JUNIOR HIGH BAND DIRECTOR
Kris Still will begin his sixth year of teaching as the Head Junior High Band Director at Canton Independent School District. His responsibilities include direction of the 7th and 8th Grade Symphonic Band, beginning brass classes and an assistant for the Mighty Eagle Band at Canton High School. Prior to his teaching appointment at Canton, Mr. Still has served as an Assistant Band Director in Collinsville, Oklahoma and most recently as the Head Middle School Band Director at Tahlequah Middle School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Mr. Still attended the University of Arkansas where he earned Bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. While at the University of Arkansas, he studied trumpet with Dr. Richard Rulli. Mr. Still had the privilege of performing for the 2008 International Trumpet Guild in Banff, Canada as a part of the University of Arkansas Trumpet Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Richard Rulli. Mr. Still performed Trumpet with the Wind Symphony under the direction of Professor Dale Warren. Mr. Still also performed in the University Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Robert Mueller. Mr. Still was also a member of the Razorback Marching Band.
While in Northwest Arkansas Mr. Still maintained a strong presence in the community as a performer. In 2009 Mr. Still was selected as the 2nd Trumpet Player for the Arkansas Philharmonic. Also in 2009 Mr. Still was selected to be a part of the Fayetteville Jazz Collective which is a local Professional Jazz Band that is a strong advocate for the performing jazz arts.
Mr. Still hails from Owasso, OK, where he graduated from Owasso High School. While there, he served as a three-year All-State trumpeter in the Symphonic Band. Mr. Still is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association and is an active performer and clinician. Mr. Still lives in Forney, TX with his wife Megan and their two dogs, Eliza and Penny.