Chris grew up in Townsville where he began learning trumpet at age 10. In 2001 he joined the Townsville Brass Band on 3rd cornet, moving up through the ranks and eventually becoming Principal Cornet.
In 2006 Chris moved to Brisbane to study trumpet at the University of Queensland. He soon joined Brisbane Excelsior on Repiano Cornet. He graduated from UQ in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music with 1st class honours in trumpet performance, and commenced working as a private trumpet teacher. Chris currently teaches trumpet at St Laurence’s College, Stuartholme School, St Rita’s College and Redeemer Lutheran College, as well as maintaining a private teaching studio. He frequently performs in orchestras and pit bands throughout Brisbane.
After several years away from the band while studying, Chris re-joined Excelsior in late 2014 on Solo Cornet and is enjoying the challenge of playing in one of the top brass bands in Australia.