A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Chip Hansen (Tampa, FL) holds Bachelor’s (1992) and Master’s (2001) degrees in Media Arts. He has worked in broadcast television for over 25 years: directing, producing, writing, shooting and editing all forms of programming, including commercial production, news and sports programming, and long-form documentary projects. He is also the on-air movie critic for WFLA-TV in Tampa. Chip has been nominated for 10 Emmy awards, and has won three times for directing, sports editing, and lighting.
Chip has also been an adjunct Course Director/Instructor at The University of South Carolina, and more recently at Hillsborough Community College, teaching undergraduate and graduate-level students the principles of media arts and mass communications.
Chip has served as a volunteer videographer/editor for the Southwind Media Team since 2017, when the first of his two “SDub Siblings,” Jillian, began her DCI career in the pit as center marimba, Section Leader, and 2018 Co-Drum Sergeant. His son Sully (SullyBone™) marched Southwind from 2018 – 2019 as a baritone player.
Chip never had the opportunity to march at the DCI level himself, but was a snare drummer, front ensemblist and drum major for his high school program in Pageland, South Carolina, and has been a drum corps fan since seeing his first show in 1983. He and his wife Lynne attended the DCI World Championships every year from 1996 through 2003, and are thrilled to be back in the drum corps world. It took him 47 years, but Chip FINALLY has his own corps jacket to wear proudly as part of the Southwind family!