Mr. Dyel is the Band Director in the Anacortes School District where he teaches 6-12 grade band. His groups consist of the Athletic Bands, five Concert Bands, a Jazz Band, and a thriving chamber music scene. His high school bands boast a 30-40% acceptance rate into the All-State bands, and various students regularly win their category for Regional Solo and Ensemble.
Chris’ musical accomplishments include being twice selected as the most Outstanding Graduate Student in Music at Austin Peay State University where he earned a MM in Instrumental Conducting with a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, at APSU he won the concerto competition on soprano saxophone and served as a conducting intern with the professional Gateway Chamber Orchestra. His middle and high school bands in Florida were always well received and rated, but he loves calling the PNW his home now!