‘Dream job’ for new Woodrow band director

The new Woodrow Wilson High School band director, Chris Evetts, was a director at Highland Park High School for the past two years.

“I watched Woodrow perform last fall at a football playoff game,” he says. “I commented to my fellow directors that I would be teaching the Woodrow band someday. I just really liked their kids and their vibe.”

The other directors teased him about that statement for the rest of the year. But then Chris Walls, the director who had taken the Woodrow band in a new direction, resigned to conduct the Dallas Pops Orchestra. Evetts aggressively pursued the open teaching job as soon as he heard about it. He says it’s a dream come true to be directing the band now.

The band only has about 35 members now, and Evetts is recruiting students “from color guard to drum line to our wind sections, we’re starting from ground zero,” he says. Students don’t necessarily need musical experience to join the band. Summer band practice is underway now.

Contact Evetts at crevetts@yahoo.com or stop by the band hall for more information.

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  • I wish the band & new orchestra director the best of luck!

  • Christopher Walls

    I’m so happy to have such a talented and inspired director take these kids to the level they deserve. Thanks, Mr. Evetts.

  • Mark Wingfield

    Woodrow is fortunate to have the considerable talents, energy and creativity of Chris Evetts. His time in the Lake Highlands band program was spectacular.

  • Princesserikasinging

    I love Mr. Evetts energy! I wish him nothing but the best. Good luck and go WW band!