Chris Newbury Vic Firth Artist

Chris Newbury

Hanford High School Band Director

Chris is currently the drummer for MILONGA, a popular Latin band based in the Pacific Northwest and Black Dolly(BD),a band he formed that features his wife Wendy on vocals and NW musicians Frazer Wambeke(keyboard/vox), Eddie Ramirez(bass), and Luke Basile (guitar). In addition to MILONGA and BD, Chris also stays busy playing with a variety of artists throughout the northwest United States. Chris has been blessed to share the stage with artists such as Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Ingrid Jensen, Derico Watson, Bob McChesney, Calabria Foti, Los Lobos, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and many more. He also maintains a busy teaching schedule along with composing/arranging music for groups around the country. Along with Vic Firth, Chris endorses Remo Drumheads and is a Regional Yamaha Drum Set artist.

Behind the kit

"Cairo" - Father's gift to his son (Heartbeat/Drum Duet) - by Chris Newbury

"Lost in Kabul"-Drum Performance by Chris Newbury

Drum Tracking: Vic Firth Rutes 606