The 2012-2013 school year will be Chris Shumick's first year as Director of Bands at Milton High School. Before his appointment at Milton, he spent five years as the inaugural Director of Bands at Woodland High School in Henry County and previously taught for three years at Jonesboro High School in Clayton County. Originally from Alliance, Ohio, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University (2004), and both Master's and Education Specialist's degrees from the University of Georgia (2007, 2009).
Bands under his direction consistently receive superior ratings at GMEA concert and marching band evaluations, and in recent years have received invitations to perform at The University of Alabama Honor Band Festival, The University of Georgia January Music Festival (JanFest) and Georgia State University's Bands of Distinction Clinic. He is actively involved in instrumental music education throughout Georgia, frequently serving as an adjudicator and clinician for marching and concert band events and currently serves as a staff member for the Georgia Ambassadors of Music.
Mr. Shumick is a three-time recipient of the National Band Association Citation of Excellence, and his professional affiliations include membership in Phi Mu Alpha, the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, and the National Band Association. A former member of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, Mr. Shumick currently performs in the brass section of the Cobb Wind Symphony, one of the Southeast's premier community bands, based in Marietta, Georgia.