston joins Spirit of Atlanta in the role of Visual Caption Manager. Chris is currently the music teacher at Jo Byrns Elementary School in Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s 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. From 2012-2016, Chris had the distinct honor of performing as a soloist and lead trumpet player for the 12-time defending DCA Mini Corps Champions, Star United Drum & Bugle Corps (Indianapolis, IN). Chris maintains an extremely active schedule as an adjudicator, designer, and clinician in the Southeastern United States. As a program coordinator and co-drill writer, Chris helps guide the design and instructional process for the WGI Percussion World Class ensemble Audio Theater and has worked with WGI World Class Finalist, Palmetto Percussion. Chris has served in a variety of instructional and drill design roles with The Academy, Memphis Sound, Music City, Music City Legend, The Colts, Arsenal, and The Cadets.

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Posted by on Thursday, September 19th, 2019. Filed under Current News, DCI World.