Colts Announce Chad Miller To Lead Brass Program

August 31, 2016

The Colts are pleased to introduce Chad Miller as brass caption head. Chad is currently the brass instructor and wind caption head of the Tribe of Pride Marching Band at Lake Central High School in St. John, Indiana. He also teaches a full private studio and serves as a clinician for area middle and high school bands. Chad brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from various areas of music, from the marching arts to New Orleans funk to symphonic bands.

"Chad Miller lives, eats, sleeps and breathes brass pedagogy and performance," said Colts Program Coordinator Howard Weinstein. "Being a current brass performer and educator throughout the Midwest, he will be bringing a passion for the marching arts to the Colts that will impact the brass program at an intense level. Chad's attention to detail, paired with his energy to teach youth, will be a recipe that will not only positively affect our brass program at a high level, but will resound throughout our entire performance organization."

"Chads experience with a number of our staff members, including Howard, allows us to hit the ground running," said Colts Director Vicki MacFarlane. "He has a great connectivity with his students. I'm very excited for what he will bring to our brass line!"

"I am thrilled to be joining the Colts family and sharing my passion for music, education, and the marching arts," said Chad. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for this organization and look forward to being a part of its successful evolution."

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Chad graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor of Music in music composition with focus on tuba performance. He began his drum corps career as a performing member with the Phantom Regiment in 1997-99 and served on brass educational staffs at the Glassmen and Boston Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps, as well as the 2001 Division 3 World Champion Blue Stars Drum & Bugle Corps, where he served as the brass caption head and arranger. Chad has composed and arranged for many genres of music and continues performing on a regular basis with multiple groups in the northern Indiana and southern Michigan areas. His experience performing in diverse settings from symphonic bands to New Orleans funk and blues bands continues to inform his approach to brass playing and music in general. A tuba player/multi-instrumentalist and brass instructor from northwestern Indiana, Chad has worked with several successful Indiana high school music programs throughout the past 14 years, including Penn High School in Mishawaka, and Lake Central High School in St. John, where he currently serves as the brass instructor and wind caption head of the Tribe of Pride Marching Band.

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