The Canyon High School Band is under the direction of:

Stephen Vaden: Director of Bands

Wind Ensemble, Freshmen Honor Band, Marching Band, Band Administration

Brad Arnold:  Assistant Band Director / Percussion Pedagogy / Jazz Pedagogy

Percussion Ensembles, Steel Drum Band, Jazz Band, CMS Beginner Percussion, Marching Band

Collin Barry: Assistant Band Director/ Brass Pedagogy/ Jazz Assistant

Symphonic Winds, Jazz Assistant, Applied Music, CHMS Beginner Brass, Marching Band

Patrick Cheney:  Assistant Band Director / Color Guard Director / Woodwind Pedagogy

Symphonic Band, Color Guard/Winter Guards, Concert Band, Woodwinds


Rene Gonzalez:  Front Ensemble Percussion, CHMS Percussion, CMS Percussion

Iliana Medrano:  Color Guard Technician

Canyon High School Feeder Middle Schools:

Canyon Middle School:

Phelecia Neal (Head Director)

Ashley Gorden (Asst. Director)

Church Hill Middle School:

Fredy Solis (Head Director)

Rachel Pruitt (Asst. Director)

Danville Middle School:

Kelsey Lien (Head Director)

Nichele Rios (Asst. Director)


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About US

The Canyon High School Band is located in the Comal Independent School District in New Braunfels, TX.  A competitive 6A band program located on the I-35 corridor between San Antonio and Austin, the CHS band program is comprised of more than 325 students enrolled in 5 concert bands, a marching band divided into different levels of placement, a jazz band, multiple winter guards, multiple percussion ensembles, a steel drum band, multiple chamber ensembles, applied music and AP Music Theory curriculum.

A perennial UIL Sweepstakes award winning program, the Canyon High School Band is proud to offer students a comprehensive music education.  Whether on the football field, the concert stage, or the rehearsal hall, the Canyon Band strives for excellence at all times.

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1510 IH 35 North |  New Braunfels, TX 78130