The Clovis Area Instrumental Music Department
is excited to announce Mr. Christopher Watson
as the new director of bands at Clark Intermediate School
He will also be part of the Clovis High Music staff, assisting in the areas of marching and wind instruction.
comes to us from El Capitan Middle School
in Central Unified, where he
tripled the size of the program in his
four years as a director there.
Mr. Watson was born and raised in Tracy, California and graduated from Merrill F. West High School.
high school years, Mr. Watson
served as his
school Drum Major and Band Student Leader.
After graduation, he attended California State University, Fresno where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education as well as his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music.
primary instrument is the Trombone.
four years as a member of the world famous Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps he
played and marched the Baritone.
Prior to teaching at El Capitan, Mr. Watson was a marching and visual coach at Clovis East and Clovis North High Schools.
All of these experiences have served as a strong foundation of marching and visual knowledge that will help carry the music and marching foundations of the Clovis Area.
enjoys spending his
summer breaks as a Drum Major Instructor and a Music Coach conducting the Junior High Band and Junior High Jazz Band at the Silver Lake Band Camp
in Northern California.
In addition to his summer activities, Mr. Watson is an active member within his church where he serves as the Youth Pastor and enjoys playing the drum set and bass guitar for the worship band.
He was recently appointed as the church's Youth Conference Director.