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Roland Chavez

Cedar Park High School
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Roland Chavez is the Director of Percussion Studies at Cedar Park High School in Austin, TX. During his tenure at Cedar Park, the group has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2011 Texas 4A State Marching Band Championship and the 2012 P.A.S. Standstill Marching Drumline Championship. Mr. Chavez was also the Director of Percussion at Legacy High School in Mansfield, TX, during the 2009-10 school year in which his group won the 2010 P.A.S. “Call for Tapes” Percussion Ensemble Competition. Chavez was also the Director of Percussion at perennial Bands of America standout Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio, TX, from 2004-09.

Mr. Chavez was a member of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps snare line from 1991 to 1992. He also was a member of the World Champion Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps snare line from 1995 to 1996 where he earned the DCI High Percussion Award and DCI World Championship in 1996. Roland has also served as Percussion Caption Head & Arranger for the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps during the 2007 & 2008 competition seasons. He is a 1999 graduate of The University of Texas, earning a degree in Economics, and a 2004 graduate of Texas State University, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. Mr. Chavez is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, Texas Music Educators Association and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

Mr. Chavez is an active clinician, arranger and adjudicator throughout Texas. He is an educational endorser for Innovative Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Yamaha and Zildjian Cymbals.