Chris Johnston

Visual Caption Manager

Chris has recently returned to school, at Code Fellows(Seattle, WA), as a career shift into the tech field, as a Software Developer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University, in 2011, with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, and is an alumni member of the Austin Peay State University chapter of Phi Mu Alpha (Theta Tau ’05). Chris is married to his partner, Julie, and they reside in Clarksville, TN. 

Chris performed with the Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps, as a trumpet soloist, in 2005. He then joined the Phantom Regiment (Rockford, IL) in 2006 and performed 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 13-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. He serves as both program coordinator for CYPAA (Clarksville Youth Performing Arts Association) and as a designer for the organization’s performance ensembles, Audio Theater (WGI-PIW) and Visual Theater (WGI-IA). Chris has served, in a variety of instructional and design roles, with drum corps such as: The Academy, Memphis Sound, Music City, Music City Legend, The Colts, Arsenal, The Cadets, and Spirit of Atlanta.