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About That Trumpet Guy

Chris Roberts has been an award-winning high school and middle school band director in Texas (in Atlanta and Lindale), a professional trumpet player, a music arranger, a college mathematics instructor, and currently a software engineer in Dallas, Texas, and performs with the Carrollton Wind Symphony.  Chris plays a "Stomvi USA" model trumpet with reverse leadpipe, gold-plate inside the bell, and a Warburton mouthpiece.

Chris received his bachelor’s degree in music education in 1994 from Henderson State University. While at Henderson, he studied with trumpet professors Dr. James Buckner and Mr. Don Kramer and received the Mae Whipple Most Outstanding Performer scholarship in 1993.

Chris performed with the South Arkansas Symphony and Arkansas Brass Quintet while serving as principal trumpet in the HSU Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Ensemble.  While teaching music in Texas, Chris' private lesson students were named to the Texas all-state band, some as young as 9th graders, due to the system documented in the book and DVD How to Make First Chair.

In the last few years, Chris has performed the National Anthem for both the Frisco Roughriders and the Texas Rangers and currently plays with the Carrollton Wind Symphony.

National Anthem for the Texas Rangers in 2006:

National Anthem for the Frisco Roughriders 2005 (Memorial Day):