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Mr. Dustin Olson, Director of Bands


2017-18 will be Mr. Ol
son’s third year as River Road ISD’s Director of Bands. He has been a band director for 15 years, having taught at schools in the Austin and Fort Worth areas, as well as Clarendon and Orange, Texas before coming to River Road.

Mr. Olson is a native of Washington State, but he got to Texas as soon as he could!  He attended college at Montana State University and Eastern Washington University, where he graduated in 2002 with his bachelor’s degree in Music Education.  
In high school and college, Mr. Olson's main instruments were French horn and trumpet.  He was also  the drum major of MSU’s Spirit of the West Marching Band, and is a former marching member of both the Seattle Cascades and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, where he played the mellophone (marching French horn).  

Mr. Olson’s professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educator’s Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands.   He is also an alumni member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.  

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Mr. Chance Houston, Assistant Band Director


2017-2018 will be Mr. Houston’s first year in the band director world. He comes to us from West Texas A&M University where he majored in Music with a teaching certificate.

Mr. Houston is a proud Texan, born and raised.  He was born in Odessa, Texas and attended Permian High School (“Go Mojo!").  Mr. Houston's main instrument is tuba, but he actually got his start in music playing the double bass in 5th grade, playing both instruments all the way through his senior year in college. He is an avid outdoorsmen and can usually be found enjoying nature.

Mr. Houston is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Kappa Delta Pi fraternities, as well as 
the Texas Music Educator’s Association and the Association of Texas Small School Bands.


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