Chris Romanowski, Percussion Director



Chris Romanowski (Romo) is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston and a highly sought after percussion arranger, designer, and music judge who’s groups have won DCI Open, Drum Corps Japan, numerous BOA Regionals, Grand National Finalists, top 3 in Drum Corps Europe and perform his beats with the Pittsburgh Steelers Steeline. At home, Atlanta CV has become a perennial powerhouse in DCA finishing in the top 3 over the last 3 years.


Chris has judged DCI Open Class Championships four times, and DCI World Class Championships 3 times including Finals in 2018.


Chris is the Co-Creator of HeavyHitterPads, teaches over 200 percussion students a week between Hillgrove High School, Lovinggood Middle School, and Lost Mountain Middle school, private lessons and Atlanta CV.


Chris endorses Mapex Drums, Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Zildjian cymbals, and Remo drum heads.


When Chris isn’t in a rehearsal, on the road judging, or in a design meeting, he loves to spend time watching his daughter who is a World Class Gymnast compete, cheering for his son who plays travel baseball, or hanging with his wife and family on the boat.