Director of Bands

Chris Gonzales

Christopher Gonzales, a native Houstonian, has proudly served in Spring Independent School District since 2005, and has been the Director of Bands at Dueitt Middle School since 2011. He began teaching at Twin Creeks Middle School as the assistant director, where he received consistent Sweepstakes awards and Best in Class awards. Since becoming the head director at Dueitt Middle School, Mr. Gonzales’ bands have received superior ratings at UIL and Best in Class Awards at local festivals. In 2015, the Symphonic Band was a finalist in the Texas 2C State Honor Band Competition, and was also named a national winner in the Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Contest.

Mr. Gonzales duties include directing the Symphonic Band, teaching beginner woodwind classes, aligning the curriculum for the entire band program, and bringing the love of music to his students. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Gonzales is an active clinician in surrounding school districts and also serves as the Orchestra Director at Champion Forest Baptist Church in Klein, Texas.

Mr. Gonzales attended Sam Houston State University where he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. During his studies, he had the privilege to study under, and to be mentored by, Dr. Matthew McInturf, Dr. Carol Smith, Dr. Patricia Card, and Mr. Chester Rowell. Other mentors and influential people in his musical journey include Eddie Green, Joe Dixon, Marion West, Gabriel Musella, Shelley Durbin, Warren Seago, Victor Flowers, Thomas Mensch, Victor Aguilar, Michael Warny, and Nicholas Gonzales.

Mr. Gonzales lives in Klein, TX with his beautiful wife, Kim, and three amazing children, Evan, Aubrie and Elise.

Class Schedule

Period 1: Beginner Flute

Period 2: Beginner Clarinet

Period 3: Symphonic Band

Period 4: Beginner Double Reeds & Saxophone