Phone: (985) 764-9310
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education, Northwestern State University, 2015
Master of Music Education,
University of Southern Mississippi, 2021
CERTIFICATIONS Instrumental Music, K-12 Vocal Music, K-12
Mr. Chris Williams
Welcome! This is my 8th year teaching at Destrehan High School, and my 7th year as the Director of Bands. I am looking forward to leading the Pride of Destrehan Band and working with hard-working, passionate students. I teach band classes, visit our middle school feeders to help teach and recruit for the coming years, and occasionally teach AP Music Theory.
Please refer to the Pride of Destrehan Band’s webpage for additional information.
Mr. Williams is a summa cum laude graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana with a Bachelor's in Music Education. In his time there, he studied trumpet under Mr. Galindo Rodriguez and conducting under Dr. Jeff Mathews. He completed his Master of Music Education through the University of Southern Mississippi in 2021. He is a free-lance performer in the community as well as a private instructor across the southern parts of Louisiana. Mr. Williams performed with the Blue Knights Drum & Bugle Corps in 2013, where he joined as a brass instructor the following summer until 2017. From 2018-2020, Mr. Williams worked as a brass instructor with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps.
His professional affiliations include membership with the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Louisiana Association for Jazz Education (LAJE), and the Louisiana Music Educators Association (LMEA). In 2018, Mr. Williams received recognition as an Outstanding Young Music Educator through LMEA. Mr. Williams serves as a member of the Arts Leadership Team for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, developing and integrating curriculum for the high school instrumental music programs.
Mr. Williams fills his free time with arranging music for the Pride of Destrehan and studying music education pedagogy. Aside from music and teaching, Mr. Williams enjoys visiting his friends and family and traveling when he has time. He also enjoys running and exercising. He was certified as a Les Mills BodyBalance instructor in 2018, a Les Mills BodyPump instructor in 2020, a Les Mills RPM instructor in 2022, a Les Mills BodyCombat instructor in 2023, and currently teaches these group fitness classes at Anytime Fitness in Destrehan.
CLASS SCHEDULE Fall 2023 Spring 2024 1st Brass Woodwinds 2nd Percussion Percussion 3rd DLT/Prep DLT/Prep 4th Woodwinds AP Music Theory