Chris Johns

Chris Johns

Chris Johns is in his fourth year as the Associate Director of Bands at Walton High School in Marietta, GA. Previously, Mr. Johns was a band director in Gwinnett and Fayette Counties. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Columbus State University, a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Georgia, an Education Specialist of Music Education degree from Auburn University and is a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy of Music Education degree from Auburn University. Mr. Johns is also a 2020 recipient of the CDBNA Mike Moss Conducting Fellowship.

At Walton, Mr. Johns is the lead teacher for the Symphonic Band, Concert Band II, and Marching Raider Band brass section while also assisting with the Wind Symphony, Concert Band I, and jazz bands. Under his direction, the Symphonic Band has been selected to perform at the 2022 Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival.

He is an active clinician and consultant who has arranged and written music for numerous bands that have competed in the BOA, WGI, and GMEA contest circuits. He is also a former member of Tara Winds, an Atlanta-based community band and was a 2009 member of the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PA. Most recently, Mr. Johns was a recipient of the National Band Association Citation of Excellence and also presented at the 2021 AMEA Annual In-Service Conference (virtual). Mr. Johns’ professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators’ Association, the National Band Association, and the Music Educators’ National Conference.

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