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About the Directors

Mr. Dustin Olson, Head Band Director

2018-19 will be Mr. Ol
son’s fourth year as River Road's Head Band Director.  He has been a band director for 16 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.  Currently, he is working on a master's degree at West Texas A&M University.  

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.  


Mr. Chance Houston, Assistant Band Director

2018-19 will be Mr. Houston’s second year in the band director world.  He is a 2017 graduate of 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 outdoorsman 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.