Chris Carrasco Joins Design Team

May 15, 2019

 

We are very excited to add Chris Carrasco to our design team for 2019. Chris brings a wealth of visual experience to the Troopers, having worked with many fantastic organizations including the Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard, Madison Scouts, and Blue Devils B just to name a few.

 

"Having Chris join the team is just the extra boost we need going into Spring Training. We are thrilled to welcome him to the 2019 Troopers." -Kristy Jackson, Corps Director

 

Chris Carrasco is a full time designer, choreographer, and teacher, that has been working in the marching arts for over 15 years. He is currently the Associate Director of Bands at James Logan High School in Union City, California, where he oversees the design and teaching of the percussion programs, the top of which is a 6 time WGI scholastic world finalist.  In addition to his school responsibilities, Chris works as a visual technician for the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (Concord, CA), and the Program Coordinator and drill designer for the Blue Devils B Corps. He started these jobs after leaving a three year tenure with the Santa Clara Vanguard, where he worked as the movement specialist and choreographer for the Drum Corps and the Visual Designer for the Winter Percussion. Chris has also worked as a Choreographer for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (Madison, WI), and is currently the choreographer for the DCJ Champion Yokohama Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (Yokohama, Japan). 

Chris Carrasco grew up in Concord, CA, where he was a member of his school's Winterguard program.  During his summers he performed with the Blue Devils B Corps on Baritone, and then later in the Front Ensemble. In 2010 he was the drumset player for the Sacramento Freelancers Indoor Percussion Ensemble, before he moved into a DCI teaching position with Blue Devils B in 2011. In 2013 Chris graduated from San Jose State University with a BM in percussion performance, and a minor in dance, and in 2018 added to his education with a master’s degree in education.

Chris's unique situation of having been a performer in every section of the marching arts gives him a very holistic approach to design. This experience makes him a highly sought after designer, both in drill design, choreography, and show programing.

 

 

 

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