Chris Sakowski

Music Designer

Chris received his Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from the University of Memphis where during his tenure he also acted as the caption head and arranger for the U of M Drumline. There he also performed as a soloist with the U of M orchestra having won their concerto contest. Chris’s DCI/WGI percussion experience includes: both marching and teaching at the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as teaching with the Bluecoats, the Crossmen (serving as Percussion Co-Caption Head for the 2010 season) and with the Cavaliers, winning the Fred Sanford Award for Best Percussion at the 2011 DCI World Championships. Chris has been involved with WGI World Class Finalist, Gateway Indoor in several roles as an instructor, battery caption head, music coordinator, and front ensemble arranger. He has adjudicated and arranged for both percussion and winds across the United States and abroad. He has enjoyed heading workshops as a clinician at the University of Oklahoma, Iowa State University, Missouri State University and the University of Memphis as well as a featured clinician in Weymouth, England at the British Youth Band Association Convention. Some groups Chris has written for include: Memphis Sound Drum & Bugle Corps, Forte Drum & Bugle Corps, Missouri State University, the NFL’s St. Louis Rams Drumline, and the 2005 European Indoor Percussion Champions: 37th Kingswood from Bristol, United Kingdom. Currently, Chris lives in the St. Louis, MO area where he teaches string orchestra, band and guitar in the "Nationally-Recognized" Rockwood School District and has twice been nominated for "Teacher of the Year". Chris is proud to be an Innovative Percussion Artist.

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