CHRIS McCOY began his drum corps career in 2000 as a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Cadets. In 2002, he performed on euphonium with the Santa Clara Vanguard. Then in 2003, he helped bring drum corps back to his home town of Modesto as a charter member of Fever, where he performed until aging out in 2005.
In 2006, Chris served as the Fever’s Brass Caption Head. The corps’ last year of operation was 2007. He then went on to teach brass for the Sacramento Mandarins in 2007, and served as their Brass Caption Head from 2009 through 2011.
Chris is an active member of the instructional community of the Central Valley and has worked with a number of high schools, including Beyer, Ceres, Modesto, Johansen, Davis, Los Banos, and Lynbrook. His work has spanned a variety of captions, from visual instruction, to teaching brass and percussion, to arranging and composing. Chris has also composed at the college level, most notably the University of Arkansas, Conway.
Chris is the co-founder of Impact from Ceres, CA, a WGI Independent A class percussion ensemble, where he serves as Arranger and Program Coordinator He is completing his degree in Music Education from CSU Sacramento, where he studies Trombone with professor is Mr. Joel Elias, and performs with the University ensembles and BD Entertainment.