Joey Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in Music with Elective Studies in Teacher Certification from the University of Houston. He was a part of Danny Vinson’s euphonium studio and a member of the Spirit of Houston Marching Band for five years, four of which as a leader in the program.
Joey was also a member of the Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. David Bertman with other influences including Eddie Green, Joe Dixon, Marion West and John Benzer. He was also a Moores School of Music Ambassador throughout the academic school years, helping with the recruitment of the music school and the audition process.
Joey was a brother of the Beta Sigma chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Positions held include Vice President of Service, Vice President of Membership, and President of his chapter.
Joey was a marching technician for three years at the Friendswood High School Marching Band, which advanced to the 6A All State Marching Contests in 2014 and 2016. He also taught private lessons and masterclasses at Crosby High School for three years, a program which also advanced in the 5A All State Marching Contest in 2015 and was a State Finalist in the 2016 and 2018 TMEA 5A Honor Band Contest. Joey is currently starting his first year of teaching as the assistant band director at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas, which most recently was a State finalist in the 2018 TMEA 5A Honor Band Contest
Joey is a former marching member of The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps on lead baritone from 2013-2015, and was one of the Drum Majors for his age out summer in 2016. He was also the Euphonium soloist in the 2014 production Immortal and the 2016 program Propaganda. Other notable achievements with the corps include being given the Yamaha Award for Music Education in 2014.
Joey is excited to return for his second year as a member of the brass staff and to give back to the organization that has given him incredible opportunities as both a performer and music educator.