NORTH GARLAND

RAIDER BAND

2020-2021 RAIDER BAND AUDITION INFORMATION HERE

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CALENDAR

 

 

Christopher Adler is in his third year as Director of Bands at North Garland High School.  He comes to North Garland after six years as an assistant at Forney High School, where he team taught all aspects of the band program, conducted the Non-Varsity ensemble, and taught beginner trumpets.  Prior to his time at Forney, Mr. Adler studied for two years as a full-time Graduate Student in Conducting and Trumpet Performance at Sam Houston State University. His coursework included conducting with Matthew McInturf and trumpet with Randy Adams and Steve Warkentin.  Mr. Adler also served as a Graduate Conducting Associate, assisting with all aspects of the band department at Sam Houston State, including team-teaching the Bearkat Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Symphonic Band, and also managing and conducting the Concert Band.  He also led the Angry Orange Brass Band, SHSU’s basketball ensemble, helping support the Bearkats to two playoff appearances and a conference title.  During this time, Mr. Adler served as principal trumpet in both the Wind Ensemble and the Symphony Orchestra, fulfilling obligations for both lines of study in his rigorous Graduate degree.


Before pursuing Graduate study, Mr. Adler was an Associate Band Director at Berkner High School in Richardson, TX, where he worked with Mike Brashear and Frank Troyka.

Mr. Adler also earned his Bachelor of Music at Sam Houston State, graduating in December of 2004.  He played in the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Ensemble, as well as numerous musical and opera productions.

Mr. Adler also spent six summers touring with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio, serving as brassline member, Drum Major, and visual tech.   He has worked with numerous marching bands in the Houston area, including The Woodlands High School, Spring High School, and Dekaney High School.

Mr. Adler’s professional affiliations include Texas Bandmasters Association and Texas Music Educators Association.

STAFF

Christopher Adler

 

SEE AND HEAR

2020 Show Reveal

2019 - A Matter of Time

2018 - CIRCUS MAXIMUS

2017 - What's Opera, Doc

about

Proudly representing the community of Garland, Texas, the North Garland Raider Band has enjoyed continued success into the second decade of the twenty-first century.  Students begin band in sixth grade at Garland ISD middle schools, utilizing a rigorous curriculum to prepare them for middle school varsity level literature in their eighth grade year.

North Garland High School serves ninth through twelfth grade, consistently ranking at or above its peer high schools in the state of Texas.  NGHS enjoys a 15.8 student-to-teacher ratio, and the faculty is dedicated to providing opportunities for success and achievement for the students.

accolades

2017-2018

UIL REGION 3 SWEEPSTAKES

UIL Region 3 Marching Band:  Division 1

DeSoto Marching Classic:  Finalist

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert and Sight-Reading

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

2016-2017

Wylie Marching Invitational:  Finalist

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

2015-2016

UIL Region 3 Marching Band:  Division 1

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Sight-Reading

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

2014-2015

Golden Triangle Marching Classic:  Finalist

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert and Sight-Reading

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Sight-Reading

2013-2014

Golden Triangle Marching Classic:  Finalist

Centennial Marching Festival:  Finalist

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Sight-Reading

2012-2013

Golden Triangle Marching Classic:  Finalist

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Concert and Sight-Reading

2011-2012

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert and Sight-Reading

2010-2011

UIL Region 3 Marching Band:  Division 1

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

UIL Region 3 Non-Varsity:  Division 1, Concert and Sight-Reading

2009-2010

UIL Region 3 Marching Band:  Division 2

2008-2009

UIL Region 3 Marching Band:  Division 1

UIL Region 3 Varsity:  Division 1, Concert

 
 

CONTACT

STAFF

Christopher Adler - Director of Bands

         Brass, Varsity Wind Ensemble, Sub Non-Varsity C Cadet Band

         Jazz Ensemble

         (972) 675-3120 x61033

         cadler@garlandisd.net

Salvador Gallegos - Associate Band Director

         Woodwinds, Non-Varsity Wind Symphony, Sub Non-Varsity B Concert Band

         (972) 675-3120 x61032

         sgallegos@garlandisd.net

Antuon Lopez - Associate Band Director, Percussion Studies

         Percussion, Sub Non-Varsity A Symphonic Band

         (972) 675-3120 x61031

         aelopez2@garlandisd.net

Loreal Riker - Color Guard Director

         lriker@garlandisd.net


 

BOOSTER BOARD

Karen Munoz - President

nghsbandpres@gmail.com

Michelle Lawrence - Secretary

Paula Eberhart - Treasurer

Sharon Morgan - Communications

Nikki Reyes - Membership

Eka Andrade, Michelle de Klerk - Fundraising

Kristi Griffin, Dalla Lewis - Hospitality

Dana Lewis - Operations

Bonnie Bayes - Volunteer Coordinator, Band Council Liaison