Chris Kaflik currently serves as CO-Director of Bands at Brownsburg High School in Brownsburg Indiana. Before that, he spent three years serving as Assistant Director of Bands at Broken Arrow High School in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. He was also Director of Bands and Orchestra at Northrop High School in Fort Wayne Indiana. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ball State University, in Muncie Indiana where he also studied Euphonium with Mark Mordue, and conducting with Thomas Caneva and Shawn Vondran.
Chris’ accolades of his ensembles are extensive. His concert ensembles consistently receive superior ratings, and his jazz ensembles have received many awards for outstanding performance. The Sound of Brownsburg Marching Band has received several awards in the state of Indiana, and Brownsburg was named one of NAMM’s best communities for music education. The Pride of Broken Arrow Marching Band has been consistent Bands of America Grand National Finalists and they are three time Grand National Champions (2006, 2011 & 2015). They have also won multiple Oklahoma State Championships. Chris’ main role with the marching band was visual instruction, choreography, and brass instruction. Chris also assisted in teaching visual performance and choreography with the Broken Arrow Indoor Drum Line. Broken Arrow’s Drum Line was named the WGI Scholastic World Mid-South Champions in Bowling Green in 2016.
Most recently, Chris was a visual instructor for both the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps (2016). He served as the Visual Caption Head for the Blue stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2013-2015), where he was also a visual instructor before that. He performed with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps (2008-2010) and received several awards as a performer along the way. During his time at Ball State, he worked with the Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds and their extremely talented staff (2007-2011). He proudly works with Jeff Young as a music and visual consultant for Dynamic Marching LLC, and serves as the visual supervisor and music ensemble instructor for the Bands of America Summer Symposium Marching Band Track. Chris also works with several other marching bands throughout the United States and Europe as an instructor, consultant, writer, and adjudicator.
Chris is a native to Carmel Indiana, and currently resides in Indianapolis with his dog Rocky.