Assistant Band Director
Cris Garcia is in his first year as Assistant Band Director at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. His primary responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, and assisting with the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band.
Prior to teaching at Trinity, Mr. Garcia was Associate Director of Bands at Summit High School in Mansfield, Director of Bands at Mineral Wells High School and Mineral Wells Middle School, Assistant Director at Alice High School and William Adams Middle School. He holds a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. While at UNT, Mr. Garcia studied French horn under William Scharnberg and participated in the UNT Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Brass Band, Horn Choir, and the Green Brigade under the direction of Dennis Fisher, Nicholas Williams, Brian Bowman, and Eugene Corporon. He was also a two-year member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio.
Mr. Garcia’s concert ensemble have consistently earned superior division ratings at the Univeristy Interscholastic League Concert & Sightreading contests. Marching bands under his supervision have earned both local and state recognition. The Summit High School Marching Band competed in the State Marching Contest in 2021 as well as earning ‘Best in Class’, ‘Best in Contest’, and numerous caption awards at competitions throughout the North Texas area. The Summit Marching Band is a consistent Area Marching Band participant, most recently placing third overall at the Area F Marching Contest. The Alice High School Marching Band also competed at the State Marching Contest 2011 under his direction. His horn students have also earned All-District, All-Region, All-Area, and All-State distinctions.
Mr. Garcia is an active marching band arranger, freelance composer, and marching program designer. He is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association and Texas Bandmasters Association. He currently resides in Irving, Texas.