Director

Director

Christopher C. Mallory

Mr. Chris Mallory, a native of Central Square, New York, received his Bachelors of Music degree, from The Crane School of Music, State University of New York at Potsdam. At Potsdam he studied under world renowned percussionist Mr. James Petercsak and conducting under Dr. Timothy Topolewski.  Mr. Mallory also studied percussion under Mr. Gary France at the Western Australian Conservatory of Music and conducting under Dr. David Waybright at the University of Florida.

During the past eight years Mr. Mallory has served as Director of Bands at James Monroe High School.  In his tenure the James Monroe Band Program has flourished receiving several Superior Ratings at VBODA festivals and leading the program to its first ever Virginia Honor Band in 2008.  Before coming to James Monroe Mr. Mallory served as Director of Instrumental Music at Freedom High School in Prince William County.  Prior to Freedom High School Mr. Mallory served as Director of  Bands at Estero High School, Estero, Florida. From 2002-2004 Mr. Mallory served as Director of University Sports Bands at Gulf Coast University.

Mr. Mallory has kept a busy performance schedule as a professional percussionist, jazz drummer and trombonist.  Mr. Mallory has worked with Jazz Pianist Doug Williams the past twenty-two years including recording three CD’s.  Mr. Mallory has played with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, the Prince William Community Band, the Capital Wind Symphony, the Fredericksburg Community Band, and the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra and performed at the Castleton Festival under Director Emeritus Colonel John R. Bourgeois.

Mr. Mallory has a love for musicals.  He has played or conducted such shows as Guys & Dolls, 1940’s Radio Hour, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, Sweet Charity to name a few.

Mr. Mallory also has extensive marching experience having marched in DCI and DCA including marching baritone for the World Champion Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps.

Mr. Mallory has received several Teacher of the Month and Rotary Teacher of the Month Awards and was a Golden Apple nominee every year during his tenure at Estero High School, and was Teacher of the Year in 2003.  Mr. Mallory is a member of Music Educator’s National Conference, Percussive Arts Society, Virginia Music Educator’s Association, Virginia Band and Orchestra Director’s Association and International Association of Jazz Educator’s.

Mr. Mallory resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Tracy and daughter Morgan.