Winston Churchill HS, TX - United States
Christopher Retschulte is the Director of Percussion at Winston Churchill H.S. in San Antonio Texas. Churchill is the 2003 WGI Percussion Scholastic World Champion, 2009 WGI Percussion Scholastic finalist, Consistent BOA Grand National Finalist, and Texas State Marching Finalist.
Mr. Retschulte was formerly the director of percussion activities for Clear Brook high school in Friendswood (Houston), Texas - the 2005 WGI Scholastic Open World Champion.
Christopher holds a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He has studied and taught with some of the best in the business, including Thom Hannum, Rob James, Jim Ancona, Jim Casella, Murray Gusseck, Ralph Hardimon, Steve Ulicny, Glen Crosby, Joe Fant, Micah Brusse, Brian Perez, and Dustin Schletzer.
He was a member of the front ensemble of the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps in 1993 and has gone on to instruct numerous drum corps including Star of Indiana Brass Theater, Troopers, Boston Crusaders, Blue Knights, Santa Clara Vanguard and the Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.
Additionally, he has been on staff with the University of Massachusetts Percussion Department, the University of Massachusetts Marching Band, and Thom Hannum's Mobile Percussion Seminar and has also taught/arranged for numerous high school programs throughout the United States and Japan.
Chris is an active composer/arranger, and is published through JW3 publications. He is an endorser of Pearl/Adams, ProMark sticks and mallets and Remo Drumheads.