Joey Chen will be entering his 3rd season as a member of the brass staff at The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle corps. He is currently the assistant band director at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. Previous teaching experience include three years as a marching technician for the Friendswood High School Marching Band, which advanced to the 6A All State Marching contest in 2014 and 2016. He has also taught euphonium lessons and masterclasses at Crosby High School, a program that also advanced to the 5A All State Marching Contest in 2015.
Joey graduated from the University of Houston in 2017 with a Bachelor of Music from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. He was a part of studio of Danny Vinson who was the principal euphonium soloist for the U.S. Coast Guard Bands. Joey was a member of the Spirit of Houston Marching Band for five years, four of which he has been a section leader in the program. Joey was also a member of the Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble, which most recently performed at the 2016 TMEA convention in San Antonio under the direction of David Bertman. He has also studied under Marion West, Eddie Green, Joe Dixon, and John Benzer in his time at the University of Houston. 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 spent his summers as a former marching member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from 2013-2015 on lead baritone, and as one of the Drum Majors for his age out season in 2016. He was also the concert Euphonium soloist in the 2014 production Immortal and the 2016 program Propaganda. Other notable achievements with the corps include being awarded the Yamaha Award for Music Education in 2014.