Render, Christopher

Christopher B. Render

WELCOME!

Welcome to the MTHS Bands/Instrumental Music Department.

Christopher Render is the Director of Bands/Instrumental Music [Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble] at Metamora Township High School. His duties include conductor of the Metamora Wind Ensemble, Metamora Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles, Drumming, and  Introduction to Acoustic Guitar and Piano I & II.

Christopher B. Render is the Director of Bands/Instrumental Music [Wind Ensemble & Jazz Ensemble] at Metamora Township High School in Metamora, Illinois.  His duties include conductor of the Metamora Wind Ensemble, Metamora Jazz Ensembles, World Drumming, and Acoustic Guitar. From 2003-2014 his duties included Director of the Symphonic Band, Athletic Bands, Jazz Ensemble, and Madrigal Brass as well as Instrumental music instructor for Piano and Acoustic Guitar classes. In addition to his work at Metamora, from 2007-2015, Mr. Render served as the Director of Red Devil Bands at Eureka College in Eureka, IL. He is a member of various music organizations including the, Nationa Bandmasters Association, Illinois Music Educator Association where he was the ILMEA District 3 Jazz Representative from 2011-2014 and is the current ILMEA District 3 Senior Band Representative . He is a clinician and adjudicator for various, festivals, competitions, ensembles and organizations including (ACSI) American Christian Schools International.

Born in Detroit, MI and raised in Houston, TX, Christopher Render received his Bachelors in Music Ed. from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, TX.  Mr. Render taught as Associate Director of Bands at Eisenhower High School in Houston, TX (Aldine ISD). As a graduate student at Illinois State University, Christopher received a Music Performance degree in Wind Band Conducting and Horn under Director of Bands, Dr. Stephen K. Steele and Horn professor, Dr. Joe Neisler.

Chris Render has performed with ensembles like the Houston Symphonic Band, the Orchestra of the Pines, and the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Symphony, The Prairie Wind Ensemble and the Brass Band of Central Illinois (Alto Horn). He also maintains a dedicated role in his church worship team at Community Bible Fellowship in El Paso, IL.

Classrooms

–Band
–Wind Ensemble
–General Music – Guitar
–General music — Drumming

Department

Fine Arts

Activitites

Jazz Ensemble
Pep Band
–Wind Ensemble

 

 

Daily Schedule

crender@mths.us

First Semester
 HOUR   COURSE 
1 Team Teach
2 Prep
3 Guitar
4 Drumming
5 Wind Ensemble
6 Study Hall
7 Guitar
8 Prep
Second Semester
 HOUR   COURSE 
1 Team Teach
2 Prep
3 Guitar
4 Drumming
5 Wind Ensemble
6 Study Hall
7 Guitar
8 Prep