Degrees and Certifications:
Degrees Bachelor of Music - University of Houston Master of Music - Sam Houston State University Texas Certifications: EC-12 Music 6-12 Dance EC-12 Principal
Chris Allen is currently in his 11th year as the Director of Bands in Willis ISD. During his time in Willis the marching band has successfully transitioned from military to corps style Marching. The marching band made appearances at the Texas State Marching Contest in 2017 and 2019. The Willis Wind Ensemble was a featured band at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and the Saxophone Quartet performed in the National Chamber Music Festival in March of 2017. Four chamber ensembles were featured at the National Chamber Festival in 2019. The Willis Band is a consistent UIL sweepstakes award winner and has been named a national winner and commended winner in the Mark of Excellence competition on multiple occasions. Prior to his appointment in Willis, Mr. Allen served as an Assistant Band Director at The Woodlands HS. During his time there the band was a consistent Bands of America National, Regional, and Super Regional Finalist and was named the National Class Champion in 2006. Mr. Allen holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music degree from Sam Houston State University. He currently resides in The Woodlands, TX with his beautiful wife, Lindsey, two wonderful kids, Landen and Brinley, and their family beagles, Toby and Katy.