Chris McCarthy

Colorguard Coordinator

Originally from upstate NY, Chris is a colorguard director and designer living in Austin, TX. This will be Chris' second year on staff with Genesis Drum and Bugle Corps.

Chris began his marching career in the summer of 2001 at Susquehanna Valley HS in the small town of Conklin, NY. From 2006 to 2011, Chris spent his years performing with Spectrum Winterguard, primarily in the Independent Open class, as well as the A and World Class. He served as Guard Captain in ’09, ’10 and ’11. Chris has also marched with The Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps from ’07 – ’08.

Since the age of 16, Chris has been on the teaching side of the activity. He has taught every form of the activity including High School, Independent, College and Drum Corps. He has choreographed and designed for numerous programs such as: Greater Johnstown HS (NY), White Sabers Drum and Bugle Corps (NY), Laurens HS (NY), Westwood HS (TX), University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (WI), Spectrum Winterguard (NY) and several more programs across the country.

Currently, Chris is the Co-Founder and Director for Origins Winter Guard in Austin as well as serving as the Colorguard Director at McNeil High School in Austin, TX.

Outside of the marching activity, Chris enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, reading, traveling and laughing. He is a big fan of Syracuse Orange Basketball and the New York Yankees. You can usually find him frequenting a local coffee shop, hiking, or kayaking.

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