Director of Bands
Mr. Christian graduated from Lampasas High School in 1985. He attended Abilene Christian University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in 1989. Receiving a Graduate Assistantship at Stephen F. Austin State University, he then began his graduate work and received his Master of Arts degree in Conducting and Clarinet Performance in August of 1991. He began his teaching career in Birdville Independent School District as Associate Director of Bands at Richland High School. After spending eight years at Richland, he was selected as the first Director of Bands at Stony Point High School in Round Rock ISD. Mr. Christian spent four years at Stony Point before moving to Leander ISD to open Vista Ridge High School, where he has been the Director of Bands for the last thirteen years.
Mr. Christian is married to his college sweetheart, Cheryl, who was an oboist at ACU. They’ve been married for 28 years and have two beautiful girls: Caroline, Ranger Band class of 2015 and french horn player; and Cassie, senior oboist in the Wind Ensemble and Drum major of the Vista Ridge Ranger Band.
Mr. Christian is very active in the Round Rock Church of Christ where he has been the part-time Worship Minister. He also enjoys playing golf, traditional archery, and hunting whitetail deer and Rio Grande Turkey.
Mr. Christian is an active adjudicator and clinician and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, Mu Phi Epsilon, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda.