Matt Bristow has been married to his wife Caitlyn for 9 years & has three kids (with a fourth on the way!) They’re all the best thing about him. Matt started his time at Daviess County as a student in 2002, playing trumpet in the Band of Pride until 2006 where he also served as the trumpet section leader for the 2004 State Finalist band, and was drum major in 2005 when the DC BOP made their first ever trip to BOA Grand National Championships. He came back to teach Brass and Visual for the BOP in 2008, 2009, & 2010. After High School Matt attended Campbellsville University where he performed trumpet with the CU Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Brass Quintet, and sang tenor in the CU Chorale. Following Campbellsville Matt went on to perform with the 2-time World Champion Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 2008 & 2010; after aging out Matt was a member of the Madison Scout Visual Staff in 2011. Since 2017 Matt has had the privilege to serve as a member of the Brass & Visual staff for the DC BOP. He has served in the same role with the DC Indoor Winds group; achieving the Scholastic A Class Bronze Medal at the 2018 WGI World Championships, and being crowned the WGI Independent A Class World Champion in 2019..