Welcome to Rockwall Band
Phone: (469) 698-7297
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education Masters of Jazz Studies
Mr. Chris Clark is an Associate Director of Bands at Rockwall High School. Mr. Clark previously taught band in Plano ISD as Head Band Director at Hendrick Middle School. Prior to his time in Plano, Mr. Clark was Asst. Band Director in Mesquite ISD at Mesquite High School.
Chris Clark is a graduate from both Baylor University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and DePaul University where he received his Master’s in Jazz Pedagogy. While at school, Mr. Clark studied trumpet with Barry Hopper and Wiff Rudd, as well as studied jazz composition with Alex Parker and Tom Matta.
Aside from teaching, Mr. Clark is an active composer, arranger, and performer. With his publishing company, C3 Compositions, Mr. Clark has written several pieces for jazz ensemble, wind band, and orchestra. His works have been performed nation-wide and featured twice at TMEA as well as the Midwest Band Convention. In addition to writing, Mr. Clark composes for and directs the C3 Big Band, which is a 18-piece professional Jazz Ensemble in the Dallas area. Under his direction, the band has recorded two full-length albums, “Personfications” and “Straight Eighths.” Mr. Clark also performs regularly on trumpet in both the jazz and classical arenas in the DFW area.
Mr. Clark, his wife, Christiana, and their two children Abby and Noah enjoy traveling and being with their friends and family when not chauffeuring their kids around to rehearsals and events.
7-8:15am Marching Band/Sectionals
8:40-9:25 Jazz I
9:30-11:05 Wind Ensemble
11:10-12:40 pm Symphonic Band (MS Honors Bands Tues and Thurs)
1:15-2:55pm Concert Band
3:00-3:50 Jazz II
3:00-3:50pm Jazz 2/Conference
4:00-5:15pm Marching Band/Sectionals
For more information regarding classroom cirriculum and activities, please see our band website or Charms.