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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 85.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryEmbed::getEmbedPathByHttpRequest() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/embed.php on line 36.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::getRequestVariablesNoPrefix() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 1092.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::_getRequestVariable() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 289.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::sanitizeInputValues() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 293.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::sanitizeInputValues() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 714.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::containsKey() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 94.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 203.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 46.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 49.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryModule.class on line 21.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryPlatform/UnixPlatform.class on line 21.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 107.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::getRequestVariables() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 150.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::_getRequestVariable() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 242.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::_internalGetRequestVariable() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 875.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::_internalGetRequestVariable() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 879.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::sanitizeInputValues() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 246.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::sanitizeInputValues() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 708.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::sanitizeInputValues() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUtilities.class on line 714.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 152.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryTranslator::getSupportedLanguageCode() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 154.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryTranslator::getLanguageData() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryTranslator.class on line 414.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::strToUpper() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryTranslator.class on line 418.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::put() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 103.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 85.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryEmbed::isCompatibleWithEmbedApi() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 107.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryEmbed::getApiVersion() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 61.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::isCompatibleWithApi() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 61.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::containsKey() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 128.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 203.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::getAllFactoryImplementationIds() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 179.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 187.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::getAllImplementationIds() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 188.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getFactoryData() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 213.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getSingleton() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 63.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::newFactoryInstanceById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 186.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 174.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::newInstanceById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 175.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getFactoryData() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 191.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getSingleton() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 63.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::newInstance() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 201.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getFactoryData() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 141.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getSingleton() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 63.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::newFactoryInstanceById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 186.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 174.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::newInstanceById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 175.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getFactoryData() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 191.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getSingleton() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 63.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::newInstance() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 201.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryFactoryHelper_simple::_getSingleton() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 63.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::getCodeBasePath() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 169.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryFactoryHelper_simple.class on line 175.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/httpauth/classes/HttpAuthPlugin.class on line 21.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::getAnonymousUserId() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 203.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryPluginHelper_simple::getParameter() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 302.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryPluginHelper_simple::_fetchAllParameters() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPluginHelper_simple.class on line 222.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::containsKey() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPluginHelper_simple.class on line 281.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 203.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::get() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryPluginHelper_simple.class on line 282.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::_getCache() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryDataCache.class on line 186.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::loadEntitiesById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/init.inc on line 208.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::requireOnce() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 2360.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryEntityHelper_simple::loadEntitiesById() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryCoreApi.class on line 2361.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::getFromDisk() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryEntityHelper_simple.class on line 56.
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  • strict warning: Declaration of GalleryUser::save() should be compatible with GalleryEntity::save($postEvent = true, $setAclId = NULL) in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryUser.class on line 42.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::put() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryEntityHelper_simple.class on line 95.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryUtilities::isA() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/helpers/GalleryEntityHelper_simple.class on line 118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryDataCache::put() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/sites/chiphancock.com/gallery2/modules/core/classes/GalleryEmbed.class on line 133.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method GalleryCoreApi::getMapEntry() should not be called statically in /home/chiphanc/public_html/modules/gallery/gallery_user.inc on line 615.

Chip Hancock was born in Marietta, Georgia, and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He began playing drums in the third grade, and soon realized a love for percussion that would ultimately become his life's passion.

Chip became an accomplished drummer early on, and began to share his expertise in percussion by teaching drum lessons in Chattanooga at the young age of 15. The next year, he was awarded a Guaranteed Musician Option for the United States Marine Corps. Upon graduation from the Armed Forces School of Music in Little Creek, Virginia, at the age of 18, he served in the USMC Band in San Diego, California, as Principle Percussion and Drum Set where he had the opportunity to perform for countless national and international dignitaries.

Following his military service, Chip returned to teaching music and founded his School of Percussive Arts in Chattanooga in 1983. Since then, his students have won over 400 percussion positions in All-County and All-State Jazz Bands, Symphonic Bands and Orchestras, Georgia District 7 Honors Band, Chattanooga Youth Symphony Orchestra, and various Honors Bands. In addition to his private instruction, he also spent four years as Director of Percussion at Ridgeland High School, six years as Director of Percussion, Pep Band, and Jazz Band at The Baylor School, and 14 years as Director of Percussion at Ringgold High School. He recently retired after 27 years as the Director of Percussion at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School Band. Chip graduated Cum Laude from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Instrumental Music Education. Additionally, Chip is a local artist for Pearl Drums.

Chip is not only a successful music teacher, but also an accomplished and seasoned performer. He was principle percussion and drum set with the USMC Band San Diego, and has traveled with the Beauty and the Beast European Tour, and the Evita European Tour. Since 1984, he has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, as a section percussionist and principal drum set. During his distinguished musical career, he has been honored and privileged to perform with numerous local acts in San Diego, California, Atlanta, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, and with many musical greats to include:

In his "free time" Chip enjoys playing disk golf, writing music (of course), photography, and travel. He resides in the Chattanooga area with his dog Koko.