Chase Banks is an American percussionist who has performed and taught clinics in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, and Portugal. Some of his most recent accomplishments include winning an ensemble position with the 2019 edition of the World Percussion Group and co-founding the Green Vibes Project.
Chase regularly performs with his chamber ensemble the Green Vibes Collective and has performed with professional and regional orchestras in the Southeast including the South Carolina Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Choral Society, and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.
An advocate for new music, Chase has led and been a member of multiple consortiums and commissioning projects including works by Gene Koshinski, Brian Nozny, Caleb Pickering, David Skidmore, Shaun Tilburg, Ivan Trevino, and Andrea Venet. In August of 2018 Chase and his wife started the Green Vibes Project – an eco-friendly music commissioning organization with the goal to inspire awareness on sustainable music making through new music commissions.
As a member of the Percussive Arts Society, Chase holds a position on the Education Committee and previously held a position on the Music Technology Committee. While on the Music Technology Committee Chase Banks and Peter Soroka teamed up to present the Tech Scene video series published in the Rhythm Scene! publication by the Percussive Arts Society. Driven to use technology to better the lives of teachers, students and performers alike, the video series contains material ranging from how to record marimba, to using click tracks, and how to sync audio and video files.
Chase is a doctoral candidate at Florida State University and holds a Performance Certificate and Masters degree from the University of South Carolina. Chase earned his Bachelors of Music Education from Florida State University.